The Portland family
The geometric forms and crisp white lines of the Portland Plaster Pendant
Plaza Premium Lounge Heathrow, UK
Spotlighting over the bar area and entrance of this airport lounge. London Heathrow Airport, UK, 2015.
Kensington 2, Private Residence, UK
The colour highlights of these pendants match the rooms they have been placed in. London, UK, 2014.
Portland Plaster Overview
Portland Plaster is a decorative spotlighting pendant created in pure white plaster. This version contrasts the rough cast concrete of the original concrete design. An ultra smooth pure finish create one color inside and out. A simple geometric form which speaks for itself.
James Bartlett is fascinated with materials and what they do and say; when he made Portland in both concrete and plaster he cleverly took one form but allowed the character of each material to finally define the persona of the product and where and how it would be used.
The design combines well in clusters and works when used uniformly in a grid or line; equally in a cluster mixing both materials gives many more possibilities for an interior space