In such a digital era as today’s, when you can buy anything with just a click and read by swiping a finger, we sometimes miss something as human as a touch, and everything that entails. The new Bolita lamp beckons you to touch it to adjust it.
Its structure is as simple as it is magical: a rounded surface that houses an LED located on a central axis, and an overlapping glass sphere that when moved, creates an eclipse effect. Moving the Bolita dims or boosts the light, an interplay that captivates with its beautiful visual effect. Bolita seeks out that user interaction. The idea of Florian and Sebastian at the kaschkasch studio was to design a lamp in which the dimming process was mechanical and not electronic. A technologically innovative design that brings back the sense of touch.
Design studio kaschkasch was founded in 2011 by Florian Kallus and Sebastian Schneider. The duo works in furniture, lighting design, and art direction for several national and international clients.
Being a duo, collaboration is a crucial aspect of kaschkasch’s work. Discussion is key. kaschkasch approaches design as a helpful and practical component of life that conveys character and attitudes through the expressiveness of restraint. Basing themselves on this approach to design, kaschkasch’s formal language is a symbiosis of straightforwardness and beauty that toes the line between function and formal severity. The results question prevailing norms and offer new answers to existing everyday demands.
Florian Kallus and Sebastian Schneider share a background that combines hands-on and academic education: both are trained as cabinet makers followed by studies in product design. This versatility informs everything kaschkasch does, through traditional craftsmanship techniques and a mindset geared towards innovation, disruption, and new technological solutions.