Samuel Wilkinson was already winning awards before he opened his industrial design studio in 2008.
A graduate from Ravensboure College of Art & Design, the London-based designer
created design consultancy projects for British Airways, Audi, LG, Samsung
and Virgin Airways before moving onto furniture and industrial design.
Boasting pieces in permanent collections at MoMA, the Cooper-Hewitt and
the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Wilkinson is on a quest to add a fresh dynamic approach to either form or
function. For “Blown”, he researched glass from lighthouses to mirrored bottles
and found inspiration from raspberries, which translated into the quilted texture
of the glass.
Blown is a mouth-blown pendant lamp with a quilted pattern. The texture is
rendered using a 3D CAD to model the structure of the metal mould used to
imprint the diamond shapes onto the glass. Once shaped in a mould, the glass
is inflated by mouth-blowing.