An Eye-Catching Scandinavian Form Of Simplicity
- Monika Mróz
Ceaselessly finding the inspiration in the contrasts surrounding her, the designer Hannakaisa Pekkala won this year’s Northern Lighting with her project, ‘Symmetry’. Minimalistic in style yet visually strong, ‘Symmetry’ is a series of three sculptural pendant lamps that come in different basic shapes: square, circle and diamond. The lamp is made of the metal wire with a fabric cord and depending on a bulb, it can give a general light or shine downwards. The graphic expression of ‘Symmetry’ makes it an eye-catching and outstanding object that could become a central part of any interior.
Describing the idea behind the project, Hannakaisa explains: “The idea for ‘Symmetry’ came from basic forms. I had been thinking of a graphic and modern version of a statement lamp like a chandelier. I wanted it to be something eye-catching and contemporary to fit in a modern interior. I kept sketching circles, diamonds and squares together and wanted to combine them into one. Then I realized that the lamp could consist of separate parts, which together would make a sculptural piece. That’s how Symmetry was born.”
All images © Courtesy of Hannakaisa Pekkala