Motivated by the desire to create magical spaces through lighting, Design by Ned Abbott create sculptural plywood and card lampshades. Laser cut components connect to create spherical polyhedra that create spectacular shadows when illuminated. Each shade is an exploration of geometric shapes producing a wire frame tessellating rhomboids or highly patterned, taking inspiration from nature such as the fabulous Veiled Lady Mushroom or the branching patterns of fauna and frost.
From his Manchester workshop, Neb creates each order by hand to clients’ specification of style, size and colour. After a successful launch at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in 2017 and establishing himself as a go to for unique lighting solutions in the North West this will be D.N.A’s first London exhibition. Neb will be launching the card range of lampshades at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week.