Tensegrity Table Lamp 240V switched with 3 pin plug and 2.0 m fabric cable. This Tensegrity Table Lamp is made from custom shaped and welded heavy steel with galvanised chain suspension, with a brass E27 240V lamp holder securely mounted above a brass tube. It is the perfect lamp to show the beauty of our larger Edison bulbs.
The top component is held away from the base of the lamp by means of non welded chain lengths that hold it both up and hold it down.
Tensegrity, tensional integrity or floating compression is a structural principle based on a system of isolated components under compression inside a network of continuous tension, and arranged in such a way that the compressed members (usually bars or struts) do not touch each other while the prestressed tensioned members (usually cables or tendons) delineate the system spatially.
The term was coined by Buckminster Fuller in the 1960s as a portmanteau of “tensional integrity”. The other denomination of tensegrity, floating compression, was used mainly by the constructivist artist Kenneth Snelson.
We have made this lamp as an experimental design during some part of the lockdown time due to COVID. It was made by hand from mild steel that has been carefully shaped, welded and finished to create the overall effect. The steel components have been powder coated to appear a stainless steel color. Brass components are all nickel plated to match this color. We could perhaps manufacture one more to match but at the moment it remains a “one-off”.
The locking mechanism of our E27 240V brass lamp holder means the body cannot be unscrewed accidentally when changing the bulb. This lamp is a great addition to any side table and a perfect decoration as a bedside lamp. Other lamp holder socket options are available when ordering. Currently we have a silver grey cable wired but you can choose a color from the list.
The lamp comes with a black inline switch and 3 pin plug with an option of different brass hardware color and a range of cable colors to choose from. We can make as 120Volt for USA/Canada from parts that are UL Listed.
You use any of our E27 240V bulbs such as our large Vintage LED’s pictured.
Globes are not included but recommended globes are listed below.