Lead DesignerNeil Poulton
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Prize(s)2nd Place in Illumination / Designer Lighting
Entry Description

Created through the repetition of a simple module, this LED suspension lamp is an incomplete sphere - a fragmented shell around an open, hollow center. LED technology has no need to mimic archaic lighting typologies and the lamp's "incompleteness" draws attention to the total absence of a traditional light source or bulb at it's center - the LED light sources are in the shell itself. Like the Death Star of the Empire in Star Wars, immobile in space, its apparent incompleteness is contrasted with its technical efficiency, ever changing in form depending on the viewer's position.

design by neil poulton

Manufacturer : Artemide, Italy.

MATERIALS: Aluminium, methacrylate, ABS


Neil Poulton specialises in the design of 'deceptively simple-looking, mass-produced objects'. He is probably best known for cutting-edge technology designs like the iconic "Rugged" hard drive for LaCie - a design which has sold over 4 million units - or his many best-selling & award winning designs for Italian lighting company, Artemide.

Neil Poulton is a Scottish designer who has lived and worked in Paris, France since 1992. Poulton's designs are included in the Permanent Contemporary Collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou museum in Paris. He has been listed in Time magazine's "The Design 100 – The people and ideas behind today's most influential design".