Maxine Naylor

These architectural sail lamps are ornamental from beginning to end. They owe their shapes to sails, their engineering to the structure of the longbow, their aesthetic leans to Calder and their existence to the fact that lights are almost infinitely mutable. In this example the translucent sails of matt white sailcloth diffuse natural daylight or part reflect and part sponge up any artificial light directed on them. The light aspect is an invitation to take poetic flight – almost sci-fi space ship forms catching the solar wind.