Multi lantern by
Kristine Five Melvær

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Product news: one coloured glass bubble sits within another to form these lanterns by Norwegian designer Kristine Five Melvær (+ slideshow).

Multi lantern by Kristine Five Melvaer

Kristine Five Melvær's candle holders comprise a more opaque smaller inner bubble that holds the tea light, with a transparent outer layer that disperses the candle glow. Pairs of colours create a third hue where the layers overlap.

Multi lantern by Kristine Five Melvaer

During the lighter summer months the glassware can be used as vases for flowers.

Multi lantern by Kristine Five Melvaer

The Multi lanterns were developed with Norwegian glass company Magnor Glassverk and are on display at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture until 25 August.

Multi lantern by Kristine Five Melvaer

Kristine Five Melvær has also created lamps that look like buds about to bloom and a series of sheer slik room dividers.

Multi lantern by Kristine Five Melvaer

The most recent candle holders on Dezeen include a chunky designs made from a compound of stone and resin and a series that look like bent pipes poking through a wall.

Multi lantern by Kristine Five Melvaer

Photos are by Erik Five Gunnerud.

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Here's some extra information from the designer:


The lantern Multi consists of two glass bubbles, one of them outside the other. The opaque inner bubble gives the light source an organic shape. The transparent outer bubble captures and exhibits the light. The two intersecting colors creates a new, more complex hue. Multi can also be used as a vase or as a light sculpture that interprets sunlight as color on the table. Multi's function changes during the year. In the dark months the object glows. In the bright months the object displays the sunlight and flowers.

Multi lantern by Kristine Five Melvaer

Multi is exhibited for the first time as part of the exhibition On Time at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture from the 21st of June to the 25th of August 2013. The exhibition is curated by Klubben (Norwegian Designers Union). It is an exhibition about time, situations and objects. Nineteen Norwegian designers interprets 17 moments within 24 hours through 17 brand new objects.

Multi lantern by Kristine Five Melvaer

Kristine Five Melvær developed the Multi lantern in cooperation with Magnor Glassverk, a Norwegian glass company. Multi will be developed further and launched as part of their collection.

  • Chris

    One of those rare moments where I’m determined to buy a product featured on Dezeen.

  • T Heatherwick

    I’m determined to copy that design.