Circle of life | The Radial is a stylish evolution in willowlamp’s range

Primary type:
Furniture, items, decoration
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Total dimensions:
1200 × 550 × 90 m (Length, Height, Width)


The Radial is one of the new pieces

making its design debut this year. In the spirit of evolution, founder and

creative director Adam Hoets has built on some of his existing designs with new

interpretations stemming from these existing pieces.

‘The Radial is a logical extension of

the Lineal – essentially a round version of this piece,’ says Hoets. The Lineal

– one of the brand’s most contemporary and more recent pieces, plays with a

more minimal and pared-down aesthetic, an example of how the designer has

steadily developed willowlamp’s identity.

The inspiration behind the Radial hails

from a similar source to the Lineal – which comes from the idea of creating a

textured grid around a repetitive matrix of lights, and adding chain in layers

and in different metallic finishes to add a richness and warm glow. Like virtually

all of willowlamp’s pieces, The Radial also draws on the natural world. ‘The

Radial refers to the eternal, cyclic ring of life,’ says Hoets. 

The pervasive popularity of curvaceous

shapes in contemporary lighting design is what prompted Hoets to create

something along similar lines to add to the willowlamp range. And while Hoets

is never one to follow or be guided by ‘trends’, preferring instead to create timeless

pieces and innovate in unique directions, he felt the creative urge to play

with current typology in his own way.

Photos (2)
  • The Radial chandelier by willowlamp willowlamp Living roomLighting Metal
  • The Radial chandelier by willowlamp willowlamp Dining roomLighting Metal Metallic/Silver