Tom Rossau is a Danish designer specializing in processing of veneer.
For Tom Rossau, light is essential in interior design and influences the mood of people considerably. Hence his fascination for light and its effect on us. His inspiration lies in boredom. Only those who are bored can become creative and develop new ideas, so a text from his homepage. The veneer lights are produced in a 700m² big workshop in Copenhagen. In the same building are also the offices and the factory sale.
His stand at the Light & Building showcased his many designs and the application possibilities of wood veneer.
Since 2004 he has designed and produced lamps made of wood veneer as well as aluminum strips. Anyone who looks closely recognizes that light and shadow play and indirect lighting is an important element in his designs. Through refined twisting and arrangement of the veneers and metal strips, he achieves special effects that make the lamps truly unique.
At the Light & Building 2016, Tom Rossau presented his veneer lamps in metal optics which gives the designs a more modern touch and thus they make them interesting for very puristic and reduced rooms. The TR5 lamps are available in gold, silver, black and copper optics as well as in the well-known wood veneer colors. Thanks to the ingenious cover of the light source of the wall and floor lamps, it achieves a glare-free yet homogeneous light.
Another novelty was the TR747 pendant lamp which invites you to dream with its many paper flyers.
In the design language of Tom Rossau something new but also interesting. Why not? There were others who were very successful with this kind of lighting. This lamp reminded us of models such as the “Zettelleuchte” or the “Birdie” – both by Ingo Maurer, or the “Sir Charles” by Oligo. The veneer lamps are sold throughout Europe. His target group are retailers and architects, as well as planners.