Vessel Table Lamp
The story of Decode Lighting began in 2007, when most of their now famous designers were just trying to establish their names. Seeing how difficult it was for emerging designers to gain a foothold gave the Decode founders an idea an ethos strong enough to develop a brand.
Decode’s aim has always been to collaborate with up-and-coming designers and create collections with a unified look and feel that celebrates both modern British design and manufacturing. Based in East London, Decode continues to work with the most creative designers, architects, artists, master craftsmen and quality manufacturers across the UK and Europe.
Collaboration is at the heart of how the Decode studio works, and the company believes that provenance and sustainability will always be just as important as the materials used in production.
British designer, Sam Wilkinson made a name for himself when he won the grand prize from the London Design Museum of "2011 Design of the Year" and "Black pencil" from the D&AD for his Plumen 001 bulb. The story behind this energy efficient bulb is almost as interesting as the light. Before Wilkinson made neon prototypes of the bulb, he made numerous sketches of pipe cleaners. Inspired by a bird's plume (hence the name), he finally settled on a design. However, the story doesn't end there. It took him three years to finalize the product before it made to the production line. His focus was to create a high quality product that people could actually afford. Maybe that's why Wilkinson sums up his design aesthetics into these three words, "Reasoned grounded and open."
While Wilkinson could have just sat back and relaxed after his fan fair from the Plumen Bulb, he has instead continued designing furniture, co-designing an industrial area in Lausanne, Switzerland and pushing the envelope on designing objects with a dynamic approach.