Socket Occasional Lamp represents part of a study exploring the boundaries between minimalist sculpture and practical everyday objects by Danish design duo Norm Architects.
A weighty, heavy lamp cast from brass, Socket Occasional Lamp is designed to fit perfectly on the desk, shelf or a nook in the home that needs to be lit. The inserted socket is easily re- moved, so that – with or without a bulb – the lamp also functions as a paperweight. The lamp is inspired by Norm Architects’ recent work with geometric jewellery. “In our work, we aim for geometrical purity,” the designers explain. “We want to arrive at the maximum
expressivity with the minimum of expression. It’s not about designing less of product. It’s about soft, streamlined shapes that invite you to touch them.”
Norm Architects was founded in 2008 by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn. Norm works within residential architecture, commercial interiors, industrial design, photography, graphics and art direction. The name ‘Norm’ signifies the importance of drawing inspiration from norms and traditions within the fields of architecture and aesthetics, which have been refined throughout the centuries.
Norm makes a virtue of focusing on quality, durability and timelessness. Their objective is to produce design which applies good materials and craftsmanship whilst embodying beauty, traditions, history and most importantly, timelessness.