If, like me, you’re a fan of midcentury design, and also happen to have something of a lighting obsession, then chances are that you’ve already come across the British-based lighting company Bert Frank. There are so many reasons why I admire this company, starting with their absolutely beautiful lights, of course.
But it’s more than that. Bert Frank lights are designed and manufactured to last. These designs have a timeless quality – although very contemporary and of-the-moment, you also know that these pieces will look just as right and just as desirable years down the line.
And each piece reflects Bert Frank’s passion for quality British craftsmanship. As the company says, ‘Bert Frank items are designed to oppose the throw away culture we live in today’ – and that’s something I can get behind.
Which brings me to Bert Frank’s newest lighting range, the Statis collection. There is something incredibly elegant about each of the designs from Bert Frank – the Riddle pendant is a personal favourite – and this latest collection combines clean and understated design detailing with a beautiful use of materials. Stasis features mixed metals with a choice of brass and bronze, brass and polished copper, and brass and satin copper – reflecting the design world’s ongoing love affair with both brass and copper finishes.
Characterised by its linear brushed brass arm and contrasting shade, the spherical brass globe balances the light’s overall silhouette. Each light feels like a piece of sculpture, both solid and stable yet also with a sense of lightness in its elongated form. Available as a wall lamp, table or floor lamp, the Statis collection reflects Bert Frank’s signature aesthetic. Yes, it’s another lustworthy piece of lighting design to add the already long list.