Gleaming brass mesh was the starting point for this pendant lamp, which the designer artistically transformed into a glowing cloud of fire.
Once the light is turned off, the ‘fire’ disappears, giving the shade a cloudy appearance. Heat was born out of the designer’s experiments with clashing materials, and the inspiration to create a large pendant light characterised by contrasts. The lamp appears fiery one minute, then tranquil the next, creating eye-catching features in either mode. Whatever mode you choose, Heat is a dynamic lamp that fills the interior with creativity and imagination.
Designer and artist Johanna Forsberg grew up in northern Sweden. A self-taught designer, Johanna says her creative journey began when she discovered steel mesh. Over the years, the designer has developed her own methods of manipulating meshes made from a variety of metals. Working by hand, she morphs the materials into sensual curves and smooth contours to create figurative works. Johanna’s repertoire includes animals, plant forms and other vestiges of the natural world. Johanna created a spectacular lamp that combines the dramatic illusion of fire with the dreamy outlines of a cloud floating overhead. The lamp became known as the Fire Cloud pendant light, which Northern included in its debut collection. Johanna’s work is a unique combination of artistic expression and material innovation that inspires other artists and designers around the world.