Echoing an era of sophistication and grace, Lars Beller’s «Cloche» lamp curiously explores beauty, weight and balance, seeking inspiration in some of nature’s most elegant and remarkable solutions.
In an effort to set free the graceful, organic flow of form, the «Cloche» lamp represents an unexpected poetry; one that can only arise from an exploration of the improbable. Unexpected combinations of size, shape and material gain from each other, each part lending its strengths to the other to create a beautifully balanced whole.
Like a bluebell flower, the lamp is firmly grounded by its cast iron roots, while gently leaning its large and seductive spun copper petals over any object or surface; all made possible by the flexibility of its lightweight ash wood stem. The «Cloche» lamp rediscovers the inherent qualities the materials represent, while gracefully elevating their beauty.
Keeping with designer Lars Beller’s philosophy of honesty in materials and construction, the entire lamp can easily be dissembled into just three separate pieces.
Lamp of the year, Elle Decoration Awards 2013 (NO)
Photography by Magne Sandnes