Story lamp by Skar+Vidal

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Norwegian designers Vibeke Skar and Ida Noemi Vidal presented ceramic pendant lights with embossed surfaces in the Ventura Lambrate district of Milan last month.

Called Story, a decorative pattern depicting Norwegian traditions has been sandblasted onto the unglazed porcelain surface of shade.

The pattern is similar to that of traditional Norwegian knitting patterns and wool jumpers.

Photographs are by Kaja Bruskeland.

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STORY Porcelain Lamp. Designed by Vibeke Skar and Ida Noemi Vidal

“Once upon a time there was a porcelain lamp called Story. Born in Norway between high mountains and deep fjords, it dreamed of lighting up small wooden houses in the dark forests. With a translucent pattern depicting Norwegian traditions, it warmed the hearts of the travelers it met on its journey.”

The lamp is telling a story about the Norwegian traditions and way of living, the contrast between the cold winter weather and warm clothing and homes. Story draws inspiration from melting icicles and the warm light shining through the windows of our cabins in the mountains, it sheds a new light upon traditional Norwegian knitting patterns and gives a new and softer expression to the cold and hard porcelain surface.

Story has an elegant appearance with its characteristic curves. The surface is unglazed and the decoration plays with the texture and the translucency of the material. The pendant expresses a calm and comfy atmosphere. It can hang by itself, in rows or in clusters over your kitchen table, dining table or where ever you’d like to hang it.

Material: porcelain
Technique: sandblasting (pattern)


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  • roberto

    The shape reminds me of Tom Dixon’s pedant lights.