Reflection: David Weeks for Tala

DWS for Tala

March 2021

The founding father of North American lighting design joins forces with bright young British bulb brand, Tala, for a trilogy of design collaborations beginning with the Reflection range. 

In what is Tala’s first international collaboration, New York design veteran David Weeks has offered a playful take on some of Tala’s most celebrated light bulb designs, creating four sleek table lamps reflecting the form and finish of the bulbs in their base volume.

I wanted to make a modern, less frilly version of a side lamp wherein the shape of the bulb makes up the volume of the form. The porcelain base has an organic softness that still feels very clean and unfussy. We circled the joint of the lamp with a high gloss glaze, a subtle detail that really activates the innate elegance of its modest form.” – David Weeks on Reflection

 

Reflection

Sourced from the world’s premium porcelain material, the semi-translucent porcelain is hand-thrown and twice-fired to facilitate the reflective glaze that adorns the top third of the lamp and defines the piece.

Each lamp is hand adjusted and measured to ensure a perfect fit with the bulb, achieving a beautiful symmetry between the lamp and the bulb.

Head to Tala’s website to shop the Reflection range of table lamps by David Weeks.