Alexander Joseph has just launched its latest one of a kind luxury cordless lamp named Atlas.
In Greek mythology, Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Asia or Clymene. He was a Titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity. Atlas also plays a role in the myths of two of the greatest Greek heroes: Heracles and Perseus. According to the ancient Greek poet Hesiod, Atlas stood at the ends of the earth. It is said Atlas was skilled in philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy. In antiquity, he was credited with inventing the first celestial sphere. In some texts, he is even credited with the invention of astronomy itself.
Inspired by myth, Atlas has been completely hand made and took 12 weeks to complete. Four copper blue glass spheres escalating in size have been hand blown in the finest English glass, then ribbed using traditional hand tools. The translucent orbs simultaneously reflect & refract light providing a myriad of shapes and colour.
The chromed stainless-steel collars have been painstakingly made by hand to fit the ribbed spheres perfectly. These imperceptibly convex crafted components are designed to provide additional reflective properties to the piece.
A bespoke sixteen-inch drum shade finishes the look. Wrapped in rare turquoise fine silk the fabric has been lovingly rolled around a hand-crafted frame.
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. Atlas is supplied with a certificate of authenticity at RRP £4,280.
|HEIGHT WITH SHADE||730mm|
|WIDTH WITH SHADE||400mm|
|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|