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Local Loves | Our New Uncovered Gem!

Posted on August 01 2018

Our collective is continuing to source the newest and best lighting solutions from around the globe! We are particularly excited about our newest uncovered gem, SØKTAS. Their Modern and organic glass lighting designs are a handcrafted unique find! Discovered in our very own Australian backyard, turns out these guys were right under our nose. 

Organic Glass Lights | Lighting Collective

 What does a regular day look like for you?

We start setting up the studio around 6am which takes about an hour, then we get into the glass making process for around 6 hours, after that we'll start on the cold work which is cutting and grinding the pieces, we do this for about 2 hours. Then we start melting the next days batch of glass during the night.

 

What keeps you creatively motivated?

Enjoying the journey and continue to grow our ideas. Creating authentic designs that you like and do it for yourself and not for anyone else.

 

How would you describe your style?

Authentic. Organic. Distinctive.

 

All your collections are quite unique, do you have a favorite design?

We really enjoy making the VØLT pendant light, they're really challenging to make but help hone the craft of blowing glass. No two lights are ever the same which makes it fun to create. 

Meet our Suppliers | Lighting Collective

 You have a very colorful creative journey, can you tell us about it?

We are passionate about making functional glass art. We started our idea in Oslo, Norway where we first met. Oliver focuses on creating and designing the pieces, while Ryan operates the business. SØKTAS is a reflection of both of our stories and visions. Oliver’s father and grandfather worked at the renowned Kosta Boda Glassworks in Sweden, and the craft has been passed down through the generations. 

 

Tells us a bit about you both?

We both love surfing, snowboarding and the sun. Our favourite quote

around the workshop is: When in doubt, send it.

 

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