If you are looking for something a little more interesting than a standard white spot light then look no further than the Terra Spots designed by the ingenious Hand&Eye Studio where architect-designer Tom Housden has a knack for filling design gaps with creative solutions. I can do decorative but you can’t but help admire the mind of the architect. I have Tom’s beautiful statement hand blown Blow Up glass pendant in my kitchen and only wish his little Terra’s would have seen the light of day earlier.
Tom is the founder of the Hand&Eye studio and has designed three handmade terracotta spots that add a little colour and personality to the ceiling. All three of the Terra Spots are recessed in to the ceiling like conventional spots and can be used with both Halogen and LED lamps.
Another considered light is the new Updown Pendant that combines glazed ceramic and matt opal glass designed to provide a focused down light and an ambient up light from one lamp. The use of hand made ceramic available in three colours ensures this simple lamp also looks great when not illuminated.
London based Hand&Eye Studio designs and produces the work of Tom Housden and his collaborators. Tom, a practicing architect, set up Hand&Eye Studio in 2011 and has since developed a small but carefully crafted range of work. Each item is designed by the studio and then produced in collaboration with small British manufacturers, all of whom are masters of their craft. Hand&Eye’s close involvement in the production process underpins all of its designs. This allows great scope for experimentation in the design process and for a hugely intimate understanding of the objects’ material.
Hand&Eye’s exclusive range is available to view online and buy through the studio. The studio also accepts bespoke commissions.
See the new lights at the Design Junction 18-21 September