10 questions for innermost’s contemporary lighting designers: Flynn Talbot

Flynn Talbot operates a specialized lighting design studio in London, where he designs innovative, contemporary lighting fixtures. Whether designing for mass production or for an interior installation, Talbot’s starting point is always the same; he considers the “light effect” around which every project is constructed. Using this method Talbot has created multiple timeless products, with a focus on the light quality and user connection.

We got in touch to ask him these 10 big questions…

  1. You designed the Latitude for Innermost. Nice one! What inspired you?

This was actually an extension of an earlier limited edition piece I did in Berlin called X&Y. I wondered how a sphere could be freely suspended in space and set about pondering how to achieve this in a streamlined way.

2. Who would you invite to your dream designer dinner party? (Let’s call it your ‘innerparty’..)

Freddie Mercury, Andy Warhol & Zooey Deschanel.

3. What is your favourite piece of architecture?

Louisiana museum in Denmark.

4. What would you name as the most useful piece of tech? Or alternatively the most pointless..?

A smart phone is both I think. We can do so many great things but we’ve all seen so many people swiping away and missing life.

5. If you could take any found object and make it into a lamp, what would it be?

A huge piece of coal. It would be interesting to work with something that seemed to be the opposite of light.

6. What’s your favourite object from childhood?

A book on architecture that my parents bought me for my 12th birthday.

7. What’s the funniest or weirdest thing a client has ever asked for or said in a meeting?

I have signed too many NDA’s! Sorry.

8. At innermost we are big fans of the Negroni.. What’s your favourite cocktail?

I don’t drink alcohol. I haven’t touched a drop in over 3 years now.

9. What’s the last thing you designed?

I’m working right now on a new collection that should launch during London Design Festival.

10. If you could choose your teachers at Fantasy College – who would you choose to be taught by?

Ron Arad, because he doesn’t seem to obey any rules. Andy Warhol, for similar reasons.

Thanks Flynn! Find more of his work and latest projects here.