Icelandic designer Kjartan Oskarsson has been involved in a variety of interior, furniture, and lighting design projects over the past 16 years. Having studied interior design at Istituto Superior Di Architettura E Design (ISAD) in Milan, Italy and earning a Master’s degree in furniture design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2014, the Reykjavik-based designer focuses on ultra-modern, interactive techniques, having most recently created a series of light fixtures that connect user and object.
His current collection includes Halo Lamp, a round, hanging lamp with a wood frame. The lamp is turned on and off thanks to a simple push/pull motion. The wooden frame is suspended from a leather strap that users pull or push to illuminate or extinguish the round light. When turned on, the wood becomes surprisingly translucent, showing its grain with the glow of the light.
Oskarsson’s work has been previously showcased at the Sol Koffler and Woods-Gerry galleries in Providence, RI, Wanted Design NYC, the Rhode Island Convention Center and DesignMarch in Iceland. His work will be exhibited once more at this year’s WestEdge in Santa Monica and Wanted Design NYC in May of 2016.