Inspired by objects that appear to transform based on environmental conditions and viewer perspective, Swedish designer Staffan Holm created the Anamorph Objects collection. “I wanted to create objects inspired by materials and phenomenon that transmit light differently than normal or trick the eye for a second. Objects that invite you to move around them, that switch… curiosity on.”
TO BRING HIS VISION…
to life, Staffan asked one of Scandinavia’s top glass artists, Micke Johansson, about the possibility of inflating then deflating a sphere of glass to create light-capturing depressions. While at first the experts thought it impossible, their experiments did succeed – resulting in a series of static, but visually undulating, globes of glass. Photo by Magnus Johansson.
To highlight the glass globes, Staffan placed each one atop a luminous base – allowing light and form to play off one another in a sort of dance. The result – a series of dynamic light sculptures that beg to be viewed from every angle.
Photography courtesy of Staffan Holm.