P E T E R  L A R S E N

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 different.
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 and light.
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 dreams.
Peter Larsen
Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 2017
Bauhaus lamp 11w, 23 x 23 x 23 cm.