Material and dimensions:
Red and white lacquered cypress wood and LED light strips
160 (Ø) x 14 cm
Anders Sune Berg
Michael Sangkoyo Gramtorp
About the project:
Crafted in a three-dimensional grid in cypress wood using the traditional Japanese woodworking technique Kumiko. The Kurenai Light Object is a fusion between traditional Japanese craftsmanship and a new Nordic perspective. The object combines the intangible, the light, with elements of form and structure that generates an ever-changing light experience.
The Kurenai Light Object is based on the Japanese woodworking technique Kumiko. Lykke unites her previous work with light and a strong fascination of the grid structure in the Kurenai Light Object. An object that manifests as a fusion between traditional Japanese craftmanship and a new Nordic perspective. The three-dimensional grid has been applied colour in white and red and play with different states, colours and shades of reflected light. The interaction between the layered three-dimensional grid, creates different modes of shadow, depth and reflection. Kurenai Light Object combines the intangible, the light, with elements and forms structures that generates an ever-changing experience, depending on the viewers position in relation to the object. The light object is designed for use in a private as well as a public space, where it becomes part of a flexible process, inviting the viewer into a dialogue, as co-creator. Kurenai is the Japanese word for a strong red colour. The grid including frame is handmade in Japan and assembled by Lykke in Denmark.
Designer, born 1967
Ane Lykke has vast experience creating site-specific works and large-scale installations in public spaces. The works are often three-dimensional, creating illusions of depth and infinity. Lykke creates spaces and objects that engage the viewers and users. The works are artistic and at the same time functional with sustainable qualities. Besides her site-specific projects, Lykke investigates form, materials and the properties of light and shadow in her one-off pieces that are made for exhibitions, galleries and private collectors. Ane Lykke has received numerous awards, honours and grants for her work, including The Danish Arts Foundation’s 3-year working grant in 2010 and the nomination to the Danish Lightning Award, 2012.
1996: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design
2020: Musicon Roskilde, Permanent commission. A site-specific sound barrier in the exterior
2019: Sushi Anaba, The Senbon Light Object is a marker of the Japanese Restaurant Sushi Anaba, Copenhagen
2018: Light Objects, The signature piece light object, Kumiko Light Object
2015: Centre for Cancer and Health. Permanent commission. A site-specific integrated light installation
2012: Rigshospitalet, Permanent commission. A site-specific integrated light installation
SELECTED GRANTS AND HONOURS:
2019: The Danish Arts Foundation’s Collection, purchases Kumiko Light Object.
2012: Danish Lightning Award
2010: The Danish Arts Foundation’s 3-year working grant
2021: Solo Show Galerie Maria Wettergren
2020: TEFAF Maastrict
2019 & 2020: Design Miami/ Basel
2019: PAD London
2017: Solo Show, Reflected Light, Utzon’s Church, Bagsværd Church
2015: Galleri Super Object