Heimat by studio b severin
Heimat is a ceramic lampshade collection based on a research project exploring memories. Inspired by the region of Oranienbaum a small town in the region of Saxony Anhalt, we expressed the impossibility to return to places of once memories.
To capture this aspect, we designed a series of ceramic lampshades using exclusively leftovers found in the neighbourhood. We collected wallpaper, wood, coal and clay – a byproduct of coal mining in that region – together with other organic materials from local farms and fields.
All materials were fired, together with the ceramics, in a primitive pit kiln. Each lampshade captures unique traces of burned materials, referring to something forever lost.
Burned ceramic, wax, electrical cable and fitting
H19 x Ø32 cm - cable length 200 cm
E27 base, 220V, up to 75W incandescent - 20W LED & CFL (EU) or E26 base, 120V, up to 20W LED & CFL (USA & CA)