Launched during London Design Festival 2013, the Blown SW3 pendant lamp was conceived as an experiment of the reflectivity and refraction qualities of glass.

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Courtesy of Samuel Wilkinson

The designer Samuel Wilkinson took inspiration from antique ceramics and old glass pieces as well as old lamps’ lenses.

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Courtesy of Samuel Wilkinson

Starting with a rough prototype, a technical process was used to achieve various forms. A 3D CAD software was used to manage the inflation of each bubble in order to reach the best control of how the light would be refracted at diverse angles.

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Courtesy of Samuel Wilkinson

A metal mould was used to create the pendant.Two different variations were blown: sandblasted and transparent

By Marwah Garib

Courtesy of Samuel Wilkinson

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