Our latest one of a kind luxury cordless lamp has been created with renowned glass makers Daedalian Glass Studio. The piece is named Arena, after the Arena tower designed by architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Formerly known as Baltimore Tower, the structure is a high-rise residential skyscraper in Millwall on the Isle of Dogs, London. The building is located on a site previously used by The London Arena. The 45-storey structure is 149 meters in height.
This one-off cordless lamp took around 4 months to make. The magnificent glass body produced by Daedalian was created by fusing thousands of sheets of glass together at 720°C to create blocks, which were then cut by waterjet and highly polished. The blocks are offset like the Arena Tower with the edges seemingly pirouetting around the core. In a nod to the 45 floors in the building, the glass body is 45cms tall.
The handmade base, fittings and shade ring are all made in steel, finished in tuppenny Bronze. Alexander Joseph’s technology is hidden inside the base itself. As with all Alexander Joseph battery-operated lamps, users are guaranteed 52 hours of continuous use per charge, put another way, three to four weeks of evening use.
This statement piece is finished with a fabulously tactile, superfine suede lampshade in latte, with a cold pressed crocodile skin texture. The 18” drum shade has an ivory silk interior lining.
The lamp has a unique serial number and is sold with a certificate of authenticity.
Daedalian Managing Director, Joe Walmsley said “When the two businesses first met, it was obvious we shared a passion for British handmade craftsmanship. We quickly agreed to collaborate, initially on a one of a kind piece. Including the design phase, the lamp has taken almost a year to bring to market and represents many hours of effort and dedication”.
Mark Robinson, Managing Director at Alexander Joseph added “Arena is probably the most imposing table lamp I’ve ever seen. It is likely this lamp will end up on a superyacht, or in a luxury hotel, or even as a statement piece in the reception hall of someone’s home. Some things have a timeless elegance, I suspect whoever buys the lamp with find this to be the case with their purchase”.
As with all Alexander Joseph battery operated lamps, users are guaranteed 52 hours of continuous use per charge, put another way three to four weeks of normal use. Arena is supplied with a certificate of authenticity.
|HEIGHT WITH SHADE||850mm|
|WIDTH WITH SHADE||470mm|
|DEPTH WITH SHADE||675mm|
|Charger power supply||Input: 100 – 240Vac 50-60Hz|
|Bulb||Bespoke LED, low voltage dc, E27 type, supplied with product. Replacements available from www.alexanderjoseph.co.uk. Do not use off the shelf mains equivalent.|
|Battery||Li-ion 52-56 hour endurance, Alexander Joseph bespoke|
|CE marked / WEEE / REACH / RoHS / ERP|