Acorn and Butterfly Copper
Northern Lighting Wednesday 04 Sep 2013

Based in Oslo, Northern Lighting specialise in the creation of lights for different moods inspired by the unique Nordic nature, culture and society. Since the company was established in 2005 it has grown fast and now distributes to 45 countries. A big supporter of homegrown design talent, Northern Lighting also work with a great variety of designers from all over the world. They all have one thing in common: a deep fascination with the mood-creating possibilities of light.

This year the company is excited to reissue the Butterfly Copper lamp, originally designed by Sven Ivar Dysthe in 1964 and an iconic Norwegian design piece. A highly functional, beautiful lamp, previously only available in white, it has been reimagined by Northern Lighting in heat-treated copper, creating a rough matt structure, different for every lamp, adding warmth and a new, contemporary character.

Acorn by Atle Tveit is a smooth, tactile pendant lamp made from oak and aluminum. The repetition of shape from the top of the shade on to the top cup also adds an important binding element from top to bottom, an often-neglected element on pendant lamps.

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Northern Lighting

Northern Lighting was founded in 2005, and has since established itself as a small dynamic Nordic company specialising in the design and manufacture of lights. Northern Lighting creates designer lights for different moods inspired by the unique Nordic nature, culture and society and the very special natural light.

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