An innovative take on a hanging glass globe, Jasper Morrison created his Glo-Ball series of lamps for Flos (1998) to provide a range of blown-glass globes for almost every imaginable situation. Featuring a clean, geometric appearance, the Glo-Ball S1 Suspension Lamp is crafted with hand-blown opaline glass that’s externally acid etched and flashed for a pristine surface that evenly diffuses warm glowing light. A steel suspension cable, with a maximum length of 145", gives this Pendant the illusion of floating in air. Bulb (not included): halogen 150W/E27. UL Listed. Made in Italy.
Jasper Morrison considers himself to be, first and foremost, a conceptual designer. Unconcerned with the novelty of new or unexpected forms, Morrison takes familiar shapes, often banal, and reworks them until a heretofore-unseen work emerges.
Born in England, Morrison was raised in both Germany and the United States before his family settled in London, where he attended Kingston College of Art and the Royal College of Art. During school, Morrison was influenced by the work of the Memphis designers out of Milan for their conceptual approach to design. His early work caught the attention of critics and when Morrison was asked to speak at a design conference in Milan, he instead staged a slide show of juxtaposed images. This became the basis of the book "A World Without Words" and in turn piqued the interest of Rolf Fehlbaum, the chairman of Vitra. Read more >