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 Causeways in Northern Ireland. Inspired by these epic basalt columns, this series of bulbs and fixtures explores the contrasting textures
of the carefully moulded brass and sandblasted glass pillars.
The word 'basalt' comes from the Ancient Green 'Basanos', or 'touch stone.'
The distinctive basalt patterning seen in Giant's Causeways is another example
of nature's mathematical beauty at work. These volcanic formations are centroidal Moroni tessellations - the very same patterns are found in the cells that make up the human eye.
The collection is made from solid brass filtering sand moulded into unique
basalt patterns and Finnishes. 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
Best paired with: Basalt I & I
B A S A L T P E N D A N T
This textured pros pendant houses both sizes of the sandblasted LED bulb columns. The top of the moulded brass pendant has a distinct polished Finnish that contrasts with the basalt inspired angular facades.
Best paired with: Basalt I & II