Pole, Designed for Established & Sons
Paul Cocksedge

2008

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Pole, 2008
Designed for Established & Sons
Acrylic, LEDs and concrete
Floor light: Height 70.8 inches, width 7.87 inches
Table light: Height 19.68 inches, width 5.5 inches

Pole, 2008
Designed for Established & Sons
Acrylic, LEDs and concrete
Floor light: Height 70.8 inches, width 7.87 inches
Table light: Height 19.68 inches, width 5.5 inches


Pole is an elegant table and floor light that challenges the common perception that light travels in a straight line. It provides ambient light as well as a dimmable, focussed, directional beam. Using a minimum of materials and components, it is surprisingly simple but provides a spectacle rarely found in such an everyday domestic lighting product.


Light travels from a light source embedded deep within a concrete base and up through an optical grade, precisely curved, transparent acrylic rod and eventually culminates in a bright beam appearing at more than a metre from its source.


“I wanted to create the illusion of bending light on an everyday scale. In order to achieve this I needed to send rays of light on a journey of internal reflection.”