Key facts

Product:
Lighthouse
Family:
Lighthouse
Manufacturer:
Established&Sons
Designer:
Erwan Bouroullec, Ronan Bouroullec
Architonic ID:
1109088
Country:
United Kingdom
Launched:
2010
Groups:
Table lights-General lighting
Table lights-Table lamps in aluminium
Table lights-Table lamps in metal
Table lights-Table lamps in marble
Table lights-Table lamps in glass

Concept

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec worked on the precariousness of the equilibrium between hand-blown glass and an industrial supporting structure. There is only one un-fixed, sharp point of contact between the glass and a delicate aluminium stick that is supporting it. Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec wanted to work with the vulnerability of this voluminous glass object. What was also interesting to them was the mix of techniques used to make the three elements of the lamp: The base and the stick are industrially made in opposition to the hand blown glass which uses traditional methods of manufacture. The colour of the glass shade varies between dark grey to amber. The base of Lighthouse is marble.