Duality, an exploration of how light can be revealed from within a solid object. The aim was to create a pure representation of this idea through a simplistic form with intuitive user interaction.

Rotation of the unit directly controls the intensity of light emitted – when the unit is open the light is at full intensity and can then be dimmed to off as the unit is closed.

A frosted glass central column helps gently diffuse light. Copper inlays add depth and warmth to reflections. A matt porcelain external housing creates a striking juxtaposition with the intensity of the lamp’s interior surfacing.

Design challenges arose when engineering a smooth opening mechanism to control rotation while retaining a simplistic external form.

Collaboration with UK-based manufacturers enabled a comprehensive exploration of material and processing options to retain the design intent.