Lateralis is a table lamp by Ben McCarthy combining key materials - mouth blown glass, turned wood and brass finish components mix together in a well defined complimentary palette.
The designer was playing with materials to see how complex processes and diverse materials could be brought together. Lateralis seems to reference the familiar with an almost oil lamp practicality to the stacked glass but it's definitely the new contemporary aesthetic that wins through.
Light plays off the 2 glass structures, reflections of the wood appear in the polished brass and light graduates and diffuses across the wood surface, a lot going on in a small space but it all works effortlessly.
Lateralis was awarded German Design Award 2016: Special Mention for Excellent Product Design
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Material: Glass, dark stained ash wood, anodised aluminium
Dimensions: 23cm diameter x 25cm H
Light source: UK/EU G9 Max 5W LED (not included)
Recommended Bulb: G9 LED Bulb up to 500 lumen output, dimmable. Temperature 2700 – 3000K
Ceiling Rose: N/A
Cable: 30cm to rotary dimmer switch, 80cm to plug, White Braided Cable