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Scandinavian design lamps have a unique design language like you see here with the Kizu portable lamp from New Works.

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Scandinavia is infamously dark in the depths of winter. To compensate for this Scandinavians have developed a true fondness for lighting. You will find lamps hanging in every window, on every side table and indeed dangling from every ceiling. A Scandinavian design lamp can light up the room and become a real “statement piece” in your home.
Wednesday 22nd February 2023
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WHAT CHARACTERISES A SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN LAMP?

If the kitchen is the heart of the home then lighting is it's soul. Lighting sets the atmosphere, illuminates dark corners and highlights elements that you want to bring to the fore. A Scandinavian design lamp is a work of art all of its own. Scandinavians are well known for their love of lighting, cosy lighting and hygge homes go hand in hand after all!

A Scandinavian design lamp is characterised by its unique design language and high-quality materials. Scandinavian design is well know for it's clean lines, quality craftsmanship and, of course, functional design. Behind each lamp is a designer that came up with an idea and a sketch and then worked with a strong brand to create the finished lamp. A design lamp is often timeless, living on, regardless of the trends of the time, and continuing to shine with its presence. If you choose to invest in a Scandinavian design lamp you get an interior detail that is sure to light up your home in more ways than one, year after year.

Here you see two Scandinavian design lamps in the home of influencer @moeofsweden.
Arum table lamp
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SCANDINAVIAN LIGHTING DESIGN – HOW IT LOOKS

When you take a closer look at Scandinavian design lamps, you quickly discover that there are different categories when it comes to style and expression. It can be minimalistic and functional or organic with exciting material combinations and quirky details. However, one thing that is common to all Scandinavian lighting design is a strong identity that is easily recognisable. Therefore, it is not surprising that Scandinavian design lamps have become popular details in homes all around the world.

11 SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN LIGHTING FOR ANY ROOM IN YOUR HOME

  1. &Tradition – Flowerpot
  2. Fritz Hansen – Night Owl
  3. Audo Copenhagen – Carrie
  4. Design House Stockholm – Luna
  5. New Works – Kizu
  6. Gubi – Multi-Lite
  7. &Tradition – Formakami
  8. Audo Copenhagen – JWDA
  9. ferm LIVING – Arum
  10. Audo Copenhagen – Hashira
  11. Gubi – Semi

1. FLOWERPOT - &TRADITION

The FlowerPot collection is iconic in the world of Scandinavian design. Designed by Verner Panton in 1968, the Flowerpot lamp became symbolic of the Flower Power movement of the 60's. This beautifully retro lamp in it's range of vivid colours has survived through the ages to become a truly timeless addition to any home, regardless of the interior style. The collection includes table lamps, hanging pendant lamps, wall lamps and the latest addition of the cordless VP9.

FLOWERPOT COLLECTION

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2. NIGHT OWL – FRITZ HANSEN

The Night Owl table lamp is one of Fritz Hansen's most popular lamps, designed by Nicholai Wiig Hansen. The table lamp has a classic, Scandinavian design that combines beautiful natural materials and has a soft defused glow. This iconic lamp looks just as at home on your bedside table as it does on your sideboard.

3. CARRIE - AUDO COPENHAGEN

The Carrie table lamp from Audo Copenhagen is a modern version of the classic lantern. This cordless, portable lamp combines modern technology and elegant Scandinavian design language in one. The built in LED lamp can be charged and then you are free to take this beautiful lamp wherever you please. It is also available for a limited time in this beautiful natural oak.

4. LUNA – DESIGN HOUSE STOCKHOLM

The Luna lamp from Design House Stockholm was designed by Alexander Lervik. He challenged himself to make the ultimate pendant lamp and in Luna he did just that. Alexander did away with the unsightly plastic lid that often accompanies a hanging glass globe and incorporated everything into the globe itself, giving you a complete and uncompromised source of light.

5. KIZU – NEW WORKS

Norwegian designer Lars Tornøe is responsible for the beautifully sculptural Kizu lamp from New Works. This lamp is a true piece of art. Designed to defy gravity with two bold sculptural forms, this Scandinavian designed lamp looks like it is performing an almost impossible balancing act.

THE KIZU COLLECTION

6. MULTI LITE - GUBI

Designed in 1972 by Louis Weisdorf the from Gubi represents the golden era of Danish design. Another Scandinavian design lamp that appears both retro and timeless, the lamp features two adaptable shades that can be changed to suit the user and the mood of the room.

THE MULTI-LITE COLLECTION

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7. FORMAKAMI - &TRADITION

The Formakami ceiling lamp from Danish brand &Tradition is designed by Jaime Hayon. The lamp is made from thin rice paper combining Danish design with Chinese tradition that can easily be hung in any room of the home. Hang the Scandi design lamp in the bedroom as the influencer @homebynicky has done here!

THE FORMAKAMI COLLECTION

8. JWDA - AUDO COPENHAGEN

JWDA is designed by Jonas Wagell for Audo Copenhagen. This small but mighty Scandinavian design lamp has really become a modern design classic with its simple but unique shape. The lamp is available in several variations, but perhaps the most popular is the raw concrete base with the brass button - another neat example of when two different materials are combined perfectly together.

THE JWDA COLLECTION

9. ARUM – FERM LIVING

The Arum lamp for Danish ferm LIVING is another Scandinavian design lamp that incorporates certain sculptural elements. The solid marble base counteracts the gentle curve of the metal arch that holds the delicate petal shaped shade. A modern addition to Scandinavian design lamps this lamp is sure to elevate the feeling in any room.

THE ARUM COLLECTION

10. HASHIRA – AUDO COPENHAGEN

A trip to the traditional Japanese Washi papermakers inspired Norm Architects to create the Hashira Collection for Audo Copenhagen. One can’t fail to notice the fusion of elegant Japanese traditions with the simple and pared back Scandinavian design language. Hang the ceiling lamp over your dining table or place the table lamp next to your bed for a soft glow in the evening.

THE HASHIRA COLLECTION

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11. SEMI – GUBI

The iconic pedant lamp from Gubi was designed by Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup in 1968. The lamps design is based on two quarter-circles placed back to back. The unique shape creates a cone of diffused light, making it the perfect Scandinavian design lamp to hang over a dining table.

Photography: Angeliqa Daldorph, @homebynicky, @hemmahosfalk, @stromsberg, @zuhauselig, @moeofsweden, @kajsastef, Design House Stockholm, Kizu, Menu, Gubi

Rebecca Sparling
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