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Founded in 2003


Natural selection is the source of inspiration for designer Kasper Salto and architect Thomas Sigsgaard.
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Kasper Salto & Thomas Sigsgaard


In nature, some species survive by adapting themselves to universal demands, others integrate themselves in a more specific context. According to the designer Kasper Salto and the architect Thomas Sigsgaard, the design process should involve similar procedures, this makes it possible to constantly adjust to changes in their surroundings. They have shared a design studio for many years, but in 2004 they began a formal partnership in lighting design for Lightyears.

For Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard it is neither professionally nor personally satisfying to build on an already well known style. Therefore, from the beginning, they have wiped the slate clean and worked intensively with the development process itself to create a design that is unique and well thought through, in every way. Therefore, they frequently end up with unconventional, but always contemporary results.

In creating a lamp, Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard place importance on the specific lighting situation. For this reason, the final design is always a direct result of the requirements the lighting will meet. As they say themselves: "You get further by focusing on light  - rather than starting with the traditional shape of the lamp itself". Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard have chosen the concept "behaviour", because the finished lamps always appear to have their own personal characteristics.
Lightyears Juicy lamp by Salto Sigsgaard