Penthouse apartment at Jæren, a small area on the west coast of Norway known for its beautiful beaches.
The landscape is vast and flat, only divided by its signature «steingarder» - stone fences made built by hand. The weather conditions are harsh and constantly changing, resulting in a mistful light - a natural phenomenon that has been a source of admiration admired by artists for centuries.
I turned to the nature in Jæren to find inspiration. To my clients roots. To the raw, the genuine.
I’ve tried to keep the overall impression raw, avoiding decorative overload. Instead allowing the lighting to have both a function and a decorative meaning. I used lighting in new ways and put the pendants to use as art-installation.
The overall color palette is quite dark, feeling very intimate and masculine. I wanted to create harmony and repetition in a way that make each room enhance the other.
I have searched for materials that change over time without needing to be replaced, but instead give a sense of permanence. Allowing it to change with new life. New use. As life changes and new memories are being created in the apartment.