Crinkle by Samuel Wilkinson
The lamp was designed as an antithesis to the usual sterile
Crinkle was launched at designjunction during the London Design Festival in 2017. It is a series of new linear LED lamps with an irregular crinkled surface, and the second range designed by Samuel Wilkinson for the British manufacturer Decode. The lamp was designed as an antithesis to the usual sterile offering of linear lighting products. The extruded aluminium shroud has an asymmetrical pattern, developed from a hand-sketched line, which will reflect and distort the light across its rippled surface. The designer wanted to ‘design a linear product that had a bit more personality than normal products of this type, a piece that is raw and very honest about the way it is made.’
Samuel Wilkinson’s commitment and enthusiasm to designing interesting objects and spaces is apparent in his work, always looking to add a fresh dynamic approach in either form or function. His deep understanding of materials and manufacturing helps the studio push the boundaries in achieving a high level of detail and craftsmanship in their output. Their work diversifies across various disciplines from consumer products to interiors to public realm.
Samuel Wilkinson graduated in furniture and related product design at Ravensboure College of Art & Design in 2002. While at Ravensbourne Wilkinson won several design awards, including the RSA award and D&AD New Blood.
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