Lamps: design, art or both?

And Anti Matter, a design studio created by Þórey Björk Halldórsdóttir and Baldur Björnsson, has launched its first series of concrete objects and lamps. Their idea with these are to bridge the gap between art and design.

The lamps have been created from neon rods that have been bent out of shape and partially encased in steel tubes. They are set in moulded concrete bases in a variety of colours and shapes.
To create a terrazzo effect on the objects they have blown paint chips on them and coated in a clear lacquer. This way of working is used in a lot of industrial spaces; it is thought to be calming for the brain. The designers thought this to be incredible beautiful.

They played around with different existing objects to find new shapes when they were sketching. After this they drew shapes from sounds and memory of sounds. A creative process based on visualisation and audio. Amazing!

References (photos by And Anti Matter and Gulli Mar) and for more reading:


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