Bec Brittain - Aries

Bec Brittain releases Aries lighting system

New York designer Bec Britain's modular Aries lighting system is now in production, featuring a constellation of rotatable prisms that each refract the light from an LED.

These sparkling points of light are the focus of the piece, suspended on a minimal frame of cylinders connected by thin rods that can be combined in multiple configurations. Standard pieces include a pendant, wall sconce, and three configurations of chandelier, but the possibilities are endless with the given components.

This is the second standardised collection from the designer, who usually makes bespoke commissions and installations. The design was inspired by the concept and set design developed by Olafur Eliasson for the ballet Tree of Codes, in which dancers wore all-black suits, highlighted with LEDs.

Originally presented last year as a prototype in brass, the system is now made in aluminium to achieve the light weight required to make large constellations viable. The aluminium is machined in Long Island then sent to California for finishing. It's then returned to Bec's studio and workshop for finally assembly with the clear glass prisms. The metal comes in five standard finishes but the studio offers bespoke options too.

The system was on show at the designer's Manhattan studio during the city-wide NYCxDesign event last week, together with limited edition versions that she's produced together with glass artist John Hogan for sale through the Future Perfect.

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Available: 14-16 weeks
Approx RRP ex VAT: £1450 for one pendant