jasper morrison smithfield lamp for flos

jasper morrison smithfield lamp for flos

jasper morrison smithfield lamp for flos‘smithfield’




‘there’s a market in london called smithfield and these lamps take their inspiration from a certain typology of metal lamp shade which used to hang in these kind of situations. I’ve always liked the industrial and functional character of these lights, and wanted to make a project out of them, looking for some way of making use of their efficiency in delivering light, and the forms themselves which are so much a part of the good atmosphere of industrial spaces.‘ -JM

smithfield is a light with a history that links it to a hidden past, where its origins are lost in the artisan manufacturing process. its shape is permeated by its history, positioning it where tradition seems to win out over novelty at any cost. jasper morrison is not afraid to reveal that his inspiration came from looking at the lights in london’s smithfield meat market. by giving the design the name of this physical location, morrison not only pays tribute to it, but asserts that smithfield is a modern restyling of a very well-known and popular shape. simple and elegant, with slinky lines and a sophisticated curvy shape in deep-drawn stainless steel, this light fully satisfies both functional and practical needs. smithfield is a suspended and ceiling, indirect light source, available in two versions featuring different lighting technology: R7s halogen or compact 24W fluorescent. with its understated, discrete design, smithfield can adapt to fit perfectly in any setting and is available in painted glossy black or white.  neutral colours that are reminiscent on one hand of the design’s industrial background, and accentuate on the other its allure as a silent and versatile object.

produced by italian lighting company flos, on show during milan design week 2010

jasper morrison smithfield lamp for flos ‘smithfield’ in a kitchen setting

jasper morrison smithfield lamp for flos ‘smithfield’ in a kitchen setting

  • One day Jasper Morrison will design procuts and environments that are not breath-taking . . . but until that day comes we will have to interact with these masterpieces! Love Love Love

    Bradley B.

    Bradley Bowers
    Apr 14, 2010

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