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This sculptural table lamp is inspired by Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner

Australian design studio B-TD elevates contemporary interior spaces with the Fold Table Lamp.

Designed and made in Australia, the B-TD range of lighting is contemporary with a minimal and modern aesthetic, as demonstrated here with the Fold Table Lamp.

Drawing from the angular architecture seen in Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner, the Fold Table Lamp boasts a welcomingly futuristic design. Minimalist yet sculptural, it deploys a pair of folded aluminium fins, which wrap around a solid block of marble.

When embarking on this project, the design team wanted to create something that would complement contemporary interiors, imbuing it with a romantic ambience. By housing the bulb inside of the aluminium casing, they have achieved a diffused lighting effect that fulfils this objective.

Two editions of the fold table lamp are available. The first one matches a solid block of grey marble with an anodized ‘Deep Sea’ aluminum finish. The second features a base of raw travertine and a brushed aluminum finish.

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Craftsmanship and digital technologies in equal measure

The Fold Table Lamp is the product of both craftsmanship and digital technologies, as is the case with every B-DT product. Each piece is assembled by hand in their Melbourne, Australia-based studio with signature metal finishes often brushed by hand, and patinas applied meticulously by a talented team of craftspeople. Meanwhile, custom metal extrusions, laser cutting and computer-controlled folding all contribute to the final design.

As such, the Fold Table Lamp sits perfectly within B-TD’s wider collection of sculptural lighting, which “serve the needs of modern, innovative interiors”. Founded in 2011 by designer and creator Jonathan Ben-Tovimin, the company has established a distinct aesthetic inspired by a striking mix of natural and industrial materials.

It seeks to create progressive, modern pieces that subtly express a distinct design language—an objective that the Fold Table Lamp completely fulfils. “Our brand is modern, minimal, refined, with subtle nods to luxury,” says Ben-Tovim. “We present materials honestly and aim to reduce every product to its most essential expression.”

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