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|Splitting, not to destroy,
but to build the unusual. Split in two is the origin of progress in
medicine, as in geometry, splitting into phi twice. What is surprising
is when you split into two, and strangely the two parts turn out to be
In the beginning was the light or the big-bang. In the mists of time,
the homogeneous was split in two, two very contrasted parts, darkness
The birth of light in the obscur and in the night. Phenomenon that I
find in the evening at home, the light of this lamp isolates me from
the night in an atmosphere of hygge so dear to the Danish that I am.
A work of art and poetry, I was inspired the shape of this lamp from an
engraving by Itten, a Bauhaus professor in the 1920s, and a B÷cklin
painting from the late 19th century. Isle of the Dead. The colors vary
from one lamp to another, eventualy giving reason for an individual
title, as the name of a painting by Caspar David Friedrich. The lamp is
thus a book / sculpture, with a story that can be guessed, dreamed,
through its colors and in its light.
You can feel through this lamp the presence of an architectural model.
Despite an international style of busy offices, the place does not seem
inhabited, there is nobody to see, the structure seems silent and
desert, and radiates of a contagious absolute calm. As a living room
lamp or bedside lamp, its light diffuses a sublime serenity, which can
be contemplated as the glow of a lighthouse at the entrance of soothing
Wanderer above the Sea of
Bauhaus lamp 11w, 23 x 23 x 23 cm.