Lamps have always fascinated Scandinavian designers. One of the reasons for this can be attributed to their vast exposure to the distinctive, soft light that comes with their dark Nordic winters. Hanging from a modular metal structure at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Playhouse shines the exhibition Still Light, a collection of 100 inspiring pendants by Danish companies and independent designers. As part of Copenhagen Design Week 2011, the exhibition features brilliant sustainable lamps with a focus on new materials, easy transportation, energy-efficiency and repurposed standard components.
With an emphasis on making durable, elegant and intricate folded lamps, traditional Danish family business Le Klint designed ‘Lise Navne’ – a floating luminaire that shines in style.
Designed by Frank Kerdil, ‘Magazine Pineapple’ is a unique, customizable lamp made from a central acrylic structure with magazine pieces attached. The lamp takes the shape of the tropical fruit.
Knot is a limited edition, huge hanging lamp designed by Kibisi. The lamp is made from standard sanitary ventilation with an LED rope light fixture glowing inside.
Inspired from spectacular Scandinavian luminaires of the past, the ‘ICE’ chandelier by Refer-Staer consists of a handful of hand-blown glass globes hanging from recyclable aluminum fittings and LED lights.
The brilliant Still Light installation will be on display until the 6th of September as part of the Copenhagen Design Week 2011!
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