In 2008, following collaborations with the likes of Royal Boch, Serax and Charles Kasin, Belgian designer Emmanuel Gardin founded his own research and design company, Krizalidstudio. Inspired by the concept of metamorphosis and driven by a desire to develop intelligent products with a focus on sustainability – the studio has been turning out some incredibly clever and beautiful products. Below is just a small selection of what Gardin has been up to for the past five years. Enjoy!
The Kino A (in white aluminum) and the Kino Wood lamps are an exploration in transforming 2D shapes into 3D volumes. Be sure to watch the video above to view its brilliantly simple construction. The Kino series is currently in the prototype phase. What I wouldn’t do to get my hands on one or maybe five of these!
Gardin’s Mortar Set (2008) is composed of white hand cast porcelain and olive wood. Part of a limited edition run for Royal Boch.
The Sunrise lamp was inspired by the, you guessed it, rising sun. The organic fiber shade slides up and down on the powder coated steel frame to modulate the the ambient lighting. See it in action in the video above. Sunrise is currently in the prototype phase.
The Kino A Bracket light in powder coated aluminum is currently in the prototype phase.
And we close with Arumi (2012) – a series of multi-functional tables inspired by the concept of metamorphosis. These tables not only combine to create beautiful shapes, they can transform from coffee table to side table through a single rotation. Made of powder coated aluminum, the Arumi collection is available through Gandia Blasco.
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Above Photos by Emmanuel Gardin via Krizalidstudio