Northern Lighting presents three brand new mood lights: Moo, Butterfly and Scheisse. The lamps will be available from their central office, agents and retailers across Europe from medio August 2008.
Scheissedesign 2008 by Hans Bleken Rud
Scheisse is a large pendant lamp. The lamp pays its respect to the traditional incandescent light bulb, which with its warm light and good color reflection has given light to our households for so many years. The classic light bulb is one of Man’s most important inventions. Unfortunately this bulb is ineffective, which creates challenges in our threatened environment. Scheisse is a blend of art and industrial design, an experiment with light and shadow as well as positive and negative shapes. Scheisse creates a distinct shadow and sculpture in its environment. Wherever placed, Scheisse will hopefully stand out as a true icon for all light lovers.
Hans Bleken Rud (born 1980) is a young Norwegian Industrial Designer. He began his studies at the Art and Design College in Asker and later graduated as Master in Industrial Design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. During the last six years his professional career has been focused towards various projects related to lighting and lighting design. He now works as a professional lighting designer for Glamox.
Moodesign 2008 by Trond Svendgård and Ove Rogne
Moo is a full scale wall-mounted Norwegian light moose head. Moo may be used both for indoor and outdoor decoration purposes. The figuratively shaped lamp body is made of poly-resin material, which gives a smooth and transparent flow of light. The bulbs placed inside the horns add an extra element of soft, sparkling and translucent light effect to the lamp. The inspiration behind the Moo lamp was found in northern Norway, –in the breathtaking scenery of Hamarøy, where both of the designers have summer houses. Here the moose is frequently seen passing close to the houses and even over the lawns. The designers hope Moo will stand out as a post-modern kitch trophy, making the viewer smile happily as they recognize this “king of the Norwegian forest”.
Trond Svendgård and Ove Rogne are both a part of the Northern Lighting design team and are two of the four founders of the brand. Trond, who is also a gourmet chef, has created a tasty moose cooking recipe especially for the Moo which is enclosed together with the lamp.
Butterflydesign 1964 by Sven Ivar Dysthe - Relaunch 2008
Butterfly is a small wall lamp designed in 1964 for Høvik Lys and later produced by Arnold Vik, Norway. In 2008 Northern Lighting decided to relaunch this Norwegian design treasure. Its uniquness lies in the combination of simplicity of form and its well preserved indirect method of exposing light, creating a bright and yet warm atmosphere. It looks simple, but is elegant and decorative as a single item, and is even more so when several are combined in vertical or horizontal groups.
"Butterfly" - Sven I. Dysthe (Designer)
A shining philosophy around white wings
Woven into a connecting body
A brightness that melts into the eye
Glittering without glitter
Flying without flight
Living without life
Just as plain as that
Sven Ivar Dysthe (born 1931) is often referred to by scholars as the wonderboy of modern Norwegian design. He got his certificate of apprenticeship as cabinet maker in 1950 and graduated in Industrial Design from the Royal College of Art in London in 1953. Sven later opened his own design practice in 1958 and had his career breakthrough in the early 1960s. His works have won a number of national and international prizes, including the Laminette chair for Møtemøbler A/S which won the Golden Medal at the Ljubljana Triennale in 1964 and the Japanese “G-mark” and Norwegian Classic Award for Design Excellence in 1994. Works of his are purchased by institutions such as Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Röhsska Konstslöjdmuseum in Gothenbourg, The National Museum in Stockholm, Nordenfjelske in Trondheim and The National Museum in Oslo. Sven Ivar Dysthe is first and foremost honoured for his ability to find simple solutions to complex challenges with decisive elegance; Butterfly is as an excellent example of this.
About Northern Lighting
Northern Lighting is a Norwegian creator of lights. We produce designer lamps and lights for different moods which are inspired by the unique Nordic nature, our culture and society, and the very special natural light which surround us.
Northern Lighting is a commercial hub for Scandinavian designers. The people who make our lamps include both young up-and-coming talents and recognised designers. Despite their different levels of experience, they all have one thing in common: they are fiery souls who are fascinated by the moodcreating possibilities of light.
Northern Lighting is a three year old light brand. Despite this short life time Northern Lighting today distributes its products to projects as well as concept, furniture and design retailers in a total of fifteen countries across Europe. Read more about Northern Lighting at www.northernlighting.no.
Photography : Damian Heinisch and Simen Skyer.