LIGHT CUBES. What sets Design House Stockholm apart from the pack is how the company doesn’t just select a single designer to create specific products, but instead encourages all of its designers to bring in their own ideas.
The results speak for themselves. Take, for example, Harri Koskinen’s award-winning Block Lamp. It definitely makes you look twice, with its intriguing play on the archetypes and—more importantly—the contrasts of modern society: a chilly ice block that gives off warm light. Moreover, each Block Lamp is hand-casted before undergoing an extremely long cooling process, thus making it pretty much crack-resistant even if exposed to extreme temperature changes. This is basically a piece that belongs just as much in a museum as in your living room. (Available at The Watch Co.)