Born in 1978, young Latvian designer Ieva KalÍja studied Visual Arts in Latvia and Milan.
In her creative work she uses natural materials and finds new ways of applying these to realise her quirky and very stylish light designs, which use the intriguing contrasts of materials in their natural harshness and their perfect refinement.
Ieva's light objects show a contemporary interpretation of the 'handmade' - in their production process machines are used, but the lights are created in the image of living materials touched by the inspiration of craftsmen, without adapting, killing or violently beautifying materials.
Each of Ieva's light designs for Latvian design company Mammalampa - the paper braided Bride, corroded and gold plated Queen, hollowed wood log Wise One and painted canvas Sisters - speaks a different language, but all stay true to her design ethos.
THE BRIDE Paper Braided Pendant, Floor and Table Light
THE QUEEN Corroded Steel and 24crt Gold Pendant Light
THE WISE ONE Wood Log Pendant Light
THE SISTERS Painted Canvas Pendant and Floor Light