The Clamshell Alchemist by BLOTT WORKS
This sculptural light is classic BLOTT WORKS piece bringing together an industrial engineered look with a softer organic side. In essence this is an overblown machine created to nurture, protect, incubate and reveal something fragile and new; perhaps new life or new chemistry.
Wise and mysterious in character, this attention grabbing light hides its delicate cargo cradled inside its clam-like shell. By operating the rack-and-pinion gear via a brass handle, the clam shell slowly opens, revealing a nest of back-lit bone china fragments glowing in its core.
This piece is handmade from European oak, anodised aluminium, concrete, stainless steel and brass and made to order in the north of England by BLOTT WORKS, and is available through Bad Dog Designs.
Dimensions: 50 cm tall x 27 cm wide x 55 cm deep, weight 10kg.
It is mains powered and uses a standard GX53 LED bulb.
Limited edition of 100