Born in 1988, Bjørn van den Berg graduated from Oslo and Akershus University College this year with a master’s in product design. Thus far, his focus has been developing everyday objects to meet domestic needs, and his work demonstrates a particular interest in how small objects interact with the human hand. In spring 2014, he exhibited a selection of his self-developed products at Greenhouse at Stockholm Furniture Fair and Salone Satellite at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.
Inspired by the tactile pleasure of using a workshop clamp, this mobile clip-on lamp is a simple idea, beautifully executed. The shape of the aluminium shade dictates the design of the lamp’s clipping and adjustment functions, and a hidden hinge makes the lamp appear to float beneath the clip. Using the projecting lever, the shade can be tilted and rotated and the clip can be attached to a variety of surfaces to position the lamp on both vertical and horizontal planes.