(adam štěch) How did Slovenian architects manage to transform harmful exhalations into a useful interior light? In a simple way. They designed a witty collection of floor lamps, entitled Smoke, thus creating the concept of household ecology.
The Slovenian designer and architectural scene seems to be on the rise. There is the studio of Bevk Perovic, established by Matija Bevk and Vasa J. Perovic in Ljubljana in 1997, which ranks among the most progressive east-European studios, plus the new Vertigo Bird brand that focuses on lighting. The two architects designed the Smoke lamps, the Lantern light, and the Slim suspension light for this brand. All products are characterized by precise pure morphology that is typical for the architectural projects of the studio, such as the R house (2008) and the Sotočje residential complex (2009).
Vertigo Bird professes minimalism and simplicity. For this reason, the selected architectural studio was a hit. Even though the designs of Lantern and Slim lights focused primarily on floral and functional elements, the Smoke lamps are surprisingly enriched with the appreciable element of social awareness and a sensitive approach to environment. The simple concept of the lamp is based on the symbolism of smoke from exhaust pipes and chimneys. The socle consists of a miniature car, factory or house with a stick that bears a shade made from Tyvek. Thus, the designers managed to transform ecological issues into a very clear interior object. One of the lamps has a plate in place of the socle, which may serve as a parking lot for toy cars or a place for children’s games.
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