Lamp No. 2b and No. 2 'Calum', 2004 - 2005.
This upcoming Milan design week, you
will be able to see:
Couture 005, a mongrel chair deriving from the marriage between the
classical and the post-modern. A polyprop bucket-seat, decorated
with a rudimentary pattern fashioned from camouflage [DecoFlage],
is perched, comfortably, on a recycled timber frame.
No. 2b is a post-modern interpretation of a neo-classical lamp, albeit
more simple. The ornate shape is cast out of a fine material, and
left crude and unfinished. No. 2b is a single bone-china vessel that
is fully illuminated by a compact fluorescent bulb. Unlike Victorian
lamps that are comprised of a decorated porcelain vase, shade and
fittings, No. 2b is a single inverted china urn, plus fittings, left
undecorated and imperfect, complete with casting seam lines.
• Lamp No. 2c
is the floor standing version of No. 2b. An illuminated china vessel
perched on an untreated steel pipe, above a simple and crude cuboid