Certain architectural accomplishments, like the coffered ceiling at the Pantheon, speak to an idealism and craft obvious to the eye but somehow beyond words. Like others before him, Thomas Pheasant covets the opportunity to see those things as an artist sees them, in person, in situ. Then, he pushes the limits of his own resources to prove that the hand can master and even evolve all the mind can imagine. The recessed, molded, and mitered squares of the Bevel Tall Cabinet-all conforming to a deep curve so accurately that the outer edge of the molding completes the arc-are that kind of achievement.
Thomas Pheasant conceived the Atelier series as a more lightly scaled and tightly upholstered look. The frame takes a more prominent role, and the legs are flared in the neoclassical tradition. Where the upholstery meets the wood frame, the cushion actually extends over the top to create a cap of sorts. That makes the construction part of the visual appeal of the item - like a complex joint Baker might use on a large cabinet. Each end has a distinctive ribbed Bronze finger pull.
This lamp is expertly and precisely handcrafted using solid brass square rods that are joined together using mechanical fasteners - no welding or soldering is used. The graceful "hourglass" form is at once transparent and bold. The lamp is hand finished with a warm bronze patina.