Prometheus light

May 17, 2012
  • Article by Online Editor
  • Designer Christopher Boots

Designed by Australian industrial designer Christopher Boots, Prometheus is an elegant pendant light inspired by Greek mythology. Named for Prometheus, a titan that stole fire from the Gods and gave it to mankind, the light resembles a ring of fire – creating a sense of drama and intrigue.

The design is a contemporary re-interpretation of the traditional crystal chandelier, featuring a dimmable warm white LED that gives the light a soft glow. A circular ring of hand-rubbed bronze is adorned with quartz crystals, which have been attached to the bronze using rare-earth magnets. The delicate looking piece can be hung with quartz crystals facing up like a crown, or down as the Sword of Damocles.

Having trained as an industrial designer at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Boots worked for lighting designer Geoffrey Mance – learning to explore alternative materials and processes to create surprising designs. In early 2011, Boots began his own practice, with an early body of work that demonstrates the designer’s interest in working with traditional materials such as bronze, iron, copper and quartz.

Prometheus is part of the Simple range, a lighting collection that was included in the Nest – an area at designEX 2012 showcasing of the work of 20 independent Australian designers.

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