Nature boy Christopher Boots

Cosmic lighting designer Christopher Boots wields both whip and whimsy as Belinda Aucott discovers

15 Dec 2011

Driven by a love of nature and light, Australian designer Christopher Boots creates astonishing light designs.  Trained by renowned lighting designer Geoffrey Manse (2005-2007), its clear that Manse informed Boots’ ethos by teaching him to fuse the classics with the unexpected.

To this day Christopher Boots makes surprising lighting features that range from marvellous centrepieces to understated adornment. Trained in Industrial Design, Boots may have a background in both product design engineering but its in his choice of materials that his designs comes to life.

All his products are hand made in Melbourne, using a variety of techniques learnt from artisanal glass-blowers, coppersmiths, ceramicists, sculptors, and bronze casters.

Christopher Boots, Diamond Ring light is made from Quartz crystal, neodymium rare earth magnets, iron and carbon.

Ranging in size from a 450 cm to 2.1m diameter, the finished light can weigh up to a whopping 39kg.  Illuminated by 12 volt LED’s this light will cost you anywhere from $2,800 to $12,000

 

Simple light by Christopher Boots is made from copper, zinc, iron, carbon and silicon. 1360 mm X 35 mm, weighing 2.5 kg priced at $650 AUD. Lamping Banana/ Edison or spirals

Just one in a range on unusual lights, please visit Christopher Boots for more information.

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