Mr Stickley is a floor lamp that has three basic arrangements, upright, mid position and a low cantilevered lean. As a result the dynamic interplay of movement and the spatial relationship it has with the user and its environment is what really brings it to life. The three lighting positions are not in a lineal motion but rather are determined by the particular legs that are used. The arterial roots or legs at first seem arbitrary and superfluous, but it is only then, our curiosity sets in; a hand reaches forward and toys with the discovery of a new position and new meaning comes to life for those once nonsensical aberrations. The shade, purposely fashioned as a cylindrical drum, is designed to both further emphasize the drama of the slanting base with its horizontal lines, and in a calming way bring a sense of equilibrium as it echoes the horizon.
Some people have diaries as a space for them to express themselves and to chronicle fond memories. For me, creativity is my medium for communication. Mr Stickley is my diary of a holiday in Noosa. I fell in love with the tall, strappy exposed roots of the Pandanus Palm, which lined the beachscape. Mr Stickley is the outworking of a strong personal desire to find my own system as a designer. It is designed to stand out as meaningful, sacred and simple in a world of soulless fashion chasing (baroque inspired) objects. Mr Stickley is as much a vision of the future as it is a wonderful memory; it defined for me a new contemporary design genre of the 'digital nature'. This approach helped me synergize the dichotomy of my awe of the natural creation with the boundless freedom of digital creativity. This piece becomes a stepping-stone to dream and to forget the burdens of this world. It is very important for me to design things that are both witty and whimsical evoking both memories of the past and dreams of things yet to be.
Positional Heights: 1850mm; 1750mm; 1650mm
Footprint: 800mm x 700mm
Shade: 600mm diameter x 400mmH
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