Designer Beth Lewis Williams uses cutting-edge 3D printing techniques to create beautiful lamps inscribed with images of cities and natural landscapes. The London-based designer's lithophane-inspired LED lamps bring back the melancholic aesthetics of a 19th century European craft.
Beth Lewis Williams revitalizes old design aesthetics through the use of contemporary technology. She takes inspiration from European lithophane ceramics, which draw upon techniques used in traditional Chinese porcelain. The use of 3D printing greatly reduces manufacturing costs while lending Beth Lewis Williams’ designs’ a romantic aesthetic that hints at the past.
With an aura of rural nostalgia, these lamps reflect on 19th century industrially produced ceramics. The delicately formed shades are plain white at first glance, however once illuminated from within they exhibit fine details of pastoral scenes and urban environments. Beth Lewis Williams’ textured lights can be spotted at Designersblock at this year’s Milan Design Week.
Photos by Beth Lewis Williams