MILAN, ITALY — Think back to when you first started making ceramics (or, heck, maybe even now): do you remember how hard it was to make a perfectly symmetrical object? Milan-based design studio Skrivo does, which is why their hanging “Dent” lamps feel like scratching an itch. The lighting fixtures were manufactured by the Miniforms brand.
The studio states that the starting points of many of their projects are manufacturing methods and materials. “Dent” began as an experiment in traditional clay throwing. The designers formed a perfectly round tube and then squeezed it in the middle, forming a dent.
That creates a simple, yet evocative warped shape. When hung as a pendant lamp, supported by a wooden rod, these lamps rotate, allowing one to view the shape from multiple profiles. Hanging in congress with each other, the lamps are fascinating. It is a shape that can be as narrow as it is wide in inverse proportions.
Skrivo was founded by designer Stefan Krivokapic, according to his biography. He was born in Croatia in 1981 to an Irish mother and Montenegrin father and has lived in the United States, the Czech Republic, Venice, Croatia, and has now been in Milan for the last decade. After studying Industrial Design, he chose to collaborate with a number of design consultancies working on projects ranging from packaging to furniture, lighting, products, consumer electronics and exhibition stands.
Since Stefan founded Skrivo in 2012, the consultancy has had the opportunity to create furniture, lighting, and product ranges for a number of international brands. Skrivo’s projects have received a number of prestigious awards including Best Furniture Designer by Elle Decor Croatia, 1st place at the New Office Designer Awards, the Gold Award at the Samsung Young Design Awards, & most recently finalist at the 2013 & 2014 editions of the Young & Design Awards.
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