“When designing the M Lamp, I wanted to create a contemporary piece with minimal form which still had emotional resonance and reference to the past. I drew a lot of inspiration from archetypal forms of lighting throughout history, in particular – lanterns and portable light sources. Ones which could illuminate a dark corner of a room, aid us in a power outage, help with carrying logs in from outside or simply to act as an ambient light source.”
Born in N. Ireland, David Irwin’s focus as a designer is material exploration and assigning purpose to both traditional and contemporary manufacturing processes. The goal with all of Irwin’s work is to combine a strong concept with fundamental usefulness.
David Irwin is the designer of our M Lamp, a portable, rechargeable light source in a contemporary lantern silhouette. Now in our second generation, the M Lamp features a fully-rotatable lamp head and on/dim/off button.
Continuing his inspiration from 20th-century vintage miner headlamps, Irwin collaborated with Juniper to create the Wally modern wall sconce. The Wally is a nod to the M Lamp possessing a fully rotatable head, but this time as a mounted fixture used for indicator and occupancy signage.
Optional vinyl high-contrast decals expand the versatility of this fixture and can take its function from an energetic light signal to a playful do-not-disturb sign, complete with an on/off switch plate.