DESIGN IN CONTEXT
Home & Design Trends|Volume 8 Issue 10
Products where design blurs the lines between art and functionality
TINA THAKRAR

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Combining the design expertise in products by Anna Lovisa Holmquist and Chandra Ahlsell of Folkform and fashion by artist Roland Hjort, L’art plissé was a collaborative exhibition held at Stockholm Design Week in February this year. On display were sculptural, dramatic lampshades in solids and prints, and a design technique that focused on the subtle art of pleating. Created using Hjort’s own textile prints, these table lamps are inspired by pleated fashion garments. This partnership marked a first for both creatives - Folkform had never used textiles in their lighting fixtures and Hjort’s garments had never been part of a domestic interior product. Infused with a delicacy that almost resembles folded paper, these lamps are meant to be strong statement pieces.

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