Naomi Paul Thursday 28 Jun 2012

Designed by Naomi Paul, the Omi pendant collection, GLUCK, XL GLUCK, SONNE, XL SONNE and HANNA are the principal designs in a series of handcrafted minimal flat pack pendants that evolved from the desire to create lighting that is timeless, playful and quietly opulent. They are designed to be used in any interior setting to create a soft, atmospheric ambience and to also act as a modern sculptural focal point in a space, whether lit or not. The pendants are constructed by hand using traditional crochet techniques, made with yarns such as mercerized cotton and silk sourced from fashion industry surplus. Where normally this pre-consumer yarn waste would be discarded, here it is utilised to create stunning lighting products. The pendants are available in limited edition colour ways that change with the seasons. Great consideration was taken in the design process to use locally sourced industry surplus materials, working closely with British midlands mills. The pendants are supplied with PLUMEN low energy bulbs.

designer biog

Naomi Paul

Naomi Paul is a London based designer who is creating some truly unique and intelligent textiles for interior products and spaces. Her aesthetic is clean and modern yet takes inspiration and methods from the past. An expert in combining vintage and charity with contemporary items in her own life, her designs are created using a range of recycled, upcycled, organic, industry waste and British luxury material. Through physical exploration of the yarns constructing and deconstructing ideas Naomi’s designs evolve organically, forming pattern through structure with a subtle sophisticated use of colour. Inspired by traditional craft techniques and the emotional attachment we all hold to materials, Naomi explores the possibilities of knit and crochet for interior application both for the home and commercial settings. Born of German and English descent, Naomi grew up on a farm in Sussex. After studying Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins she then went on to complete a degree in Constructed Textile Design at Chelsea college of Art and design, graduating in 2006.

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