On our way through all the tempting offers at the Norwegian Christmas Market in the Norwegian Seaman’s Church in London today we stumbled upon a gorgeous paper art collection by Danish Norwegian designer Karen Bit Vejle. Although more known for her large scale clip art installations, the smaller Christmas decorations easily caught our attention too. Find out more about the design at papercutart.no
In the collection on display were hearts, stars, snowflakes and small fairytales for the Christmas tree. They would probably also look lovely on branches in a vase or hanging in the window. But the larger ones, especially a star was just beautiful and would any window stand out with a lovely Christmas feel. The attention to detail is just impressive, as the artist herself hand cuts each piece in the collection. This Scandinavian White Christmas decoration is a reason on its own to visit the Norwegian Christmas Market. Last day tomorrow -don’t miss it.
More of the beautiful paper art by Karen Bit Vejle and lots of Scandinavian White Christmas via Anniken Zahl Furunes
Norwegian Designer Kristine Five Melvær investigates the subject of object communication, bridging the disciplines of product design and graphic design. The result from this emerging design talent is Nordic cool -reinvented.
Inspired by the Cobbler’s Lamp from the 17th Century, the Liquid Light series is part of the Still Life project. Liquid Light is a birch wood plate holding a glass carafe and a brass socket for a candle. When the carafe is filled with liquid and the light is lit, the carafe works as a lens that amplifies the light, giving a glowing light, creating the perfect evening atmosphere.
The Liquid Light series by Kristine Five Melvær Design. Photos Erik Five Gunnerud.
Bloom is a series of three table lamps inspired by forms from the nature. Like big drops, the shades may be associated with buds, fruits or water, while the seams in the construction are reminiscent of fibers. The steel structures have different heights, which contribute to the organic feel.
The Bloom lamps by Kristine Five Melvær Design. Photos Erik Five Gunnerud.
The Spring lamps stretch towards the ceiling like living flowers, the tallest measuring two metres. When the lamp is turned on, the flesh-toned textile changes from opaque to transparent, giving the impression of a glowing forest.
The Spring lamps series by Kristine Five Melvær Design. Photos Erik Five Gunnerud.
Like fruits or plant bulbs, the Obelix vases look like they are growing upwards, telling the growth story of the flowers inside. The quality of the lacquer creates rough and smooth surfaces mimicking the skin of plants, fruits and vegetables. The juicy colours and brave stripes make the vases stand out with or without flowers.
The Obelix vases by Kristine Five Melvær Design. Photos Erik Five Gunnerud.
The design by Kristine Five Melvær is exhibiting for the first time during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013, taking place this week. See moe at kristinefivemelvaer.com