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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at Young V&A
Imagine Gallery, The Living Room, Case 1

Spike Light

Light
1998 (designed), 2000 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This Spike Light table lamp is part of the Spark lights range. It is an unorthodox and highly successful design, formed from pleated and folded aluminium mesh with a turned and cast aluminium foot.

Georgia Scott makes sculptural lighting for architectural spaces on all scales. Her forms are organically inspired using materials such as woven metal meshes, glass, low energy fibre optics and LEDS to create ethereal silhouettes, subtle shapes and light.
Commissions include working with aLL Design Architects and Total Construction to design, fabricate and install Acoustic Baffles for the Neuron Pod, Centre of the Cell, Queen Mary College London, UK, 2018; Alsop Architects to design lights for the Institute of Molecular Science, Blizzard Institute, Queen Mary College London 2004; a hand-crafted installation of nine sculptural lights at Paignton Community Library, Devon 2010; Glass sculpture for University of Exeter, Business School, Devon 2011; Mercure Hotels to design, hand craft and install sculptural lighting 2015.

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleSpike Light
Materials and techniques
Pleated and folded aluminium mesh
Brief description
Spike Light, designed and made by Georgia Scott, London, 1998.
Physical description
This table lamp is constructed from pleated and folded aluminium mesh. It rests on a circular, cast aluminium base with a bevelled edge. The structure of the is a stem of pleated folds rising to a star burst crown of folded points. The lamp which nestles in a fitting at the top of the stem is a sylvannia Hi Spot 50 E14 40W and is inserted through the circular aperture at the top. The electrical flex which is iserted through an opening in the base is white and incorporates an on/off rocker switch.
Dimensions
  • Height: 90cm
  • Maximum diameter: 25cm
Style
Production typeUnlimited edition
Marks and inscriptions
No marks
Gallery label
Light up the room Unexpected materials can change how an object looks or works – and make it more useful or fun. When this lamp is lit up, the mesh makes a flower-shaped pattern above it. Spike Light lamp Designed by Georgia Scott Designed in 1998, manufactured in 2000 London Pleated and folded aluminium mesh, cast and turned aluminium foot Museum no. M.9-2003 [Young V&A, Imagine Gallery, The Living Room, short object label] (01/07/2023)
Production
Reason For Production: Retail
Summary
This Spike Light table lamp is part of the Spark lights range. It is an unorthodox and highly successful design, formed from pleated and folded aluminium mesh with a turned and cast aluminium foot.

Georgia Scott makes sculptural lighting for architectural spaces on all scales. Her forms are organically inspired using materials such as woven metal meshes, glass, low energy fibre optics and LEDS to create ethereal silhouettes, subtle shapes and light.
Commissions include working with aLL Design Architects and Total Construction to design, fabricate and install Acoustic Baffles for the Neuron Pod, Centre of the Cell, Queen Mary College London, UK, 2018; Alsop Architects to design lights for the Institute of Molecular Science, Blizzard Institute, Queen Mary College London 2004; a hand-crafted installation of nine sculptural lights at Paignton Community Library, Devon 2010; Glass sculpture for University of Exeter, Business School, Devon 2011; Mercure Hotels to design, hand craft and install sculptural lighting 2015.
Associated objects
Collection
Accession number
M.9-2003

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Record createdJune 18, 2004
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