cable lights by patrick hartog
cable lights by patrick hartog cable lights by patrick hartog
apr 09, 2013

cable lights by patrick hartog

‘cable lights’ by patrick hartogimage © patrick hartog



rotterdam-based industrial designer patrick hartog prioritzes the handmade in his products. the ‘cable light’ draws from the knot-tying techniques on mooring bollards and the craft of ceramics and slip casting. multi-colored or patterned cables enliven the simple, cast form while making the fixture highly customizable. white earthenware is topped by a metal ring that links the interchangeable cable to the light shade. the original shape is first made out of plaster on a lathe and serves as the mother mold for the liquid clay. the method ensures that identicallights could be created. small lights are currently in production and measure 12 cm in diameter and 15 cm in height. a design for larger dimensions is underway.




multiple cable lights

image © patrick hartog



the yellow glow of the lights

image © patrick hartog



detail of the wrapped cable

image © patrick hartog



close up view of metal ring

image © patrick hartog



before wrapping the cable

image © patrick hartog



cable can be easily wrapped around

image © patrick hartog



the light is easily configurable

image © patrick hartog



detail wrapped cable

image © patrick hartog



the lights can be arranged in clusters

image © patrick hartog


interchangeable cables makes for a high level of customization

image © patrick hartog


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