Designer Cheshire Architects
The Fulcrum Lamp is the modern re-expression of an archetype. Its free formed silhouette and re-positionable shade allow it to take on new forms from every angle, rendering it equally at home on an antique side table or plywood bench.
Fulcrums shade can be rotated with the gentle sweep of a finger, raising the light output from a soft glow to full brightness as the shade pivots through a sequence of cantilevered compositions.
Executed with a Japanese paper shade and either a sand-cast bronze or cork base, the Fulcrum Lamp uses its classically rooted two-part format to explore a rich dialect of material and mass.
Cheshire Architects move organically from huge institutional and urban master-planning work to the digital fabrication of bespoke door handles and the hand-finishing of furniture. This is a practice formed around the depth of its ideologies, rather than the thinness of styles and project types. They operate across fields of luxury and poverty, newness and age, roughness and refinement, running parallel programs of research, writing, lecturing, publishing and university teaching. Cheshire was founded in New Zealand in 2004.