"Nock" designed by Markus Barvestig. Photo: Olof Grind.
Nock is a family of luminaires that create good working light in different environments, but at the same time in a natural material that can soften and create contrast in a room.
The inspiration for Nock is located in the manufacturing process. What happens if one translates regular production of extruded aluminum to wood? I wanted to produce a profile which, in a simple way, can be cut to varying lengths to get to different products in a family of luminaires.
By sandblasting the surface, I want to enhance the pine properties, its beautiful grain and structure. The wood is always softer in the spring wood than the autumn wood, as it has grown faster. By sandblast the pine the spring wood wears down faster than autumn wood and creates a structure with peaks and valleys in the surface of the material.
Nock is an honest product, honest to the functions and its materials. The adjustable suspension becomes a visible, decorative detail in the product together with the sandblasted surface that accentuates the pine.
Markus Barvestig studied furniture and interior carpentry in high school and then worked as a furniture and carpenter. He has also studied art and design at Grimslöv Folkhögskola. Through his background he often finds inspiration in the properties of different materials and manufacturing processes and how they may be affected, and used to create new opportunities.