w084 Studioilse – our very first lamp, designed together with Ilse Crawford – is based on a shared belief in the powerful messages that lie hidden in how different materials make their way into our emotional psyches, shaping our connection to daily life.
We chose honest materials with straightforward associations: iron for its stability and reliability; wood for its warmth and life; and mineral plastic for its tactility and glow. The result is not just a lamp, but a reliable friend – unpretentious, cheerful, and always there for us, even in our darkest hours.
The stable sand-cast iron base, with a built-in swivel, is treated with vegetable oil and then burnt to a lovely black finish. The lamp’s arm, being handled on a daily basis, is made of beech wood – warm and friendly to the touch, while aging gracefully. The shade is crafted from a translucent mineral plastic, adding softness and tactility while creating a pleasant, comfortable light. As a final touch, a red textile cord links everything together.
In combining the three parts – using friction joints of die-cast aluminium – we aimed for a certain degree of oddness. There is an innate awkwardness in the directional light, which we believed should be emphasised; as in any good friend, we see this as a likeable quality, not a flaw.
Ilse Crawford is a designer, academic and creative director with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the centre of all that she does. As founder of Studioilse, together with her multi-disciplinary, London-based team, she brings her philosophy to life. This means creating environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them. It means designing furniture and products that support and enhance human behaviour and actions in everyday life. It means restoring the human balance in brands and businesses that have lost their way.Read More
Base: cast iron
200 cm - textile cable
Integrated rotary dimmer
Halogen IRC, socket: GY 6.35 - included
Life time expectancy
Colour temperature (CCT)
Colur Rendering Index (CRI)
Max 35 W
L60 x W45 x H20 cm (0.05 m3)
w084 Studioilse t1
w084 Studioilse t2