Make your lighting plan shine with a designer touch from these lamps…
#1 ADesignStudio ‘LightGarden’ lights
Designer: Alex Fitzpatrick
After working as an architectural lighting designer for five years, Alex’s first luminaire released under his own name was the LightGarden design. Inspired by nature, as well as advances in LED technology and systems, Alex says he has always been intrigued by the balance of the scientific and poetic elements of light. “LightGarden uses internally lit LED lights that are hidden from view, which creates a familiar vision of light bursting through the fittings, like sunlight through the branches of a tree,” he says. “The light fittings can also be transformed into a living vine as they meander across a wall to create a ‘garden’ of light.” Working from a modest studio in Sydney’s Watsons Bay, Alex is passionate about ensuring that the components are made in Australia. “We work in house with local manufacturers to produce our pieces,” he says. The customisable nature of the materials and application of LightGarden is his favourite part, however: “I love seeing how designers and customers integrate the fittings into their projects and lives.”
From $451 each, adesignstudio.com.au.
#2 ‘Sunrise’ wall light
Designer: Ash Allen
“I’ve been creating for as long as I can remember,” says Ash. “I really only started focusing on the design aspect from 2012, when I studied furniture design at RMIT.” His range includes stools, lights and more, with recycled materials and sustainable ideals incorporated into many of his designs. “I’ve worked with ceramics, glass, timber, rubber and stone,” he says. Ash’s earthenware wall light’s appeal lies in its simplicity. Slip-cast using an age-old technique that’s “easier than it sounds”, Sunrise is matt on the outside with a gloss glaze on the inside. This creates a soft look, enhanced by the reflection of warm light that ‘rises’ above the edge. The light is actually the result of a request from a happy customer who purchased 12 of Ash’s ‘Dollop’ pendant lights: “They demanded that I make some wall lights to match!”
#3 Anaesthetic. ‘Duomo’ stem wall light
Designers: Kiri and Ben Wahrlich
Kiwi-based couple Kiri and Ben formed their label Anaesthetic. back in 2011, with a focus on original, sophisticated designs made to a high standard using durable materials. Their innovative range of lighting stays true to these goals, none more so than their ‘Duomo’ wall lights. Made to order with up to six weeks lead time, each light is hand-assembled in Melbourne then packed and dispatched. While the duo recently relocated to New Zealand, Kiri says “the business is still very much in Australia”. After identifying a niche in the market for feature wall lighting, they designed Duomo with the intention of showcasing their hand-finished aged-brass technique in a contemporary, minimal way. “We love using machined brass and aluminium, leather, and solid timber in our designs,” says Kiri. Duomo’s name is derived from the traditional domed churches the pair saw during recent travels through Italy. Similar to those historic buildings, the lights are “designed to last generations using hard wearing materials that will stand the test of time,” says Kiri.
From $747 each, anaestheticdesign.com.
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