Cast from resin, the individual pieces that make up Stupa are joined and hand finished individually on a lathe, then polished with beeswax.
Winner of Good Design Award 2015 for Lighting. Stupa was first launched by innermost at Milan’s Euroluce earlier this year. Now they are ready to introduce a new colour- white, into the ambient range of pendant lights. This combination of a mass production process with a high value hand skilled element makes for wonderful and interesting lighting; in this instance, the result is a lamp that permeates an ambient glowing warmth while still providing a practical light level. Designed by Freshwest, the form was inspired by temple architecture in Asia, particularly the stupas of Myanmar.
Marcus Beck & Simon Macro
Marcus Beck and Simon Macro gained first class honours in fine art from Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Brighton respectively. After graduating, Marcus concentrated on the production of limited edition furniture, whilst Simon worked with renowned designer Thomas Heatherwick. Having known each other since childhood, and sharing the same design ideals, Marcus and Simon combined to establish Freshwest in 2005.
Located in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, the studio and workshop see development, prototyping and fabrication take place under a single roof. Freshwest embraces both experimental and functional design and is driven by their desire to realise ideas. Self initiated concept pieces are at the heart of the studio, however the commercial aspect of Freshwest has also seen them win awards and contracts in furniture, interiors and branding. The studios ethos is never to be restricted to a single design discipline and to experiment with different ideas and genres.