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October 2019

OE Quasi Light

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OE Quasi Light 

In partnership with Louis Poulsen, world-renowned Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson has created a new, large-scale pendant. With the complex shapes of the OE Quasi, Eliasson combines his long-time interest in geometry and light, reinforcing his and Louis Poulsen’s shared idea that quality of lighting is essential to our lives.

The pendant is composed of two contrasting yet interlinked geometric shapes. The outer layer is a rigid aluminium frame in the shape of an icosahedron with 20 triangular faces. Seemingly floating within the frame, is the inner form, a white polycarbonate reflector in the geometry of a dodecahedron with 12 pentagonal faces. LED lights are embedded in the inner vertices of the aluminium frame connected to light guides along the inner edges. The light is directed towards the reflector in the centre, creating a spherical illumination back into the surroundings.

The OE Quasi has been created with sustainability in mind, a core value of Eliasson’s work. The aluminium used is 90% recycled, while the other materials are entirely recyclable. Aiming for longevity, the design of the product enables replacement and recycling of parts.   The complex geometric shape of the OE Quasi is perceived differently depending on where the observer stands, something that allows endless interpretations and perspectives. With its larger-than-life shape, the OE Quasi will brighten and visually interact with any space while creating smooth and glare-free light.

Olafur Eliasson 

Artist Olafur Eliasson (Iceland/Denmark), born in 1967, works in a wide range of media, including installation, painting, sculpture, photography, and film. Since 1997, his solo shows have appeared in major museums around the world. As part of his practice, he engages with arts education, policy-making, and issues of sustainability and climate change. Eliasson’s projects in public space include The New York City Waterfalls, 2008, Your rainbow panorama, 2006–11; Ice Watch, 2014; and Fjordenhus, Vejle, 2018.

Carl Hansen & Son BM0949P Contour Chair

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The Contour Chair by Børge Mogensen embodies a sculptural, organic and distinctive design vision. The quite remarkable lounge chair was designed in 1949 and has recently been reintroduced by Carl Hansen & Søn..

Carl Hansen BM0949 Contour Chair Oak and Kvadrat Molly

BM0949P Contour chair in Oiled Oak Frame with seat pad upholstered in Kvadrat Molly 0116 Fabric

BM0949P Contour chair in Oiled Walnut Frame with seat pad in SIF 93 Leather

The expressive Contour Chair is a visually stunning example of the design language of the Danish creator. With a backrest in form-pressed veneer, the chair embodies the exciting new material of the time, which allowed for new forms and expressions. Presenting an impressive figure, the Contour Chair provides a stunningly sculptural element to any room.

The lounge chair is created with a frame in solid wood and with angled legs and a curved, backward-sloping seat. The chair gets its distinctive look from the innovative veneer backrest: a shell with two organically shaped cut-outs. The frame features signature Børge Mogensen details such as the mortise and tenon joints with contrasting wooden wedges.

Børge Mogensen

Mogensen’s remarkable chair presents itself as an organic piece of furniture and the lightness in form and materials merges with comfort and flexibility. It tells a story of technique, materials and craftsmanship. As such, the Contour Chair embodies design for the modern day.

Kaiser Idell Special Edition

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The KAISER Idell™ lamp first premiered in 1931. Today, it is recognised around the world as an icon of Bauhaus design, illustrating the movement’s genius for creating versatile, minimalist designs that still seem modern today.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement, Fritz Hansen releases the KAISER Idell Luxus in brass, a material that is not altogether new to the design but that is now presented alongside matt black for a bold pairing of reflective warmth and cool darkness. With time and use, each lamp’s brass details will gain a unique, natural patina. Thus, each piece will change gradually, reflecting its unique place in history.

Designed by Christian Dell
Manufactured by Fritz Hansen

Dimensions
Height: 42.5cm
Shade diameter: 28.5cm
Base diameter: 19.4cm

Materials & finishes
Matt black shade, untreated brass.