The Smithfield S pendant lamp takes on an industrial and functional character that was inspired by Smithfield Market in the London. Designer Jasper Morrison has masterfully rendered the industrial diffuser to reveal subtle curves at the top perimeter which are quite visually engaging within the scale of the fixture itself. The diffuser is composed of aluminum that has been enameled in a glossy black, black, white or mud gray finish.
A simple opalescent polycarbonate disc fits within the underside of the Smithfield lamp’s diffuser. Smithfield S is suspended by a stainless-steel cable that attaches to the ceiling with the addition of a shallow hemispherical ceiling mount canopy. The electrical cord loosely parallels the stainless-steel cable creating a wonderfully fluid cascading aesthetic – the sheer size of the fixture compared to the suspension, and electrical cables create the illusion that the diffuser is hovering within a space. For more in the series, see the Smithfield C ceiling mounted light.
United Kingdom (1959)
Jasper Morrison is a British designer, born in London in 1959. He is best known for his industrial design work that uses thoughtful design to create mass-produced pieces using advanced technology. Morrison’s design work encompasses furniture design, product design, art direction, and authoring design books. Morrison studied at the Kingston Polytecnic Design School and The Royal College of Art in London, earning both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Design.
Throughout the 2000’s he designed kitchen appliances for Rowenta, and opened the Jasper Morrison Shop in 2008 in the building adjacent to his design studio. Morrison has collaborated with many companies throughout his career, including Aram, Cappellini, Vitra, Alessi, Flos, Magis, Rosenthal, Camper, Kettle, and Maharam. In 2014 Morrison created furniture for Tate Modern. Throughout his career he has written books about design, including A Book Of Things, Everything But The Walls, and A World Without Words.
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