Control is a unique and playful table lamp with references to hi-fi and industrial machinery. The light and dimmer is controlled by a switch, referencing volume controls, and is an inviting and simple way of interacting with the user. While designing the lamp, TAF Architects were inspired by the idea of displaying the different lamp components on a serving plate – almost as a still life. It was a pragmatic approach to making a lamp by the simplest means, a reduced design beyond reduction.
TAF is a Stockholm based design and architecture studio founded by Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom. Creating products of extraordinary quality with a focus on the everyday, TAF Studio is preoccupied by context and origin, using materials and construction techniques in new and innovative ways to create designs that are both playful and thought provoking.
Since its foundation in 2002, TAF Studio has achieved international acclaim. The studio has been exhibited at MoMA in New York and its designs are now part of the permanent collections of the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and the Danish Design Museum in Copenhagen.