If you’ve a yen for locally-made, hand-crafted products that show every evidence of a new bold aesthetic, then I suggest you get your virtual hightail in gear and metaphorically travel over to the website of Brendan Ravenhill. This L.A.-based designer is currently offering his unique Hex Desk Lamp for the low, low price of ____. If you want to fill in that blank, you’ll have to waste no time in looking here, because last I checked, only two remained.
Hex Desk Lamp. Designed and Manufactured by Brendan Ravenhill
Brendan Ravenhill’s Hex Desk Lamp Casts New Shapes of Light
The author of the piece not only has a name fit for a comic book superhero, but also the stylistic moxie of same. In fact, the Hex Desk Lamp very much looks like it might outfit the digs of some or other incarnation of The Dark Knight, especially given its hard geometrical edges and somber shade of gray-blue.
That said, the piece isn’t all industrial gloom and doom. The Hex Desk Lamp certainly has urban appeal, but the light emitted from its bent metal shade will illumine your environs with a pinpoint precision, as the rotating head pivots to all points North and South, East and West.
This versatility not only allows you to marshal Hex’s many talents in order to “provide light where you need it,” but also lets you employ the lamp as a veritable beacon of good taste. And that’s something that Bruce Wayne—and his dark alter ego—could definitely endorse.
The Hex Desk Lamp features a base and shade of welded bent sheet metal, a cloth cord, and a toggle switch. The piece is also available as a standing floor lamp.
About the Designer: Brendan Ravenhill grew up in Cote d'Ivoire and Coastal Maine, so it’s no wonder he developed an early interest in woodworking, particularly as connected to the sculptural elegance of boats. The 2009 graduate of the masters program in Industrial Design at RISD would also seem to harbor a certain affection for that other earthly element, metal. His unique furniture designs often fuse the two in unorthodox and intriguing combinations: powder coated steel and walnut in the La Buca Chair; sugar pine and steel in the Rare Woods Table; and iron, walnut, and pine in the Angle Stool.