Bau Lamp

Bau

About

A Hanging Lamp with Attitude

Bau is a sculptural hanging lamp that combines color, composition and geometric shapes in a unique and creative design. Bau is a hanging lamp with attitude. 

The design is based on interlocking geometric circles, sticking out in all directions. Bau has an immediate pattern that is broken up by the discs' colors, sizes and off-center linkages, making the lamp living and organic in its expression. 

Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt's designs are often based on geometric shapes, and her love for architecture is also reflected in the Bau lamp. In German, Bau means construction, and it is exactly the lamp's construction and composition that create an expression of harmonious disharmonies.   

Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt explains: "Decoration does not need to be restricted to objects you hang on the wall, but can also form an integral part of more functional objects, such as a table or a lamp. This creates new and exciting opportunities in furnishing. When you move your position in relation to Bau, the tight geometric lines are broken. The sort of experience I want people to have is to see the Bau lamp and wonder what it looks like from the other side. It must appeal to peoples' sense of curiosity."   

The Bau lamp is an example of a DIY (Do It Yourself) project whereby the user assembles his or her own lamp, thus giving the user ownership of the lamp. The Bau lamp has a complex expression. The round pieces in various sizes and colors create a pattern, which at first appears random. Upon studying the Bau lamp more closely, however, it becomes clear that it is not random. The Bau lamp is one of a kind.  

Design: Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt

Designer

Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt

Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt graduated from The Danish Design School in 1994. Since then she has primarily worked with unique ceramic pieces. In the later years she has started to work more with function and wood as the main material.  

“Geometrical forms have always been the point of departure for my works. I think construction and composition are important for the final result and I am continuously challenging myself by breaking through the existing frames. I want the viewer to have an experience with the object. Then it becomes alive...”

Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt

THE BUZZ

China_Living_June 2014_Bau_One Step up_Color Box_Ducky_Circus_Oona
In the media

Bau in the Chinese magazine Living.

June 2014

Denmark, Bolig Liv, March 2014, Bau
In the media

Bau in the Danish magazine Bolig Liv.

March 2014

Spain, Mi Casa, January 2014, Bau
In the media

Bau in the Spanish magazine Mi Casa.

January 2014

Landhaus September 2012 Bau
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Landhaus September 2012
Magasin Living September 2012 Bau Lamp nature bedroom
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Magasin Living September 2012
Bau Lamp, Normann Copenhagen, Air France Madame October 2012
In the media
Air France Madame October 2012
Bau lamp berlin Normann Copenhagen
Blog Post

The Bau lamp goes to Berlin

As one of the first worldwide Scandinavian Object has the Bau lamp in the shop. We thought it looked so good that we had to show it to you as well.

Bau Lamp, Normann Copenhagen
In the media

Casa Viva February 2013

August 2012, Case Stili, Bau
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Case & Stili August 2012
Bau Lamp Normann Copenhagen Flair
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Flair December 2012

Bau Lamp, Normann Copenhagen, Le Fourquet September 2012
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Le Fourquet September 2012


Bau Lamp Normann Copenhagen Myself
In the media

Myself December 2012

Denmark, Bolig Liv, March 2014, Bau
In the media

Bau in the Danish magazine Bolig Liv.

March 2014

Germany, Living at Home, February 2014, Bau
In the media

Bau in the German magazine Living at Home.

February 2014

Germany, Sweet Home, March 2014, Bau
In the media

Bau in the German magazine Sweet Home.

March 2014

Facebook
We asked on Facebook - Multi or Nature?
Elle Decor April 2011 Bau 2
In the media
Elle Decor April 2011
Bau Buzz interior decorating
Blog Post

 Interior Decorating 2.0

We like to change, re-decorate and move our products around in new formations, which is why we thought that we would like to change the lamps in the ceiling – something thats easier said than done when the distance between the floor and ceiling is a bit more than 13 m.

Silhouette Italy September 2011 Bau 1
In the media
Silhouette Italy September 2011