George Pollard Jr. had a very adventurous life. He was twice shipwrecked and twice miraculously saved.
He risked being shipwrecked in the ocean of history, too, but was saved by Melville who immortalised him as the mythic captain Ahab in Moby Dick.
The white metal brim is supported by an invisible mind enclosing the bulb. Under the metal a soft light is diffused in the room, and above it a spark is ignited. The collection reverses the conventional material composition of lamps having a metal structure and a glass shade.
Ph. Michele De Lucchi, Luca Tamburlini / Polifemo fotografia (still lifes on white background)
Material / Finishings
blown borosilicate glass and white painted aluminium
white painted metal
ø cm 42
Diffuser H cm 15
Wire L cm 160
Total H cm 175
Europe / Japan / USA rosette
ø cm 12 x H cm 2.5
(G9) ES halogen