For years, Dominique Hunter an interior designer from Melbourne Australia was frustrated with the makeshift method in which cable hung pendant lights were secured. The common solution at the time was not appropriate for many of the great lights she used in her interiors.
So she enlisted the help of her partner Antony Richards to create an elegant and natural way to hang her lights – the Little Bishop.
While managing their business – Hunter & Richards – Antony used his spare time and background in jewellery design to carefully hand craft a hook that would suspend cable hung ceiling lights with no knot, clamp, bolt, screw or clip.
“We wanted a solution that would not stand out as a feature, one that would let the cable hang naturally” says Dominique.
A decision made early in the project was to have the cable lock itself down. This lead to a form that was beautiful in itself, and when wrapped in the electrical cable, took a step back and really let the whole light do it’s job.
“There are so many cool light fittings around, and just because you’re not spending a lot on one doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the minor details and finish of an interior project by using a cheap hook from the hardware store. We wanted something that was designed for this purpose alone, a solution that would suit any pendant no matter the budget or style of interior” Dominique added.
Antony has turned to the Internet to raise funds for his latest project, The Little Bishop Pendant Light Hook which is currently in pre production. Of the many crowd funding platforms available, Antony chose Kickstarter for it’s ability to spread the word quickly online to a lot of people and keep them updated on the status of the project.
Antony said that “the Kickstarter campaign is a great way to get people in on our story, to have them join in on our journey as a small, independent design practice doing good design work and getting their first product out to market. It’s also a great way for people to be first with a new product or to grab a bargain, as the ideas featured are usually priced a lot lower than existing products and established brands”.
The Kickstarter campaign is live now and will run until 11th March, 2015.