Three new light collections from Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair that you should know about.
It’s not a surprise that I love lighting before I even undertook my full-time PgDip in Architectural Interior Design I took two lighting courses. I was, and still am, fascinated how light can radically shift an environment, make it more intimate, make you more productive, affect your outlook and enhance architectural features. It’s a bit like modern-day magic when it’s done well. I love a good hunt for lamps and was in my element last year at Euroluce in Milan. In fact, I wrote an 8-page feature for the Milan Report on lighting trends. Another trade show that always comes up trumps for lighting is the Northern Light show which has been fully incorporated into the Stockholm Furniture Fair, as the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair.
This year Le Klint is celebrating it’s the 75th Anniversary which is a huge achievement in the lighting world. To coincide with this milestone, they unveiled a new lamps series, ARC, designed by Nanna Neergaard and Marie Hesseldahl from Manér Studio. The result is a pared-back urban lighting collection that references Le Klint’s traditional pleating techniques. It’s textural eye candy yet it’s simple, understated and also full of swooping curves. The designers found inspiration within Grundtvig’s Church in Copenhagen, designed by Peder Vilhelm Jensen Klint and built in the 1940’s, whose architecture is full of arches. If you don’t know it I recommend you google it. It is so beautiful.
I particularly like the wall version that hangs on a hook, Le Klint refers to it as a multi-lamp as it can be used in multiple ways. It also comes with the fixtures. I think this could be particularly nice for individuals who live in rentals and can’t chase wires in for wall lights.
I’ve been a fan of Oslo-based Northern Lighting for years (see here) and was intrigued to hear that the award-winning design studio has shortened its original name to launch a new lifestyle brand, Northern. They’ve launched a range of lifestyle products and furniture alongside their lighting range, and I must admit to having a crush on their Loud Bar. In the lighting stakes, they unveiled the industrial-inspired Gear collection of three lamps – 2 table lamps and an impressive floor lamp. Each lamp is designed with rotating gears in the base that lock into place with each adjustment of the light. The matt black lamps are crafted in aluminium and steel and have crisp silhouettes and streamlined shapes. Black metal in lighting is a really big trend and was a prevalent at Euroluce last year and at this year’s Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair. Gear fits in neatly with this trend and obviously has a big dose of industrial style too.
New Danish lighting brand Nuura launched its first four collections, inspired by Nordic light and Nordic nature. All four new collections, Anoli, Blossi, Miira and Liila, are designed by award-winning Danish designer, Sofie Refer. You may recall they were included in the guest post from Abi Dare about the highlights from the Stockholm Furniture Fair here. The Blossi collection (top two images below) is favourite of mine, it’s so incredibly elegant and would work with so many different styles of interiors. I’m especially smitten with the table lamp. Blossi incorporates the newest LED technology, so the light reflects in the glass shade and metal which spreads a soft indirect light. Made from the clear mouth blown glass and a unique, golden metal finish named “Nordic Gold” – I so want to actually know what that is! I think this is might be a contender for my mid-century sideboard which needs a new lamp.
I hope you like my picks from the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair. If you’ve seen any standout lighting new releases, please do let me know as I’m always searching and hunting for new lighting.
IMAGES: Le Klint ARC images provided by Le Klint, Northern images provided by Northern and Photographed by Chris Tonnesen, Nuura images of Blossi provided by Nuura.
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