&Tradition – Blown SW3 Pendant Light – Matt White
Designer: Samuel Wilkinson
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Blown is Samuel Wilkinson’s first lamp for &tradition. A mouth-blown pendant lamp with a quilted pattern, it comes in two versions: a translucent variant with a silver lustre and a sandblasted one. The pendant was conceived as an exploration of the reflections, distortions, and refractions of a light source when surrounded by patterned glass. Wilkinson explains the wide range of inspirations he looked to when developing Blown: “Like with any project, you start with an idea, and then you start looking at the world through a sort of filter. I’ve looked at antique ceramics, old glass pieces, lenses from very old lamps, lighthouses, even a mirrored bottle, just to see the way the light comes off it.” Wilkinson even sought inspiration in seeds and berries - particularly rasp- berries - for the quilted texture of the glass.
Producing Blown is a combination of industrial processes and traditional craftsmanship. The texture of the glass is rendered carefully using computer-aided design (CAD) in order to control the inflation of each bubble precisely. The crafted element comes in when the piece is mould-blown, meaning its shape is determined in a mould, then in- flated by mouth-blowing. Blown makes a statement as a standalone item, but works equally as well in clusters or in succession. The two versions cater to a range of interiors, with the sandblasted variant providing a subtle, sophisti- cated glow, while the translucent version transforms the space it inhabits with the intricate textures and patterning.
Mouth-blown glass, powder coated metal suspension, coated wire, 4m fabric cord. Blasted white with white cable and wire.
Blown is fitted with a powder-coated metal suspension and a E27 - Max 60W light source.
Dia280 x H280mm