Inspired by older times porcelain insulators, the design celebrates the material and the century long heritage of Scandinavia’s only wet press porcelain producer. Since the launch in 2019, the Ohm collection has received broad global recognition. Most recently the collection won the prestigious Swedish Design Awards 2020, managed by Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) where the collection was honored because of its timeless expression and exceptional longevity. Neither wind, water nor strong sunlight will change the glazed porcelain surface.
” When we designed the new large clear glass silhouette, we envisioned an airy light fitting, exposing more of the porcelain – bringing out the best of the exquisite, glazed surfaces. A friendly, warm-glowing and natural living space companion”, says the designers Kauppi & Kauppi.
The 2021 Ohm news introduces a large clear glass silhouette tailored for E27 light bulbs, spreading a welcoming light. A light fitting that follows the overall program with versions for installations on facades, walls, ceilings and tables (Ohm 140/170 and Ohm140/190). The previously launched siblings with opal shades, for a gently diffuse light distribution, also receives a new E27 lamp holder option.
The unique press porcelain production at Ifö Electric is made with a long-term perspective in focus. The luminaires are designed and constructed in a way that enables all parts to be disassembled and replaced if necessary. If the light technology standards change in the future, new parts can be added. This means that the light fittings, together with the material’s own durability, have the conditions to achieve an exceptionally long lifecycle – potentially longer than many buildings.
“Our design contributes with soft shapes to the assortment, a quality which is not only a matter of visual aesthetics. What we mainly wanted to add was a sensory and tactile dimension, so that the advanced industrial production can be experienced by the hand”, expresses the designers Kauppi & Kauppi.
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