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...
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.