BLOWN lamp
Close-up of the pattern
Blown has been produced in two variations, transparent lustre and sandblasted
The varying losenge pattern changes size around the lamp
The glass object that come out of the tool
The lamp consist of a glass shade and die-cast aluminum suspension
The fitting is powder coated with a super matte finish to contrast with the glossy glass

Samuel Wilkinson has designed a pendant light playing on reflection and refraction for danish brand &tradition.

“I wanted to explore reflection and refraction in glass, to see how it breaks up the light. I wanted to design something that really enhanced that aspect of the material,” says London-based designer Samuel Wilkinson.

Blown is a mouth-blown glass pendant light with a variegated lozenged pattern imprinted on the surface which encloses the light source. It comes in two versions: translucent with a silver lustre and sandblasted matte white . Both versions are finished off with a powder-coated die-cast aluminium suspension and a fabric chord.

Wilkinson came to prominence for his involvement with the design of the avant-garde energy efficient light bulb Plumen 001, but this is his first light for &tradition. “It’s nice to be working with Samuel Wilkinson on a pendant light that marries traditional form with material innovation in this way,” says Brand Manager Martin Kornbek Hansen. Wilkinson has previously designed the Hoof tables for &tradition.

Like the Hoof tables, Blown is experimenting with a manufacturing process which combines industrial manufacture with a hand-crafted finish. While the making of Blown relies on technical 3dCAD (computer-aided design), the end product is mouth-blown by highly skilled craftsmen, connecting traditional craft with innovative technology.

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, sophisticated glow, while the translucent version transforms the space it inhabits with the intricate textures and patterning.