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Emily is a series of gorgeous lamps with shades handmade of sheet steel. She is spray painted in a semi-matte or in a high gloss finish.

The source of inspiration for Emily is a work by German artist Andreas Gursky. In his series »James Bond Islands« he shows a digitally arranged group of islands in Thailand that seem to float in the ocean, although they are in fact only the tips of mountains

Emily Group of Nine

Each shade is entirely handmade by skilled craftsmen in Berlin.

We are using 1 mm thick steel to build our shades - this is very different to the way such parts are usually made.

Handmade in Germany

Welding process of the Emily shades

Emily won the prestigious trophy in 2019

German Design Award

  • We are happy to offer custom colors and finishes. Please get in touch with us with your wishes.

    Materials

    Sheet steel, wet painted
    Plexiglass
    Textile covered cable
    Oak timber, waxed

    Anthracite semi-matte

    White semi-matte

    Black high gloss

    Solid brass, satin

    Shade
  • 2x Ø 140mm (5.5") x H 50mm (2")

    Canopies

    9x E27 base, 220V, up to 20W LED & CFL (European & Asian market)

    or 9x E26 base, 120V, up to 20W LED & CFL (USA & Canada)

    Electrical

    278cm (109.5")

    155cm

    (61")

    300cm (118")

    Cable length
    Dimensions
  • The source of inspiration for Emily is a work by the artist Andreas Gursky. In his series »James Bond Islands« he shows a digitally arranged group of islands in Thailand that seem to float in the ocean, although they are in fact only the tips of mountains, of course.

    The shape of these islands is quite heterogenic, however all of them form a family which is connected through their organic, in a way pyramidal shape. Through a distance the ocean seems to be a perfectly flat surface that »cuts« these shapes on the bottom.

     

    The idea was to lift these islands out of the ocean, creating lampshades that float in a space/room. If they would hang on the same height it should be possible to create the vague impression of a mountain landscape that loses touch to the ground.

    ​There was no other option to realise that idea than building these shapes out of metal, an obvious choice for pendant lamps with a long tradition due to its solidity and the beautiful aging qualities. This turned out to be a difficult task to realize in small scale as one usually needs large and very expensive pressing or deep drawing tools to manufacture such shapes.


    The solution was to look deeper into the manufacturing of free from metal parts in the way the car industry produced 70-100 years ago. In the end, the metal shades are cut, bent, formed, welded and sanded by hand in a complex process to build those natural, organic shapes.

  • Semi-matte versions

    High gloss versions 

    Solid brass

    Pricing excl. VAT

    Handmade to order within 4-6 weeks

    Emily Group of Nine

    11.700€

    13.950€

    22.000€

Private home, London/UK

Project examples

Emily is used in precious interiors all over the world.

Would you like to get a quote for your project? Are you interested in customization options?

Please feel free to contact us, we are happy to hear from you! We've also prepared a FAQ section to help you further.

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