Artek Teams up with TAF Studios to Create New "Kori" Lighting Collection
A future classic.
Stockholm-based TAF Studio has unveiled a new range of lamps and pendants designed for Artek, which takes its name from the basket-like form of each piece.
Presented at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, the collection is made up of five pieces: a floor lamp; a table lamp; and a pendant in three models. Each features a form that TAF Studio founders Gabriella Lenke and Mattias Ståhlbom describe as being inspired by baskets – or “Kori” in Finnish.
Each has been crafted from recycled aluminum and is available in a matte white or yellow finish. The shape of the shade around the bulb has been designed to allow for the light to be dispersed in specific ways, in a bid to suit a number of spaces. “With Kori, we wanted to achieve an atmospheric and glare-free light with different models adjusted to different spaces and contexts,” say Ståhlbom and Lenke. “The diffuser around the light source became very central, and through lots of experiments with shades and reflecting parts the different characters in the family appeared.”
As part of the brief, Artek wanted the products to slot into their existing collection seamlessly, while becoming a future icon that would last for years to come. Simple yellow and white color options were selected for their timelessness, with inspiration coming from a humble source. “Colour-wise, we were inspired by the way the light hits the matt white texture of an egg, and the thinness of an eggshell. Kori comes in extra matt white and a color that reminds us of egg yolk.”
The Kori collection is available now, with prices beginning at around $313 USD. Take a closer look at the collection above, and for more design, check out IKEA’s latest collaboration, crafted alongside Finnish brand Marimekko.