Aleksej Iskos is a Ukrainian designer based in Copenhagen since 1991. While known for his work with Komplot Design and as a co-founder of Iskos-Berlin Design, he established his own studio in 2018. His practice revolves around creating objects where function instinctively meets poetry.
“I often find that my design process is a peculiar combination of rational thinking and intuition. When logic doesn’t suffice, intuition lends a hand and when intuition falters, logic sets in. This was the case with the Calm Wall Lamp as well, going back and forth until striking an elegant balance of pure logic and emotional sensibilities. Scandinavian design is partially characterized by its great respect for nature in terms of materials and light; something that I wanted to infuse the Calm Wall Lamp with, creating a light that isn’t tamed but instead has an organic flow. This makes for a beautiful gradient between light and shadows that is enhanced by its textile surface for a tactile appearance. The Calm Wall Lamp has a sculptural identity that brings a soft and calming yet powerful presence to any atmosphere.” — Aleksej Iskos