New Lighting Designs from Denmark

Interior lamps are one of my design obsessions due to their ability to provide both function and artistry in an interior space. Today I’m sharing two new collections from Denmark that infuse beauty, sculpture and elegance into the home. 

Fritz Hansen Introduces the MS Series by Mette Schelde

The Danish architect and designer Mette Schelde is behind the latest series of lamps from Fritz Hansen. Crafted in steel and comprising a floor, desk and table lamp, the MS Series is infused with Shelde’s signature functionality and style.

“The MS Series is function packaged in a minimalist design language that harmoniously balances stringency with soft curves. Functionally and visually, the series builds upon Fritz Hansen’s extraordinary design tradition while at the same time reflects the now.” says Mette Schelde.

A Modern and minimal reinvention of classic lamp designs, the series centres around the circle, with each lamp featuring a dimmable function via the integrated on-off dial. Adaptable in height and direction, the floor and desk iterations direct the light where needed, while the table lamp is designed with the same rotational curvilinear shade for angled light, albeit set on a static arm. All three designs feature replaceable LED light technology, ensuring the purposeful pieces last for generations.

“The starting point was the need for a desk lamp in my studio. I wanted a lamp head which, in all its simplicity, would emit optimal, glare-free task light on my desk while being minimal in size. The design is simple and functional and juxtaposes the stringency of the arm with the softness of the shade. That represents harmony to me, which is part of the series’ DNA.” Schelde adds.

Nuura Launches Petalii by Nika Zupanc

Designed for Nuura by Nika Zupanc, Petalii reimagines traditional lighting through the Slovenian designer’s modern, subversive lens. The emotive series, comprising a chandelier, floor lamp and pendant light, is the result of Zupanc’s ongoing search for an icon.

Taking its name from the botanical word for petal, the series presents the universal form of the flower in a minimal aesthetic, juxtaposing traditional and contemporary materials and shapes to illuminating effect.

Stripped of unnecessary details, white powder-coated metal shades resembling the open heads of flowers emit and reflect soft, ambient light. Polished brass ‘stems’ on each design add warmth and depth.

“Creating an interior is like writing a novel: different sentences are put together to create a beautiful narrative. The Petalii series is a chapter in the story of the space in which it is placed,” notes Zupanc on the collection.

The thoughtfully designed lamps work in a range of environments, from hotel lobbies to private dining rooms. Now available to purchase, take a look here

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