mcdermottbaxter (Ruth McDermott and Ben Baxter) is an independent design practice working across both light art and lighting design. We harness the possibilities of materials, form and light while keeping the sensual and poetic at the heart of our work. Through the innovative use of materials and technologies we believe we have created work that challenges and delights the viewers.
We have created projects for councils, festivals, architects, retailers and property developers in both interior and exterior environments.
Dr Ruth McDermott (PHD Des) has a background in industrial design and has exhibited work nationally and internationally. Ben Baxter (M. Sc. Illum.Des) has a background in illumination design and fine art and has planned public lighting strategies and worked in private practice as a lighting design consultant. 
''We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates.'' Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows, 1977 (original quote, 1933)

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