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Introducing the Ohm Pendant Outdoor edition, a new weatherproof suspended luminaire that brightens up the balcony, veranda and the backyard apple tree.
 
The Ohm Pendant, previously launched this year, widens the Ohm porcelain luminaire collection with its unusual splash safe feature for indoor installations. A rarely found suspended luminaire attribute, and a necessary aspect to cover when installing hanging light fittings in humid environments, such as bathrooms and wellness interiors. The second launch this year, includes an additional feature. The Ohm Pendant now opens the door to our living spaces outside – with a mission to brighten up the garden, terrace or backyard.
 
The growing Ohm Collection
The soft curves and restrained signature silhouettes of the Ohm luminaires makes the collection suitable for a wide range of situations. One of the inspirational starting points for the designers Kauppi & Kauppi and the development team at porcelain producer Ifö Electric, has been to achieve a flexibility in both use and expression. The Ohm collection already includes wall, ceiling and table luminaires in various sizes (launched 2019), but also a splash safe indoor pendant with a corresponding porcelain ceiling cup, revealed earlier this year. The desire to expand the areas of use even more, has grown gradually. Striving to make the most out of the durable, unique press porcelain material.
 
The new Ohm Pendant Outdoor
Introducing the new Ohm Pendant Outdoor – a porcelain luminaire with a high gloss glazed surface in white or black, IP44 certified and weatherproof. Attached to a black rubber covered cord and plug, ready to be plugged in and hung in any outdoor environment where it fulfills a purpose. Designed to be placed in the favorite backyard apple three, over a table in an open-air garden café or as a soft light, spreading a welcoming charm on a veranda. The strong sun will reflect but not affect the durable shiny glazed porcelain surface and raindrops may drip and ripple on the splash safe design, without impact.
 
“We wanted the pendant to follow the company’s tradition of producing multipurpose luminaires that are splash safe and may travel between different types of inside- & outside rooms. It is in a way mirroring our relationship to our living spaces - where we blend and blur the lines of conventional room definitions”, says designer Nina Kauppi
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Designers: Kauppi & Kauppi (Johan Kauppi and Nina Kauppi) / www.kauppikauppi.se
Producer: Ifö Electric / www.ifoelectric.com
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One base, two colors and three glasses
The Ohm luminaires share a shade program across the entire collection. The pendant’s shade sizes match the previous launched Ohm Table lamp, as well as the wall and ceiling fixtures. A concept kept within narrow limits of three selectable shades, keeps the production resources to a wise level, binding together the collection and the different areas of use. The white opal shade comes in two lengths. One for a short dense appearance, and a long shade for a more stretched silhouette. The clear glass option gives a possibility to create an individual look, when choosing a light source from today´s wide range of expressive lightbulbs.
 
“Developing an outdoor pendant varies a lot from working with other fixture categories. What differs the most is that there is no backside where things can be hidden. We needed to invent a clever way to integrate the splash safeness into the design. Simple, neat and intuitive was the ambition and of course the hardest to achieve” says product developer Adam Dennerkrans
 
A unique durability and long-term perspective
The production is made with a long-term perspective in focus. The light fittings are designed and constructed in a way that enables all components to be disassembled and replaced if necessary. If the light technology standards change in the future, new parts can be added. This means that the luminaires, together with the material's own durability, have the conditions to achieve an exceptionally long lifecycle, potentially longer than many buildings - neither wind, water nor strong sunlight changes the glazed porcelain surface.
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Ohm Sauna – a new hot feature for the soft curved porcelain luminaires made by Ifö Electric and designed by Kauppi & Kauppi.
 
To develop a light fitting for a demanding environment like a hot, damp sauna is a true challenge. The latest extension of the Ohm luminaire collection is now certified and ready to be installed in high temperature sauna environments. The soft wooden interior and the shiny porcelain surface form a great contrasting company, in what often is considered as the heart of a spa - the sauna - a place for relaxation and contemplation.
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Designers: Kauppi & Kauppi
(Johan Kauppi and Nina Kauppi) / www.kauppikauppi.se
 
Producer: Ifö Electric / www.ifoelectric.com
 
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Porcelain, heat & humidity
The durable pressed porcelain with its insulating characteristics, is perfectly tailored for the demanding assignment to illuminate a humid sauna. The hot and steamy atmosphere will not affect or change the resistant surface. Neither will the great changes in temperature, going from cold to extreme heat in short time, in many repeated sessions. The high gloss glazed porcelain is easy to clean and uncomplicated to maintain.
 
Slim selection
A narrowed down selection of Ohm luminaires will be available in the sauna edition. The white or black high gloss glazed Ohm 100, with a long clear or opal glass, equipped with an E27 light source for installations on walls and ceilings. The short opal glass version, with a G9 light source, will be available for wall installations.
 
The soft porcelain figures of Ohm are a welcomed extension of the company´s existing sauna assortment and a new extended area of use for the Ohm collection. The new addition makes it possible to illuminate an entire wellness interior with the soft and restrained curves of Ohm. A way to achieve a completeness in expression, when combining the sauna luminaires with the earlier launched splash safe pendants, wall and ceiling fixtures in the relax and shower areas.
 
To support the selection of sauna lighting fittings, Ifö Electric has also developed an assortment of special purpose light sources for their E27, E14, GU10 and G9 sockets. A series of special purpose dimmable lamps intended for use in sauna environments.
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Once again! So happy and proud to announce the iF DESIGN AWARD for our porcelain lighting series Ohm. Today marks the date for the intended prize ceremony in Berlin which unfortunately is cancelled due to the situation in the world right now. But! We cannot think of a better way to celebrate the day then to share the great news with you all. We humbly thank the jury of iF DESIGN AWARD for the appreciation of the design and the work that lies behind it.
 
Being one of the chosen among 7298 entries, from 56 countries, that receives a price is truly a bliss. Ohm Collection receives its winner award in the discipline Product and the category Lighting.
 
Ohm is designed by Kauppi&Kauppi and manufactured here in our factory in Sweden.
 
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During the switch to LEDs in almost all light sources, we have become aware of the concern it’s giving our customers regarding light sources for saunas where the LED light sources do not cope with the heat conditions. This applies both to the older sauna luminaires that’s already installed in homes and public environments, but of course also to newly manufactured sauna luminaires.
 
We have therefore developed our own Ifö Electric range of light sources that can withstand high temperatures. The range includes incandescent lamps with E27 and E14 fittings as well as halogen lamps with GU10 and G9 fittings. They can all withstand an ambient temperature of max 125° Celsius.
 
See the full range of sauna light sources on our accessories page.
 
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Ohm Pendant is a new addition to Ifö Electric´s grand Ohm Collection. The first splash safe suspended light fitting in the company assortment, opens new possibilities for how and where a pendant can be placed. A luminaire design that fits as well into the bathroom, as the bistro or by the bedside. Designed by Kauppi & Kauppi, inspired by the company’s legacy and tradition of timeless functionality.
 
Pendants for bathrooms and beyond
The new Ohm Pendant has attractive and functional features, suitable for a wide range of environments and situations - from bathroom and bistro to bedside. It is designed to be splash safe, enabling a new way of thinking when planning interiors and illumination. The pendant allows the interior and lighting designers to place suspended porcelain lights in bathrooms, spas and other wellness interiors – where splash safe certified lighting is required.
 
“We see the Ohm Pendant as a luminaire for the next generation of bathrooms, developing into something comparable to living room interiors. The design may be recognized as both classic and contemporary, the innovation occurs when the pendants are installed in new types of situations. A porcelain fixture that can easily fit in all types of rooms - where it fulfills a purpose”, says Nina Kauppi
 
In addition to installations in bathrooms, the soft curves and the restrained silhouette invites the luminaire design to blend into various interiors. A numerous group of pendants can form a space defining and shining cluster in a lounge environment. When placed as single pendants over a restaurant table, the Ohm Pendant becomes a pleasant focal point. In a bedroom, the dimmed light from Ohm will contribute to a cozy atmosphere, when used as a suspended bedside lamp.
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Last week was amazing! We participated in not only one but two award ceremonies!
The award ceremony for Hemljus Design price was held at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair for the second year and this year we won with the series Ohm!
 
The jury consisted of:
o Kai Piippo, Lighting designer and design manager at ÅF Lighting
o Ulrika Gabrielsson Kantermo, Product range manager at Norrmalms El
o Mikael Castanius, CEO Hemljus.
 
The motivation for the winner of the Hemljus Design Award 2020 reads:
“With a timeless design you have created a nice addition to the range. With its clean, sober shapes, the product range fits in most environments. Thanks to the great material selection, the series is characterized by an exclusive sense of craftsmanship and tradition. A future bestseller. "
 
Big thanks to both Hemljus and the jury for the honour!
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A few days after the award ceremony in Stockholm, it was time for the award ceremony of the German Design Award 2020 where Ohm won the GOLD award in the product group ”Lighting”. IIn front of hundreds of spectators, together with other extremely talented companies and designers, we were awarded the prize together with Kauppi & Kauppi, which is responsible for the design of the series.
 
Motivation of the jury
The weatherproof IP44 Ifö Ohm luminaire series not only impresses with its clear, timelessly elegant design, which creates a beautiful silhouette, but also with its versatility in indoor and outdoor use. Constructed from a cylindrical, gently rounded porcelain body inspired by classic ceramic insulators and sockets and a shade of opal or clear glass as a counterpart, the luminaires have a pleasant, sleek appearance. The high-quality craftsmanship, which can be seen in the series and which can also be felt thanks to the ceramics used, is impressive.
 
A series of luminaires, cleanly designed down to the last detail, which interprets classic Scandinavian design in a modern way, which produces a beautiful, pleasant light and which blends harmoniously into many environments and living styles, whether as wall, ceiling, façade or table luminaires. These luminaires have what it takes to become a new classic.
 
Ohm has received several awards for its design, and we are humbly grateful
and very happy for each and every one of them.

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2020-03-09

Producer: Ifö Electric / www.ifoelectric.com
Contact: Annika Bengtsson / +46 (0)456 - 265 01 / annika.bengtsson@ifoelectric.com
 
Designers: Kauppi & Kauppi (Johan Kauppi och Nina Kauppi) / www.kauppikauppi.se
Contact Nina Kauppi / press@kauppikauppi.se
One base, two colors and three glasses
The Ohm Pendant is high gloss glazed in black or white with a matching textile cord. Equipped with a classic E27 light source socket or G9. The pendant and the corresponding ceiling cup are IP44, splash safe certified. The design has taken the IP-classification one step further than usual, since the solution also secures the ceiling installation.
 
“Making the Ohm Pendant splash safe and fully certified, without compromising with the stripped simplicity of the design, has been a challenge. The new technical solutions and tools developed for the porcelain parts has been an effort worthwhile, since the durable porcelain fitting will last for decades”, says product manager Måns Kiaer.
 
The Ohm luminaires share a shade program across the entire collection. The pendant’s shade sizes matches the previous launched Ohm Table lamp, as well as the wall and ceiling fixtures. A concept kept within narrow limits of three selectable shades, keeps the production resources to a wise level, binding together the collection and the different areas of use. The white opal shade comes in two lengths. One for a short dense appearance, and a long shade for a more stretched silhouette. The clear glass option gives a possibility to create an individual look, when choosing a light source from today´s wide range of expressive lightbulbs.
 
A unique and challenging production
Ifö Electric, Scandinavia’s only factory producing pressed porcelain, uses a challenging production technique. The press tools consist of a positive and a negative element. Together they shape a cavity where the clay grains, with 15 % humidity, will be compressed and formed by a hydraulic press in one single stroke.
 
” Pressing porcelain is by far the most challenging production method we have encountered as designers. Behind every pressed detail lies a tremendous amount of work and development. The large investments and the products long life cycle brings a certain responsibility for us designers. A long-term perspective must be present, not only in functions and solutions, but also in design and expression”, says Nina Kauppi
 
The tool is highly complex and resembles a watch construction with winding wheels, slots and threaded taps. Once the porcelain parts are pressed, glazed and high temperature fired, they are ready to be tightly connected and sealed in a way that enables the lamp’s IP44 certification.
 
“Our design contributes with soft shapes to the assortment, something which is partly visual, how the luster of the glaze is reflected in the rounded silhouettes. What we mainly wanted to add is a sensory and tactile dimension to the products. So that the advanced industrial production can be experienced by the hand. The relationship we build to objects through our hands, is important”, Nina Kauppi concludes.
 
The production is made with a long-term perspective in focus. The light fittings are designed and constructed in a way that enables all components to be disassembled and replaced if necessary. If the light technology standards change in the future, new parts can be added. This means that the luminaires, together with the material's own durability, have the conditions to achieve an exceptionally long lifecycle. Neither wind, water nor strong sunlight changes the glazed porcelain surface.
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Ohm did it again! In the German Design Awards 2020 the Ohm series won the GOLD award. We are so proud and happy to announce the good news!
 
During Light+Building 2020 in February Ohm will be exhibited together with all the other GOLD winnners. At the same time we will be there exhibiting both Ohm and our other luminarie series in our booth in hall 1.1 booth A:10.
 
STATEMENT OF THE JURY
The weatherproof IP44 Ifö Ohm luminaire series not only impresses with its clear, timelessly elegant design, which creates a beautiful silhouette, but also with its versatility in indoor and outdoor use. Constructed from a cylindrical, gently rounded porcelain body inspired by classic ceramic insulators and sockets and a shade of opal or clear glass as a counterpart, the luminaires have a pleasant, sleek appearance. The high quality craftsmanship, which can be seen in the series and which can also be felt thanks to the ceramics used, is impressive.
 
A series of luminaires, cleanly designed down to the last detail, which interprets classic Scandinavian design in a modern way, which produces a beautiful, pleasant light and which blends harmoniously into many environments and living styles, whether as wall, ceiling, façade or table luminaires. These luminaires have what it takes to become a new classic.
 
The German Design Award directly contributes to the overall commercial success. Prizes will only be awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. The highly esteemed, international jury guarantees this. The German Design Award identifies and presents unique design trends: a competition that advances the design oriented scene.” – German Design Award

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Ohm - A new grand porcelain luminaire family by Ifö Electric is launched at Stockholm Furniture &
Light Fair 2019.
 
Ohm is a new porcelain luminaire collection for indoor and outdoor use on walls, facades, ceilings and tables. The first grand collection by Ifö Electric in more than ten years, designed by Kauppi & Kauppi, is launched at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair in February 2019. Inspired by old porcelain insulators, the soft curves and restrained silhouettes references the company’s legacy. The Ohm family includes the first table lamps in Ifö Electric´s century long history.
 
Ohm - a new luminaire collection
When the Swedish studio Kauppi & Kauppi designed the new Ohm collection, they wanted to celebrate the material, production and the century long heritage of Ifö Electric, Scandinavia’s only factory producing pressed porcelain.
 
“We were seduced by the fascinating soft shapes of insulators and connection boxes, some of the first explains one of the two designers Nina Kauppi.
 
The inspiration from industrial porcelain resulted in a collection of light fixtures for walls, ceilings and facades. In addition to Ifö Electric´s traditional range, they have also designed the first table lamp in the company’s history with the aim to enable a closer relationship to the luminaries. Contrary to the Ohm collection of fixtures for permanent installations, the added family member is designed for flexible use within an arm’s reach, on tables, next to a bed or in a window. “We had a desire to create a luminaire family with a restrained and friendly expression. In our minds we imagined an idea of a standard luminaire, naturally melting into different environments with the possibility to last aesthetically over time”, says the both designers of studio Kauppi & Kauppi.
 
The first launch of the Ohm collection contains two sizes of porcelain bases, in high gloss white or black glaze. Various glass shades create harmonic silhouettes with a short or high profile, in matt opal or clear glass. The main part of the collection, aimed for installations on walls, facades and in ceilings is IP44 classed, meaning that the fittings are water splash safe and can be used indoors in bathrooms as well as outdoors. There is a choice of different types of light sources such as LED modules, G9 or traditional E27 sockets, depending on the demand. If the needs change over time, the same already installed lightning fixture can be easily re-fitted with another type of light source. The Ohm table lamps are dimmable and IP20 classed, equipped with a wooden ash base and a textile cord with dimmer.
 
A century long history of porcelain manufacturing
Ifö Electric is well renowned for their porcelain production in the south of Sweden. The company history started in the beginning of the 1900s next to the island Ivö, where the Kaolin clay was excavated. The company has played an important role in the Swedish industrial history with its production of insulators, fuse links connection boxes, and durable porcelain luminaries. The lighting fixtures have become Scandinavian classics and can be found in many homes and institutions. Designs by Sigvard Bernadotte in the 60´s, Knud Holscher in the 80´s and Duoform in the 00´s - are still in use and still in production.
 
The unique press production technique of porcelain allows fine precision details, alongside outstanding durability and insulation - characteristics perfectly suited for electro technical products. A challenging technique, requiring great knowledge throughout all stages: construction, tooling and production - all phases are performed by skilled craftsmen. The fine tuning before starting the press is mandatory - like an orchestra tuning their instruments before a concert, the toolmaker goes over and puts together the press tool parts. Small clay grains containing 15% humidity are used in the process. A hydraulic press will create the entire fixture base, with all fine detailed threads and mounting holes, in a single stroke. The process of drying and high temperature firing the clay will shrink the base - with remained precision in all details. The result is a fantastic porcelain quality - neither wind, water nor strong sunlight will change the glazed surface.
 
“The aspect of time is something we have reflected over a lot in this project. We like to see our design process with Ohm as 'Slow Design' Construction, tooling and preparations for pressing porcelain takes time, but is also allowed to take time. The extensive efforts are made with a long term holistic perspective in mind. Once the products are done, they will exist and function over a great period of time. Porcelain luminaires will survive styles and trends with a potentially longer lifecycle than many buildings. A product with a long life is something that has always appealed to us. An aspect of the sustainability that ought to be more discussed”, says designer Johan Kauppi.
 
Producer: Ifö Electric / www.ifoelectric.com
Contact: Annika Bengtsson / annika.bengtsson(@)ifoelectric.com
Designers: Kauppi & Kauppi (Johan Kauppi and Nina Kauppi) / www.kauppikauppi.se
Contact: Nina Kauppi / press(@)kauppikauppi.se
 
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With its clear and simple design and excellent technical attributes, this luminaire blends harmoniously into many environments and provides superb quality contemporary lighting.

German Design Award för Opus 140/100

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We are proud to announce that Opus 140/100 has once again received a prestigious award, this time a Special mention in the German Design Award in the category Lighting.
 
“The German Design Awards are the international premier prize awarded by the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present, and honour unique trends in design. Every year, high calibre entries in the fields of product and communication design are honoured, each of which blazes new trails in the international design landscape. The German Design Awards, launched in 2012, are among the most prestigious design competitions worldwide and have an excellent reputation far beyond specialist circles.
 
The German Design Awards apply the highest standards in selecting the award winners. In an elaborate nomination process, panels of experts of the German Design Council nominate only products and communications design projects that demonstrably distinguish themselves by their design quality to participate in the competition.
 
The jury for the German Design Awards 2019 is composed of design experts from industry, academia and science as well as the design industry. All jury members are recognised experts in their fields.”
 
Read more here! www.german-design-award.com
The Awarded Opus 140 LED
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Class: IP44
Use: Ceiling/Wall
Shade Ø: 138 mm, matt opal
Colour: White, Grey, Black
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• Design: design quality, choice of materials, usability (universal design)
• Ecology: energy efficiency, sustainability (use of resources), durability
• Technology: innovation, function, technical quality and integrative ability
 
This year 222 products from 26 countries entered the competition.
Only 39 products were awarded and one of these was Opus 140 LED.
 
We say thank you for the appreciation of Premium Swedish Design.
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in beautiful Åhus, in the middle of the village and right next to the river lies the old Åhus Gästgivaregård which is dating back to the early 18th century. In a unique project between Ateljé Lyktan and Åhus Gästis, as it is called by the locals, eight rooms have been rebuilt together with several other partners. Ifö Electric is one of them and provides all the lighting for the bathrooms. Lena Nyholm, interior designer, has created a feeling reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, where every door leads into a new world. Everything is replaced, but the old charm with visible beams and small nooks remains. Each bathroom has got carefully selected luminaries from us to fit in with the certain style in each room.

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As part of our product development, we have looked at our packaging and have done a major work of gradually replacing the old ones. Together with Smurfit Kappa, we have come up with a solution that not only provides an improved quality that we hope will give us less damage in transport, but also provides long-term savings and simplification in production. It turns out it became such a great solution that Smurfit Kappa wanted to write about it in its own newspaper.

Our luminaire series Ohm is one of the finalists in the AZ Awards 2019, awards.azuremagazine.com. We are so very happy and proud of both this and our collaboration with Kauppi & Kauppi, www.kauppikauppi.se which stands for the design of the entire Ohm series.

AZ Awards is an international architectural and design competition organized by Azure Magazine, www.azuremagazine.com Ohm is one of the four finalists in the Lighting Fixtures category and is in very good company. In total, the AZ Awards have 68 finalists in different categories, selected from 1175 applications from 50 countries. The winners will be announced at the AZ Awards gala held in Toronto, Canada, on Friday, June 21.

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The ScanStar-jury motivation to the award is: “The “Bright idea” is a packaging that makes it possible to transport heavy and brittle products together. In this case, it is a lamp consisting of a heavy ceramic socket and a crisp glass. When the jury took a first look at this solution the impression was that it was “nothing special” but with a closer look there was a change. It is a very simple solution, but a solution that solves several problems. The customer used to have ten pack sizes, with this solution three is enough. The packaging has a very rigid construction with “slot-in” inserts that divides it into sections. One other novelty is that the packages are packed lying down next each other in the transport box, avoiding a lot of stress. The result is a cost saving solution with less damages of the products transported and a better sustainability profile.”

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