All the materials in the lamps are reused or recycled. The fabric in Drawstring Lamp is made by Svensson Markspelle, originally used as a sun screen which filters the light beautifully and therefore is well suited for lighting products. Additionally the textile has a structure that allows it to be self-supporting in an organic yet symmetrical way. The legs in the table lamp comes from bicycle spokes and the wood is scraps from a carpenters workshop.
This has been a starting point in our design process and a very inspiring way to work. We also work closely with the makers of the products, Returhuset; they are craft teachers and people who have been long term unemployed and are training to work. It has therefore been important to create products that fit varying skills and levels of expertise.
Photographer Hendrik Zeitler