studio ljung & ljung POP bamboo lampshades at stockholm furniture fair studio ljung & ljung POP bamboo lampshades at stockholm furniture fair
feb 06, 2014

studio ljung & ljung POP bamboo lampshades at stockholm furniture fair

studio ljung & ljung POP bamboo lampshades at stockholm furniture fair
photo by greta ljung

 

 

 

studio ljung & ljung (martin ljung and greta ljung) present their ‘POP’ bamboo lampshades within the greenhouse program of the 2014 stockholm furniture & light fair.

 

stemming from the swedish duo’s desire to work in more traditional ways – applying these techniques in a contemporary context of production – the lighting pieces evolved during their travels to mae tola in the mountains of northern thailand, where they participated in a workshop conducted by sop moei arts, based in chiang mai that focused on local craft methods.

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each lampshade module is handmade from bamboo and metal
photo by greta ljung

 

 

 

the ‘POP’ lampshades are designed as modules which can be combined in various ways, offering a number of different forms, that also making them easier to transport. each one is hand-made from bamboo and metal. once completed, they are placed over an open fire, smoking the bamboo in order to rid the wood from any pests, while also acting as a preservation process. in turn the open flame darkens the wood, to create a bolder aesthetic.

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studio ljung & ljung’s installation at the 2014 stockholm furniture fair
photo by greta ljung

 

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possible lampshade configuration
photo by greta ljung

 

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detail of the bamboo and metal weave
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martin ljung and greta ljung of studio ljung & ljung
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naked metal frames
photo by greta ljung

 

 

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weaving the bamboo through a metal frame
photo by greta ljung

 

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strips of bamboo soaking
photo by greta ljung

 

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detail of the bamboo weave
photo by greta ljung

 

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cutting down the raw material
photo by greta ljung

 

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the workshop in mae tola, thailand
photo by greta ljung

 

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