(adam štěch) Jens Fager, the master of savage poetics and Stockholm-based designer, has designed the Mesh table lamp for the Swedish brand of Zero. Its perforated surface refers to the tradition of European modernism; its minimalist shape develops contemporary Scandinavian aesthetics.
Jens Fager has not designed dozens of products like his generational colleagues. On the contrary, his portfolio includes a very modest list of designs that are, on the other hand, very powerful thanks to their elaborate forms and sophisticated contents. Jens Fager demonstrates that thorough work always pays off. For this reason, he has received a good reputation among the public – with a single collection. Thus, the Raw furniture pieces and accessories, made from irregularly lopped wood, became part of an exhibition project both in the prestigious Libby Sellers gallery and the permanent collection of the Danish brand of Muuto.
The metal Mesh lamp was designed for another progressive Scandinavian manufacturer – the brand of Zero - which ranks among the most important European experts in lighting design. Fager managed to bring the delicate savagery of the Raw collection to the Mesh lamp thanks to the perforated metal plate. The lamp consists of a simple conical shape finished with a fold in the form of a cap. Thus, the designer was able to create a natural lighting object by means of a natural and simple treatment of the material. The material used also refers to similar application of a perforated metal plate in the works of several designers from the 1950s, such as the French masters Mathieu Mategot and Jacques Biny. I am sure we will hear more about Jens Fager in the future.