Gorgeous Porcelain Pendants

This fragile, translucent porcelain lamp, called Reykjavik, is produced by the Danish lighting company Nordlux. Continue Reading ➝

This beautiful porcelain lamp, called Reykjavik, was designed by Sebastian Holmbäck. According to the creator, the shape of the lamp was inspired by the forms of the corrugated metal sheets used for cladding on many Icelandic houses. Well, I don’t know about that, but I do like the elegant, thin porcelain shade which emits a really smooth and warm light.

The lamp is available in three sizes, and it is manufactured by the Danish lighting company Nordlux. Prices start at $100 for the smallest one.

Images © Nordlux A/S

You Can Now Own a Lighthouse – or Even a City!

Create a unique ambient for the evening with these happy ceramic lanterns. Continue Reading ➝

These happy small houses were created by Danish textile & ceramic designers Mette Bache and Barbara Bendix Becker. The series is called Urbania, and is made of white glazed ceramic.

The various buildings cast various rays and shades in the room, creating a cosy atmosphere for the evening. (Also work perfectly well as bookends on your shelf during the day.) The lanterns are produced by Kähler Design and are available from $30 per piece.

Images © Kähler Design AS / Danish Design Store

Cool New Lamps from Copenhagen

Take a look at these designer lamps created by the young Danish lighting brand VITA copenhagen. Continue Reading ➝

Danish VITA is a young enterprise which started in 2008 in Copenhagen. Thanks to their fresh, creative approach and very affordable prices, the brand has been growing quickly ever since.

One of my favourites from their collection is the ‘Chimes’ which is a very simple pendant made of solid oak wood. Good choice for a dining or kitchen area.

‘Shade’ is a simple felt hat, that can placed on any larger LED bulb to create a sweet looking lamp and to adjust the light direction to your needs.

The fluffy ‘Eos’ shade is made of goose feathers. Wouldn’t say it’s a very practical item, but looks spectacular for sure. Prices for a medium size feather lamp is just $140.

Also worth mentioning that VITA ships all its products flat packed in small boxes to lower the transportation costs and their environmental footprint. You can find many other cool designs on their site.

Images © VITA copenhagen ApS

Fantastic ORBIT

This lamp is a bit heavy-headed but that’s its charm!
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Young Swedish designer Johan Lindstén created this unique floor lamp called Orbit. He was inspired by old movie studio lights when designing the lamp, which is manufactured by historic Swedish furniture company Gärsnäs.

The tripod features a special metal joint, that allows for easy movement of the lamp’s head in any direction. The legs are made from solid ash wood and shade is plastic. Price is a bit hefty though at $1200.

Images © Gärsnäs / Johan Linstén

MILK Lamp by &tradition

The friendly little ‘Milk’ lamp looks like a three legged milking stool, hence the name. It instantly creates a cosy atmosphere in any space with its curved forms and soft light. Continue Reading ➝

The friendly little ‘Milk’ lamp looks like a three legged milking stool, hence the name. The lamp is only a foot tall, and it can be placed just anywhere in the house; put it on the floor in the living room or on a shelf in your bedroom, it instantly creates a cosy atmosphere with its curved forms and soft light.

It was designed by the talented Danish NORM Architects and is manufactured by &tradition. The legs are made of solid ash wood, while the shade is beautiful handmade opal glass. Price is around $190.

Images © &tradition / NORM Architects

TIP Lamp

This simple but clever desk lamp features a dimmable LED light and a T-shaped aluminium body. Continue Reading ➝

Swedish designer Jens Fager created this minimalistic table lamp called TIP for Muuto. According to the designer, the idea was to reduce the classic desk lamp’s form to a simplistic minimum, an abstract shape that is easily recognizable by everyone, and also easy to use.

The lamp features a rotating head with a dimmable, built-in LED light. The body is made of beautifully crafted aluminium, and is available in four different colors. Price is around $330.

 

Images © Muuto

LULLABY Stone Paper Lamps

This beautiful paper lamp was designed by renowned Swedish designer Monica Förster. The shade is constructed of stone paper leafs and solid ash wood blades. Continue Reading ➝

This beautiful paper lamp was designed by renowned Swedish designer Monica Förster. The shade is constructed of stone paper leafs and solid ash wood blades. Stone paper is made from calcium carbonate (limestone) which is bonded with high-density polyethylene. The resulting paper-like material is smoother yet stronger than traditional paper and also water-resistant, which makes is easy to clean. The lamp is produced by Fritz Hansen, it comes in three sizes, and starts at $200.

Monica Förster is one of the top contemporary Swedish desigers, who has won numerous design awards and worked with companies like Alessi, Cappellini and Volvo.

Images © Republic of Fritz Hansen | Lightyears       

2018 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

You are still in time to plan your trip to the 2018 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which will be held on 6-10 February. The world’s largest Scandinavian design expo will host over 700 exhibitors this year. Continue Reading ➝

You are still in time to plan your trip to the 2018 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which will be held on 6-10 February. The world’s largest Scandinavian design expo will host over 700 exhibitors this year. Besides showcasing the latest Nordic furniture and lighting products, you can also listen to exciting discussions on various design topics. Based on past years’ experience, prepare for at least 2 days at the exhibition as the fair is pretty large. (The event is also a part of the Stockholm Design Week, a week-long program of design exhibitions and parties around the city on 5-11 February.)

Each year one of the most exciting sections of the exposition is the ‘Greenhouse’, you can read my brief summary of last year’s here.

Images © Stockholmsmässan

A Lamp out of Scale

This floor lamp called ‘Legend’ really looks like an oversized table lamp. It was designed by Sabina Grubbeson for the popular Swedish lamp manufacturer LampGustaf. Continue Reading ➝

This floor lamp called ‘Legend’ really looks like an oversized table lamp. It was designed by Sabina Grubbeson for the popular Swedish lamp manufacturer LampGustaf. The large fabric shade is poised on a skinny solid wood leg that is mounted to a heavy metal foot. It also has a smaller wall mounted version, in case the big one doesn’t fit in your room. Prices are around $550 for the floor lamp and $200 for the wall lamp.

Images © LampGustaf AB

DOKKA Lamp

Designed by Norwegian new-modernist Briger Dahl, the Dokka lamp became an instant classic when introduced in 1954.  Continue Reading ➝

Designed by Norwegian new-modernist Briger Dahl, the Dokka lamp became an instant classic when introduced in 1954. Now it is produced by Northern Lighting, and is available in six different colors. The lamp is made of delicately crafted steel and brass.

j592837Images © Northern Lighting AS, Norway