Tubular Light is inspired by the ancient pottery of India and in particular, vessels of water (surahi), which in this case were carried by men during the hunt. They would carry them on their shoulder to keep both hands free for hunting. Eventhough, there is no word for design in Indian languages, we believe this object, the surahi or water-ewer (of which there are numerous kinds as depicted below) are objects of high design, evolved and refined through thousands of years of practical use.
We have taken this ancient form and transformed it into an elegant container of light — which can be both hung or as used as a table lamp. While this lamp uses LED and other hi-tech materials, we have stayed true to the original method of manufacture — which is still made by hand by a potter who uses reduction firing at high temperature to make the product strong, durable and sleek.