Surround Glass Pendant Light
The Surround Glass Pendant Light is a fully adjustable wash light featuring LOREKFORM’s original iron-cast glass. Drawing on a background in theatrical lighting design, the studio created a light that projects a smooth and even glow around the space. New techniques in the glassmaking process allow for a simple connection point, keeping the lens whole and free from unnecessary distractions. The included custom hardware and two possible hanging positions give Surround a full range of motion. This pendant can be used alone, adding warmth to a simple vignette, or as part of an array of three or nine for a dramatic chandelier. Custom textures available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dimensions: Diameter: 17 inches (43.18 cm), Height: adjustable, Weight: 8 lbs (3.60 kg)
Materials: Iron-cast glass, blackened steel, stainless steel, wire rope, black fabric cord. Surround Pendant Spec Sheet
Electrical: 40W Incandescent, plug-in (not hardwired), UL Listing available upon request.
Lead time: 10-12 weeks, ships from USA. Note- We often have items in stock, please inquire.
$4,300.00 – $4,700.00
Artist’s Note- The Surround Pendant is a direct result of the question: how do we hold this iron-cast glass in a three-dimensional way? How can we grasp it so that it can be focused, or arranged in a sweeping array? Casting lenses with holes in the center was a natural second step in the glass shop; but, figuring out how best to take advantage of this newfound negative space proved quite challenging. It was only when we started thinking of the lens as part of a sphere that the geometry of the lamp began to fall into place. The wide, steel band serves two purposes. One, to keep the glass from rocking and two, to shield the viewer’s eyes from the intensity of the bulb.
Previous experiments with this glass have shown that it’s at its most beautiful when backed by another surface such as a second lens, or in this case its mirror twin: the reflector. From the front this spun piece of stainless steel is positioned to fully highlight the edge of the glass and renders the entire lens thick and sticky with light. From a distance the reflector reveals its true purpose and washes a smooth glow around the space. – Erin Lorek, 2021
LOREKFORM is a new studio led by Erin Lorek that explores the expressive nature of light through materiality and form. Working with a small team of artists and makers from across the country, the Brooklyn-based studio creates simple objects from honest materials that are uniquely beautiful at all times of day.
From the beginning, LOREKFORM has focused on sustainability and life cycles. The studio’s entire process uses only five materials, all of which are re-used, recyclable or both. The textures used in the clay impressions come from existing materials, already a part of our environment. The tools and molds created by the studio can be used time and time again. Once a tool needs to be retired, it is sent to the iron furnace and re-cast into something new. Erin hopes to create a library of these tools to allow for each one’s unique story to be shared and brought to life in different installations all around the world.