TOPAZ light by Edward Linacre
'Topaz' pendant lamps pay homage to the exquisite geometric chaos that are Nature's mineral crystallisations. The word 'Topaz' has a literal meaning of 'amber quartz', which was an inspiration behind the lamp's creation. The seemingly random yet precise formations of crystal have been translated into an illuminated asymmetrical sculpture that looks unique from every viewing angle. These direct and indirect/atmospheric pendant lamps can be hung solely or groups, where they appear distictive in form when positioned at various angles of rotation. Topaz can be shipped flat packed as the sheet metal shade is easily bent into shape by the owner, drastically reducing shipping space. Brass sheet offcuts are used, reclaimed from Melbourne metal yards.
Available finishes and fittings : Sandbalsted Brass (white or black fittings) or Black Marble Bronzing (Black fittings).
Small: 300x 200mm
Medium: 400x 300mm
Custom sizes and finishes available at additional cost (contact us)
Edward Linacre graduated from Industrial Design at Swinburne University in 2010 with First Class Honours, and has been working for Melbourne consultancy CP Design for the past two years. Alongside his work, he has been developing several products as freelance designer. Edward studied Product Design in Germany where he won the HAWK Hildesheim university furniture design prize. This led onto a 6 month internship at international consultancy wiege Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. He has since received numerous prestigious national and international awards for his work, ranging from furniture to product design engineering, including the DIA Vic/Tas Graduate of the Year Award, and the Global James Dyson Award.
Edward is driven to understanding design from the intimate to the global scale. Fascinated by the emotional connections one can build with their favorite coffee cup, yet conscious of the disastrous environmental, social and cultural consequences of over-consumption, he aims to develop truly appropriate and responsible solutions.