Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New JamFactory Light Fitting Commission Wows!

JamFactory’s  Glass and Metal Design Studios recently completed a commission for a client in Adelaide, and we thought you might like to have a look at it.

This was a truly collaborative effort. The client was keenly involved in the design process, which was headed by Glass Studio Creative director, Karen Cunningham.  The glass shades were hand blown and crafted by the Glass studio, and the powder coated stainless steel and hand machined brass fittings were built by JamFactory’s Metal Design Studio. Installation of the lighting fixture was completed by the JamFactory team in May 2014. 

The client had this to say:
 In terms of how we came to commission the Jam Factory, I felt that the Dining area needed a large scale light fitting to create a focal point and bring the scale of the very high ceilings down to create intimacy around the Dining table. I was concerned that otherwise this area would feel too transitional, like a large corridor to the Living area or the adjacent Kitchen. With the new extension using primarily steel for the windows and very simple modern detailing elsewhere, the slightly mottled effect from the glass shades, along with the metal of the branching support structure complement the Architecture while giving movement and texture.
I couldn't find a light fitting that would produce the desired "hand made" sculptural feel that I was looking for available commercially, so commissioning a piece from the Jam Factory was the logical step. It was a fantastic collaborative experience - we're thrilled with the end result, and people are literally blown away when they walk in, it really does add a very special feel to the space.  
 JamFactory offers a unique design and production service through our ceramics, glass, furniture and metal design studios. We have an extensive record in undertaking projects ranging from public art, corporate gifts, trophies and awards to furniture, tableware and architectural interiors. Whether customising an existing product or developing concepts and prototypes for specific purposes we specialise in combining good design with fine craftsmanship.
Photos: Fernanda Pardo
To speak to one of our staff about the commissioning process phone (08) 8410 0727 or email