Tristian Thornhill studied Industrial Design and Technology at Loughborough University, graduating in 2001. He began his career in consultancy and in-house design studios as an industrial designer, working across many different sectors designing drug delivery devices to cordless vacuum cleaners and radios.
A life changing experience changed Tristian’s outlook on life and he saw that his love of design and lifelong ambition could be realised. Tristian founded the Tristian Thornhill brand in 2017 with the aim to design, develop and influence every aspect of creating beautiful products that connect with people.
Allium lamp is the first creation, marrying traditional processes of sketching and card prototyping in the initial stages of development to computer aided design and 3D printing in order to achieve the accuracy required for the structure of the lamp.
A convergence of nature and technology, Allium is a contemporary, high quality stainless steel etched lamp inspired by the allium plant and brought to life with light. The complexity of its form belies its simplicity. Thirty identical plates are slotted together, each crafted from a subtractive manufacturing process. The result is a beautiful lamp giving off intricate patterns of light to create unique ambience in any room.