Objects of Design #362: Danish Lighting

copper orient pendant light from lightyears
copper orient pendant light from lightyears

I came across this Danish lighting company a couple of weeks ago and loved their products. They create modern interpretations of classic lamps which are as functional and sleekly beautiful as you would expect.

black wall light caravaggio from lightyears in denmark
black wall light caravaggio from lightyears

The lamps above and below are part of the Caravaggio collection designed by Cecile Manz. Made from metal and available in various monochrome colours, the shade is deep which means that there will be no glare from the bulb no matter how high it is hung.

matt grey caravaggio pendant light

There is also a gap at the top which allows some light to float upwards adding an ambient glow to the room. It was named Caravaggio after the Italian Baroque painter famed for his contrasts between light and shadow.

grey metal pendant light from lightyears via

But it is this light below that is my favourite. The Concert was designed by Jørn Utzon who used several different shades and strengthened the design with upward illumination from the lamp.

white metal pendant light concert p1

The lights are all available from funktionalley, which was set up in Sweden in 2006 to help up and coming designers launch in the UK as well as offering classic Scandinavian design such as the String shelving system.

white metal pendant light concert p3 by Lightyears


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Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.

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