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Little Bishop Pendant Light Hook

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  • Hunter & Richards Design

Description

The Little Bishop uses negative space to create a form with positive results. An asymmetrical groove is wrapped around a cylinder, overlapping itself.

The depth of the groove at the junction means that the cable applies pressure on itself, locking it into position. In addition, friction as well as a tight turn, makes for a hold that will support pendant lights up to three kilograms.

The hook section joins seamlessly to the post section which mounts flush to the ceiling. The intention is to make the Little Bishop look like an integral part of the space.

Key Features

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Replacing brass hooks and cable ties, the Little Bishop brings a sense of purpose to positioning cable-hung pendant lights.

The Little Bishop is a two piece product – post and hook. A custom fitting joins the parts, allowing the hook to be positioned at any angle relative to the direction of the incoming cable.

Electrical cable is wrapped around a cylindrical groove that uses friction and pressure to lock the attached light fitting. It can be also be retrofitted.

The only finish is white – giving the customer the option of painting it to match the space, or leaving as is.

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Design Impact

The Little Bishop was launched as a Kickstarter campaign, garnering an immediate global audience. Seeking AUD$5,000 to assist with production costs, the campaign ran for 35 days and received a total of AUD$15,467 in pledges, 309% of the initial goal.

Since it’s initial launch, the Little Bishop continues to sell to a global market from it’s very own mini site and online shop, as well as selected, specialist lighting accessory retailers in the EU, the US and Japan.

It is now and Australian product designed in Melbourne that is specified globally by architects, designers and homemakers.

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Innovation

For years, Dominique Hunter was frustrated with makeshift methods in which cable hung pendant lights were positioned and secured. The common solution – a brass hook – was not appropriate for many of the great lights used in her interiors.

So she enlisted the help of her partner Antony Richards to create an elegant and natural way to hang pendant lights in her projects.

The challenge posed in the early stages of conceptualising the design was to use no knot, clamp, bolt, screw or clip to secure the cable. This lead to a unique form that stands alone in today’s marketplace.

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