We are a group of three nordic design studios (Aalto+Aalto, Hugdetta & Petra Lilja) who work according to a method where we all design a three-part object and the parts are then reconfigurated into new combinations. The Sweet Salone lamps belong to a collection that we did earlier this year in cooperation with the icelandic Aurora Foundation and artisans in Sierra Leone. The bamboo shades were made by basket makers in a small village in Sierra Leone. The bases are made with our mash-up method in our respective countries. We feel that the material and colour combinations that are created by chance are the most inspiring and interesting part of our method.