Exploring ateljé Lyktans new pendant light engine
At the core of the new pendant Riff, designed by Olle Lundberg, is a light engine that easily can be used to create a myriad of different designs. The inspiration for the light engine came from the car industry and how different models and designs share the same platform.
For Milan, ateljé Lyktan invited eight architects, designers, craftsmen and –women, as well as ateljé Lyktans own Atelier, to explore the Riff light engine and create their own unique pendant. The project, named Riff Relay, resulted in nine spectacular pendants ranging from a glass pineapple to a leather hat. Each pendant from the Riff Relay will be manufactured in a limited edition of ten each.
Participants in the Riff Relay:
Olle Lundberg – Riff Relay #1
Olle Lundberg has over 25 years of experience in delivering high-end design solutions rooted in the traditions of Scandinavian design.The objective of his studio LundbergDesign is to deliver strategic, visionary design solutions. Lundberg thinks the success of a product is based on the ability to mediate between consumer insights, technology, art and science.
Åsa Jungnelius – Riff Relay #2
Åsa Jungnelius holds an MFA in Ceramics and glass from Konstfack in Sweden. Åsa works with glass as her primary medium. She is one of the members in the design group Last Editions. Åsa Jungnelius is represented in the collections of Nationalmuseum and Röshsska museet, as well as many Swedish and international private collections.
Stefan Borselius – Riff Relay #3
Stefan Borselius established his design company in 2002, he has made a reputation of devising innovative solutions for materials, form and function. Borselius has won several design prizes and awards, and some of the products he has designed are represented in the collections of the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm.
Ludvig Löfgren – Riff Relay #4
Ludvig Löfgren has a long experience working with art and glass art, edcuated at Hovedskou Fine Painting School, Konstfack in Stockholm as well as the glass schools of Kosta and Orrefors. His unique designs aim to take traditional Swedish glass into the future. Today Ludvig works at the Målerås Glassworks.
Horisaki – Riff Relay #5
Swedish-Japanese designer duo Karin och Makoto Horisaki create unique leather hats in their studio in Rockneby, Småland, Sweden. Their hats have been worn by several celebrities including Lady Gaga and are carried by some of the world’s most prestigious fashion stores. www.horisaki.com
Tham & Videgård – Riff Relay #6
Swedish Architects Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård have been working together since xx. They have recieved numerous awards including Architects of the Year in Sweden. Their work is described as clear and generous. Tham & Videgård have a close collaboration with ateljé Lyktan.
Henrik Schulz – Riff Relay #7
Architect and designer Henrik Schulz was educated at Chalmers University, Konstakademien and The School of Design in Denmark. Schulz’ architect office in Gothenburg works with several Scandinavian brands, including HAY, Horreds and of course ateljé Lyktan.
Alexander Levin – Riff Relay #8
Third generation goldsmith & jewellery designer, Alexander Levin heads the family company ”Levin’s Gold & Silver”, founded in in Motala, Sweden, in 1937. Levin also designs engagement and weddin rings under name ”Bonnie & Clyde” and retro jewellery under the name ”Jewellery 71”.
ateljé Lyktan Studio – Riff Relay #9
For almost eighty years, unique light fixtures have been created alongside series-manufactured products at ateljé Lyktan’s factory in Åhus. Today, two people are dedicating their time to special projects in ateljé Lyktan’s studio called “Ateljén” – or Atelier in English.