A contemporary, high quality etched lamp inspired by the allium plant and brought to life with light. Its complex form belies its simplicity. Thirty identical plates are slotted together to form a Ø38cm globe, each crafted from a subtractive manufacturing process. The result is a beautiful lamp giving off intricate patterns to create unique ambience.
Allium is a shade that can be used on a standard E27 pendant fitting, so this does not come with a fitting or ceiling rose.
41 × 41 × 41 cm
Bronze, Non Coloured, Oyster White
The lighting is for use in a normal dry domestic indoor environment. Take care when handling and installing product to avoid damage. Clean with a soft dry cloth only and don't use polishing agents, water or abrasive materials. Always switch off electricity supply before cleaning.
Allium lamp is the first creation by Tristian, 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. They can be individually hung over a dining table for a soft inviting glow, or for more drama grouped together.
The process of creating the “globe look” of the allium plant that inpired it, started with researching Archimedean solids. Geometrically, it is a pentatruncated rhombic triacontahedron. After many prototypes and material choices requiring different manufacturing methods, the optimum choice was to have the final lamp made from stainless steel. It had just the right amount of spring and strength to be about to be slotted together. However, unlike the natural wood and transluscent plastic prototypes, perforating the material was required to allow more light out. After an exhaustive process, the only suitable manufacturing method was to chemically etch the steel.
I then assemble the plates to create the Allium lamp and produce all the artwork and instructions which are supplied with the lamp.
Under the consumer contract regulations, you have the right to cancel your order up to 14 days from the day you receive your goods.
You could notify us of your wish to cancel the order by emailing us, and then you have further 14 days from the date you notify to return the goods.
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.
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