In the Vulkaneifel nature and geopark in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, the workshop « Helmut Frerick - Lichtstücke » conceives and crafts lights from plant fibre parchment. Surprisingly light and shock resistant, they combine nature and well-being.
A high level and rare technical knowledge, the use of natural raw materials, the respect of eco-conception rules.
The sight of these luminous sculptures invites the imagination, discovering perhaps clouds, or molluscs or other dreamlike visions. Creatures which become lights as if by magic. The imprints of a story through the interlacing of natural plant fibres. Unique creations or in limited editions (series), of extraordinary lightness which may be similar but never identical, ceiling lights, wall lights, lamps or luminous screens. A subtle combination of materials for ethereal effects, playing with light and transparancy.
We prefer light sources with LEDs and optical fibres. This lighting suits all interiors creating subdued warm or calming atmospheres.
Awards for design and ecological qualities of our creations
2012 - Integration in the Repertoire of rare crafts of the French national Institute of arts and crafts (INMA)
2011 - Label « made in respect »,the label of sustainability
2010 - Nomination by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology of Germany for DESIGNPREIS DEUTSCHLAND 2011, the most prestigious design award in Germany,
2010 - Selection of la font du ciel to present French green design on the fair INTERIOR LIFESTYLE 2010 in Tokyo;
2009 - DESIGN PLUS 2009 AWARD for outstanding design in combination with innovative materials;
2009 - Nomination for ECORISMO award 2009
2009 - Creation of the sustainability trophy for the Conseil Général de l’Ardèche given to a young entreprise
2007 - creation of the trophy of the prize ‘Buy & Care 2007’, given to the best concept or stand on the theme ‘responsible and ecological buying’ on the international fair ‘Buy & Care’, Paris.
2006 - Grand Prix departmental of crafts „“professions of contemporary design“ of the French society for the promotion of creative professions (SEMA), today INMA (National Institute of Crafts)
2005 - 2nd prize „Paper Art“ international competition of the Swiss museum of paper history, Basel
2005 - Prize „Innovation et experimentation“ of ECO-TROPHEE 2005 of the Nature Reserve of Ardèche Mountains, Montpezat (F)