Belgian-born, Florence-based designer Jens Praet, to the left, with Janine Durand and Craig Applebaum of Industry Gallery in Washington, D.C. in January 2011 at the opening of Praet’s first solo U.S. exhibition — “Fossilized” – at the DC gallery.
“EVERGREEN” – a new mood making lamp from Northern Lighting – will be officially launched during the Stockholm Furniture Fair in Sweden. The fair runs from February 8 through February 12.
EVERGREEN IS a collection of height adjustable pendant lamps, which refer strongly to industrial evergreen elements, and consists of a series of lamps of different sizes, available in either black or white. The collection is designed by Belgian designer Jens Praet and Norwegian designer Vibeke Skar.
JENS PRAET established Studio Jens Praet (www.jenspraet.com), a design studio in Panzano in Chianti, a small town near Florence, Italy, in 2007. Praet studied Industrial Design in Florence and attended Master classes at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, under Droog Design’s co-founder Gijs Baker.
VIBEKE SKAR began her studies in Italy. While working for Frost Produkt, she attended The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Since completing her Master’s degree in 2009, she has worked as a freelance designer under the name of Studio Vibeke Skar (www.vibekeskar.com).
For more information about the Stockholm Furniture Fair: www.northernlightfair.com. Address: Stockholmsm?san, M?sv?en 1, 125 30 ?vsj?, Sweden. Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., February 8-12, 2011.