She began making at an early age – “always functional things, I find it hard to make anything without a purpose” – before going on to study 3D design at Brighton University where she developed a particular passion for lighting. “I love the qualities of light and shadow,” she explains.
After graduating, she began working at London’s Cockpit Arts when design store Heals first snapped up her sculptural, organic lampshades. This led onto commissions for Conran stores in London and Paris and public art pieces for clients including Queen Mary College London.
When she had children, Scott moved to Hastings and set up a studio in the town’s sprawling Britannica Enterprise Centre where she now designs and makes large commissions for private homes and national organisations.
Inspired by natural forms and light patterns, current work includes Fall, a light that shines on strings of cascading copper ‘leaves’ made of mesh; Flower Shower, a glittering chandelier of fibre optic wires illuminating delicate metal flowers and Nova, a disc of hand-folded gold flowers that evokes Christmas Poinsettias.
This modern Spike Light table lamp is part of the Spark lights range. Formed from pleated and folded aluminium mesh with a turned and cast aluminium foot, it is one of the more unorthodox and most successful designs by Georgia Scott. She is a young, innovative designer of lighting products who experiments with a range of different materials. She conceived the design for this lamp in 1998 and it went into production shortly afterwards.
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