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Work Lamp

DESIGN HOUSE STOCKHOLM 2007–2009

SITUATION

On a hunt for ‘less but better’ Design House Stockholm turned to Form Us With Love in a quest to re-invent the basics—the objects around us that are sometimes just to dull to exist but has the potential to be turned into personal items that people truly love.

ACTION

In 2007, Form Us With Love began working on anonymous lights used in garages and workshops, always handy and within reach in a dirty and greasy environment. Hanging from the ceiling, standing on the floor, or lying on a table.

To bring something in from the garage and put it in a living room, was one thing, but the flimsy steel wire needed some toughness, solidity and more refined angles. The wires were changed from strong black to plated gold and the light naturally mitigated with a dimmer.

OUCOME

The studio had managed to create an everyday do-it-all object using as little material as possible, while still protecting its blue-collar core. As a result, 50 000 Work Lamps were sold in it’s first year of production, installed in retail shops, hospitals, offices and homes.

After almost ten years in the market the work lamp has been sold half a million times world wide, making it one of the best product in the history of Design House Stockholm. Work lamp was awarded with an honourable mention at design and architecture journal I.D Magazine’s design awards in 2010.

Studio

Studio / About

FORM US WITH LOVE
SANKT ERIKSGATAN 106
113 31 STOCKHOLM
SWEDEN

INFO@FORMUSWITHLOVE.SE
PRESS@FORMUSWITHLOVE.SE
JOBS@FORMUSWITHLOVE.SE
+46 8 218 002

About

Form Us With Love, is the international design studio founded in 2005. Since its conception, the studio has burned with a passion for design and its democratic potential. Its belief is that we all have a right to meaningful design.

At the studio’s core lies a process that blends traditional creative practices with a lean, strategic application. The central intention is to evolve with the needs of each project, its place in the market and the ever-changing needs of real people.

Today, the work of Form Us With Love falls into three areas: Consultancy—an engagement in products, ranges, collaborations and spaces for clients around the world, Ventures—disciplined and holistic approaches to launch and build brands, Civic—based on knowledge transfers and sharing of experiences, actively contributing to the broader spectra of design.

FORM US WITH LOVE
SANKT ERIKSGATAN 106
113 31 STOCKHOLM
SWEDEN

INFO@FORMUSWITHLOVE.SE
PRESS@FORMUSWITHLOVE.SE
JOBS@FORMUSWITHLOVE.SE
+46 8 218 002

Studio / Join us

We’re blessed with a vibrant office culture, with co-workers from around the globe. Hands on individuals who share our common goal of not only producing relevant, beautiful design but helping our collaborators to work, produce, function and think more effectively.

Periodically we open the studio to a batch of selected international applicants for an intensive period of workshops with the aim of finding one or two who’ll remain with us as interns for two times five months.

They’ll be immersed wholeheartedly into Form Us With Love, as part of our design team. It’s not uncommon that this internship develops into something more permanent, with our current team boasting many ex-interns as full-time colleagues.

We are growing, with a steady recruitment every year, the studio is now looking to further expand the team. With new projects, from both existing and new International clients—it’s time for the studio’s annual Summer Workshop.

Join the studio during a couple of days for insights into process, creative methods and client experiences, an exchange that could lead to landing a design role at the studio. Applicants must hold a BFA in Industrial Design, have a good spoken and written English and be entitled to work in Sweden. Last day to apply is October 25. For more details, Download the attached PDF.

Studio / People

  • Jonas Pettersson

    CEO / Co-Founder

  • John Löfgren

    Creative Director / Co-Founder

  • Axel Norlander

    Project Manager

  • Christian Fiebig

    Industrial Designer

  • Hye Jin Ahn

    Designer

  • Allon Libermann

    Project Manager

  • Christian Sjöström

    Industrial Designer

  • Berta Julià Sala

    Designer

Studio / Clients

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