Working at London Design Festival, attending several graduations shows – I like to play a game called “If I was Charles Saatchi what would I buy”– and quite few Salone, I thought that everything that can be designed/ created/ conceived, had been done already. I discovered – quite randomly – Alex Randall’s original lamps after a design-fuelled week, at the end the Clerkenwell Design Week (always a pleasure, far too short). It is not by chance that her latest collection was presented at the legendary Sanderson Hotel in London, a place that I always enjoy, finely balanced between extravagance and simplicity. If Duck Lamp and Squirrel Wall light are already collectable, the Harp Lamp, is likely to be the next big thing. The chosen form of the harp underlines how Randall seeks creative inspiration in everyday objects from the world around her. “There are few shapes quite as feminine and delicate as the harp, and it was because of this I felt simplicity was key. The EL wire is strung under tension between its feminine skeletal form. There is undeniably a ghost-like presence to the harp that sings a forgotten song” commented the artist about her latest work.