The story of how the Demi Lamp was born
Published on July 29, 2015
“I wanted to find a new way to highlight the qualities of mouth-blown glass, and ironically the best way was to combine it with a fairly high-tech light source. Traditional glass products like formal stemware and art glass are kept standing on the shelf for most of the year. I didn’t want to do that, I wanted to create a product that you can use every day.”
Design House Stockholm was amazed the first time we saw Mattias Stenberg’s Demi Lamp at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in February 2013. They had been looking for something new in Swedish Glass, and there it was.
Mattias Stenberg has designed a glass sculpture illuminated from the inside, highlighting the brilliance of the mouth-blown glass and creating a warm ambient light. The two glass parts are made by hand using traditional methods. An aluminium ring connects the two glass parts, equipped with an array of LEDs directed towards the centre of the lamp, making the glass seem almost to glow by itself from the inside. The glass dome acts as a reflector, further enhancing the effect.
The Demi Lamp designed by Mattias Stenberg combines modern LED technology with traditional mouth-blown glass. In this short film, Mattias Stenberg and Design House Stockholm’s CEO Anders Färdig tells the story of how the Demi Lamp was born.