Pearl is a lamp in glass that references modernist Danish lighting archetypes but with a softer, more feminine appearance. A symbol which has been used many times throughout history from the portrayal of Venus to its use in Vermeer’s ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’, the pearl is associated with purity, water and women. The layered, mouth-blown glass creates a soft lighting effect as light passes through the outer glass dome, a reference to the effect created when light passes through water.
The lamp consists of an inner glass sphere that contains the light source, and an outer glass dome that acts as a soft diffuser. A mix between classic globe lighting and shaded lamps which is easily mounted on the ceiling, wall or as a pendant.
Nick Ross (1986) is a designer from Scotland who presently resides and works in Stockholm. In Scotland he studied Product Design at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and afterwards moved to Stockholm, where he continued his training in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design, taking a masters at Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) graduating in 2013. Nick founded his own studio in 2014. His research focuses on the complex repertoire of history, particularly ancient history, where he finds the factors with which to interpret the relationship between the user and contemporary design. Using storytelling as a pretext and applying an always critical approach, Nick Ross is interested in investigating facts and happenings that have determined specific cultural balances every project comes from the desire to create ideal or real bridges between the present society and that of the past.
Wall, ceiling and suspension lamp
Outer shade: Ø 40cm / H 16cm
Inner sphere: Ø 16cm
Wall/ceiling mount: Ø 10cm / H 2,2cm
Steel, alu, mouth blown glass
Sandblasted or smoked outer glass shade on acid etched inner globe
Max G9 LED 7W 230V
Pendant: 3m black fabric cord