Pile, Swedese, 2018
The Pile lamp collection was originally developed for the restaurant environment at the new Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. The idea behind the lamp is based on my very first visit to the Swedese plant, a highly unique environment in Vaggeryd with exquisite expertise in woodworking in general and veneer bending in particular. When walking around in the factory I got captured by the skilled craftsmen's refined off hours evening production in the workshops with self-produced wood work in the borderland between handicraft and industrial production. With this in mind I proposed a collaboration with a high involvement of this craftsmanship and with detailing in focus to celebrate this sympathetic phenomenon.
The result became various mold bended wood elements that have been stacked and joined together into beautiful sculptural lattices that pleasantly screen and warm the light.