A bold geometrical shape meets a knitted material that’s as cozy as a favorite sweater in Knit-Wit’s floor lamp. The glowing ball of light held aloft on a trio of thin metal legs recalls traditional Chinese paper shades. With the yarn’s open texture, the lampshade both hides and reveals the source of light at its center. “We challenged the barriers of technology,” say design duo Iskos-Berlin, “and came up with something completely new.”
- Round 45 low: 22.8" h x 17.7" dia (58x45cm)
- Round 45 medium: 33.5" h x 17.7" dia (85x45cm)
- Round 45 high: 63" h x 17.7" dia (160x45cm)
- Round 60 low: 29.5" h x 23.6" dia (75x60cm)
- Round 60 medium: 39.4" h x 23.6" dia (100x60cm)
- Round 60 high: 68.9" h x 23.6" dia (175x60cm)
- High oval medium: 51.2" h x 25.6" dia (130x65cm)
- Cord length: 118.1" (300cm)
Aluminium, steel, flame-retardant polyester
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Made By Hand
Living up to its name, this young Danish design brand debuted at the Stockholm Furniture Fair with just a single product. “After almost a year of preparation, we relaunched the classic Danish workshop lamp from 1951, remade by hand by the original skilled craftsmen—with their techniques from the 1950s—in the original workshop in Denmark,” says Thomas Baldur-Felskov, cofounder and partner.
Made by Hand celebrates fine craftsmanship and understated luxury in the Scandinavian tradition. Guided by a passion for natural materials and timeless functionality, Thomas likens the company's prevailing aesthetic to a white T-shirt. “It should go with everything, from a simple space to a more luxurious setting,” he says. New additions are painstakingly developed with an eye on lasting authenticity. “We don’t feel obligated to bring out new products every year. "
“One of the biggest challenges for a designer,” notes Boris Berlin of Iskos-Berlin, “is to create quiet objects that don’t intrude with their egocentricity, don’t compete with the surroundings or the architecture, but still carry a strong identity and are easy to recognize and remember.” With design partner Aleksej Iskos, the duo’s Copenhagen-based studio has gained international renown for its furniture, industrial and graphic design. Leningrad-born, Boris previously founded much-lauded Komplot Design, where Ukraine native Aleksej was employed as a longtime assistant. Collaborating with some of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers, Iskos-Berlin’s work has been featured in museums around the world and at both MoMA and the Danish Design Museum.
The partners say their aim is for a sharper and more precise take on design with an emphasis on delving into new technologies and materials. Likening their process to the art of storytelling, they admit that the narrative of a product may be complex but, in the end, the clearer the story is, the more likely people are to understand it. As to finding inspiration, Aleksej says it comes from everywhere. “From the beauty of nature in all its shapes, constructions and materials, to industrial processes,” he says. &