A Design Studio is an award-winning lighting design and manufacturing practice, led by Alex Fitzpatrick. The studio is based in Sydney, Australia, and distributes internationally. The studio’s collections reveal a distinctly expressive approach to transforming space with light, using both traditional skills (glassblowing and metalworking) and contemporary lighting and manufacturing technologies, to find a perfect balance between the scientific and the poetic.

Stand: 712
+61 (0) 2 9311 2712
adesignstudio.com.au

CRACKLE

CRACKLE VASE

ADesignStudio | ALEX FITZPATRICK

Provocative and ornamental, the Crackle Vase exists within a fine line between strength and fragility.

At first glance, ADesignStudio’s custom crackle glass finish appears as if it is already fractured and it is a wonder that it holds together at all. Embracing the tenuous nature of the material and finish the Crackle Vase is designed with a curved base as if defying gravity to maintain a delicate balance. Adding to the sense of intrigue, the collection is made at an impressive scale. The collection is available in four sizes, the largest pushes the absolute limitations of glass fabrication (available by request only).

BASEL

BASEL LAMP

ADesignStudio | ALEX FITZPATRICK

Ever since I was introduced to Alberto Giacometti I have had a strong remnant back to his work. Recently I have been looking at both his drawings and sculptures. Giacometti’s work has been a visual and conceptional catalyst in experimenting with this new reductive approach to fitting design.

With a slim silhouette, luminaire grows upwards, mirroring the grounding base below with a custom extrusion. The BASEL was designed to be both functional and minimal, as it illuminates a space with a blanket of warm inviting light, the light source fades away into the environment. Illuminated with a diffused LED, BASEL is available in Black, White and Chrome.

CRACKLE

CRACKLE LAMP

ADesignStudio | ALEX FITZPATRICK

For ADesignStudio, the Greenway Crackle is a collection that references Sydney’s maritime architecture while being shaped by experimentation with primitive glass processes.

Greenway Crackle’s glass components are handblown with ADesignStudio’s signature crackle glass finish. The Crackle finish was not initially possible with mould formed glass. Through discussion and experimentation with the glass team, we developed a sequence of events that allowed the forming of glass with the signature crackle finish. It’s inspiring to see how the Gaffer (head glass blower) controls the molten glass. The gaffer can consistently maintain split-second timing, internal and external temperatures of the glass and keep relative consistency in for every piece; all by eye. The rejection of modern technological influence is inherent to the glass blowing process, natural variation is evident in the Greenway Crackle Collection.

Expanding on the pendant range ADesignStudio has added a feature suspension lamp, table lamp and a collection of sconces.

GREENWAY

GREENWAY CRACKLE

ADesignStudio | ALEX FITZPATRICK

For ADesignStudio, the Greenway Crackle is a natural extension of the Greenway and Eon collections. The resulting design draws on Greenway’s system of lighting components referencing Australia’s historic maritime architecture and infuses it with prolific lighting designer, Richard Kelly’s three principles for lighting.

Greenway Crackle’s glass components are handblown into five shapes like the “lantern room” of the Macquarie lighthouse, just as in the original Greenway Collection. The system has been reappointed in ADesignStudio’s custom handblown crackle glass finish which was originally developed for the Eon Sans Collection.

In using the new finish, Greenway Crackle also becomes the embodiment of Richard Kelly’s three principles for ideal lighting conditions, just like the original Eon Collection. First, the metal piece which contains the light source as the “focal glow”. Second, the series of glazed nautical forms as a diffuser to create “ambient luminescence”. Third, the crackle finish adds a “play of brilliance”.

Through a process of evolution, the Greenway Crackle is a distinct new range of lighting.

The Greenway Crackle lighting system can be reconfigured into endless profiles. The collection is currently available in five configurations including the S1 which is a distinctively reduced aesthetic. The light source is a concealed warm LED with dimmable control options.

GREENWAY

CRACKLE SCONCE

ADesignStudio | ALEX FITZPATRICK

For ADesignStudio, the Greenway Crackle is a collection that references Sydney’s maritime architecture while being shaped by experimentation with primitive glass processes.

Greenway Crackle’s glass components are handblown with ADesignStudio’s signature crackle glass finish. The Crackle finish was not initially possible with mould formed glass. Through discussion and experimentation with the glass team, we developed a sequence of events that allowed the forming of glass with the signature crackle finish. It’s inspiring to see how the Gaffer (head glass blower) controls the molten glass. The gaffer can consistently maintain split-second timing, internal and external temperatures of the glass and keep relative consistency in for every piece; all by eye. The rejection of modern technological influence is inherent to the glass blowing process, natural variation is evident in the Greenway Crackle Collection.

Expanding on the pendant range ADesignStudio has added a feature suspension lamp, table lamp and a collection of sconces.

Disclaimer: Not all products shown on this brand page may be on display at DENFAIR.