New York designers Bec Brittain and John Hogan have revisited the iconic Aries lamp with a new structure and original use of glass. Exhibited at the NYCXDesign festival, the three lamps in the series are available in a limited edition of ten copies each.
A meeting of two universes
Bec Brittain, known for her intricate lighting that explores themes of heaven and shadow, has partnered with John Hogan, renowned for his ability to transform and enhance natural light.
Despite coming from different creative worlds, the two designers have found common ground with the Aries lamp, originally designed by Bec Brittain, which plays with the forms of stars and constellations.
Revisiting an iconic design
Although the first edition of Aries is still very recent (2017), the creators wanted to revisit the design of this iconic lamp, making it more flexible and ethereal by focusing on its materials and structure. John Hogan has introduced glass as the main element of the lamp, seeking to create a unique structure that connects glass tubes and aluminium support rods in an innovative crossing support system.
Bec Brittain has chosen to replace brass with aluminium, giving the Aries a lighter, more delicate appearance. Finally, the ends of the glass tubes are covered in dichroic glass coated in titanium to create unique and highly visual colour effects.