Reflection was developed over several years, sometimes with longer breaks in between.
As a body of work, Reflection is thus more eclectic than the recent Elements collection, which was, to some degree, developed in parallel.
Elements is the result of a specific design brief. It is centered around the strict framework of the archetypical light consisting of a base, stem and illuminating element. This rigorous brief allowed for an in depth exploration and innovation of specific elements within each light and extensive analysis of colour concepts.
Reflection, on the other hand, was developed more freely, in a more lyrical approach, and to some degree, also as an intentional counterpoint to the restraints of Elements.
While Elements focused on specific color concepts, in Reflection brass and most significantly silver, with various degrees of reflectiveness, play a central role.
In the 2019 text Hormé, Gwendolyn and Gwenaëlle Kerschbaumer outlined one of their central design concepts, that of the heterogeneity of moods, and how each object creates a specific mood. Combined, these objects will create moods, or auras, which will give a deeper, more complex and more engaging feel to one’s surroundings.