This lamp is a playful exploration of geometry and asymmetry, shadows and light, with a circle, a bar and a triangle.
Conic is a lamp that arose through a playful exploration of geometry and asymmetry, of shadows and light, of the circle, the line and the triangle. With ‘Conic’, Thomas Bentzen aims to achieve a sense of character with as few means as possible and to create an object that produces a precise and distinct distribution of light and shadows – a light that forms an extension of the conical shape of the lamp. The shade rotates 200 degrees around its own axis, and the lamp comes with a socket that allows for a variety of light sources.
“Conic is a playful take on essentials and basics without the trivialities,” says Thomas Bentzen.
Thomas Bentzen founded his own studio in 2010 after having worked for designer Louise Campbell for five years. He is a co-founder of the design collective REMOVE and has presented his work at both Danish and international furnishing fairs. Thomas Bentzen is a board member for the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition which he has also participated in for several years, and he teaches occasionally at The Danish Design School. In addition to his own studio work he works part-time as a senior designer with Royal Copenhagen.
Thomas Bentzen’s design has been put into production by HAY, Muuto, and Norman Copenhagen, and on several occasions he has received grants from the Danish Arts Foundation.
His work ranges from the design of furniture to tableware and larger objects. He aims to design objects that engage the beholder and spark curiosity. The design is often functional and simple, and Thomas Bentzen is interested in the material and its limitations, in form and function and in the durability of design.
b. 1969, industrial designer. Graduated from The Danish Design School in 2003.