Turn by Caroline Olsson Brings a Twist to Tactile Light Intensity Controls

 - Aug 1, 2012
References: carolineolsson.no & blog.leibal
You likely would not immediately guess the function of Turn by Caroline Olsson because this beautiful pair of light fixtures resembles nothing within the broad spectrum of different lamp-like devices. They appear as a set of frosted jars with soft timber lids, enhanced with curious-looking timber screws.

But within the translucently textured containers of mouth-blown glass are lightbulbs, allowed to deliver a warm diffuse glow. The birch wood caps of the pieces protect them inside and incorporate unconventional, yet intuitive, switches. As you spin the chunky threaded bolts with your fingertips, the brightness of the lamps changes. Turn by Caroline Olsson takes its inspiration from the material and mechanical honesty of gorgeous Norwegian design.