GANT Lights is our Supplier of the Week, 24 – 30 October.
Started in a kitchen, GANT Lights takes a very industrial material, exposes its properties and softens it to make it more suited to residential environments. The material we are taking about is concrete, the signature of this brand. With the Soft Industrial trend growing, this brand is already there.
We spoke with the designer behind it all, Stefan, to find out more.
How did GANT Lights start out?
GANT Lights started in my kitchen you could say. During my architecture studies I decided I would like to make my own lamps for my kitchen. Once it was decided that concrete should be the material of choice I realised that "moulding" is easier said than done. The whole project turned into quite a bit of research and work during which I frequently thought "maybe I should just go to that big Swedish store instead to buy some lights and be done with this". However, with encouragement from my friends I somehow prevailed. When I finally arrived at a product that was worthy of hanging in my kitchen the feedback from my friends was so positive that I thought maybe other people would also like them. This is effectively how GANT Lights came to life in 2012. These days we're based in Berlin in our own workshop and store ("the office"). Two full time employees are helping me and all three of us are very happy that there is such a positive response to the lights we make.