Clover Light in Black

Alexander White
£4,220
The Clover Light in Black by designer and furniture maker, Alexander White, builds on the qualities of his sculptural Michael Cane Light. Furthering his exploration of layering rattan cane under light, Alexander set himself the challenge of condensing his ideas to create a more compact piece. Each part of the light is formed by rolling the cane webbing onto itself, then repeated to create the clover-like shape. Alexander’s clever exploration of three dimensionality makes this piece come to life with great elegance and simplicity. The light comes ready to be installed into mains power and includes a white-light based LED with driver.


Material: Cane, laminated maple veneer, patinated brass
Dimensions:
cm: Width 30.5cm, Depth 15.5cm, Height 35cm
inches: Width 12in, Depth 6.1in, Height 13.8in
Care Instructions Can be lightly dusted with a feather duster. Suitable for indoor dry environments only.
Lead Time: 8 weeks

Process

Alexander found that the most challenging part of making the light was to design a method, and therefore a jig, capable of effectively and repeatedly laminating twenty-three layers of maple veneer - all at once - into a very tight horse shoe shape. Once trimmed and after multiple grooves have been routed round them, these horseshoe shapes became the base upon which the cane is applied. Patinated, precision laser cut brass components make a nice addition to the otherwise hand manipulated wood and cane - the combination makes for a homely but polished, soulful product.
The Maker Alexander White Maker & Designer - London

London-born and raised in South West of France, furnisher maker and designer Alexander White returned to England to study 3D Design at Falmouth University in Cornwall, graduating 2010. Following graduation, Alexander worked with various prestigious artists and designers, including Fred Baier and Paul Cocksedge, before opening his own Hackney-based studio, A White Workshop, in 2013. His award-winning work ranges from private commissions to public artwork, and commercial products. Alexander’s hands on approach to design combined with his compassion for traditional crafts and his curiosity for the latest technology renders his work relevant and original whilst having the appeal and depth of the hand-built. The aesthetic quality of his work is purely derived from his unique approach and interpretation of manufacturing processes.