Spiral Lamp


Designed for disassembly

The Spiral Lamp is a hanging pendant light that embraces a simple assembly method through the playful adaption of its own power cable. The outer shade and internal tube are bound together by the lamp’s cable, removing the need for any fixings—lending itself to being easily disassembled and repaired. This modularity means that the size, colours and finishes of the lamp can be customised to suit a wide range of spaces—be that domestic or commercial.

The Spiral Lamp’s main body employs laser cut aluminium tube and pressed sheet that can easily be made to varying lengths to suit different applications. The simplicity of these materials, and manufacturing processes, makes for a cost-effective route into large scale production that lends itself to being extended into a family of products.

Industrial Design
Product Design
Design for Manufacture (DFM)
Art Direction

The inspiration for the Spiral Lamp came from an internal studio initiative—BLOND artefacts. The initiative encourages team members to look towards ‘offline’ inspiration from real-world objects that are no longer readily in production. These are often found in ordinary, everyday locations, such as items forgotten in lofts, charity shop discoveries, or even objects found on the street. With BLOND’s archive of artefacts, now well into the hundreds, the specific object that inspired the Spiral Lamp’s playful construction was a vintage timber basket, constructed by weaving rope through flat timber sheets to provide structural integrity. This initiative was transformed into the exhibition BLOND LABORATORY during Milan Design Week 2024—of which the Spiral Lamp was part of.

The elegant binding of components is transferred to the Spiral Lamp by utilising the cable as a construction method—bringing the shade and light source together in a low-fidelity, almost humorous, way. The iconic ‘house’ profile from BLOND’s initial artefact—the timber basket—can be seen in the silhouette of the shade.

The Spiral Lamp’s form and construction go hand in hand—one has fundamental respect for the other. The cable powers, suspends, and wraps the tonally matched internal tube and external shade together—creating one harmonious object that subtly celebrates the cable’s structural capabilities as well as its obvious primary function.

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