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Curious, Literary & Teasing: KlunderBie’s stunning new photos for LZF

November 24, 2016 8:30 am Published by
LZF Lamps | Klunderbe Photos | the Swirl pendant lamp by Ray Power

Swirl pendant lamp by Ray Power

Photographers Nienke Klunder and Wiglius de Bie have produced a photographic montage for LZF that juxtaposes fragments of several art movements, including Surrealism, De Stijl and Modern. With dramatic effect, Klunder and de Bie present a number of LZF’s handmade wood lamps in a series of artistic vignettes. The radiant Dandelion, slinky New Wave and peculiar Life-Size Fish are just a few of the lights on show.

Graduates of the Dutch Academy of Art and Design (AKV) St. Joost, Nienke Klunder and Wiglius de Bie are successful photographers in their own right. The pair established KlunderBie in 2012 in Valencia, Spain, combining Klunder’s art style of photography and de Bie’s experience of the high-end fashion world.

LZF Lamps | Klunderbe Photos | Piknik portable lamp by the former Macalula

Piknik portable lantern by Macalula

Working with LZF, founder and Art Director Marivi Calvo gave the two accomplished photographers carte blanche to design, direct and deliver this photo shoot. The only given was the venue: the rustic and charming Palacio de Casavells in Monells, Girona.

LZF Lamps | Klunderbe Photos | Totem 4 pendant lamp by Burkhard Dämmer and Marivi Calvo

Totem pendant lamp by Burkhard Dämmer

KlunderBie’s approach to photography blends an avant-garde portrayal of the subject matter with a polished urbanity, a sense of humour and an experienced eye for detail. The resulting images are clever and curious, literary and teasing. At Palacio de Casavells, KlunderBie made use of the location’s rusticity and captivating light, so intensifying the aesthetic appeal of every image.

LZF Lamps | Klunderbe Photos | Elephant Lighting sculpture by Isidro Ferrer

Elephant  floor lamp by Isidro Ferrer

LZF Lamps | Klunderbe Photos | The Asterisco table lamp by Cuatro Cuatros

Asterisco table lamp by Cuatro Cuatros

With references to the Spanish artist Joan Miró and the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, the photographs incorporate primary colours with the rather nonsensical, yet playful, arrangement of contrasting objects. KlunderBie added boldly coloured circles to a number of images and featured a human presence, with models dressed in monochrome colours and visible in silhouette form. While such elements act to intrigue the viewer, KlunderBie ensure the focus is firmly on LZF’s handsome lamps.

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The Chou table lamp by Yonoh Creative Studio

With an air of mystique and a somewhat uneasy edge, KlunderBie has vividly executed this new photographic series for LZF. By amalgamating daylight and artificial light, a rustic backdrop, human forms and striking colours, Nienke Klunder and Wiglius de Bie demonstrate the power of photography to excite the mind’s eye. Intelligent and imaginative, these images capture LZF’s lamps in perfect form.

Written by Gerard McGuickin

LZF Lamps | Klunderbe Photos | A group of Escape pendant lamps by Ray Power

Escape pendant lamps by Ray Power

LZF Lamps | Klunderbe Photos | Fish LS lighting sculpture by Isidro

Fish floor lamp by Isidro Ferrer

LZF Lamps | Klunderbe Photos | New Wave pendant lamp by Ray Power

New Wave Pendant lamp by Ray Power

Credits:
Project Direction & Design
Nienke Klunder
Wiglius de Bie
Photography Studio
KlunderBie
Stylist & Atrezzo
Rocio Pastor
Stylist Assistant 
Sara Sanchis
Make up & Hair Styling
Diana Galí
Models
Ilenia Ntete Coiri
Jorge Martin

 

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