Made of ceramic and hand-blown glass, the lamp underlines the German brand’s philosophy and its devotion to craftsmanship
Following the successful international launch of its collection last year, German design brand favius has recently added further novelties to its collection, including the Fungi floor light designed by Hanne Willmann.
The firm, which offers a collection of artistic statement accessories and elegant furniture, combines an integrated ecological company philosophy with a devotion to traditional craftsmanship and a design language that sits at the intersection of art and architecture.
These values are shared by Berlin-based multidisciplinary design firm Studio Hanne Willmann who, much like favius, focuses on product design. The pieces she designs, which include furniture and accessories, reveal her fascination for details and the high value Willmann places on aesthetic appeal.
Following her studies at the University of the Arts in Berlin and Elisava in Barcelona, Willmann worked for design studio Autoban in Istanbul, and later for Werner Aisslinger in Berlin, before she set up her own studio in 2015. In the same year, she was elected ‘Design Talent of the Year 2015’ by A&W Magazine, followed by the German Design Award ‘Newcomer Finalist 2016’.
For Fungi, Willmann paired clever details, unorthodox material combinations and precise manufacturing, determining the strength of the light’s design. Crafted with a combination of traditional techniques and modern technology, the lamp is made at favius’ German workshop in Regensburg, together with a close network of craftsmen.
Combining the timeless beauty of handblown glass with handmade ceramics, Willmann demonstrates how traditional materials can be used to create new and striking forms. While its lampshade attests to the extraordinary skill of the glassmaker, the steel grey transparency reveals the refined ceramic base, which features an unmistakable, wave-like appearance.
Furthermore, the dimmable light source – embedded inside the lamp – provides various individual lighting moods, while the colour palette, ranging from warm beige to orange red and black, caters to a variety of tastes and reflects Willman’s unique eye for design.
“Passion for simplicity. With an open mind and a strong dedication to craft, I am determined to fully reveal the essence of every piece I come across”, says Willmann of the new lamp. “My products share a great deal of individuality and confidence, yet retain their modesty.”
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Images courtesy of favius and Hanne Willmann