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Kasper Kjeldgaard makes electrical wire into sculptural Suspense light

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Suspense light by Kasper Kjeldgaard in The Mindcraft Project

A desire to create poetic compositions led to designer Kasper Kjeldgaard’s delicate-looking Suspense light, featured as part of our Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project 2021 collaboration.

One of 10 experimental Danish designs in The Mindcraft Project exhibition, the Suspense light consists of an LED light and a fine brass rod, bent in one spot.

Suspense light by Kasper Kjeldgaard in The Mindcraft Project
The Suspense light consists of a delicately bent brass rod. Photo by Anders Sune Berg

“It’s just a bend, but it’s a good bend,” said Kjeldgaard. “It creates a nice space around it.”

The final component is an even finer length of stainless steel fibre, connecting the lamp to the ceiling so it appears to float in the air. It also wraps around a section of brass and extends straight down to the floor.

Suspense light by Kasper Kjeldgaard in The Mindcraft Project
Fine wire wraps around the rod and extends between the ceiling and the floor. Photo by Anders Sune Berg

By forming it into one continuous line from ceiling to ground, the design treats the lamp’s cable as a sculptural opportunity.

Kjeldgaard said the form emerged organically out of his ongoing practice, in which he blurs the bounds between art and design.

“It’s a result of many years of bending brass and putting lights on it and trying to create poetic compositions,” said Kjeldgaard. “I didn’t start with a direction. This lamp has been going for years inside my head.”

Video is by Benjamin Lund.


Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project

The Mindcraft Project is an annual exhibition presented by the Copenhagen Design Agency to bring the best in explorative and experimental Danish design to the world.

The Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project 2021 collaboration showcases the work of 10 innovative designers and studios from the 2021 digital edition of the exhibition via a series of videos. Watch all the videos as we publish them at: www.dezeen.com/the-mindcraft-project-2021.

Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project 2021 is a partnership between Dezeen and Copenhagen Design Agency. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.

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