IT'S NOT JUST ANY LAMP...
Our lamps are made from different kinds of textile waste from both consumers and industrial production.
They are then manufactured in collaboration with Göteborgs Kyrkliga Stadsmission, who offers work in a
socially sustainable way. Craftmanlike production contributes to create peace and quite in which to work,
balance and room for reflection. But also the invigorating feeling of being part of something. All the lamps
has it’s own ID number you can follow the story from waste to glory on every lamp here.
Five handmade lampshades "Happy Flax" here hanging in the conference room of "Borås TME". YuXia and Melinda made these. For Melinda it was almost the first lampshades she made for us during her time at Ergon, the workshop of Göteborg Stadsmission. Photo from the room is taken Sanna Roy.
To "ROOTS", the new creative hub at the hotel Downtown Camper by Scandic in Stockholm we delivered six lampshades "slow [birch] bark". YuXia and Lahib made these shades together. For Lahib these were her first own lampshades.
To the new large office of "Kretslopp & Vatten" here in Gothenburg we have delivered two differents lampshades; "Slow tan" and "Happy indigo" [see below]. When they move in November we will go and see the together with Melinda, YuXia, Sabah and Lahib who made these lamps.
So looking forward seeing them in place.
"Happy Indigo" to the new office of "Kretslopp & Vatten" in Alelyckan outside Gothenburg. A lampshade made of leftover warp in fine flax from Kasthall and dipped in natural indigo. The bright indigo color adds so much to the shades. These two are made by YuXia and Sabah.
These "Happy waste [yellow] went al the way down to south of Spain, to the BOHO club In Marbella. A mix of different yellow yarn qualities from Kasthall and made by Yuxia.
To the new office of Husjuristerna in Gothenburg we delivered our lampshade "k[not] waste" in red rope, here in a smaller size to fit the group of furnitures. This was the very first lampshade Sabah made for us.
To the newly opened conference center in Gothenburg, Gårda Konferens, we delivered our first extra large "slow tan", 90 cm in diameter. While YuXia was working with the lamp at the workspace Ergon, driven by Göteborgs Stads-mssion it felt gigant, but as soon it was installed in their large room it shrinked a lot! So from now you can order this extra large lampshade from us!
To Denim City in Amsterdam our Lill delivered a jeans lamp "slow seams".
It was installed in their "very-important" meeting room. This lamp is made in different shades of jeans seams and it was Veronica from Ergon who made this lamp and she was the one to suggest to mix more seams in different blue colors. And this one has a copper colored lampshade - really nice too!
From an another partner to Göteborg Stadsmission, ICA Kvantum Munkebäck, we got an order of three lamps to their café-corner. Two lamps were special lamps made of yarn and the third was our ordinary lamp in black leather in 3th grade from Tärnsjö. Yu Xia and Veronica from Ergon made this lamps.
From ICA Maxi Torslanda, one partner of Göteborg Stadsmission" we got a larger order to their new deli-department. Yu Xia, Faride and Lisbeth from the work-space Ergon made all this lamps for this project. We all went out there to see them in real life.
To the new exciting hotel, Niehku Mountain Villa, up at Riksgränsen in the very north of Sweden we had the pleasure to deliver four of our macramé lamps,"k[not] waste", made of yarn ropes, a leftovermaterial from Kasthall. The got a premium place at the hotel, hanging from the heir-ceiling in the restaurant. Made by Faride and Yu Xia from the workspace Ergon.
To the new concept hotel Downtown Camper by Scandic in Stockholm we delivered two of our lamp "Slow tan", made of third sorted vegetable tan. (and also two "Slow seams" see nr. 8-9 below)
Manufactured at Göteborgs Stadsmission by Lucina and Stina who participated in their work training.
We had the honor to send our lamp "k[not] waste" to Gustavia, the Langley hotel in Chamonix. The new apartment on the very top of the house has such a high-ceiling room where the lamp with its long fringes just fits in so well. When we have a picture of the room we will show it here! Made by Lucina.
When Textilmuseet in Borås rearranged their shop they wanted to highlight our work with waste and our collaboration with Kasthall in Kinnahult, a community south of Borås. Our yellow lamp is made by leftover yarn och manufactured at Ergon, the working space at Göteborgs Stadsmission and made by Lucina.
We got a special request. Lamps made by the discarded jeans of the coworkers at Forsman & Bodenfors.
This is a really good story and fun projekt. Produced at Kriminalvården Borås.
Our very first serie of lamps were made in collaboration with a Swedish prison. A new experience for us as designers and also the insight that design really can make a change. This was the start of SKRYTA [slowdesign]. All lamps were sold in short period of time.
These lamps were also made at the prison. We are proud to tell that they can now be found at the hotel DownTown Camper by Scandic in Stockholm.