This time last year we said you should keep an eye on Note Design Studio, as their reputation was spreading fast. Twelve months later, they have designed the intriguing Vinge for Örsjö. Translating as "Wing", the solid brass vinge sits beneath a mouth-blown opal glass dome and rotates 180°, acting as a dimmer.
The simple exterior emphasises the wing and the sweeping movement of the wing directly affecting the light demonstrates Note's playful attitude.
Available with black, white or red base, the wing can be ordered in a subtle matt brass finish, or powder-coated steel to match the base.
Jonas Bohlin is a long time collaborator with Örsjö. They have worked together on many bespoke pieces for his interior design projects, as well as pieces like Kvist in his signature raw copper. In 2012, Bohlin was commissioned to refurbish the interiors of Stadshuskӓllaren, the restaurant in Stockholm's City Hall and famous as the location of the Nobel Prize award dinners. A listed building, it was a tricky commission, but by working with selected craftspeople, he has brought the glamour and splendour back to this landmark.
Working with Örsjö, Bohlin created several new versions of Kvist and Star ranges - individual copper (or white) spots that can be ceiling or wall mounted, single pendants and large 9 arm circular pieces which can be wall or ceiling mounted or suspended as a pendant light. He even created a "reverse Kvist" floorlight, with branches sheltering the tables.
Overall, the theme of the stand for the Fair was brass, with old and new items shown for the first time in a beautifully soft matt brass finish - brushed and finished with a clear lacquer. Older pieces like Puck were renewed and Bornebusch dominated.
All in all a strong showing from Örsjö, with all the signs pointing to a positive year ahead. You can find further images of the stand on our Facebook page and please contact us if you would like a copy of the new brochure.