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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Rikke Hagen

b. 1970, Danish glass and ceramic designer

Rikke Hagen graduated in 1998 from The Danish Design School, the Line of Glass and Ceramics (now Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design) where she also earned a master’s degree in 2013. She has received many awards for her designs, including the Formland Design Award in 2012, the 2009 Hempel Glass Prize and the silver Hetsch Medal in 1998. The Danish Arts Foundation awarded her a travel grant for a study trip to Japan in 2013 as well as working grants in 2004, 2011 and 2013. Her works have been purchased by the Danish Arts Foundation, Trapholt and MoMA, New York. Rikke Hagen took part in Danish Crafts Collection in 2012 (CC16), 2011 (CC15), 2005 (CC09), 2003 (CC07) and 2002 (CC06).

Drawing inspiration from a wide variety of sources, Rikke Hagen has described designers as radars, ready to pick up outside input and stimuli, whenever they occur, and translating them into tangible form. In her work, she strives to create functional products with a graphic, playful and legible expression and a strong semiotic content.

By same artist:
Nora (CC_18, 2014)
Big Orla (CC_16, 2012)
Tea set (CC_09, 2005)
Salad Bowl (CC_7, 2003)
Jug and bowl, glass (CC_6, 2002)

img f-rh-01/Orla
H: 22 cm, L: 65,5 cm
nature, cream white
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