The expressive shape of Say My Name voices a lively dialogue between the material and the act of making.
Both come together in a multi-functional design that can be hung from the ceiling as a pendant light or placed in an upright position like a table lamp. Each light is mouth-blown in Italy and made entirely from Venetian glass.
Although the skill required to transform such a large mass of molten glass into a hollow sphere could only be found among the master glassblowers of Venice, the design is distinctively Nordic. Say My Name’s streamlined shape and unembellished surface are hallmarks of contemporary Scandinavian style. The subtle colours in the glass reflect the hues of the Nordic night sky, the light of the fjords and the smooth surface of calm water.
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.