What do two German mathematicians do to fill in the time when they are bored and there is nothing on TV but repeats of Housewives of Berlin? They come up with the Mobius strip. Also called the twisted cylinder, the strip was invented by August Ferdinand Mobius and Johann Benedict Listing in 1858. More than a century and half would pass before somebody would come up with a really practical use for their strip of paper.
It was Irish megastar Ray Power – a member of the prestigious Dublin Mobius Society – who was having a quiet pint of Guinness one afternoon, when he arrived at a fabulous idea: What if I turn the Mobius strip into a handcrafted timber veneer lamp for my mates at LZF?
And so he did, stacking a couple of Mobius strips on top of one another to create an ethereal object that would make August and Johann very pleased indeed.
It also made the clients in this sexy home renovation in Potomac Maryland, USA, very happy. The project was the work of Carnemark, an architectural design firm from Washington DC and as you can see from the photographs, they have really nailed the brief in creating a contemporary space full of light, warmth and texture.
Timber, fabric and stone are juxtaposed throughout the design along with lots of natural light and an open fire which acts as the heart of the home.
Our Link Suspension Lamp looks pretty damn stunning suspended over the Carrara marble Tulip Table by Saarinen. Emitting a soft warm glow through the beech wood veneer, the Link is not only a functional dining light, but also lends a sculptural element to the room, softening the sharp edges and lines.
The finished result has left us speechless. It´s hard to move the eyes from such a striking scene, the Link suspension lamp blossoming against its cool surroundings.
Our hats are off to a job well done!
Photography by © Anice Hoachlander