A childhood fascination with aircraft and, in particular, the Zeppelin airships gliding with steady grace across the sky, has inspired Iskos-Berlin to create Avion™. Avion™ is a large oval pendant that naturally fills the ‘interior airspace’ of your room. Despite its substantial size, Avion™ seems to hover playfully in the air, ready to change its direction to suit your desire. The pendant light is made of polyethylene and emits a soft, diffuse light that creates a cosy, natural atmosphere in the room. The Avion™ pendant can be suspended from high up in the room and is ideal for the illumination of canteens, atriums and large rooms. Avion™ can be arranged in regular formation, as a dynamic pack or in one line to mark a passage through a building.
Iskos-Berlin is the design partnership of Aleksej Iskos and Boris Berlin, which was founded in 2010 and is based in Copenhagen. Together, they work across the fields of industrial, furniture and graphic design. The pair previously worked together at Komplot Design, Berlin was a founding member in 1987, with Iskos joining the practice in 1999. Berlin (b. 1958) is from St. Petersburg, Russia, and is a graduate of the city’s Institute of Applied Arts. While Iskos (b. 1965) is from Kharkov, Ukraine, and has studied architecture, engineering and industrial design in both Ukraine and Denmark. Their approach is to “see design as an art of storytelling” and they pay particular attention to the materiality of objects, often letting this define the language of their designs. Their exploratory nature often results in products that utilise new technologies and materials. For HAY, Iskos-Berlin have created the Soft Edge series of chairs and stools, a design created in the knowledge that there is no ultimate sitting posture, rather that our natural state is one of constant dynamic movement.