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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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.
25,5 cm x 17,5 cm
White bell, orange, grey or black cord