“Heimat” is the intersection between memory and space. The desire for it increases with its loss; associated with feelings of nostalgia. Inspired by the region of Oranienbaum, a small town in the region of Saxony Anhalt, we expressed the impossibility to return to places of once memories. To capture this aspect, we designed a series of ceramic lampshades exclusively using leftovers found in the neighbourhood. We collected wallpaper, wood, coal, and clay – a byproduct of coal mining in that region – together with other organic materials from local farms and fields.
All materials were fired, together with the ceramics, in a primitive pit kiln. Each lampshade captures unique traces of burned materials, referring to something forever lost.
Each lamp is produced by hand and fired individually giving every piece a unique pattern. It is provided with a 2 meter long woven cable.
E27 base, 220V or E26 base, 120V (USA & CA)