Representing Tala’s first international design collaboration, David Weeks has offered a playful take on some of Tala’s most celebrated light bulb designs.
Sourced from the world’s premium porcelain material, the semi-translucent porcelain is hand-thrown and twice-fired to facilitate the reflective glaze that adorns the top third of the lamp and defines the piece.
Each lamp is hand adjusted and measured to ensure a perfect fit with the bulb, achieving a beautiful symmetry between the lamp and the bulb.
Designed around the quartet of bulbs from Tala’s Porcelain range – Enno, Noma, Oblo and Oval – the Reflection table lamps mirror the unique form and finish of the light bulbs to create a modern and sophisticated design object.
“I wanted to make a modern, less frilly version of a side lamp wherein the shape of the bulb makes up the volume of the form. The porcelain base has an organic softness that still feels very clean and unfussy. We circled the joint of the lamp with a high gloss glaze, a subtle detail that really activates the innate elegance of its modest form.”
– David Weeks on Reflection
“Collaborating with Tala was a really energizing experience for us. Because we make so much of what we do, our quantities are necessarily limited by our capacity. It’s exciting to be working on a bigger scale, bringing more product to more people. There’s a real sense of opportunity in freeing up design from so much of the making, finding new ways of tapping into the rhythm of the studio.”
About David Weeks
David Weeks Studio is a Brooklyn-based design studio, founded in 1996. A multi-disciplinary designer renowned for his iconic sculptural lighting, founder David Weeks’ minimalist visual language articulates an ongoing, and open-ended, dialogue between material and form. His genre-defining work is the result of a distinctly hands-on, sculptural process of formal reduction which marries an artist’s sensibility with technical precision.
David Weeks holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. He is widely regarded as the founding father of North American lighting design and a pioneering figure in Brooklyn’s burgeoning independent design movement. Weeks’s award-winning designs are installed in high-profile commercial locations and private collections throughout the world.
See Reflection by David Weeks for Tala on our catalogue.