The Cross-Plex™ lamp reflects Bodil Kjaer’s philosophy of not merely designing but creating solutions and solving problems. The lamp was conceived after Kjaer burnt some newspapers on lit candles at her home; The solution was to design a lamp that could substitute the use of candles whilst bringing the same kind of ‘Hygge’ to the room.
A FUNCTIONALIST DESIGN LANGUAGE
The Cross-Plex™ lamp is a true example of Bodil Kjaer’s functionalistic approach to design with its clean-cut and straight lines. The base in clear acrylic glass is shaped like a cross and constructed as a puzzle, leaving the exact amount of space needed for the cord to ascend in the centre where it perfectly meets the socket. The cubic shade is formed from opal acrylic glass and when seen in profile, the table lamp almost looks like a miniature building with the opal shade representing an illuminated roof - touching upon aesthetics of big-city nightlife and international hotel interiors.