B A S A L T C O L L E C T I O N
The Basalt collection is the result of our latest study into natural forms. The process of formation and contraction in volcanic basalt has created inspiring landscapes like the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Inspired by these epic basalt columns, this series of bulbs and textures explores the contrasting textures of the carefully moulded brass and sandblasted glass pillars.
The word ‘basalt’ comes from the Ancient Greek ‘Basanos’, or ‘touch stone’. The distinctive basalt patterning seen in Giant’s Causeway is another example of nature’s mathematical beauty at work.
These volcanic formations are centrical Voronoi tessellations - the very same patterns are found in the cells that make up the human eye.
The collection is made from solid brass texturing sand moulded into unique basalt patterns and finishes. The brass is cast into both a table lamp and single pendant. The bulbs are forged from mouth-blown crystalline glass that envelopes the central column of soft LED light.
B A S A L T T O U C H L A M P
Brass is an incredible metal. It has a timeless quality in its ability
to affect so many degrees of lustre. In many ways, it is an alloy of contradictions the material is malleable yet strong, and it has a
rich golden hue but a relaxed, understated charm.
90% of brass is recycled and it is one of the most sustainable metals available to design with. The base plate of polished brass contrasts seamlessly with the textured column of brass that suspends the