Bake me a cake by Morten & Jonas for Northern Lighting

February 2, 2013

Northern Lighting together with Morten & Jonas and Bergen Prison, have created Bake me a cake.


Description from Northern Lighting

Bake me a cake is a charming and playful table lamp made of oak wood and smoked, tinted glass. Simply lift up the glass to change the bulb. The lamp offers a dim light.

Bake me a cake is made in prison! The lamp is actually manufactured and quality controlled by inmates of the Bergen Prison in Norway, via a unique collaboration between the designers, the Norwegian correctional services and Northern Lighting. Our goal is to create a high quality design production inside of Norwegian prisons, where we challenge the inmates’ thoughts and actions. The project’s name originates from the classic story about “The cake with the file”, from the cartoon world where a mum adds a file inside of a cake she bakes for her beloved, imprisoned son to help him escape.

The project aims to create meaningful activities for the inmates, whilst they are still in prison.




Designers: Morten & Jonas

Manufacturers: Northern Lighting and Bergen Prison, Norway