Matthew McCormick's Mila pendant lights are "a study of reductionism"
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Matthew McCormick's Mila pendant lights are "a study of reductionism"

Matthew McCormick's Mila lights are "a study of reductionism"

Canadian designer Matthew McCormick will present a collection of pendant lamps that feature pearl-like glass spheres balanced inside of oval metal frames during Milan design week.

Set to be unveiled during the festival next week, on the second floor of Spazio Rossana Orlandi, the Mila pendants combine two geometric forms in what McCormick calls a "perfect equilibrium".

Matthew McCormick's Mila pendant lights are "a study of reductionism"

The lamps' spherical handblown glass diffusers are suspended in brass, copper and satin black or textured white metal frames of varying lengths.

To create as minimal a form as possible, McCormick designed the lamps so that all the wires and technology are neatly concealed inside the frames.

Matthew McCormick's Mila pendant lights are "a study of reductionism"

"I created Mila as a study of balance between two pure and simple volumes," explained McCormick. "The simple yet expressive form of Mila is minimal in its elements. Mila can be suspended individually, or in groupings to become the centrepiece of any space."

McCormick, who founded his eponymous brand in 2013, said that while the Mila glass lamps' soft light effect is designed to replicate the reflection of organic pearls, the overall form was inspired by an expectant mother holding her belly.

"Mila is a labour of love," said McCormick. "I naturally followed my own state of mind and intuition during the time when my wife and I were expecting our first child."

"I wanted to celebrate life through a piece that allowed me to be experimental and bold while conveying the poetry and beauty of geometry and order," he continued.

Matthew McCormick's Mila pendant lights are "a study of reductionism"

The Mila lamps join five other lighting designs in McCormick's portfolio, including the Halo lights, which were debuted at the Milanese gallery last year during Milan design week 2017.

Other collections on show at Orlandi's part-gallery, part-design shop at this week's Milan design week include the new range from London brand Sé designed by Ini Archibong, and Google Softwear – an installation that will see the American tech company present products from its hardware range in environments designed to look like everyday scenarios curated by trend forecaster Li Edelkoort.

All will be exhibited at Rossana Orlandi, Via Matteo Bandello, 14-16 20123 Milan, Italy from 17 to 22 April 2018.