Thursday 17 Mar 2016

One of Darø’s most popular designs is Bell+ which has been designed by Thomas Holst Madsen.

The bell shaped lamp shade and the way in which it can be moved contribute to the association of a ringing bell. The ingenious design has been noticed throughout the world and has been awarded two design awards.

“I like the contradictions and stress fields. For me this is where ideas and solutions emerge and evolve” designer Thomas Holst Madsen explains as he talks about his creative approach to the projects he is involved in. It is very characteristic of Thomas’ designs that they appear obvious and surprising at the same time. Form and function have been two fundamental elements in the design process of Bell+, and the ability to tilt the lamp is utilised by the simple suspension and bar on which the shade hangs perfectly.

The organic oak bar made from Danish oak serves as a great contrast to the smooth aluminium surface of the shade. The quality of the materials used is of a very high standard and fully complies with the great and proud Danish design tradition.

Bell+ has received two design awards. In 2014 Bell+ had just been launched and received the Design+ Award in connection with the Light+Building Fair in Frankfurt. In 2015 Bell+ was awarded with a German Design Award Special
Mention. We are very proud that Bell+ has received so much praise from around the world.