Prize(s) Honorable Mentions
Company Barber Osgerby
Lead Designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
Photo Credits Images of Bellhop Floor © Federico Torra / Portrait & Contact Sheet © Pablo Di Prima
Completion Date 17th February 2021
Entry DescriptionThe archetype for the Bellhop series was a table top lamp designed for the Design Museum’s new permanent home in west London, which opened in 2016. Debuting at the Salone del Mobile in 2017 and characterised by its designers as a modern day candle for the quality of the light and atmosphere it casts around itself, the Bellhop table top lamp is an exercise in formal simplicity.
2021 saw the Bellhop narrative extend, with the addition of the Bellhop Floor. This latest iteration adapts the key elements of the existing collection - including the top, which it inverts - to create a more sculptural form and a different quality of light. The character of the new design also derives from its use of striking combinations of contrasting materials and strong colour - concrete, aluminium, glass and a choice of lacquered finishes.