Liquid Light by Kristine Five Melvær
by Harry / October 29, 2012
Kristine Five Melvær reinterprets a classic still life theme in Liquid Light, inspired by the Cobbler's Lamp from the 17th Century.

The Liquid Light series is part of Melvær's Still Life project, where she reinterprets traditional still life themes in lighting and objects.

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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.


Says Melvær, "The light is colored by the liquid and gives a glowing light to the dinner tables in the Scandinavian winter evenings."


Liquid Light will be shown at the Food Work Exhibition - an independent project initiated by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll, two of the founders of Norway Says. 21 designs by 8 Norwegian designers are to be shown at Tokyo Midtown Hall during Designtide Tokyo 2012 from October 31 to November 4, 2012.


"As the title indicates, the topic of the project is food: storage, preparation, presentation, and eating. These objects spring out of simple and ordinary, yet essential and vital, actions that tie people together across cultural differences. The objects are designed for everyday situations in Norway - they are Norwegian."


"However, we have been inspired by Japanese culture, or rather by our particular understanding of Japanese culture. In other words, we have attempted to make Norwegian objects that could also be relevant to Japanese living. Our goal is to draw inspiration and knowledge from how our work is experienced in Tokyo." Photos: Erik Five Gunnerud.

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