‘Turn’ light by Caroline Olsson; photo by Kaja Bruskeland
Taking her inspiration form an old workbench commonly used in wood workshops, the young Norwegian designer Caroline Olsson has realised this pair of delicate, pared-down table lamps. Featuring a characteristic swivel screw tightening mechanism which in fact serves as a dimmer, similarly to Olsson’s ‘Skog‘ series,’Turn’ is also made of mouth blown glass and untreated wood but this time around, the designer decided to use birch instead of oak wood. (more…)
impressions from the D3 Design talents
A show within a show, the superbly-curated [D³] Design talents has been taking place during Germany’s imm cologne fair since 2006. An unparalleled springboard for young creatives, the forum is dedicated to promoting and launching the up-and-coming talents who present their innovations and inspiring products and materials within the Pure Village hall. This year, from among nearly 700 applications, the [D³]’s jury selected 28 imaginative and out-of-ordinary products by the bright design stars of tomorrow such as Lee Sanghyeok, Jolan van der Viel, Ryan Yoon and Harc Lee of Ryan Harc, Caroline Olsson, Martin Solem, Raphaëlle Bonamy to name just a few.
And in case you’ve missed it while at imm, Architonic was there, with our ubiquitous camera on hand. Visit our Facebook page to view no less than 94 images from this hugely inspiring and decidedly resourceful show.
Photo tour of IMM Cologne 2012, [D³] Contest
'Skog' lamps by Caroline Olsson for Magnor Glassverk
With Christmas less than two weeks away, this collection of diminutive, nature-inspired lamps by the young Norwegian designer and Akershus University College student Caroline Olsson certainly evokes the festive feeling. Manufactured by the century-old Norwegian glassworks Magnor Glassverk, ‘Skog’ – Norwegian for ‘forest’ – has been inspired and named after the large forests surrounding Magnor Glassverk. (more…)