ring light

Client: Robotmother

Location: Jubilee Warehouse, Cornwall, UK

At the centre of Robotmother's Jubilee Warehouse, an industrial retrofit providing studio spaces for creative businesses, there is a large communal atrium. To fill this central space, I designed the Ring Light and constructed it in collaboration with Mark Harris. Designed to pull the focus down from the five metre high glass ceiling during dark evenings, and to create a relaxing atmosphere, the Ring Light hangs at eye level above the oversized table, made for shared eating and meetings.

It measures 2.5 metres in diameter and is made of a combination of eco-resin, plywood and rolled aluminium. The bespoke coloured ecoresin is made of 40% recycled materials, to match the Warehouse's sustainability agenda. The curved shape of the Ring Light, along with the warm colours of the resin (chosen to emulate the exposed steel and brick of the atrium), soften the angular lines of the Warehouse, while the aluminium plates and rivets that join the sections of resin maintain the link to raw materials and industrial aesthetic of the building. The Ring Light is produced using 40 metres of warm white LED strip and an opal diffuser, creating a light that is soft yet still functional and practical.”

- Eleanor Bell


Photo credits: Graham Gaunt