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Brief Published: 1 Nov 2012

Liquid Light by Kristine Five Malvær


Oslo-based designer Kristine Five Malvær has designed an atmospheric light based on a 17th-century table lamp. The object consists of a birchwood plate with an indentation that holds a glass carafe, and a brass hollow that holds a small candle. When full of liquid the vessel acts as a lens and intensifies the light from the candle, creating a warming glow appropriate for “Scandinavian winter evenings”.

Liquid Light is part of a larger project by Malvær exploring product design based on the reinterpretation of still-life themes. The lamp is currently on show in the Food Work Exhibition as part of Designtide Tokyo 2012. The exhibition consists of work by Norwegian designers who have created objects for “everyday situations in Norway”, but are also inspired by Japanese culture.

Look out for more Stylus coverage of Designtide Tokyo 2012, coming soon. 

Kristine Five Malvær