is a prototype of a series of products in the making that will
define an a new movement in design, a form of Post-Neo Classical-Modernism:
a trend, or occurrence, and movement in design and lifestyle
that is driven less by discovery and technology (as in the case
with Art Deco) and more by a lack of personal culture and the
intrinsic need for customization. It is the need to make a Sony
Wega system not look out of place next to a Rodin sculpture;
a new movement that answers to the need for contextualization
of design, and fills the large gap that may still be called
po-po-mo. It is a style and philosophy that encompasses the
jungle that is considered contemporary design.
Lamp No. 2 is a post-modern interpretation of a neo-classical
lamp. The cast bone china is treated with a photoluminescent
pigment to provide a secondary source of illumination
to the halogen bulb which illuminates the lamp like a
candle. The ornate shape is cast and left crude and unfinished,
in contrast with its original gilt and polished cousins,
and in a post-modern Tadao Ando-esque manner.
Lamp No.2 "Calum" is featured in the January
issue of ELLE Decoration (UK), on page 33.