b. 1970, Danish Glass and Ceramic Designer
Rikke Hagen graduated from The Danish Design School, the Line of Glass and Ceramics in 1998, and since then she has received several awards for her designs, including Ole Haslunds Hæderslegat in 2007, Award Nordic Relations in 2010 and, most recently, the Formland Design Award in 2012.
To Rikke Hagen, designing is about taking a curious, investigative and innovative stance. In addition, Hagen works with a set of ground rules, for example the restrictions posed by a given assignment. To Rikke Hagen, working with restrictions is essentially about seeking new boundaries and inventing new methods and solutions. In her working process she engages in idea generation while also drawing inspiration from a library of knowledge about techniques, crafts and idioms from the past. Rikke Hagen finds materials deeply fascinating and finds her motivation in the balance between one-offs and mass-production and in the ability to collect and rephrase new knowledge and rethink it in new contexts.
Orla is a wall-mounted lamp with an elm wood bracket and cast porcelain shade. The idea came from an old lamp that Rikke Hagen’s grandfather had over the workbench in his carpentry workshop. It was nothing more than a few roughly cut sticks with a shaded light bulb hanging from the end of the cord. When her grandfather passed away, she inherited his workbench, his tool cabinet – and the lamp. Rikke Hagen used the lamp for nearly ten years in her first studio as a workshop lamp. She often thought that one day she would have to modernise it. Now it is done! Rikke Hagen’s grandfather’s name was Orla.
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H: 22 cm, L: 65,5 cm
nature, cream white