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Pole by Paul Cocksedge

Milan 08: designer Paul Cocksedge launched his new Pole lights for Established and Sons.


The light works on the same principle as fibre optics: light travels along an acrylic rod from the source in the concrete base and follows the bend of the plastic before emerging as a beam from the end.


Pole is available as a floor light or table lamp.


Photographs by Mark Cocksedge

Here's some text from Cocksedge:


POLE for Established & Sons

This elegant table and floor light challenges the common perception that light travels in a straight line. It provides ambient light as well as a dimmable, focussed, directional beam. Using a minimum of materials and components, it is surprisingly simple but provides a spectacle rarely found in such an everyday domestic lighting product.


Light travels from a light source embedded deep within a concrete base and up through an optical grade, precisely curved, transparent acrylic rod and eventually culminates in a bright beam appearing at more than a metre from its source.


“I wanted to create the illusion of bending light on an everyday scale. In order to achieve this I needed
to send rays of light on a journey of internal reflection,” explains Paul Cocksedge.


See more from Established & Sons in Milan in our previous stories here and here.