Published on : Thursday, February 8, 2018
Snøhetta has designed its very first lamp collection, Flik Flak, in close collaboration with the Swedish lighting company, ateljé Lyktan. Comprising of a wall-mounted lamp, a table lamp and a floor lamp, the collection will be launched and exhibited at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair from February 6 to 10, 2018.
All the three lamps were initially developed as prototypes for the 7th room at Treehotel in Harad’s in Northern Sweden.
The Flik Flak lamps are made from two wooden pieces of birch veneer held together by a piano hinge. This flexible design allows the wooden folds of the lamps to be opened and closed in a 180-degree angle. It carefully orchestrates the light to fit any room or setting in a non-intrusive, playful and creative manner. This playfulness is reflected in the Flik Flak name and functionality, recalling the old-school lamps of a childhood desk or the breakneck stunts of a trapeze acrobat.
The collection further plays on distinctive contrasts between light and dark, inside and outside. While the wooden exterior surface is treated with black coloring, reflecting the idea of darkness, the wooden inside of the lamp has kept its natural, light color, diffusing the warm light by dimmable LED strips. The tactile qualities of the lamp are emphasized by the coarse birch veneer, echoing the natural materiality of Scandinavian nature.
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