Beacon [shine like a …] sculptural floor lamp this time. Inspiration for this piece began with thoughts of a single stemmed flower such as a tulip or red rose. This was overlaid with ideas of an upright burning match and engineered to open up like a flower or two unclasping hands. It functions as a floor lamp and has been designed to operate both as a standard lamp (when closed), casting light patterns on its surroundings, or as an up-lighter (when open), bouncing light off the ceiling for a more ambient effect. The light is provided by two upward pointing spotlights that illuminate a central orb, giving it the look of a planet, oyster or jewel. Unique variant of a limited edition series of 15. Handmade in Yorkshire. Materials are oak wood, aluminium, stainless steel, concrete, burnished copper and brass. Height is 1.7m. One off original.