Iris was designed for a customer who wanted a compact lamp that could provide both ambient light as well as task lighting on a study table.
The choice of the shade was important, as it had to serve both the lighting functions mentioned above, and this unconventional lamp shade was the answer. The light it emits is bright enough, yet easy on the eyes. By creating an angled arm to attach the shade, I was able to make this a dual purpose lamp that could also provide task lighting.
I decided to make it multifunctional by creating a simple book-end feature, which was a welcome and useful addition. The wood is hand sanded and protected with an eco-friendly, water-based wood finish .