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Design by John Tree, 2023

Taking cues from the classic Banker’s Light, British designer John Tree merged archetypal references with his contemporary, colourful sensibility to create the Apex Desk Lamp. The folded steel shades create a peaked roofline silhouette, providing the inspiration behind the lamp’s name as well as offering a graphic contrast to the chrome-plated bases. The round base and angled arm are complemented by a colourful shade that can rotate 360 degrees, allowing users to direct light to suit their needs. The Apex Desk Lamp offers a functional lighting solution for a multitude of spaces and uses, from a task light on a desk to a reading lamp on a bedside cabinet.


  • Part of a progressive and technologically advanced lighting collection.
  • New take on the classic Banker’s Light, resulting in a functional yet familiar lamp series.
  • Featuring a folded steel shade inspired by the silhouette of a peaked roofline.
  • The series comprises a Clip Lamp, Desk Clip Lamp, Desk Lamp, and Table Lamp.
  • The colourful steel shade rotates 360 degrees, allowing users to direct light to suit their needs.
  • The different models cover a multitude of spaces and uses, from the workspace to the bedroom and everywhere in between.
  • All variants are available in different colour options.
  • Inline on/ off switch
  • CE approved
  • Qualified for contract use.
  • Suitable for indoor environments


  • Shade: Wet sprayed steel.
  • Stem: Chrome plated bent steel tube
  • Bulb holder cover: Chrome plated machined aluminium
  • Base at Clip lamp & desk clip lamp: Chrome plated bent steel.
  • Base at desk lamp & table lamp: Pressed steel cover with casted steel counterweight.
  • Cord: Braided fabric cable with a PVC insulation and an on/off toggle switch.


  • Oyster White
  • Iron Black
  • Emerald Green


APEX DESK LAMP: Width 16 cm x depth 39 cm x height 38 cm

About the designer

British John Tree is a London-based product and furniture designer. After graduating from Kingston University, he worked for FM Design before developing products for the Sony Design team in their Tokyo, San Francisco, and London offices. John subsequently joined Jasper Morrison’s studio, before opening his own office in 2016. He currently divides his time between Jasper’s studio and his own, where he pushes and explores industrial processes to create contract and domestic furniture, lighting, accessories, and electronics. His work has been widely featured in a number of international publications, as well as winning several prestigious design awards. For HAY, John Tree has designed the Apex Lamp collection.

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