Valissa Butterworth of The Mod Collective creates really beautiful lamps and tableware. The different designs are developed with CAD software and are 3D printed, and then each piece is molded and cast by hand with porcelain. By using pigment directly in the porcelain at the slip stage the material gets a beautiful and deep color.
The project by Supafrank called Creature Collective consists of both furniture and illustrations inspired by “curiosities from nature” – and it´s charming, clever and cool!
“Follow our journey from initial character sketches to pared-down components that distill the spirit of the original creatures. The few simple components can be constructed using just one tool – a mallet – to make up a stool, a hook, a light and a light pull.” (source)
These double sided spotlights are made by Canadian designer Lukas Peet. Each of the pendants have two energy efficient cfl light bulbs, one in each end; one illuminates the ceiling and the other the floor. The outside is smooth and glossy, while the inner shade is hand painted with a matte, pale yellow. This creates a contrast in texture, and also adds warmth to the cool light from the cfl bulb.
Look to Norway consists of ten young Norwegian designers who joined together to show their work during the Designers Open in Leipzig. They are all students at different design schools in the country and the idea was to build bridges between the different institutions. It´s a great concept and a good mix of talented people. For images and info on all the products and participants check out the Look to Norway website.
Curious lamp by Caroline Olsson
Le Korpusiør by Jørgen Platou Willumsen
1+1 by Martin Larsen