The Conic Lamp
Gus is hugely influenced by the texture, form and movement found in Nature and draws on these to inform his designs.
Inspired by a simple acorn and the curvature of filaments in a ‘dolly light bulb’, the Conic Lamp reflects the curvature found in Nature and this man-made light.
By day the Conic Lamp is an elegant art work equally at home in a modern residential or commercial setting. By night it transforms into an elliptic light sculpture, using shadow and down light to create curved, Nature inspired designs at the lamp’s base; stars, snowflakes, tropical leaves or flowers. The interpretation is left to the imagination. The soft glow of light from the top aperture is intended to anchor the lamp while allowing it to ‘float’ lightly on its base.
To achieve this specific result, Gus designed a unique five watt LED array recessed within the top bracket so it is obscured from sight. The LED light directs to the floor, allowing light to spill evenly through the brackets.
In keeping with Gus’s commitment to using only sustainable natural materials for the Conic Lamp, each bracket is honed from 15 mm sustainably grown bamboo. Bamboo’s rapid growth rate, superior natural strength and fine textured grain were all factors that informed Gus’s choice of material; not only was it practically suitable for the curvy design, but the grain’s detail lends the finished natural lamps a raw elegance.
Gus has manufactured the Conic lamp in two sizes (1200mm high x 480mm wide, and 1800mm high x 655mm wide) and with the option of two finishes - natural bamboo wood grain or black enamel paint on the external faces of the brackets. Gus chose the paint specifically for durability and consistency of finish.
This design received a Highly Commended award at the ECC New Zealand Student Craft/Design Awards 2018.
Size: Available in both 1200mm x 480mm & 1800mm x 672mm
Colour: Natural finish or black edge finish
Light: 5w LED array