“It has to do with being able to zoom in, infinitely"
Hikari Grande - Rhombic - Pendant
The mathematician talks enthusiastically about the beauty of geometry. The cabinetmaker is obsessed with perfect joinery, constructions and sensuous materials. With the designer and cabinetmaker Rasmus Fenhann, the beauty ideals from science meet the aesthetics of natural materials. And the work of the hand and the machine is combined to achieve what it's all about: absolute precision. The traditional craft lives on and gives new meaning in interaction with modern computer technology, which helps in the design process and the accurate processing of the wood.
The origami-inspired Hikari pendant is the latest of a series of geometrical polyhedron lights, made of paper-thin elm veneer and handmade Japanese paper. By combining computer technologies with exquisite hand craftsmanship, Rasmus Fenhann transforms complex geometrical principles into stunning sculptural forms.
The first Hikari lamps were made in 2004, and the following year Design Museum Denmark opened a solo exhibition with these works entitled Aero. In 2015 Design Museum Denmark acquired one of the Hikari Grande pendants for their permanent collection.
Elm and japanese handmade Koso paper
Limited edition of 8
Otto Busses Vej 31, Bygn. OBV100 2450 Copenhagen Denmark