The lamp part of ‘Loota’, a series of lamp and mirror products by Matti Syrjälä for Finnish design collective Kaamos, produces a pleasant, indirect light.
Loota is part of a collection of products by Kaamos presented at Salone Satellite during Milan Design Week 2013 that includes lamps, a carpet, containers, acoustic panels and tabeltop products. The new collection draws inspiration from Finnish log cabin culture. “The exhibition is build on a new interpretation of the traditional log cabin, where people used to gather to spend time, tell stories, and enjoy a cup of coffee.” says Kaamos. “Our designs are greatly inspired by Finnish culture and traditional production processes.”
Katriina Nuutinen’s Tatti mouth blown glass containers are made to store valuables, “to keep safe golden memories or even sweets.” says Nuutinen. “Some of the containers may be used as piggy banks. The glass bases that have been mouth blown by Finnish artisans combined with lids turned of wood create an endearing, easily approachable combination.”
Matti Syrjälä’s Miina lamp (Miina is Finnish for “land mine”) “is at its best when hung from a ceiling, but it may also be placed on a desk or even on the floor.” says Syrjälä. “The lamp spreads light potently in all directions through its large glass cover. The glass has been acidified, meaning that no disturbing reflections are created on its beautifully dim surface.”
The OMA floorlamp (oma is Finnish for ”own”) consists of a wrought-iron tripod base and a mouth blown glass cover blown into a mold. This slender utility item combines hard and sturdy iron with delicate and gently formed glass. “Own home, own armchair, own book, own moment.” says Nuutinen. “The lamp is lit to create a moment and atmosphere just for oneself, to create a pause in the middle of a busy day. Use OMA to light a moment of your own, in your favorite arm chair, with your favorite book.”