Encore's design nods to the role that curtains play in how we experience light, whether that is in a home or somewhere like the theatre, where they simultaneously obscure the scene and raise anticipation.
In Gwilt's table lamp, the light source is similarly concealed by its curtain-like shade, which creates an indirect, intimate light. A double-exposed diffuser makes it suited to different uses, from a desk lamp to a reading light.
Set on a cylindrical base, the lampshade features a decorative ripple-effect that emulates the way fabric drapes and creates the illusion of movement.
"Encore explores how static products can stop a moment in time while simulating motion," said the British industrial designer.
The light is 3D-printed from Gantri Plant Polymers, a bioplastic derived from sugar crops that was developed specifically for lighting products.
It comes painted in three warm hues – Canyon, Stone and Coral – and follow in the footsteps of the Weight Table Light, which Gwilt designed for Gantri in 2019.
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