Finnish designer Tuomas Auvinen has won the Muuto Talent Award 2014 with his “45°” lamp, selected among 400 design entries submitted by Nordic design schools students. The Scandinavian design brand launched the competition six years ago to “encourage to submit an entry where the (students) express their own story while providing a perspective on a Muuto product.”
30 years old Tuomas Auvinen studies at the Institute of Design in Lahti, Finland, and is currently doing an exchange semester in The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in Copenhagen, Denmark.
A word from the designer, Tuomas Auvinen: “I have always been fascinated by making spaces usable. One day when entering an empty apartment, I wondered why the corners and angles were not better exploited, and then I came up with the idea for 45°. Through its shape and versatility the lamp can be placed everywhere in the room and no matter how it is installed, it will cast the light in an angle of 45 degrees.”