Winter Tide is a series of lights inspired by the beauty, fragility and complexity of ice crystal formations. The collection captures the magical, recurring transformation of this natural phenomenon.
The glass lamps, hand blown in London,
use the light’s temperature fluctuations
to choreograph the change of state of the
ice-like substance enclosed in the glass.
Heat from the bulb causes the crystals to thaw and disappear, gradually revealing the ‘hot heart’ of the lamp. The light source then switches to a cool bulb, triggering the clear, melted liquid to start freezing once again.
Over time, crystals form and expand across the glass, generating an elaborate network of forms. Parallel to no snowflake in the world being alike, each formed pattern on the glass is uniquely structured, making the object unique during every cycle.