Tom Dixon's Etch Web Pendant Lamp Casts Intricate Shadows

 - Mar 9, 2012
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The Etch Web pendant lamp is gorgeously delicate. A cross between a three-dimensional geometric shape and an intricate cobweb, it is both prismatic and latticed. The stunning cutouts work with the light bulb itself to cast an array of breathtaking patterns, making an entire room look like it's been covered with spiderwebs.

Created by British furniture design and manufacturing company Tom Dixon, the Etch Web pendant lamp explores the idea of mathematics in correlation with geometry. Although the pentagon globe is enormous in scope, it is incredibly lightweight. Fashioned out of copper anodised aluminium, the light fixture was cutout using digital photo-acid etching. The result is an unusual open structure that casts atmospheric angular shadows when lit.