Dipping Light

by Jordi Canudas , 2018

Beyond its function as a lamp, the Dipping Light seeks to excite. When it’s turned on, its different shades of paint sift the light, creating a magical ambient effect. When it’s off, its colored glass sphere is an object charged with beauty, and eye-catching design piece for a shelf, bedside, or table.

Jordi Canudas is an alchemist of light. He experiments with it, seeking always to be surprised and learn from it. He wants to capture the essence of light. With this goal in mind, the Dipping Light was created as yet another experiment – dipping a lit bulb into paint several times – with the end result of this table lamp. The various layers of paint draw concentric circles and capture the light, moderating its intensity. The paint becomes the shade, colouring and texturizing the light. A brass o graphite base is added for support.

Each Dipping glass is created individually, with it’s own character and unique signature. While pieces will be similar, they are not intended to “match”, and this is a deliberate component of the product design. In monochrome installations the subtle variation between each shade creates visual interest preventing a sense of repetition. This artisanal process involved makes each lamp unique and exclusive.

The table version doesn’t settle for just two sizes: the most poetic of lamps offers more uses and comes in a stand-alone portable version and with another diameter – ø8 inches – halfway between the small and the large versions. There is also a choice of finish for the base between brushed brass and graphite, while the colours of the bulb remain the same.