The Augustine Collection
Industrial task lighting has inspired both the form of the collection and its methods of manufacture.
The collection pays homage to the French engineer and physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel who contributed significantly to the establishment of the theory of wave optics. Industrial task lighting has inspired both the form of the collection and its methods of manufacture. Making a playful visual reference to Newcastle upon Tyne’s industrial heritage, the lights utilise the function of a pressed glass lens (used in the railway industry) with the techniques of the metal spinner.
With over 50 years of experience, Cliveland Spinning are manufacturers of spun metal components. Their specialism is in high precision reflectors and all forms of lighting products. Spinning can be performed by hand or by a CNC lathe. In this instance it is done by hand with the partner’s skilled knowledge of the process essential, as the lenses are spun into the metal component.
Cliveland Spinning, Birmingham
Aluminium and Glass