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design Michael Geertsen, 2018
The DOGU Pendant light is explained by Michael Geertsen, its designer, in these terms : "The charming irregularities found in bone china (a semi-transparent material made of white clay with bone ash) have a lot in common with the beauty marks we experience on natural leather hides. They underline the personality of the material of Dogu and ensures that no two lamps are the same".
Michael Geertsen’s art is represented at the Metropolitan Museum and MAD/Museum of Arts and Design in New York as well as The Victoria and Albert Museum in London among many other places. He realized a lamp at the same time simple and sophisticated. Its name "Dogu" refers to the traditional Japanese terracotta statuettes dating back more than 10,000 years representing fantastic characters. These enigmatic pieces had no function proper but rather an immaterial and emotional value.
The body of the lamp is fashioned from China porcelain, which gives the DOGU Pendant a sensual look.
Dimensions Ø24 x H32,9 cm
Materials porcelain, aluminium
Finishes gold or silver
Light source E27
Michael Geertsen is a Danish designer born in 1966. He initially trained as a potter at Stensved in 1988, then graduated from the industrial design department of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Design in 1993.
Michael Geertsen has a variety of creations to his credit with Fritz Hansen, Muuto, Kähler, and many more. Michael Geertsen is internationally renowned and his works are represented at the Metropolitan Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and MAD / Museum of Arts and Design, all in New York, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen. In 2012, he created a permanent installation at the V&A in London.