Spar Floor Light
Resident’s first product to launch and now an iconic recognised design staple, Spar is a large cantilevered floor light that takes inspiration from the mast arrangements of classic sailing boats.
With a simple two-dimensional silhouette that relies on a tensioned electrical cable for support, it has a spun aluminium shade that rotates 360 degrees allowing for the light-source to be directed accordingly.
Jamie McLellan is Head of Design for Allbirds in San Francisco, where he’s been responsible for building the brand’s product language and design ethos.
The early part of Jamie’s design career was spent working in Italy, Hong Kong and Hawaii, before eventually ending up in London working closely with internationally acclaimed designer Tom Dixon.
Jamie then returned home to set up his own product and furniture design consultancy based in Auckland, New Zealand. His clients included established global brands such as Cathay Pacific, Neil Pryde and Tom Dixon, along with innovative start-ups like Bodha, Resident, and Allbirds, which he ultimately joined as the brand’s first Head of Design.
The objects Jamie has designed are wide ranging - from lighting to luxury water craft, olympic bicycles to beer taps, furniture to woolen footwear. Often celebrating the engineering within, these designs can all be described as minimal with a singular maximal twist, or in Jamie’s words “just the right amount of nothing”.