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Where design meets architecture to brighten up a room The idea to design his own lamp came to Stefan Gant’s mind in his former flat in Friedrichshain, Berlin. He started working meticulously and now, six years later, the effort has definitely paid off. His product design label GANTlights offers individual lamps with architectural influences in small quantities and has been awarded with the German Design Award Special 2017. TEXT: INA FRANK | PHOTOS: STEFAN GANT
“80 kilogrammes of concrete ended up in the bin because the mixture was not coherent and the material could not be used any more,” says Stefan Gant, founder and designer of GANTlights, remembering creating his first lamp. However, that has not stopped him from following his idea. At first, he sold his designs on the online marketplace DaWanda and then founded his product design label GANTlights. Initially, Stefan Gant studied architecture; therefore his approach to design is rather architectural, as he explains: “When you draft a plan for a building, there are some aspects you have to keep in mind,
like the location, the use and the static. I design my products according to the same principle, for instance, I deliberate how a hallway can be illuminated in the best way and then create an appropriate lamp.” GANTlights now offers hanging lamps, wall lamps and table lamps, and Stefan Gant is always on the lookout for new designs. “Recently, I reworked the technology of my lamp C1, so now the bulb is also dimmable,” says Stefan Gant. He has a sketchbook full of more ideas and is ready to put them into practice. www.gantlights.de
Top left: K1 ceramic lamp. Top right: C1 pendant luminaire, concrete and oak wood. Above: B1 hanging lamp.
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