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 Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.