Innermost Lateralis Table Lamp
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
Material: Glass, dark stained ash wood, anodised aluminium
Dimensions: 23cm diameter x 25cm H
Light source: UK/EU G9 Max 25W (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
The Designer: Born and raised in Sydney, Ben graduated Industrial Design from UNSW in 2003. A year later, the British Council facilitated his move to the UK where he worked in the Tom Dixon studio. Then In 2007 he relocated to Hong Kong and continues to be based there, working in the office of Michael Young (design legend). Over the years Ben’s designs have attracted several awards and grants; the Australian Council, British council, a solo show at the Object Gallery in Sydney, and exhibitions in Tokyo, Milan, Hong Kong, London, etc. He also likes to write music, long walks on the beach and has an impressive array of woodworking skills.
The Brand: Innermost’s rebellious approach to lighting and furniture comes from a shared anarchic pursuit of design freedom, a belief that you have to embrace the absurd in order to innovate. So innermost has innovation and a little absurdity at it’s core; working with designers from all corners of the globe to create beautifully unique products of the absolute highest quality, since 1999.