Knap Light


Knap Light by Annemarie O’Sullivan is part of the ‘Plant Explorations’ collection, facilitated by The New Craftsmen. Earlier this year, The New Craftsmen invited a select group of craftspeople to the Economic Botany Collections at Kew Gardens to examine and creatively respond to a myriad of objects and their narratives. Annemarie found inspiration in the elegance and efficiency of Japanese craftsmanship and has created a light that contrasts an ordered wooden framework against the dynamic wildness of around 8,000 cane knots. The word ‘Knap’ is an old English word which refers to the 'crest of a hill' - a nod to Annemarie's East Sussex surroundings and its landscape, which provides a constant source of inspiration. The Knap Light is a celebration of bundling and binding techniques and the repetition of knotting, while pushing the material into a dense mass to form a striking sculptural piece rich with layers of illumination. This light comes with an adjustable 3m drop of black tensile cable as standard, custom drops can be commissioned. It gives a warm white light through a parchment-coated diffuser and is dimmer- compatible.

Material: English oak, glossy lapping cane, dimmable LED lighting.
cm: Width 65cm, Depth 180cm, Height 128cm
inches: Width 25.6in, Depth 70.9in, Height 50.4in
Care Instructions The light can be gently dusted with a feather duster or microfibre cloth.
Lead Time: 16 weeks


Annemarie has bundled and bound the cane around an oak dowel frame, with the knots tied in the lengths of cane – in total there are around 8,000 knots in the light. The frame is made from English oak and the knotted bundles are made from a Glossy Lapping Cane from Indonesia. The light has dimmable LED lighting.
The Maker Annemarie O'Sullivan Basket Maker - South East England

Based in East Sussex, Annemarie O'Sullivan makes contemporary baskets using ancient British basket-making techniques. Annemarie grows around twenty varieties of willow, which she harvests by hand on a half-acre plot near her home. Working from a wooden studio in her garden, Annemarie creates both small-scale domestic objects and larger woven sculptures. Her baskets have been featured in The New York Times, The Irish Times, House and Garden and Country Living.

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