Materials have hidden messages. These create a powerful link to our emotional psyches and shape our connection to daily life.
The w084 Studioilse lamp is a sturdy friend, unpretentious and always there for us. We chose honest materials that carry clear messages: iron because of its feelings of stability, reliability, trust; wood because of its warmth and life, and mineral plastic because of its intimate glow, as well as its tactility.
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 slightly 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.
High colour rendering index
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
Luminous flux (light source)
Luminous efficacy (light source)
19 lm / W
Colour temperature (CCT)
Colour Rendering Index (CRI)
Max 35 W
L60 x W45 x H20 cm (0.05 m3)
w084 Studioilse t1
w084 Studioilse t2