The Making of Tacoma
Taking inspiration from gothic-style architecture, Tacoma marries ribbed glass globes and a statuesque metal stem to deliver a dramatic wash of light. Suited to both contemporary and traditional settings, Tacoma is one of our most popular decorative wall lights, created for both interior and bathroom use.
Senior Designer Riley Sanders talks us through the inspiration behind the Tacoma collection.
Developing the concept
"Like most of our designs, myself and James our Design Director, take influence from the world around us, creating products we truly admire and would have in our own homes. With Tacoma, it was an opportunity to explore the playful nature of light and how it can create mood through the use of materials. A balance of proportions, I focused heavily on the development of the glass, looking at the shadows each shade created to achieve equilibrium between decorative shadow and functional everyday illumination.
I wanted to deliver a design that was more decorative. Although the idea of a textured glass globe isn't new, Tacoma is a unique interpretation of a classic wall light that's elevated to reflect the modern day. Its presence has a timeless simplicity, retaining Astro's distinctive quality and engineering in a charming yet contemporary design. We initially created Tacoma for the hospitality arm of our business, but throughout the development process, we quickly realised it sits comfortably within a variety of settings. Whether a dining space, bathroom, or hallway, the variety of finishes and glass shades make it a complementary icon within any room.
In three words... "Captivating, playful, ethereal"