You may remember that we launched our debut collection of ceramic lighting back in October 2022 - you can read about that via Architectural Digest here - with a launch party at The Blewcoat School in Victoria, London hosted by the lovely Sophie Ashby and her team at Sister. Surprisingly considering the amount of cocktails we had from our friends at Lockdown Liquor - no ceramics lamps were harmed and are still looking pretty damn good in the space (below) even if we do say so ourselves!
Originally our 'Table' was only available in blue & white, and 'Tall' only available in brown & white - but our recent collab with the legend that is Paul Smith got us experimenting in the studio with different colours which we loved doing. So for AW23 we're launching both designs in a range of new colourways from our signature palette.
Each made-to-order in our studio, both designs are now available in oatmeal & white / green & white / blue & white and terracotta & white clay options, made using our own take on the traditional nerikomi ceramic technique. You can see the full collection here in all of its technicolour glory.
Henry's inspiration? Well - “I’ve always been a fan of the bobbin technique used in wooden furniture," he says (cocktail in hand, as per usual), "and so I started toying with the idea of creating ceramic spheres that would stack - like an abacus - over a solid oak frame to form the base of the lamp and create a similar silhouette. Instead of uniformity however, I’ve mixed different sizes here which I think gives this a unique profile and makes a strong stand-alone statement.”
While the shorter 'Table' is suited for...tables (yes, we spent a lot of time on the name), 'Floor' (see, we really did) is the dramatic one of the collection. Henry? Any comments? “Yes - he's the big boy. I love the impact of this lamp and that it can just stand on its own as a piece of sculpture within a space. The irregularity of the different shaped marbled spheres draws the eye and the bespoke linen shade reflects the curvaceous profile while casting a relaxing, warming glow. The ceramic glaze also reflects the light beautifully.”
So there we have it - Henry Holland Studio Lighting now available in an expanded range of colours, each made to order. Take a look at the full collection here - and let there be light!