Stockholm: Talk from Örsjö

Orsjo Talk applique white recessed You think you know a collection....

We were delighted by what we were seeing in Malmstenbutiken in Stockholm last Friday, and were particularly struck by a neat, elegant table light. We asked Jerk about it and he said that it was by Örsjö. Well, we are meant to know about lights, we know the Örsjö collection, and we had spent plenty of time on their stand at the Fair just the day before. But we did not recognize this light -- and one would definitely remember it. So, although we did not contradict Jerk out loud....

He was right, of course. It was Talk, by Marge Architects for Örsjö. There are four versions -- floor, table and wall (recessed and surface-mounted).

The recessed wall version is shown above because this image shows the detail most clearly. There is a metal body, enamelled in matt white or matt black. Both have a smart stitched brown leather ring. Even the light it casts is good, from a 12V halogen lamp.

The table version...

Orsjo Talk table light black

...and the floor version...

Orsjo Talk floor light

...have simple forms that could not be improved upon.

So, what can we learn from this experience? It is that there is never any substitute for seeing a light in the flesh, as it were. We had only seen pictures of Talk, so we had not grasped its quality -- how good it looks and how well made it is.

Here is the surface-mounted wall version:

Orsjo Talk wall light surface mounted

 

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