BY SPACE COPENHAGEN
SEINE ILLUMINATE SPACES EFFECTIVELY, WHILE ALSO DRAWING ON THE POWER OF GLASS TO SOFTEN, LAYER AND BLUR LIGHT, THUS CREATING A DREAMY AND REFLECTIVE AMBIENCE.
THE NATURE OF GLASS AND LIGHT
Inspired by the behavior of light in moving water, Space Copenhagen has reinterpreted mouth-blown glass in a contemporary context, creating a collection of three lamps that weaves vintage references into a distinctly modernist and understated design, evoking the shimmer and motion of a gently flowing river.
IMAGES OF WATER
Translating images of water into three-dimensional form, the studio aims to emphasize the liquidity and ambiguity of glass – a unique material with a life all its own, infused with an almost ethereal air of mystery.
“This project is an intangible story about moods, sensitivity, and tactility; about depth and layers. The ambition was to create a sober, simple, clean lamp with a strong poetic touch. We are fascinated with glass and its inherent – almost magical – qualities. This collection allows us to make a statement about the nature of glass and what it is capable of.”
Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou, Designers, Space Copenhagen
A DREAMY AND REFLECTIVE AMBIENCE
With Seine, Space Copenhagen has embodied the delicate balance between function and atmosphere. The lamps illuminate spaces effectively, while also drawing on the power of glass to soften, layer and blur light, thus creating a dreamy and reflective ambience.
FRESH TAKE ON A CLASSIC SHAPE
Formed in a geometric yet playful clover-like shape, the shades are made by blowing the glass into a mold, which shapes the glass into its distinctive grooved pattern as it sets. As well as influencing the play of light, this gives each lamp an inviting tactility and an expressive depth – a beauty and character that resonates whether the light is switched on or off.
TIE THE SPACE TOGETHER
The same shade is shared between the table and ceiling lamp variants, whereas the pendant’s is cut slightly shorter to optimize the field of light. A dimmer is fitted to the cord of the table lamp, allowing the user to set the lighting level to suit the task at hand or the atmosphere they wish to create.
POETIC, TEXTURED AND LAYERED LIGHT
The Seine shades are mouth-blown glass, available in transparent smoke or sandblasted coral glass, which influences the behavior of the lamp’s light. The former exposes the inner structure of the lamp; the latter, sandblasted on the inside, has a blurrier, clouded expression. Both create a poetic, textured and layered light.
The kinship between Space Copenhagen and GUBI is defined by a shared philosophy that combines a signature of elegant simplicity with a cosmopolitan international outlook. Prioritizing functionality and personality in design while focusing on a few effective details has resulted in a self-assured design universe that emphasizes a sense of spaciousness and identity paired with a nuanced understanding of materials and craftsmanship.