“I wanted to find a new way to highlight the qualities of mouth-blown glass, and ironically the best way was to combine it with a fairly high-tech light source. Traditional glass products like formal stemware and art glass are kept standing on the shelf for most of the year. I didn't want to do that, I wanted to create a product that you can use every day.”
We were amazed the first time we saw Mattias Stenberg's Demi Lamp at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in February 2013. We had been looking for something new in Swedish Glass, and here it was. Mattias Stenberg has designed a glass sculpture illuminated from the inside, highlighting the brilliance of the mouth-blown glass and creating a warm ambient light. The two glass parts are made by hand using traditional methods. An aluminium ring connects the two glass parts, equipped with an array of LEDs directed towards the centre of the lamp, making the glass seem almost to glow by itself from the inside. The glass dome acts as a reflector, further enhancing the effect.
Measurements Large: Ø 15 cm (6"), H 35 cm (14"), 4 kg (9 lbs)
Measurements Small: Ø 15 cm (6"), H 22 cm (8.5"), 3 kg (6.5 lbs)
Length of cord: 2.5 m (8'). Material: Hand-made glass. Casted aluminum ring, LED array with silicone cover. Textile cord with high/low switch. Colour rendering index: 80. Colour temperature: 3000 K. Luminosity 140 lm.
Mattias Stenberg was born in 1975 and now lives and operates in Stockholm, Sweden, where he established SVA&D in 2010. He originally trained as an engineer and researcher in Sweden and in the US and holds an M.Sc and a Licentiate degree in Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, where he has also studied Architecture.