Pesamuna / Nest Egg – Karolin Kull, Stipendiatin 2019/2020
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„Pesamuna / Nest Egg – from Estonian nature to tabletop“
This semester I had a chance to work on a personal project. I have had this idea of a small lighting piece idling along in my head for quite some time. It has always been a topic of interest for me as lighting as such has an immense power over how one perceives space.
The idea started forming when I heard about a class that my acquaintance was having. They were working with prototyping and everyone had to use a metal flip switch for their object which then immediately caught my eye. Taking their brief as a starting point I developed my own challenge to work with comfort lighting.
The lighting is inspired by Stork nests. The White Stork is a frequent but monumental sight in Estonia, they mainly inhabit wetter open cultural landscapes and river basins. Storks also aren’t afraid to be in the surroundings of human settlements as they often build their homes on top of power poles. Growing up, I came across vast amounts of Stork cradles as they are easy to spot due to their size and placement.
The name of the lighting is Pesamuna, which in english would directly translate into nest egg, however, meaning-wise would be something or someone who is the youngest of the family who is held very dear (as the egg of the nest is).
Pesamuna is a series of indirect lighting which come in different sizes – for tabletop and floors, in plywood and metal cradles.