Blown SW3 Pendant with Silver Lustre/Smoke Glass
Blown SW3 Pendant with Silver Lustre/Smoke
Blown is Samuel Wilkinson's first lamp for & Tradition. A mouth-blown pendant with a quilted pattern, it comes in two versions: a translucent variant with a silver lustre and a sandblasted white one. The pendant is fitted with a powder coated cast metal suspension. The pendant was conceived as an exploration of the reflections, distortions, and refractions of a light source when surrounded by patterned glass. Wilkinson explains the wide range of inspirations he looked to when developing Blown: "Like with any project, you start with an idea and then you start to look at the world through a sort of filter. I've looked at antique ceramics, old glass pieces, lenses from very old lamps, lighthouses, and even a mirrored bottle just to see the way the light comes off of it." Wilkinson sought inspiration in seeds and berries - particularly raspberries - for the quilted texture of the glass. Blown makes a statement as a stand alone item, but works equally as well in clusters or succession. The two versions cater to a range of interiors, with the sandblasted white variant providing a subtle, sophisticated glow, while the translucent version transform the space it inhabits with intricate textures and patterning.
Designer: Samuel Wilkinson, 2013
Manufacturer: & Tradition
Dimensions: 11"diameter | 11"h
Construction: Silver lustre mouth-blown glass with a 13' black fabric cord, powder coated metal suspension. The texture of the glass was originally rendered computer-aided design in order to control the the inflation of each bubble precisely. In production, the glass is fixed-blown into a mold and handcrafted by skilled craftsmen. The suspension system is made from powder coated cast metal and is fitted with a safety wire which holds the weight of the pendant. The wire also serves as a balancing point to ensure the pendant can always be hung level. Max 100W, 25W CFL. Two versions: CE Certified (non-UL) and UL Listed.