Camilla Kovac: shining a light on eco-friendly design
Camilla Kovac is the force behind Sweden-based, eco-friendly design institution The Kovac Family. On a mission to create a completely natural light source, Camilla and her team create sustainable lamps that are inspired by their natural surrounds in Sweden. We asked Camilla about the inspirations behind her company’s wares.
How did The Kovac Family come about? Where did it all begin?
Realising that doing design for other companies was not fulfilling, we just decided we couldn’t keep doing that. Our thoughts went like, ‘if we are going to design a new product, it has to be sustainable when it comes to materials and production… and, of equal importance, it has to have a purpose, not just be a good looking object. So we said, ‘we are the Kovacs, a creative family, let’s incorporate us!’
Tell us a little about The Kovac Family’s approach to design…
Nature! Inspiration comes from cause and consequence: How can we make things better in all aspects to improve the everyday life and our environment? Biomimicry and Janine Benyus is a hero of ours and also a collaborator.
How would you describe your work?
Since we are a small company we have the liberty to improvise a lot and test crazy things like hand dying the lamps with blueberries and beetroot.
Which has been your most popular lamp so far?
Numbers is a new collection and the 25Lamp is the first so, yes, 25Lamp is our most popular by far.
What do you love most about what you do?
Freedom to control our production and development according to our values.
What’s in the future for The Kovac Family?
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