soren schou design

canadian product designer based in vancouver, british columbia, providing products that make daily life better for everybody – aesthetically and functionally


2007 red dot award: design concept: SWVL 3.0 Tealight Lantern Lanterns stelton your choice fyrfadsstage lysestage stelton novelties 2010


member of bcid british columbia industrial designers association


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A natural curiosity feeds an eagerness to invent and develop products with flair and ingenuity. Ideas and products spring from personal needs, and often from questioning existing products' inadequate functionality. Staying away from quantity, trends and fashions, Sören’s style is that of Scandinavian functionality, quality, sensibility and longevity. Sören believes that products should enhance life, making it more comfortable, exciting and enriching.


founded componance inc. a manufacturer and retailer of high-end architectural furniture and hardware with peter busby


Lightfair 2001 - Best New Product: Meso X1 Linear T5 Luminaire (Ledalite Architectural Products)

Lightfair 2001 - Best Energy Saving Lighting Product : Ergolight Discus Circular T5 Luminaire (Ledalite Architectural Products)

1998 Architectural Institute of British Columbia, Innovation Merit Award: Designlines Furniture System 01

1982 "Boligen"; 1st Prize: Interior Design Competition - Berlingske Tidende

Text Box: DRiP SToP     |     moneybag     |     eggie egg cup     |     SWVL 4     |     octopus coat rack     |     hearts     |     noodle bowls     |     nest egg     |     more

unfinished works

Good things come in small packages... Tiny and un-assuming, SWVL-4.0 nevertheless contains the same exciting features as its predecessors, Your Choice and FLiP 7.


With the friendly rounded shape, it is easy to maneuver, when you choose your own preferred illumination characteristics - glowing or bright. The shape also enhances the light emission by bouncing and reflecting the light off the inside of the lens.


The swivelling candle cradle seems to float as if sitting in water, teasingly hovering just above the tabletop.


The size of SWVL-4.0 makes it immediately suitable for small spaces, like cafe tables or narrow windowsills.


Size: 60mm (H) X 88mm (Ø).



Lens: Handblown glass or formed borosilicate glass; frosted and clear.

Candle support: Diecast metal; polished.

Hardware: SST pivot bolts.


U.S Patent 7,175,298


Design | Vancouver, Canada  |  2010