Romb emerged as a result of Broberg & Ridderstråle experimenting with a rippled cardboard they use lots when modelling and developing architecture projects. The shape, a rhombus, emerged quickly and split into two forms; one larger than the other, which cast an interesting direct light upwards but also indirect down, over the base of the shape. The piece works well on narrow spaces like bookshelves or windowsills, and has a strong sculpyural presence whether it´s shining or not. Romb is made from custom-pressed steel with seamless edges and great attention to detail.
Broberg & Ridderstråle
Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle are creative collaborators based in Stockholm, Sweden, working in a mixed architecture and design practice. They strive to add an emotional value to our design that communicates with the user through recognition of symbols and meanings. They often draw inspiration from everyday life and try to combine a rational approach with a bit of wit and the clash between past and present.
Both Mats and Johan graduated from Konstfack University of design with honors and have been awarded the Swedish Art Council´s working grant. Their work has been exhibited in Tokyo, Milan and London.