A State of Transformation by Jesper Eriksson

Enlightening Transformation

A State of Transformation by Jesper Eriksson

Can something as mundane as switching a light on and off become a remarkable experience in itself?  Designer Jesper Eriksson certainly thinks so.  In a project titled "A State of Transformation" he constructed a series of lights with dramatically outsized handles for switches which invite users to touch and fondle.  The extra effort required to turn the lights on and off gives the users a satisfying sense of being in control, a wonderful reminder of the simple pleasure that touch and movement can bring.

Jesper Eriksson is a graduate of the Royal College of Art (MA Design Products) and A State of Transformation is part of his graduation project.

A State of Transformation by Jesper Eriksson


Jesper Eriksson

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Jesper Eriksson's lights are slick and delightfully inviting to use, not unlike the Softer Than Steel bench from Desalto and the Tablefields coffee table from Frederik Roije.


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