David Irwin’s ‘Bill’ table lamp explores the use of a new type of plywood, UPM grada 1000, to produce a distinctively formed diffuser which takes its cue from the bill of a birds beak.
“The UPM Grada material is based on new technology which allows the wood panel to be formed with heat and pressure.” says Irwin. “Using these thermo forming techniques usually carried out in the production of solid surface components, the Grada material has allowed a shorter and more efficient production process since the form pressing starts with a ready-made and cut-to-size panel instead of a stack of veneers and liquid glue.”
The head of the lamp rotates 360 degrees and pivots with a range of 120 degrees emitting a warm white light via superbright SMD LEDs. Produced for the Designers In residence, Tools for everyday life project which was showcased at ICFF 2013 in New York.