Although lighting and tableware may seem like an unlikely combination, putting the two together takes both in exciting new directions.
A cake stand’s glass dome creates a natural lampshade, and lifts easily to provide access for a light bulb. The base provides the perfect site for a bulb holder, and skilfully conceals the cord within its stem. The spectacular table lamp that results makes a witty commentary on multi-functional design, and finds a fresh role for a traditional form.
The lamp was created as part of an initiative to elevate the standard of goods produced by men and women detained in Norwegian correctional facilities. Although Bake Me a Cake is an obvious fit for cafes, restaurants and bars, the lamp is equally at home in any environment where cutting-edge design is enjoyed. Innovative, eye-catching and delicious to look at, Bake Me a Cake is a groundbreaking table lamp that lighting connoisseurs will want to sink their teeth into.
Morten & Jonas
Known eponymously as Morten & Jonas, Norwegian designers Morten Skjærpe Knarrum and Jonas Norheim need no further introduction. They established their studio in Bergen, Norway after receiving masters degrees from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.
The designers create cutting-edge products, furniture and interior architecture marked by curiosity, imagination and humour. Morten & Jonas’s point of difference is being able to add design to social agendas, famously enlisting the help of incarcerated men and women to manufacturer their Bake Me a Cake table lamp in 2013.
Since then, Morten & Jonas have produced a second and third design for Northern Lighting – the multi-functional Say My Name lamp and Me floor lamp – as well as earning several awards and having their work exhibited internationally.