Leimu, „flame“ in German, spreads the reason of its name: warm and comfortable light for your living room. The unusual chalice shape of the lampshade surprises, already before the second exciting detail comes into effect.
The concrete base makes up a contrast to the weightless, transparent lampshade – a design, which connects sensibility with strength. The designer Magnus Pettersen explained about it: ”The connection of concrete and glass is famous in architecture, but not always really attractive. I wanted to create a soft combination of both opposites in a lamp, which emphasized the interplay of warm and cold elements.” The born Norwegian is known for the combination of counterparts, since his style is also called “industrial luxury”.
It wasn’t easy to make a harmonic interplay of socket and lampshade regarding technique. Finally, glass is filigree and concrete massive, making it difficult to ensure a flowing mixture. Thanks to Iittala’s experience, this problem wasn’t difficult to resolve, since Iittala represents competence in glass processing without comparison.