Thomas Griem, known for his award-winning residential conversions, has now ventured into product design. The collection is inspired by the classic shape of 19th century storm lamps and in particular the Tilley Lamp invented by John Tilley in 1813 re-interpreted by Griem in patinated metal and lacquer with silk and linen fabric shades.
Says Griem ‘I have chosen high quality lasting materials and finishes that I love in order to achieve products that will stand the test of time. My aspiration behind the range was to add high quality lighting that we can use for our own interior projects but I also saw a gap in the lighting market that I think these new designs will fill.”
Says Griem “The inspiration came from the classic Hurricane lamp (or Kerosene lamp, as it is sometimes called). I love the shape of this traditional lantern and wanted to create a luxury version for modern life”. The original lantern shape is transformed into four elegant square sections that sit on a lacquer box, meeting at the top and supporting the light. The shade itself has no rigid framing and sits protected within the metal frame. The base is available in three different lacquer colours with a choice of shade in linen or silk. It comes with a dimmable switch.
Dimensions: 220×220 mm – height 522mm
A floor-standing version of the Hurricane table lamp.
Dimensions: 296x296mm – height 1643mm
Cyclone is inspired by American thirties shapes and the uniquely shaped bronze arm, sitting on a lacquer box on a marble base, follows the outline of the figure 5. The bronze plate hiding the light source is engraved with the figure 5. The base is available in three different colours of lacquer and the shade is available in grey silk with a gold internal lining.
Dimensions: lampshade 400mm – height 630 mm
The smallest of the range is Tilley, an elegant lamp that is perfect for bedside and side tables. Its shape consists of two boxed squares; the lower, in lacquer, rests on a marble base; the upper – a box of floating light has a brass square plate which hides the light source. This lamp creates beautiful shadowing through the gaps between the boxes and the plate. The lamp is available in three different colours of lacquer with a choice of linen or silk shade. It comes with a dimmable switch.
Dimensions: 120x120mm – height 275m
All prices include vat.