Inspired By: Lighting Designer Tom Rossau

This week, we are 'Inspired By' the rising Danish craftsman and designer Tom Rossau, whose imaginative, sculptural lights are impossible not to marvel at. With their bending, twisting, and inter-weaving handmade forms, Rossau's signature Pendant Lights are, understandably, showing up in more and more thoughtfully designed spaces (and on more and more envious design blogs). 

The man behind these distinctively intricate lights is Copenhagen-based Tom Rossau, a 40-something maker who is self-admittedly obsessed with light and shadow. Since 2004, Rossau has been crafting his intricate lights from malleable wood veneers such as birch. The combination of natural materials bent into delightful and surprising forms is what sets a Rossau light apart. Below you can see photos of Tom at work in his Copenhagen studio.

As a Scandinavian, Rossau has an intimate knowledge of the dramatic changes in light throughout the calendar year, and the corresponding effects these changes have on interior spaces and people's moods. With this context in mind, it's no wonder why Rossau's lamps are celebrated for both their artistic forms as well as their practical function. The experimentality and diversity in Tom's work is clearly a result of the designer's deep reserves of creative energy and curiosity, "I will never be finished making lamps." 

We certainly hope that's true.

Read more about Tom's stroy here. See the whole line of Tom Rossau lights here.


Part II in our Friday series features a multi faceted design studio in Manhattan founded by Jeremy Anderson and Gabriel Hendifar. APPARATUS was born from their first lighting fixture creation called Twig 5, which was the result of necessity when they wanted to light art in the hallway of their apartment. 

Available to visit by appointment only, their showroom, impressive lighting selection and collection of accessories result in a visually captivating scene. Apparatus has also combined with Brooklyn ceramicist Alice Goldsmith to create the Link Porcelain pendant as an examination of "the strength and vulnerability of the artist's porcelain chain".  

APPARATUS' distinctive products fill a void that they see is missing from the current market. Chandeliers, sconces and picture lights are created by a varied number of materials from around the world including spun brass, etched glass, horsehair and handmade porcelain.


Photos from APPARATUS Studio.

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