Journey of a lamp by Lukas Bazle for New Works at 3daysofdesign
Celebrating design in Copenhagen, New Works presented a new lighting collection by Lukas Bazle at their exhibition ‘A Poetic Disclosure’
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen, New Works brought to life at their exhibition ‘A Poetic Disclosure’ a refreshing new version of the Méduse lamp by Lukas Bazle first crafted in 2019 – now called the Nebra lamp.
Working in the field of Product and Interiors as well as an in-house designer at Ikea – Germany-based Lukas Bazle’s approach to design is characterized by his passion for creating functional solutions that embodies playful elements.
By starting his process with material exploration and mockups – Bazle achieves production-related and independent results.
Born 4 years ago and now in production in a beautifully elegant milky white version with New Works as showcased at the festival – this is an innovative high-quality pendant lamp that makes use of a minimalistic Scandinavian honeycomb structure to effortlessly change the direction and brightness of light.
Established in 2015 – New Works was founded by Nikolaj Meier and Knut Bendik Humlevik to pay homage to the strong Scandinavian history of craftsmanship and materiality, whilst challenging the contemporary forms of today.
Presenting a collection at the intersection between old and new, light and dark, design and art – “we collaborate with an international group of renowned designers and artisans who display a matching fascination with sculptural forms and honest materials!” they say.
An eclectic but one-of-kind lighting product – it fits perfectly with today’s contemporary desire for adaptable interiors and analogical interaction with the objects that surround us.
“Inspired by the material of honeycomb blinds – the idea was to fabricate a functional lamp that also generates kinetic motion!” Bazle shares.
By experimenting with the fascinating material of a honeycomb blind – his aim was to make an adjustable lampshade out of it.
This already developed material can be seamlessly adapted into a new but similar range of applications – besides its functional use for adjusting the direction and brightness of the light, the honeycombs further generate a kinetic motion.
By pulling a cord – it opens up like a fan, changing the direction and intensity of the light emitted by the static central body.
Thanks to this structure, the lampshade can be stored in a very small package.
Additionally – ‘the vision was to develop a lamp for versatile applications, which can nevertheless be produced at low cost.
Therefore, expensive special parts were avoided and mainly semi-finished products were utilized!” adds Bazle.