Starting today, Oslo based British designer Thomas Jenkins will launch new products from his studio Jenk at Ambiente Talents 2011 in Frankfurt. Thomas is one of 35 up and coming designers selected to exhibit as part of the Talents program during this years Ambiente Fair. Here is a selection of objects, lighting and furniture.
NATTA : bed- side table with an integrated light
Named after the Norwegian slang for “good night”, Natta is a bed- side table with an integrated light. The table uses the wall it is placed against to act as a reflector, creating a soft light perfect for reading in a sleeping environment.
Activated via a pull cord, the low voltage LED light is integrated into the back of the top unit. The amount of light emitted can be controlled by ad- justing the distance between the stand and the wall. The range currently has two variants, a simple table top and a small draw unit, both in birch plywood. These are mounted to a stable steel base finished in black.
MODUME TWO : a pair of cut crystal scotch glasses
Taking inspiration from both artisan hand cut crystal and mechanised gear cutting techniques. The glasses have a look and feel that compliments the technique and tradition of single malt whiskey distillers. Each pair of glasses has opposing heli- cal gear profiles cut into them so they mesh perfectly together. The name Module Two is derived from the engineering term for the gear size used.
SPILLO SERIES : a set of bathroom brushes
Designed for Iris Hantverk of Sweden– a manufacturer that employs visually impaired craftsmen to produce high quality products. The series takes its name from the Italian for pin (spillo) which is used in the joinery detail that fixes the handle to the head. Designed to meet the specific requirements of the Hantverk manufacturing brief and keep production costs low, the range has only 5 separate parts. Different hair types and cutting techniques are used to give each brush a unique feel and use.
Commenting on his latest work, Thomas Jenkins said : “This new collection of products reflects the influence that living in Scan- dinavia has had in my work. A love of the landscape, nature and modern lifestyle in Scandinavia have all added new dimensions to my technical knowledge. In my work, I strive to create value by combining traditional knowledge with the best of today’s manufacturing techniques and materials. Idealistic yet pragmatic designs. Playful yet functional objects.”
+ See also the article : Slot Boks Series par Jenk Design Office +
Photos © Thomas Jenkins
+ Via Jenk Studio