Today's Product post has a British flavour and we are excited to have found the lighting range by Naomi Paul, who has won a trio of enviable awards from 'Young Designer of the Year' in 2012 by Home and Garden Magazine, winner of the Furniture & Accessories Award 2012 by World Architecture News and nominated for British Design Awards 2012, Elle Decoration.
The lights are absolutely beautiful and have an elegant simplicity that stems from both their shape and their material. Naomi studied constructed textile design and was motivated to combine textiles with function "designing for longevity through simplicity and sensibility".
This principle of function can be seen not just with the end result, but also with the logistics of transporting these from studio to destination, with sustainability a guiding principle, the lights are designed to be transported flat packed for economy.
The studio has been commissioned by many high profile clients including Vodaphone and Conde Nast as seen with the installations below. Her lights are made up of crocheted mercerised cotton in an exponential mathematical curve spun in 360 degrees. These lights are a manifestation of the evolution of a traditional craft into a contemporary design.
We love how the light appears dappled as it escapes through the small gaps in the handcrafted crocheted cotton and we think they are perfect for giving ambient light that is ideal over a dining table, or in an entrance hall and stairway. All the lights are made to order in the U.K - click here for more information!
Naomi Paul is going to be an exhibitor at the 100% Design 2014 show at Earls Court London next month - (the biggest and longest running contemporary design event in the UK) so watch this space for exciting projects from her in the future.