In a T-restaurant in Peking (China), Mr. Lens was eating at an immense mirror table with candles hanging above him. It was cozy, romantic, but also streamlined and modern. For another design we already experimented with hanging led-lights suspended from low charged wires.
We marveled at the vision of a completely accidental, out-of-the box combination of a led underneath a burning candle. The effect of the translucent candle-emulsion was also heartwarming. The apparition of a led armature, burning, not at all kitschy, with light shimmering through the material structure is imprinted on our minds. “The led is on fire”, we tried it out.
(°1959) The designs of Bart Lens excel in their simplicity and elicit both a tangible and visual impact. Bart Lens is the founder of Lens°Ass studio, and works on projects from architecture and interior design to product and concept development. He designed for companies such as Moome, Jongform, Eden Design but was also asked to guide BKRK into another era. He took on the job as curator of the site with the main goal of bringing back the artisan craftmanship of long ago.