Ptarmigan table light is inspired by the flight of a bird. Its design ideas are a continuity of ideas of movement and fluidity, which were integral to modern art and design, and works such as Serge Mouille lamps, Constantin Brancusi sculptures, and Frank Gehry water kettle for Alessi.
Its formally fluid black aluminum shade lightly kisses the custom brass ball joint, which holds the form as if suspended in air.
The lamp consists of a steel tube which is linked by two brass ball joints to the base, and to the aluminum shade with a high power LED.
Ptarmigan is manufactured in a collaboration between high technology companies in Helsinki, and craftsmen in Mumbai. It is made by hand, with the help of 3D printing.
The aluminum shade is hand forged in Mumbai over a 3D printed formwork developed in Finland. The ball joints are solid milled brass, the pipe and base are powder coated steel. The light source is a SAAS Instruments custom designed LED.