The name "CALEO" comes from Latin and means "to highlight", which refers to the lamps beautiful bronze stringing, that emphasises the lamp’s cross-pleating even when the lamp is switched off. The stringing helps to give the lamp a detailed look and emphasis on craftsmanship.
CALEO ORIGINAL was runner up on the popular Danish TV competition show called ‘Denmark’s Next Classic’ where a beautiful lamp had to be created to hang over a dining table.
Rikke’s design combined a brass angular bar that held the pleating together, so that the pleating effect could be rotated at a 90 degree angle.
Rikke Frost had the honour of becoming the overall winner of DR1's culture show "Denmark's next classic". Le Klint helped Rikke along the way with one of the six challenges of the program, which was the task of creating a beautiful table lamp.
Viewers could follow Rikke on TV as she created a classic, but reimagined lamp. Our encounter with Rikke has resulted in an exciting collaboration.The lamp from the show will be introduced, with some adjustments, as a lamp line that has been named "CALEO". The name comes from Latin and means "to highlight", which refers to the lamps beautiful browned upstrokes, which were hand-crafted.
In addition to her participation in "Denmark's next classic", Rikke has participated in a number of exhibitions at home and abroad. She has won several design awards, including Boligmagasinet's Design Award as the reader favourite of 2012 with her rocking chair "Sway". On normal days she works in her own company, "Rikke Frost Design", and her collaborators include companies such as Tempur, Skagerak, Cane-Line, Warm Nordic and more, and now also LE KLINT.
Rikke graduated from Aarhus School of Architecture in 2000.