In textile designer Stine Mikkelsens collection “Luminous Shapes” she explores how people understand and interpret experimental product design. When presenting sculptural furniture, many often ask about the objects function. In this collection, the first phase is to make sculptures and once the right shapes are found, light sources are being placed. Some objects will have a clear reference to already known types of lamps while others will be more experimental and question if the object is a lamp, only based on the presence of the bulb.
Stine has a BA and MA, from Kolding School of Design, Denmark. She also has MA in Knitted Textiles from Royal College of Art, London, UK and MA Contextual Design from Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands. During 2019 she exhibited at Crossovers, Adorno, London Design Fair, UK Collectible Design Fair, Belgium Now Nordic and The Art of Sitting, TOOLSGALERIE, Paris, France.
The jury’s motivation
"Design with interesting combination of materials in luminaires, smaller objects, textile design, sculptures or mural works. Design that makes you wonder how it was made, from what and how it´s used."