Material Pendant

RS Stand 2013 - MP02 900x1200

The Material Pendant collection at the 2013 Stockholm Furniture Fair

Employer: Roomstore / Nevvvorks

Design: Martin Kechayas & Christian Nørgaard

Year of prodution: 2012 – present

My Responsibilities:

  • Produkt development & project management
  • Sourcing
  • Supplier relations
  • Quality Control
  • Packaging Design
  • Technical approvals & testing
  • Material selection & optimization
  • Tolerance definition
  • Line extension
Mixed cork shade prototype 2013.

Mixed cork shade prototype 2013.

The Material pendant lamp was the first product specifically designed for the new design brand “Nevvvorks” in 2012. The name implies its simple purpose – to make one timeless design in as many different materials as possible. The designers had chosen as simple a shape as possible to allow for as many possible materials as we could apply to this design. The shade was difficult to make in so many different materials – from cork to marble. Each material presented its own unique set of tolerances, manufacturing processes, and costs. It was my job to optimize this start-up production and take the lamp from prototype into first and second batch production.

Three prototype Material Pendant shades that sadly never saw production: granite, limestone & Roman tranventine

Three prototype shades that sadly never saw production: granite, limestone & Roman tranventine

The improved version 3 of the innershade for the Material Pendant, made to allow for a greater number of materials on the outer shade of the lamp.

The improved version 3 of the innershade for the Material Pendant, made to allow for a greater number of materials on the outer shade of the lamp.

MP Innershade Vers03 (11)

The improved slanted spacers on the bottom edge of the inner shade allowed a better tolerance on both hard and soft materials.

Page examples from part of my Material Pendant production report 2013

Page examples from one of many production reports that I made to manage production.