PLINTH & DONUTS
Known for his playful, geometric approach to design, Norwegian-born Kim Thomé graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2012 and runs his studio from East London. His work balances between installation and object, and mixes graphic elements and optical play to explore reflection, geometry and color. Thomé unveiled ‘Zotem,’ his first collaboration with Swarovski, at London’s V&A museum. The sculpture was 18 meters high, embedded with more than 600 bespoke crystals, and was later shown at Design Shanghai.
“Pairing crystal with a natural material really makes it pop.”
— Kim Thomé
Kim Thomé’s design for ‘Plinth’ features a heavy stainless-steel base in a variety of heights, with a crystal halo perched on top. ‘Donuts’ is a series of palm-sized candle holders made of crystals, each with a different color effect. There are four in the series.