Interiors of the Amager Campus on the College of Copenhagen have undergone a revamp. In an try so as to add extra life and character to the large indoor area, Danish designers from Hou+Partnere Arkitekter thought-about beautifying it with stay timber. And whereas this sounds as interesting as it could possibly get, the preliminary plans have been modified once they noticed the Leaf Lamp Timber put collectively by the artistic minds from Inexperienced Furnishings Sweden.
Peter Schumacher, the designer of the Leaf Lamp, is a person of many skills. He studied Structure on the College of Adelaide and Industrial Design on the College of South Australia. He likes to design and construct furnishings exploring supplies, processes and development methods. His Leaf Lamp options magnificent foliage that immediately catches the attention.
The tree trunk and the branches are comprised of Swedish large birch, whereas the leaves are constructed from unbleached wool felt.
To study extra concerning the intriguing design and beautiful decor on the Danish College, we sat down with one of many Swedish founders, Johan Berhin – a fantastic gentleman who I personally met at this yr’s Furnishings Truthful in Stockholm. He was variety sufficient to provide us extra information concerning the Leaf Lamp Timber and the way the undertaking went on. Right here’s a brief interview. Take pleasure in!
Johan, the Leaf Lamp timber are superb. I need to admit that I used to be fooled at first; I assumed they have been actual. How did you provide you with the entire design idea?
The Leaf Lamp within the form of a tree, design by Peter Schumacher, gained the Inexperienced Furnishings Award 2010, and was chosen to be produced by Inexperienced Furnishings Sweden. Since then we have now developed it along with Peter leading to a variety of lamps — hanging and standing — with totally different diameters. Which is why it was tempting to make an actual measurement tree out of idea. The gentle mild timber, Leaf Lamp Timber, that got here out of those experiments are superb, I agree …
Large birch seems beautiful, however is there any specific purpose why you determined to make use of it for this undertaking?
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We attempt to use as a lot native wooden as attainable. In Sweden birch is a pure selection with a light-weight Scandinavian contact. However we agree that for different markets, the trunks could also be manufactured from different wooden varieties.
Have you considered how the timber will look in 5-10 years?
I don’t assume a lot will change besides that in some places there could also be a coronary heart or two carved into the trunks, like individuals do within the park.
One other factor that intrigues me is the sound-absorbing function. Are you able to inform us a bit extra how the “leaves” assist improve the speakability of the room?
When it comes to quantity, the timber are fairly giant as they’ve a whole lot of leaves, all dealing with their very own course. The leaves are manufactured from wool felt, which is excellent at absorbing (A-classed) and diffusing sound effectively. Due to these, the “speakability” of the room is far improved and sitting beneath the timber makes for a relaxing expertise.
Cleansing could possibly be an issue! You say that prime-strain air will get the job completed. However it releases mud and different issues into air, don’t you assume? And on prime of this, aren’t these leaves a bit … fragile?
Timber have the benefit that they sway their leaves simply, thus you do not want a lot strain to make the mud fall off. Strain air might sound like a brute technique however it is rather effectively finished from the bottom under the tree. Which means a tree is dusted in minutes. For house use, the smaller unique Leaf Lamps and the Leaf Lamp Pendants match higher, as they’re dusted by a standard duster by way of the foliage.
So that you say the Leaf Lamp timber have extra of a business vacation spot moderately than being a part of a personal house?
Not many personal houses have room for a 5 meter tree, so sure, they’re meant for public indoor landscapes like giant lobbies, gallerias and airports.
Johan, congratulations to you, Peter and the blokes at Hou+Partnere Arkitekter for the gorgeous set up. And kudos to the College for working with such gifted individuals.
Thanks for taking the time to speak to us.