Awa is a serie of lamps designed by Lena Billmeier and David Baur. Both of them work together in TEO’s brand – Timeless Everyday Objects. This is a German design brand that defends high quality objects in a timeless and unique design. They offer all type of furniture and home accessories. The materials that they use are carefully made to maintain the delicacy of the objects. Also, they exposed all the collection in the Salone del Mobile of Milan this year.
In this case, the Awa serie was inspired by Japanese inflatable light that are used in the construction. They joined this concept with the blown glass technique. Especially, this material attract their attention the way that is worked to set the final result, as if it were chewing gum. What is important too, is that the word ‘awa’ in Japanese means ‘bubble’, interpretated by the volume of the glass and the contrast with the fixing.
One of the innovations that presents Awa is the way that is turned on the standing lamp. To light up the user only has to touch the black rod which sustains the lamp. Playing with the touch and the activation of a lamp. This fact gives more warmth and comfort to the lamps.
Awa provides a kind of sophistication and warmth with that the user feels comfortable
The main materials are white blown glass and black steel. Two colours and materials which create contrast between them. This have always been the more basic and clean colours that can be combined, but without make any shadow between them. Creating a balance between them.
There are different sizes and combinations in Awa. They can be a standing or ceiling lamp. The size can be big or little, and it can be high or low. It basically depends on the use. With the combination of forms and colours, this is a illumination that can be easily adapted in many of the spaces. Which makes too a versatile lamp, that gives illumination and an elegant twist.