While experimenting with the reflections and refraction of light, designer Samuel Wilkinson discovered a beautiful quilted effect when the light source was surrounded by patterned glass. This led to his design of the Blown series of lamps - and the launch of the Blown ceiling lamp. Choose from either silver or opal glass and let yourself be mesmerised by the effect. Switched on, the Blown ceiling lamp emits a soft light that projects a quilted pattern dispersed across the ceiling. Brilliant for a home, high-end hotel, restaurant, lounge or any other such setting, it adds a subtle sense of graphics that’s striking. The name Blown is inspired by the process of creating the lamp itself, where each lamp is mouth-blown by artisans and expert crafts people. An authentic technique that contributes to the stunning patterns projected onto the ceiling when lit, transforming any space into a work of art.
Samuel Wilkinson won multiple awards before opening his industrial design studio in 2008. A graduate from Ravensboure College of Art & Design, the London-based designer created design consultancy projects for British Airways, Audi, LG, Samsung and Virgin Atlantic before moving onto furniture and industrial design. Boasting pieces in permanent collections at MoMA, the Cooper-Hewitt and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Wilkinson is on a quest to add a fresh dynamic approach to either form or function. For the lamp series, Blown, he researched glass from lighthouses to mirrored bottles and found inspiration from raspberries, which translated into the quilted texture of the glass.