‘Chuugi – Devotion’ (Black Hole Lamp) by Studio Wieki Somers, photo: ©Fabrice Gousset, courtesy Galerie Kreo
An evocative lampshade, reminiscent of an umbrella held aloft with a construction of blackened metal spokes, adorns ‘Chuugi – Devotion’ (Black Hole Lamp) by Studio Wieki Somers. Part of a series of seven lamps collectively named ‘mitate’, in Japanese a word that signifies the perception of an object in a non-habitual way, it’s an essential part of Japanese culture and a cornerstone of ikebana art.
'Grasshopper' by Wieki Somers for Tectona
The French manufacturer for outdoor furniture Tectona presented its new collection including pieces by Inga Sempé, Nendo and Wieki Somers. The latter created ‘Grasshopper’, a family of furniture which lives up to its name. The Dutch designer achieved what we often miss of weather resistant garden furniture – lightness and elegance. ‘Grasshopper’ consists of two tables and a chair in powder-coated aluminium and steel.