Sporting a list of awards far too numerous to mention, architectural firm Tham & Videgård bears the two last names of its founders, Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård, who’ve created a progressive practice focusing on architecture and design. They handle everything from large-scale urban planning projects to buildings, interiors and products. “Relevant” is an important word for the design duo, whose Top pendants Global Lighting distributes in the North American marketplace. Produced by Swedish manufacturer Zero Interior Lighting, the pendants prove the firm’s claim that their focus is on innovative thinking.

The Tham & Videgård Stockholm studio must be a vibrant environment given that the teams there tackle public, educational, exhibition and commercial buildings, and innumerable design products that will furnish them. News at the time of this writing includes a lecture at the lauded Bauhaus University in Weimar and a book signing for their Operative Elements of Architecture at the Pavillion de l’Arsenal in Paris. These are heavyweight venues, so it’s no surprise the founders or the firm also exercise their intelligence by teaching at universities in Sweden. Writing for ArchDaily, Sebastian Jordana has noted how interesting their projects are—among those featured in the article is the Kalmar Museum of Art, the result of a winning proposal in an open international competition. It’s an honor to bring products by such visionaries to the U.S. and Canada. Top is in our ECCO Collection.