The Felt Shade Floor Lamp was designed for the manufacturer Tom Dixon.
With offices in London, Tokyo, Los Angeles and New York, this British studio has become a major influence on the international design scene since it was established 20 years ago. Its founder and Creative Director, Tom Dixon, first caught the attention of the public in the late '80s and early '90s, with designs such as the elegantly serpentine S-Chair and the versatile Jack modular lighting unit. His pieces can be seen in prestigious museums such as the Victoria and Albert in London, the Pompidou Centre in Paris and MoMA New York.
A striking departure from the sleek glass and metal of many modern lighting fixtures, the Felt Shade Floor Lamp measures 150cm in height and 46cm in diameter. It consists of a wedge-shaped lightshade made from heat-pressed felt, which is supported by a slender metal tripod base. The monochrome colour and soft texture of the textile combine with the matte finish of the base to create a piece that is unusually sculptural but at the same time discreet and understated. The seemingly eccentric design also serves another purpose in that the piece can function as a sound absorber.