I've always loved the way that porcelain disperse the light - it's like a small subtle sun in your room. The warm friendly glow reminds me of the how some things are really basic necessities to humans, things we cannot live without; a place to sit, tools to prepare and eat food with - and light. Without light we're a bit lost, especially here up north in the winter time. And so this lamp is a tribute to light.
Most designers dream of cordless lamps, but as that dream is yet somewhere out in the distance we might as well play and have fun with the things we cannot change. So besides an elegant stem and a subtle vertical flow of light, the feature of the Shelter lamp is the connection between the cord and the lamp with a small brass fixture. "Make a virtue of necessity" as the idiom goes...
The Cafu lamp was a natural extension to the series. Working with a oldschool combination of a conic shade and woven textile we've created a classic table lamp with a dash of quirky to it due to the proportions of the shade.
"What about a wooden handle for a thermos...?" Often projects start out with simple questions, and this question quickly led on several more. That's how the Emma series started and since then the series have grown organically - now also with a water pitcher
Working with a generic shape, and reaching the goal of "new" is extremely fulfilling for a designer. Everything is in the detail, getting the curvature absolutely right. Playing with the compositions of materials, colours size and functionality and finally, at the end of the process, see it all unfold and come together in harmony. The series consists of vases, bowls and candleholders - 16 objects in glass, polished steel and plated gold.
"What about a wooden handle for a thermos...?" Often projects start out with simple questions, and this question quickly led on several more. The thermos for tea, for example, have a brewing filter and mechanism to control how long you want it to brew.
How cool and how simple can it be done? That was the starting point in creating the Pure Black series. Drawing on inspiration from hunting knives and tapping into a boyish desire for a true wow-factor paved the way for an ultra simple design language paired with a matte black coating.