Hollis+Morris’s BLOOM Collection is Inspired by Nature

05.24.19 | By
Hollis+Morris’s BLOOM Collection is Inspired by Nature

At last week’s ICFF 2019, Hollis+Morris’s Mischa Couvrette unveiled BLOOM’s contemporary Willow and Catkin lights in a mysterious, minimalist, and immersive design installation inspired by a view of nature. The inspiration for the three piece lighting collection was found in the catkin, a bud that appears on trees at the beginning of spring that lent itself to an in-depth investigation of the sphere, as well as spacing and scale.

BLOOM’s Willow floor lamp stands asymmetrically, like pussy willows rising from a pond, while the Willow horizontal and vertical lights are suspended from the ceiling. The cluster of orbs that are the focal point of each piece aim to mimic a fully budded Catkin bough whose blooms are nestled closely into a wood branch.

The defining feature of each of BLOOM’s fixtures are its hand-blown glass orbs. The Catkin pendant is slightly larger than you might expect, with a matte, milky surface. Its solid oak stem ground the design without leaving the feeling that they might catch a breeze far behind.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.