Light Plumbing is a series of masculine candlesticks. Here Claus Bjerre has taken a usually very feminine object like a candlestick and made it masculine. The candlesticks are made from galvanized iron piping and fittings normally associated with plumbing. The candlesticks – a mixture of craft and industrial design – have a strong expression signalling both humour and masculinity. They come in three different sizes: H 15 and 20 cm and are available in black, red and white.
b. 1972, Danish Furniture Designer
Bjerre studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki and at Danmarks Designskole in Copenhagen where he graduated in 2000. He specializes in interior- and furniture design and in recent years he has been working with experimental design. Using furniture as his turning point Bjerre tests the limits of design, searching for design-methods and attempting to reach the core of design-related issues. Bjerre often works with others including Danish design group Culture Corporation with Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton. Their joint work has particular focus on testing the borders between craft and mass-produced industrial design. They have displayed their design-experiments at a long series of trade fairs and exhibitions. Claus Bjerre has curated the international art- and design exhibition “Hjemme Bedst” – no place like home – at the Factory of Art and Design besides being on the editorial staff of The Danish Arts and Crafts Association’s magazine Kunstuff.