With renowned furniture designer Fred Scott for a father, Georgia Scott had an early introduction to the art of combining form and function.
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.
At the Queen Mary Medical School, Alsop teamed up with lighting guru Janet Turner for a radical lighting design aimed to stimulate the medical students.
“Durian was inspired during a visit to the area when familiarising myself with context and local community,” states Turner. “Having presented the lighting concept to the client which included a photograph of the durian fruit, I hadn’t a clue about what it should be made from, its size or light source. However, serendipously my local design shop displayed a hand pleated mesh confection not unlike my vision. I bought it and immediately contacted Georgia Scott, the designer, to discuss a bumper version. What luck!”
Architects: Alsop Design Ltd & AMEC - Will Alsop, Simon Carter, Matt Judge, Judith Sayers, Tarek Merlin, Christophe Egret
Lighting Design Concept: Janet Turner
Lighting Suppliers: Zumtobel Staff, Concord:marlin, Fagerhult, Selux
Lighting Product Design: Georgia Scott (special fittings)
BLIZARD INSTITUTE, QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY, LONDON, UK.
George Clarke's Old House, New Home,
Episode 3 - St Leonards-on-Sea and Manchester
DESIGN FABRICATION AND INSTALATION OF ACOUSTIC BAFFLES FOR:
NEURON POD, CENTRE OF THE CELL, QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY, LONDON, UK. 2018. aLL DESIGN ARCHITECTS
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educational sessions in the Centre of the Cell Pod
supported by online workshops, mentoring and revision
porgrammes, online resources and volunteering
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Next Makers Market Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th December 12 - 5pm
Please join me in studio 5 to showcase a lighting installation Jellyfish bloom'
There will also be a selection of lampshades and the new Glass Mobiles for sale