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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Oh wow those are some amazing ligts – if i had to chose one id love the Nuura ones
I want the Nuura one for my home definitely, although may have to wait a while. My son has smashed two lights in the last 12 months in his whirling mayhem. Oh, what it is to be 5!
Do we have to choose?? LOVE them all!
I know how you feel! While I want the Nuura one for my living room I’d also like Le Klint for my bedroom
Great lights. My favourite is the Gear lamp. The Le Klint Lamp is also very clever and versatile too.
It’s all about the setting I think. I love the Gear lamp and if I had huge ceilings and more room that would the floor lamp for me.
Totally share your love for light and agree, it’s a kind of magic for decor! Love these designs. Do you nearly die with excitement when you walk int the Heal’s lighting showroom like me?
I freak out in Heals Donna. You’d love the lighting shows I think. They are a little overwhelming, and there is usually something for all tastes, which means, of course, some things in my eyes are horrible. I sound like such a snob, but some things need to just remain in the past as far as I am concerned.
A great round-up. There were so many inspiring designs this year – I loved the look of Nuura in particular and can’t wait to see what they do next.
Abi, it’s hard being exposed to so many lovely things all the time 😩. But agree that Nuura is one to watch. Now I’m going to contemplate whether I can squeeze any of these into my home…..
What beautiful modern minimalistic designs. I think I want them all!
me too, me too!
I’m intrigued to see how Northern settles as a lifestyle brand. My old office was full of those beautiful acorn pendants. But the cogwheel floor lamp is such a clever design. Looks huge too!
The floor-standing Gear is huge, definitely wouldn’t fit in my home. Like you I’m intrigued how the brand is evolving and how they’ll branch out. It’ll be interesting how people will adapt to them being a lifestyle brand. But saying that even Agape the bathroom designers are branching out into lifestyle products. So it’s obviously seen as the route to follow.
Oh Mary, what a fantastic selection. I really love them all. Northern have really impressed me. But Le Klint has won me over with that wall light. I have the perfect space for it in my living room. Best get saving as it’s not cheap. Well worth it though I’m sure.
I feel like lighting (and chairs?) might be my kryptonite. Thankfully as they usually require more than a couple of ££, I don’t indulge too often. But a girl can dream, right?
Love the Nuura light- the danish just do design so well!!
The Danish do so many things well, to be honest. Design is one of their most infamous traits, but they are also incredibly hospitable.
So I had to research the Arc one and I have to say the price seemed ok (was looking at the wall light). How bright would these be you reckon?Is there a light guide you’re aware off that can help identify how bright lights are? As for the Blossi, I can see what you mean, it looks very versatile indeed.
How bright something it is talked about in the wattage (which is actually how much energy is consumed) but the actual light output is measured in lumens and the temperature of the light in Kelvin. Then there is the Lux level – how much light a lamp gives over distance, closer is brighter for example. Lot’s of jargon right?
A 15w incandescent bulb is usually somewhere about 85-100 lumens but that depends on whether the bulb is clear or opaque. Lumens measure how much light you are getting from a bulb. More lumens means it’s a brighter light; fewer lumens means it’s a dimmer light. The Arc light is also encased in opaque glass which will affect the light level of the bulb. Do you want it for general lighting, decorative or task lighting Jenny?
I completely agree with you, the one that hangs on the wall hook is a triumph. I’m definitely finding my way with lighting and appreciating stunning design more than I ever used to.
When it’s beautiful it’s hard to not be impressed. I love the Le Klint hook one for its versatility, you don’t see that very often.
Oh my… the Blossi lightingis divine!!! And the Le Klint floor standing light too – gorgeous shapes!
What stunning designs, and I think the right light and make or break a scheme. I think the Le Klint ones are my favourites. x
Oh wow those Nuura light’s are just divine! You’ve got me making plans in my head! x