These lights are made from real beach balls and come in the classic primary colours of red, blue, yellow and white to give that authentic seaside look. They come flat packed in a small box and are easily inflated in the home to achieve a perfect glowing sphere.
Originally devised by Toby three years ago as a hand-made art piece for the premium market, they were sought-out by designers for beach bars and boutique hotels from Mexico to Dubai. Now Toby has reworked the design so it can be priced for the home market.
The Beach ball light is made like a regular beach ball with the addition of a transparent window and an air-tight LED lighting component. It is 44cm in diameter and comes in both pendant and floor/table-top designs. It is the perfect fun accessory for living and play areas whether for kids, for big kids, for beach locations or for those who dream of being at the beach!
“The classic beach ball is an iconic symbol that everyone loves and the light makes a really quirky and contemporary design statement” says Toby. “The original concept was so popular I wanted to find a way of making it work for everyone and after three years here it is.” Toby Sanders formed the company TOBYhouse three years ago to concentrate on designing his own range of contemporary furniture and lighting. His design pedigree includes working as Head of Store Design at Habitat and prior to that, roles at Mandarina Duck and Giorgio Armani.