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Iconic Bushranger Illuminators

The Ned Pendant Lamp was Inspired by the Infamous Kelly's Helmet

— October 3, 2012 — Art & Design
The Ned Pendant Lamp is a great deal more than a light fixture with an abstract shade. It simultaneously offers illumination, visual intrigue and an unexpected historical reference.

Anyone remotely familiar with the stories of the Australian bushranger Ned Kelly will immediately recognize the image of his iconic helmet. Predominantly cylindrical in form, the protective hat's defining features are the rectangular slit across eye level and the deep charcoal shade of the metal material.

Troy Backhouse made this hanging light from a stiff aluminum tube, giving it the characteristic dark outer finish and a golden orange powder-coated inside. An elegantly beveled base lets the warm rays escape from the bottom of the Ned Pendant Lamp to produce a familiar yet fresh interior piece.
Trend Themes
1. Historical-inspired Lighting - Opportunity for creating lighting fixtures that draw inspiration from historical figures or events, providing both illumination and visual intrigue.
2. Abstract Shade Designs - Innovation in light fixtures with abstract shades that offer unique visual appeal and create a distinctive atmosphere.
3. Dual-toned Finishes - Disruptive potential for light fixtures with dual-toned finishes, combining contrasting colors or textures for a striking aesthetic.
Industry Implications
1. Home Decor - Disruption opportunities in the home decor industry by offering unique and historically-inspired lighting fixtures that add visual appeal to interior spaces.
2. Interior Design - Innovative lighting options with abstract shades present new possibilities for interior designers to create visually intriguing and distinctive spaces.
3. Lighting Manufacturing - Dual-toned finishes in lighting fixtures open up avenues for manufacturing companies to create products with captivating aesthetics and unique design elements.
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