VIT ceramics lamps and vases are produced at kRI kRI Studio in Seattle. Designer and artist, Kristin Nelson, earned her degree in ceramic sculpture from the University of Washington and has been working in clay ever since graduating.
VIT, ("veet") is Swedish for "white". Nelson studied weaving in Sweden and speaks Swedish, so the name was natural for her home decor range detailed with thin, raised white stripes. VIT ceramics focuses on form rather than pattern. The sensibility is Scandinavian, practical yet soft and grew from a desire to simplify.
The collection has blossomed over the years and the shapes, designed for single stems and small bouquets, have evolved into bases for lamps and hanging pendant lamps. This direction has opened new possibilities for Kristin, including commissions for lighting fixtures for the exclusive, Soho House Hotels.
Kristin, or "Kri Kri", as she is also known, says. "By thoughtfully creating objects, small or large in my Seattle studio, I am fulfilling my passions for sculpture and interiors. In this way I hope to bring warmth and beauty to everyday living.
VIT lamp bases Nelson returns to her roots as a sculptor using the ancient coil and pinch technique to create modern organic forms. From each original shape a plaster mold is made so that multiples can be cast.
The lamps are finished with high quality hardware and vintage style, cloth covered cords. Simple, white linen shades are standard. Contact us to purchase bases only. Discount for designers.