- Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
The archetype for the Bellhop series by duo Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby was a table top lamp designed for the Design Museum's new permanent home in west London, which opened in 2016. Debuting at the Salone del Mobile in 2017 and characterised by its designers as a modern day candle for the quality of the light and atmosphere it casts around itself, the Bellhop table top lamp is an exercise in formal simplicity.
Fabricated in lightweight, injection-moulded polycarbonate, it produces glare-free illumination of controllable intensity, is portable, re-chargeable and suitable for indoor and outside use. This original table top lamp was subsequently adapted with Flos to create a family of forms, encompassing wall, floor, and pendant lamps, fabricated in spun aluminium, together with a range of brushed stainless steel outdoor lights.