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BY Workshopped | 22-Feb-2013
Topaz' pendant lamps pay homage to the exquisite geometric chaos that are Nature's mineral crystallisation's. The word 'Topaz' has a literal meaning of 'amber quartz,' which was an inspiration behind the lamp's creation. The seemingly random yet precise formations of crystal have been translated into an illuminated asymmetrical sculpture that looks unique from every viewing angle. These direct and indirect/atmospheric pendant lamps can be hung solely or groups, where they appear distinctive in form when positioned at various angles of rotation. Topaz can be shipped flat packed as the sheet metal shade is easily bent into shape by the owner, drastically reducing shipping space. Brass sheet offcuts are used, reclaimed from Melbourne metal yards.

Available finishes and fittings : Sandblasted Brass (white or black fittings) or Black Marble Bronzing (Black fittings).

Edward Linacre's engagement in the principles of design ranges in scale from the global to the most intimate. In design, he is aware of the emotional connection people make with their favourite domestic objects, and he brings to that a consciousness of environmental, social and cultural concerns. He aims to develop appropriate, responsible and elegant design solutions. Edward Linacre graduated from Industrial Design at Swinburne University in 2010 with First Class Honours and has been working for a Melbourne consultancy for the past three years. Recently establishing his own business he consults to clients from Medical to Homewares industries, and his own lighting designs retail throughout Australia and New Zealand. Edward spent a semester studying Product Design in Germany where he won the HAWK Hildesheim University furniture design prize. This led to a 6 month internship at internation al consultancy wiege Entwicklungsgesllschaft mbH. He has since received numerous national and international accolades for his work, ranging from furniture to product design engineering, notably the Design Institute of Australia Graduate of the Year Award (Victoria and Tasmania) in 2011, and in the same year, the prestigious James Dyson Award (Worldwide).