The collapsable Levels metal lamp by Swedish studio Form Us With Love has won the Form +1 Award for the best design of Stockholm Furniture Fair 2013. Levels is a metal pendent lamp made of multiple parts, assembled without tools. Designed by Form Us With Love, Levels stands out with iconic and charming characteristics. Made from metal sheets spun and pushed around a rotating mandrel, the lamps are given a fold at the end to support the structure. This fold enables the different shades to hang from one another, cleverly allowing the parts to be stacked when transported. Levels comes in three different sizes and colours. “We love that the design concept is built on intuition, suggesting that the receiver understand more with less”, says Form Us With Love”.
With a packaging at less than a third of its size the Levels lamp fulfills the motto of shipping as little air as possible. “Levels is a result of a deep understanding of our brand. We meet and talk about integrated values and ideologies before we even begin talking about new products. When Form Us With Love finds a solution, we trust them to explore the possibilities to meet our common goals”, says Joel Roos – founder of One Nordic.
“The foundation of One Nordic is built on the transformation challenge – instantly likable, flat-packaged competitive designs with assembly as easy as child’s play”. Form Us With Love found the solution for the Levels lamp hidden in the process. The idea came about as the studio went down to the factory in Sweden, best known for quality metal spinning. “At the factory the metal sheets used for the lampshades are spun and pushed around a rotating mandrel until they reach perfect circle forms. At the very end of the spin you give the shades a fold to support the structure. The spun fold gave us the idea of making the different sized shades hang from one another, allowing for the parts to be stacked when transported” Form Us With Love explains.
The Levels lamp arrives in three different sizes and colours, mixing the hard metal surface with soft colours – white, grey and copper. The large, rounded metal forms make the pendant stand out with minimalistic yet charming characteristics. The Levels lamp is a way to take the One Nordic concept further, offering a lightweight, multi sizable, pendant lamp that you can pack and stack. Together with Form Us With Love, One Nordic has taken up the challenge of online buying and quick assembly. “One Nordic is based around delicate simplicity, when the lamp is in its final form the easy dismantle is merely a hidden value behind a great design”, says Roos.Designer: Form Us With Love
Photographer: Jonas Lindström