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Aurora: A minimalistic lamp

The Aurora is an iconic lamp which stands on 8 screw-in legs and comes packaged in an ultra-thin tube.

Aurora: A minimalistic lamp

The Aurora is an iconic lamp which stands on 8 screw-in legs and comes packaged in an ultra-thin tube.

£4,070
pledged of £12,000pledged of £12,000 goal
44
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 2 2016 1:56 PM UTC +00:00

About

What we’re asking for

The Aurora is on the start line and raring to go. But we are still a fledgling business and, to meet the minimum order requirements, we need to raise £12,000.

Kickstarter, we’re counting on you!

What is the Aurora?

The Aurora was one of my ever first designs when I launched Charles Lethaby Lighting in August 2014. Back then I made the Aurora by hand using steel and a TIG-welder.

Handmade using a TIG-welder
Handmade using a TIG-welder

Due to its popularity I would like to get the Aurora manufactured in much greater volume to make it more affordable and available in a wider range of materials.

Manufacturing Aurora

By using a 5-axis CNC lathe, Aurora’s 8 legs can be precision-engineered to +/-0.015mm tolerance and screwed into the body.

This means that, when disassembled, the entire lamp can fit into an ultra-thin tube just 68mm in diameter. As well as being a quirky design feature, this packaging makes it cheaper (and greener) to ship – and guarantees it arrives at your door in perfect condition.

We've already trialled a small batch of Aurora in brass and produced samples in brass plated and chrome.

Available [left to right] in brass plated, chrome and solid brass
Available [left to right] in brass plated, chrome and solid brass

Aurora is the ultimate companion to an over-sized filament light bulb. But its classic design and universal lamp holder [complete with shade ring] also lends itself to a whole range of lamp shades.

Each Aurora contains one leg with the CHARLES LETHABY LIGHTING logo
Each Aurora contains one leg with the CHARLES LETHABY LIGHTING logo

Our promise to you 

In return for your faith in our small company, we’re offering discounts of up to 65% on early-bird purchases. We’ve also lined up a whole host of stretch goals including different materials and coloured flex options.

How can you trust us? 

HOBBS, Covent Garden
HOBBS, Covent Garden

We have already proved ourselves with Aurora's older sibling, the Elara - a pendant light with 40 identical screw-in arms.

In September 2015 the Elara was selected by British womenswear retailer, HOBBS for its Christmas window displays. A last-minute order, we delivered 100 Elaras and 250 non-illuminated sculptures in just 5 weeks.

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We’re using the same manufacturer to produce the Aurora, so it’s tried-and-tested and ready to go. Just to be sure, we’ve even trial-run a small batch of Aurora in solid brass.

Who am I?

I studied Product Design at Central Saint Martins. On graduating in 2004, I went into teaching and pioneered the UK’s first ever 3D Design course in secondary schools and created specialist modules on lighting, architecture and furniture.

This is where much of inspiration comes from, particularly minimalism and the use of repetition which I frequently reference in my work.

Charles Lethaby with "Amphitheatre"
Charles Lethaby with "Amphitheatre"

Technical Specification:

Weight: 1.5KG

Recommended bulb: ES G125 retro filament bulb

Max Wattage: 60W

Usage: Indoor only

Rewards

Please note, the recommended ES G125 retro filament bulb is not included.

Backers in Europe will be charged VAT at 20% which will appear as a shipping cost.

Stretch Goals

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Credits

Thank you to http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

Risks and challenges

Our suppliers and manufacturers are tried-and-tested but if production is delayed by a few days we will keep our loyal backers up-to-date.

Thank you for your support.

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    Pledge £3 or more About $4

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    Pledge £74 or more About $92

    EARLY BIRD

    Chrome Aurora supplied with standard white flex.

    60% off RRP [£179]

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    Brass plated Aurora supplied with standard white flex.

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    Pledge £89 or more About $111

    EARLY BIRD

    Chrome Aurora supplied with a choice of corded black, white, silver, gold flex or PVC transparent.

    50% off RRP [£179]

    [you'll pick your flex when the campaign ends]

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    EARLY BIRD

    Brass plated Aurora supplied with a choice of corded black, white, silver, gold flex or PVC transparent.

    50% off RRP [£179]

    [you'll pick your flex when the campaign ends]

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    Chrome Aurora supplied with a choice of corded black, white, silver, gold flex or PVC transparent.

    45% off RRP [£179]

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    Brass plated Aurora supplied with standard white a choice of corded black, white, silver, gold flex or PVC transparent.

    45% off RRP [£179]

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    Pledge £105 or more About $131

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    Solid brass Aurora supplied with standard white flex.

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    Pledge £125 or more About $156

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    Solid brass Aurora supplied with a choice of corded black, white, silver, gold flex or PVC transparent.

    55% off RRP [£279]

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    Pledge £135 or more About $168

    Solid brass Aurora supplied with standard white a choice of corded black, white, silver, gold flex or PVC transparent.

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Funding period

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