Michael Young for EOQ, 2012
An innovative lighting series encapsulating the design principles of delivering useful products in a recycled material at an accessible price. There are three silhouettes in two sizes with a variety of finish options delivering flexible solutions for a range of environments.
In 1797, Joseph Bramah patented the first extrusion process for making lead pipe. It involved preheating the metal and then forcing it through a die via a hand driven plunger.
“Following on from the creation of the extrusion process that we used to develop the Chair 4a I noted a division of the factory dedicated to the production of mechanisms for distributing heat on car parts and electronics. The refined details that could be made by extruding a multitude of fins made sense immediately and the Bramah light was created. Each light shade has well over a 100 extruded fins delicately drawn out which create a beautifully effective and unique way to distribute shards of light creating an incredible ambient glow. Each of the three shades in the collection has been shaped uniquely to create a holistic product range referencing both classic and Asian silhouettes.”
– Michael Young
Joseph Collection, 2013
A range of floor, pendant and table lights whose soft Asian silhouette belies the reassuring strength of an object crafted from a solid piece of aluminium. Each piece is extruded into shape, softened with CNC cutting before being milled to open up the core and allow the light to diffuse through the fins.