Danish designers Andreas Lund and Jacob Rudbeck have created Bell for danish label Normann Copenhagen. Resembling an iconic bell within it’s shape, the pendant has a very soft and amiable look to it. At first sight the lamp could be thought to be made from ceramics because of its matt and smooth surface. But in fact Bell is made from a thin metal sheet with a customade surface treatment especially developed for the lamp.
With Bell, Andreas Lund and Jacob Rudbeck have focused on designing a lamp where the design of the fixtures has space to unfold. The contrast between the materials creates a modern lamp. Bell is a directional lamp, changing character when a person moves around it. The light inner side reflects the light, which falls like a cone and provides good lighting over the dining table, for example.
“Often, the fixtures, or the part that connects the lead to the lamp, are not the primary aspect of a lamp’s design. They are more of a necessity,” state Andreas Lund and Jacob Rudbeck. “In Bell, you have a lamp where the connection between the lead and the lamp is evident. Just as light is a gatherer, the bell has historically been used to call people to come together — to gather people. With its bell shape, Bell can also be used to create a cosy place to gather in the room.”
Bell comes in two sizes and two shades of gray and will be available from autumn 2012.
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