Monday, 27 August 2012

Hello Jonas Wagell

Launching this month from Danish design powerhouse Normann Copenhagen is the Hello Floor Lamp, designed by Sweden's Jonas Wagell. In Jonas' words, "I strive to design objects that look simple and uncomplicated, and not technical. Objects that have a graphic appearance like symbols or icons. The Hello floor lamp is like that. Its simplistic shape questions why things have to be - or look - so complicated." In the case of the Hello lamp, it's a job well done. With an entirely simple shape and appearance made in birch, steel and an acrylic diffuser, Hello also manages to have some personality and character.


I first came across Jonas Wagell's work a number of years ago when he designed the appropriately-named 'Odd' family of bowls, vases and lights, pictured below. The range uses a small number of recurring shapes and colours in a number of combinations and permutations to create a collection of bold, bright and iconic objects. Sold :)

(All images via Jonas Wagell)