Milan 2009 - Örsjö
Amongst the multi-coloured glass chandeliers which were everywhere at Euroluce, some of the more subtle stands still managed to shine (no pun intended!).
One particular breath of fresh air was Örsjö, a small manufacturer from the south of Sweden with a simple, understated elegance.
Alongside the 2008 wallpaper* award winning Ginko pendant by Norway Says (above) was a new wall-light from Matti Klenell, called Pin. Apart from designs for Moooi, David Design and Svenkst Tenn, Matti has collaborated with Orsjo on several occasions in the past.
Pin is simplicity itself – a round opal glass piece, with IP44 rating, which means it can be used outdoors or in bathrooms. Pin would look equally as beautiful as a bed-side light or in a living area. Don’t forget to use the recommended energy saving lamp!
Lean by Jenny Bäck (below) was originally a special commission for COS stores worldwide, and a modified version has now gone into standard production. The tripod frame and steel shade have echoes of 50’s modernism, but the industrial rubber hand-grip brings it right up to date. Next time you’re helping to keep the economy afloat on Regent St or Westfield London why not pop into COS for a quick hit of Swedish design?
Check out www.orsjo.se for more information.