In 1998, Design House Stockholm and designer Kristina Stark were given the assignment to produce a product specifically for a pop-up design store in Rosendal’s garden in Stockholm, designed by architect Thomas Sandell. The result was the Lotus lantern, a perfect light source for the garden during summer and autumn evenings. Kristina Stark’s Lotus hurricane lantern is suitable for regular candles or block candles.
Glass tube, steel handle, metal base.
Lotus: Ø 12 cm, H 44 cm (Ø 5", H 17.25")
Lotus Mini. Ø 9 cm, H 23 cm (Ø 3.5", H 9").
Kristina Stark is an independent industrial designer with clients like Höganäs Keramik, Boda Nova, Gense, and Design House Stockholm. In 2008 she founded and established her own company ‘Design: Kristina Stark’, designing and producing kitchenware and tabletop products under her own label.
“I am constantly searching for the simplicity. To find the essence. To find the heart of the object. How many times have I endeavored to find the optimal form without any unnecessary lines and decorative elements? Eliminating what can be dispensed with — that is the challenge. It is so much easier to add something than to take it away. The big value of the small details. Simplicity is a difficult goal.”