Ohm Collection – iF Design Award Winner 2020
Ohm Collection by Ifö Electric is now officially a Winner of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2020 in the category of Lighting! We are truly honored to receive the prize together with the fantastic producer Ifö Electric. Special congratulations to the development team who has made an amazing work with this durable lighting design – locally produced in South Sweden, by the only press porcelain producer in Scandinavia.
We humbly thank the international jury members of the iF DESIGN AWARD for the appreciation of the design and the great work that lies behind it. The Ohm Collection, designed by Kauppi & Kauppi design studio, was selected as one of the Winners – out of totally 7298 entries from 56 countries. More information can be found online at the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.
The prize ceremony and exhibition was intended to take place in Berlin May the 4th 2020, during the Berlin Design Week, but unfortunately it had to be cancelled due to the situation worldwide. However – sharing great news digitally is the right way to celebrate these days!
About the iF DESIGN AWARD
Since 1953 iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world, organized each year by iF International Forum Design GmbH.
The Ohm Pendant is a new 2020 addition to Ifö Electric´s grand Ohm Collection. The first splash safe suspended light fitting in the company assortment, opens new possibilities for how and where a pendant can be placed. A luminaire design that fits as well into the bathroom, as the bistro or by the bedside. Designed by Kauppi & Kaupp, inspired by the century long tradition found at Scandinavia’s only factory producing pressed porcelain.
“We see the Ohm Pendant as a luminaire for the next generation of bathrooms, developing into something comparable to living room interiors. The design may be recognized as both classic and contemporary, the innovation occurs when the pendants are installed in new types of situations. A porcelain fixture that can easily fit in all types of rooms – where it fulfills a purpose”, says Nina Kauppi.
The Ohm Pendant comes in two colors and three glasses that matches the previous launched lamps for tables, wall and ceiling, binding together the greater Ohm collection. The bases are high gloss glazed in black or white with a matching textile cord. Equipped with a classic E27 light source socket or G9. The pendant and the corresponding ceiling cup are IP44, splash safe certified. The design has taken the IP-classification one step further than usual – since the solution also secures the ceiling installation.
“Our design contributes with soft shapes to the assortment, something which is partly visual, how the luster of the glaze is reflected in the rounded silhouettes. What we mainly wanted to add is a sensory and tactile dimension to the products. So that the advanced industrial production can be experienced by the hand. The relationship we build to objects through our hands, is important”, Nina Kauppi concludes.
The production by Ifö Ifö Electric is made with a long-term perspective in focus. The Ohm light fittings are designed and constructed in a way that enables all components to be disassembled and replaced if necessary. If the light technology standards change in the future, new parts can be added. This means that the luminaires, together with the material’s own durability, have the conditions to achieve an exceptionally long lifecycle – neither wind, water nor strong sunlight changes the glazed porcelain surface.