Big Orla

The Big Orla pendant lamp is a ceiling lamp with a shade in cast porcelain with a glossy enamel surface and a suspension made of neon-coloured nylon. Big Orla is an extension of the wall-mounted lamp Orla, which Rikke Hagen presented as part of last year’s collection, Danish Crafts Collection CC15. The inspiration for Hagen’s lamp series was an old lamp in her grandfather’s carpentry workshop. It consisted simply of a couple of crudely cut sticks and a shielded light bulb suspended at the end of an electrical cord. When her grandfather passed away she inherited his work bench, his tool cabinet – and the lamp. Rikke Hagen used the original lamp as a work lamp for almost ten years. With Big Orla, Hagen explains that she has aimed to preserve the simple, functional ‘work look’ in both design and use. 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)
Orla (CC_15, 2011)
Tea set (CC_09, 2005)
Salad Bowl (CC_7, 2003)
Jug and bowl, glass (CC_6, 2002)

img f-rh-11/Big Orla
25,5 cm x 17,5 cm
White bell, orange, grey or black cord
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