INTRODUCING BEAT

INTRODUCING BEAT

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Introducing Beat

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Bearing the mark of its maker, BEAT is a celebration of the beauty of things created by hand. Each BEAT light is made from hand-spun brass, sculpted by artisan craftsmen in Northern India. ⁠

They retain hammer marks from their forming and as part of an ancient process, each light takes four days to complete.⁠

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“Beat is a series of lamps with a very strong silhouette that are made in India by hand. Spun and then beaten and then patinated to make this very recognisable series. I started the Beat project by accident. The original objective was a not-for-profit trip to India where I took half a dozen students from The Royal College of Art, sponsored by The British Council, to work with street metal workers in Jaipur in Northern India. These people who make these lamps traditionally have made water pots which you see a lot in villages in India to carry water from the well and to hold water in houses. Copper and Brass have been used for years because they’re hypoallergenic, but gradually these pots are being replaced by plastic water vessels and metal workers are finding themselves without a job, so we sat around trying to find alternative functions for their skills and you can see the heritage of the water pots very clearly in the shapes that we’ve got here.”– Tom Dixon

Pendentif LED Beat Waist noir

Pendentif LED Beat Waist noir

Beat Waist is a large matte black ceiling light which features a contrasting warm, golden interior. Made from hand spun brass sculpted by artisan craftsmen in Northern India, the creation of this Beat light is part of an ancient process that takes four days to complete. The beaten interior is re-purposed to refract and reflect a soft and warm luminosity and the architectural scale gives off a greater light output.
Pendentif LED Beat Flat noir

Pendentif LED Beat Flat noir

Beat Flat is a large matte black ceiling light which features a contrasting warm, golden interior. Made from hand spun brass sculpted by artisan craftsmen in Northern India, the creation of this Beat light is part of an ancient process that takes four days to complete. The beaten interior is re-purposed to refract and reflect a soft and warm luminosity and the architectural scale gives off a greater light output.
Suspension Beat Fat

Suspension Beat Fat

Beat Fat est un plafonnier de taille moyenne dont l'intérieur est chaud et doré. Fabriqué en laiton filé à la main et sculpté par des artisans du nord de l'Inde, la création de ce Beat light fait partie d'un processus ancien qui prend quatre jours. L'intérieur battu est utilisé pour réfracter et refléter une luminosité douce et chaude.
Suspension Beat Wide

Suspension Beat Wide

Beat Wide est un plafonnier de taille moyenne dont l'intérieur est chaud et doré. Fabriqué en laiton filé à la main et sculpté par des artisans du nord de l'Inde, la création de ce Beat light fait partie d'un processus ancien qui prend quatre jours. L'intérieur battu est utilisé pour réfracter et refléter une luminosité douce et chaude.
Suspension Beat Tall

Suspension Beat Tall

Beat Tall est un plafonnier de taille moyenne dont l'intérieur est chaud et doré. Fabriqué en laiton filé à la main et sculpté par des artisans du nord de l'Inde, la création de ce Beat light fait partie d'un processus ancien qui prend quatre jours. L'intérieur battu est utilisé pour réfracter et refléter une luminosité douce et chaude.