Made from two pieces of cast stoneware in different colours, Meld is a pendant lamp designed to surprise the viewer by presenting a familiar material in an unexpected context. Each lamp creates a beam of focused light, and can be hung either alone or in groups, drawing further attention to the non-traditional use of ceramics.
Noidoi was founded in 2013 by Kathrine Lønstad and Cosmin Cioroiu, who met while studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Inspired by the differing cultural and professional backgrounds of its founders (Lønstad is Norwegian and orientated towards craft; Cioroiu is Romanian and rooted in industrial design), Noidoi works across a broad spectrum of product design, placing an emphasis on usability, materiality and craftsmanship. One of the studio’s core aims is to increase the longevity of objects by inspiring a sense of personal attachment in the user. In 2014, Noidoi’s rehabilitation mat WalkON was awarded first prize by the Norwegian Design Council in the Young Talent category. Today, they collaborate with international firms, creating products for the likes of Skagerak, Menu and Northern.