The lamp explores the potentials of materials, transforming cold, prosaic and seemingly static materials, such as concrete and metal, to a soft, tactually inviting object.
By refining and transforming the somewhat boring, industrial materials into vibrant elements the lamp becomes poetic, sensuous and fragile despite the masculine, rough materials and in a way changing the everyday materials into the contrary.
The lamp is made of pigment-dyed concrete and hand bend ironbars.
What happens when design is no longer comprised by function but longs for the aesthetic and ethical freedom of art? American artist Richard Artschwager once said, “If you sit on it, it’s a chair. If you walk around it and look at it, it’s a sculpture”. Some objects invite for different ways of living and using a space by paying homage to materials, color and form rather than functional use, thereby taking on a clear unique, bold position, the end result often being intriguing and extraordinary. When boundaries between design and art are effaced potential for magic occurs.
A collaboration between Lea Hein and Magnus Pettersen