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news APRIL 2012

“It’s like a little sculpture that you can place

everywhere in your home,” says designer Helena

Svensson of GAVIK table lamp.

Shine like a sculpture

GAVIK table lamp

When Helena Svensson designed GA-

VIK table lamp she had decided on three

things: to make the most of glass and

bring its qualities to a new level; to create

a lamp that could also be a sculpture; and

to ensure it would spread beautiful effects

when lit.

Helena had just graduated from Beckmans

College of Design in Stockholm when

she was asked to design a glass table lamp

for IKEA that would become GAVIK.

Glass is beautiful in its own right,

thought Helena, which is why she wanted

to make the most of glass as a material

and create an integrated design where the

foot of the lamp continues up and folds

over itself to become a lamp shade.

The transparent glass would then create

a layer-on-layer effect and the light would

refract where it shines through the double

glass. It wasn’t possible to produce the

lamp in one continuous piece, but because

the lamp foot is also made of glass, the

effect is the same when the light shines

through the double glass.

Helena experimented for a long time

with different sizes, glass layers and

colors. One idea was to make the lamp

larger, but the small GAVIK became like

a sculpture in its own right that can be

placed a little here, there or everywhere

to bring atmosphere to a room.

GAVIK table lamp $14.99*/ea Glass. Designer:

Helena Svensson. Requires assembly. Ø7, H8". White

202.158.63 Blue 102.133.17 Purple 702.133.24

Green 902.195.46 Pink 702.195.52 *In compliance

with California Title 20 regulations, lighting prices and

features may vary in the state of California. Please

see your local IKEA store for details.

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