Resident adds spherical and perforated pendants to its lighting range

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015: New Zealand design brand Resident's latest collection of lighting includes fissured glass spheres and sieve-like shades (+ slideshow).

Resident collection at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015
Torchon Pendant by Cheshire Architects

Resident has debuted three new lighting products from its Connecting Dots range at both Clerkenwell Design Week in London and ICFF in New York this week.

The collection includes Flynn Talbot's Mesh Space Pendant light, which features a ring-shaped LED strip that encircles the rim of a perforated dish.

Resident collection at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015
Torchon Pendant by Cheshire Architects

"It hangs horizontally with a very thin profile and creates a warm, functional light effect on surfaces below," said Resident creative director Simon James. "A flattened mesh dome is a reflector and a filter to the upward moving light."

Resident collection at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015
Mesh Space Pendant by Flynn Talbot

The sieve-like pressed-aluminium bowl is suspended upside down to form a pendant lamp. Thin wires used to hang the light from the ceiling are also employed to channel electricity to the LED.

Resident collection at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015
Mesh Space Pendant by Flynn Talbot

Cheshire Architects' Torchon Pendant is a blown-glass sphere with a crystalline form suspended inside.

Resident collection at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015
Mesh Space Pendant by Flynn Talbot

While the sphere is still warm and malleable, a ball of molten glass is placed on its open top and a bespoke tool is pushed through into the core. This creates the appearance of a fissure within the transparent bubble.

Resident collection at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015
Mesh Space Pendant by Flynn Talbot

"This is an action that demands equal measures of force and delicacy: executed in the precious seconds that precede the cooling and solidification of that toffee-like glass, the tool's blades extrude and stretch it into the crystalline form at the heart of Torchon," said Cheshire Architects.

Etching liquid is briefly poured into the crevice to create a rough surface that catches the light.

Resident collection at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015
V Wall Light

The LED is held within a cap placed on top of the sphere, which also creates a surface to attach the suspension wires to.

Resident's in-house design team created the V Wall Light for the collection. The chevron-shaped design holds LED strips within its two brass branches.

Resident collection at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015
V Wall Light

It can be fixed flushed to the wall, or angled away from the surface using thin wires to hold the top sections in place.

"The light is held in suspension by two wires which are adjustable, allowing the frame to hang from the wall in a variety of ways," said Simon James.

Resident collection at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015
V Wall Light

The brand exhibited the collection at ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) between 16-19 May. The designs are now on show in the Farmiloe Building at this year's Clerkenwell Design Week, which continues until 21 May.