&Tradition opened its first showroom in Copenhagen last week. The interior design of “The Village” was created by Norm Architects. The space looks gorgeous. This time &tradition and Norm Architects have gone all the way and constructed a small minimalist village inside an old, rustic and raw industrial space.
The idea is that the houses will serve as a traditional white cubes, in which to display the &tradition collection. “What we’re really excited about is that every six months we are planning to invite artists and designers to create an overall concept for the space, so it will function like a gallery for our products,” says Kornbek Hansen.
Ferréol Babin is one of my favorite emerging designers. In particular, I love his lamps. After first graduating in Spatial Design, he moved to Japan, to the Nagoya University of Art & Design. He then worked as an intern at Studio Robert Stadler in Paris. In 2012 he graduated from ESAD of Reims, in Object Design. Since then, he works as an independent designer, mainly focusing on lightning engineering design. His projects are always based on an awareness of function and rationale, combined with a poetic, emotional dimension. Since January 2014 he is working under the direction of Sam Baron at Fabrica, the Benetton's communications research centre, based in Treviso, Italy.
Roll is a table lamp composed of two independent yet complementary elements. The tube with the lighting source fits on the base. Thanks to the rotational motion, user can modulate and guide its light, going from an indirect and soft one, to a direct light perfect for reading or working. The absence of mechanism or complex technology in favor of a minimal and essential shape makes Roll an elegant and timeless object. The transformer, which is often an ugly part, is hidden into the hollow body.