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FAGERHULT Twister

Twister, FAGERHULT

By Jani Kristoffersen
Recipes for creative patterns

A rotating tube light and a postmodern spotlight – both a part of the architectural universe created by Design Campus for an upcoming project in London. Meet Jani Kristoffersen, architect and designer, that has brought the swirling Twister into the arty venues.

Spotlight Twister and her sibling Twister Line, designed by architect Jani Kristoffersen, is a sophisticated homage to the geometric lines of the 1980’s and to light itself. Originally bespoke for Fotografiska London, a project unfortunately delayed due to the situation in the world, the Twister family sprung from a flirt with the industrial romance. A romance, that soon turned in to a love affair.

”The Fotografiska house has been a joy to work with. It is a 1980’s office building with all the qualities of the postmodern era. It has strong, geometrical primary forms that we’ve pushed further, building our own universe based on squares and circles”, explains Jani.

In this project, the devil is truly in the details. Merging the disciplines of architecture and product design, Design Campus had the opportunity to take a holistic approach on the interior design.

”We wanted to make sure that this world we’ve created was a perfect one, down to the floor mats. We’ve designed our own products, integrating the building’s geometric shapes into the design.”

Spotlight Twister and her sibling Twister Line, designed by architect Jani Kristoffersen, is a sophisticated homage to the geometric lines of the 1980’s and to light itself. Originally bespoke for Fotografiska London, a project unfortunately delayed due to the situation in the world, the Twister family sprung from a flirt with the industrial romance. A romance, that soon turned in to a love affair.

”The Fotografiska house has been a joy to work with. It is a 1980’s office building with all the qualities of the postmodern era. It has strong, geometrical primary forms that we’ve pushed further, building our own universe based on squares and circles”, explains Jani.

In this project, the devil is truly in the details. Merging the disciplines of architecture and product design, Design Campus had the opportunity to take a holistic approach on the interior design.

”We wanted to make sure that this world we’ve created was a perfect one, down to the floor mats. We’ve designed our own products, integrating the building’s geometric shapes into the design.”


PRIMARY LIGHT FORM

The result of the collaboration is called Twister, a sleek spotlight for focused accent lighting, and her sibling Twister Line, a generic tube of light that creates patterns and directions. With a design that communicates its area of use and architectural residence, the Twister family has the qualities of a future post-postmodern classic.

”When it comes to lighting, working with geometrical forms comes naturally. Going back in history the circular form has been the primary choice when letting daylight in to a building”, says Jani. ”We’ve played with the primary forms, with the ambition to reduce the design as far as possible. I think the shape of the handle, for Twister, has a strong symbolism, which corresponds with the postmodern expression.

The same goes for her sister, Twister Line, that is a generic luminaire – a product that, when it is used creatively, can enhance and transform a venue and its impression. With simple adjustments you can easily create multiple patterns, or recipes, with these glowing tubes. I find it to be a an amazing tool for me as a designer.”


TEXT: AMELIE BERGMAN/MARIA VÅRENIUS

PHOTO: PATRIK SVEDBERG, MARTIN ELMGREN, JANI KRISTOFFERSEN
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