- Year / 2012
- Manufacturer / Louis Vuitton
An elegant marriage of the high-tech and traditional savoir-faire, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s Bell Lamp is a practical, cordless and solar powered object. A handcrafted frosted Murano-glass “bell” surrounds innovative LED lighting with four brightness settings, while a silicone ring on its base allows it to be placed on any surface. A Nomade-leather strap means the Bell Lamp can be easily carried anywhere and everywhere. Inspired by Louis Vuitton’s history of travel, Edward and Jay imagined a modern-day lantern. Exploring the technological possibilities to ensure that the lamp was both portable and sustainable, the ease of carriage and the way the lamp's solar and lighting technology works informed the shape. Their method was reductive – hence the simplicity of form. Handmade in Venice by glass experts, the Bell Lamp marries hi-tech innovation with the tradition of craftsmanship found in Louis Vuitton's workshops.