Edward Linacre Studio <em>Bespoke flask pendant for Brighton Early Learning Centre</em> 2020; aluminum, brass, glass, LED. Courtesy of Edward Linacre Studio<br/>
© Edward Linacre Studio. Photo: Sean Fennessy

Edward Linacre Studio

Edward Linacre Studio
(est. 2012, Melbourne)

Edward Linacre is a Melbourne-based multidisciplinary designer whose studio designs and manufactures lighting, furniture and objects. Working closely with local crafts-people and fabricators, Linacre balances experimental and environmental design principles, often implementing recycled materials and by-products, and using high-quality and sustainably sourced materials that maximise energy efficiency.

Flask bracket sconce, first designed in 2015 and updated in 2021, is part of Linacre’s Flask range, an award-winning bespoke architectural lighting system. For Linacre, lighting is integral to architectural place-making, with feature lighting providing in-rinsic value to the environment where it is embedded.

The titular ‘flask’ refers to individually sculpted glass luminaires, which are customisable in colour, size and shape, linked together by a small family of brass and aluminium components that connect, mount and suspend. The sustainable design utilises energy-efficient LED technology for lighting output and is 100 percent Australian-made, with most components fabricated in Victoria. The versatile system can be adapted to suit client’s design needs, from intimate bedside wall lights to large-scale lobby installations, and can be reconfigured for future projects; Linacre has also employed the Flask system to create conceptual lighting sculptures and installations.

Linacre has received numerous Australian and international prizes, including the James Dyson Award (2011), and the Design Institute of Australia’s Designers Australia Award President’s Medal (2021). His work has been exhibited across Australasia, Europe and the United States, and he recently completed a series of illuminated sculptures for the Australian Government’s High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Swinburne University and has taught at Swinburne and RMIT universities. He is also a co-founder of the creative community platform Mycelium Studios.