Upcycling – the new design philosophy
Reduce, repair, reuse… One concept, many names. But there is one sure thing: We live the birth of a new design philosophy of the 21st century. The art of the new “Upcycling” consists in reusing material for something new and better. The designer Peter Svarrer accepted this challenge and created the new Holmegaard series Nordlys, revitalizing ancient marmalade glasses by modern glass-art.
Socially oriented consumption gains importance in the everyday of a modern consumer. It is all about “Downcycling” nowadays, following the lemma “less is more”. And thanks to the Vintage-Trend, it is not only legit, but stylish to buy used things. It is time to face this trend. Holmegaard wants to call out with the new glass series and act in the branch as starter of a challenge. Each product of the Nordlys series has been made out of melt marmalade glasses and refined with a little morning-redness which sometimes appears at the northern sky.
Nordlys by the light-master
The glass artist Peter Svarrer, working for Holmegaard since 15 years, is the head behind many desired products of the brand. Each one of Peter Svatter products has an own original look and simultaneously displays love for the glass material, which characterizes his work. His incredible skills of catching the natural mirroring of light, gave him the name “Light-Master”. Who would be more adapted to revitalize ancient glasses than the Light-Master?
Holmegaard created a real northern universe with Nordlys, hand-made and completely made out of recycled glass. While the mugs of the series are easy to handle with their organic form and the soft surface with the practical size. The middle-sized bowls are ideally adapted for breakfast, dressings, snacks and other delicacies.
If Nordlys is placed on top of a table, one sees how the white, blue and green comes alive decently creating a touch of northern life-feeling, overshadowing all the other objects on the served table.
The series moreover includes filigree tealight-holders for small candles.
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