Stockholm 2018 – Initially developed as prototypes for a treetop cabin at the Treehotel in Swedish Lapland, the Flik Flak lighting collection by Norwegian architecture studio Snøhetta comprises a wall-mounted lamp, a table lamp and a floor lamp.
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The Flik Flak lamps are made from two wooden pieces of birch veneer held together by a piano hinge. This flexible design allows the wooden folds of the lamps to be opened and closed in a 180-degree angle.
Flik Flak “carefully orchestrates the light to fit any room or setting in a non-intrusive, playful and creative manner. This playfulness is reflected in the collection’s name and functionality, recalling the old-school lamps of a childhood desk or the breakneck stunts of a trapeze acrobat.” Say at Snøhetta to Archipanic.
Snøhetta is a leading Norwegian architecture studio. The Flik Flak collection debuted at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair in close collaboration with The Swedish lighting company, ateljé Lyktan.
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The tactile qualities of Flik Flak lamp are emphasized by the coarse birch veneer, echoing the natural materiality of Scandinavian nature. The collection further plays on distinctive contrasts between light and dark, inside and outside.
“While the wooden exterior surface is treated with black coloring, reflecting the idea of darkness, the wooden inside of the lamp has kept its natural, light color, diffusing the warm light by dimmable LED strips”.
Snøhetta designed a treetop cabin for the TreeHotel in Harad’s in Northern Sweden, featuring harred-timber cladding and a suspended net for observing the Northern Lights. Find out more on Archipanic’s article on L’Officiel (In Italian).
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All photos: courtesy of Snøhetta.