Smithfield is a light with a history that links it to a hidden past, where its origins are lost in the artisan manufacturing process.
“There’s a market in London called Smithfield and these lamps take their inspiration from a certain typology of metal lamp shade which used to hang in these kind of situations. I’ve always liked the industrial and functional character of these lights, and wanted to make a project out of them, looking for some way of making use of their efficiency in delivering light, and the forms themselves which are so much a part of the good atmosphere of industrial spaces”. Jasper Morrison
Smithfields shape is permeated by its history, positioning it where tradition seems to win out over novelty at any cost.
Jasper Morrison is not afraid to reveal that his inspiration came from looking at the lights in London’s Smithfield meat market. By giving the design the name of this place, the designer not only pays tribute to it, but asserts that Smithfield is a modern restyling of a very well-known and popular shape. Simple and elegant, with slinky lines and a sophisticated curvy shape in deep-drawn stainless steel, this light fully satisfies both functional and practical needs. × > There’s a market in London called Smithfield and these lamps take their inspiration from a certain typology of metal lamp shade which used to hang in these kind of situations.—Jasper Morrison