BIRDY, photo by Kristofer Johnsson.

BIRDY, photo by Kristofer Johnsson.

Stockholm 2016 – Norwegian brand Northern Lighting launches three new designs that look back and ahead at the same time: Birdy pays homage to Birger Dahl design master. Buddy respects the Nordic ergonomic imprint, while Granny blinks at the most humble light source ever: the candle.

BIRDY, Photo by Chris Tonnesen.

BIRDY, Photo by Chris Tonnesen.


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BUDDY, Photo by Chris Tonnesen.

BUDDY, Photo by Chris Tonnesen.

Timeless character and challenging attitude. Award-winning designer Birger Dahl originally designed Birdy in 1952 in response to modernist architecture. The new limited edition comes in matt-finish Marsala developed by Pantone. The quite inquisitive table version is available also as a wall and floor lamp.

BIRDY, Photo by Chris Tonnesen.

BIRDY, Photo by Chris Tonnesen.

Granny lights up the interior the old-fashioned way. Instead of flipping the power switch, strike a match and watch as cosy candlelight spreads over the room. A contemporary take on the classic candlestick, Granny is designed with modern-day innovations that heighten its appeal.

GRANNY, Photo by Chris Tonnesen.

GRANNY, Photo by Chris Tonnesen.

The base’s edges rise upwards to catch and contain melted wax before it drips onto the surrounding surface. The holder is made with a sliding brass knob that makes it easier to remove leftover wax and place a new candle inside.

GRANNY, Photo by Chris Tonnesen.

GRANNY, Photo by Chris Tonnesen.

Crafted in steel and brass and made in two heights, Granny is available in matt black or matt white. The design combines a simple and humble object with contemporary design, “a striking design that hopefully will be enjoyed for generations to come” say at Northern Lighting.


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Northern Lighting: BUDDY table lamp, design by Søren Sætter-Lassen - Photo by Chris Tonnesen, courtesy of Northern Lighting.

Northern Lighting: BUDDY table lamp, design by Søren Sætter-Lassen – Photo by Chris Tonnesen, courtesy of Northern Lighting.

Copenhagen Royal Danish Academy student, Søren Sætter-Lassen designed Buddy, a friendly lamp as ‘the little helper everyone needs’. This unassuming desk lamp is just that, a multi-functional design that gives busy individuals a base to come back to. Equipped with a holder to contain pens, pencils, keys or loose change, Buddy lends a hand when you need help keeping track of essentials.

BUDDY, Photo by Chris Tonnesen.

BUDDY, Photo by Chris Tonnesen.

Available in matt finishes of dark grey, off-white, green and Marsala, Buddy suits a variety of interiors and applications. “Wherever you place it, Buddy promises to be a fun and quirky companion you’ll enjoy getting acquainted with” say at Northern Lighting.

BIRDY, photo by Colin Eick.

BIRDY, photo by Colin Eick.


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BIRDY, photo by Colin Eick.

BIRDY, photo by Colin Eick.

Photos: courtesy of Northern Lighting.

BIRDY, photo by Colin Eick.

BIRDY, photo by Colin Eick.