Northern - the mood makers
Northern’s style is their own, but at the heart of every lamp is Scandinavian design heritage. This allows them to create pieces that retain the look and feel of their Norwegian homeland while being totally unique. Their goal is to create a refreshing, calming mood with light. Whether the lamp is contemporary, wildly ambitious or bursting with innovative cool - all that matters is the feeling they evoke. Let yourself be inspired by Northern’s modern, Scandinavian design.
The Northern range of lights
Northern - traditional Scandinavian design meets modern cool
Northern was founded in Oslo, Norway, in 2005 by Ove Rogne and three friends, whose designs make up the company’s extensive portfolio. But despite its relatively young age, Northern already has a large fanbase worldwide that continues to grow. And for good reason. Northern’s lamps stand out due to a combination of exquisite materials and unmistakably Scandinavian design.
But Northern's goal isn’t only to combine beauty, functionality and modern efficiency into the most beautiful designs. They also aim to give every room its very own atmosphere through light. Be it a calming, subdued mood through soft, simple lighting or an invigorating, energetic one through an eye-catching design. The atmosphere is, of course, up to personal taste - but the extensive Northern range is sure to have something to suit your mood.
The chandelier is in demand more than ever and it’s no longer just a statement piece for stately homes and extravagant hotel lobbies - it’s now a popular choice in modern homes, regardless of wealth or status. And one such popular chandelier is the ‘Circle’ pendant lamp by young Finnish designer Hannakaisa Pekkala, who takes an entirely new approach to chandelier design. How?
By reinventing the classic chandelier with a fascinating reinterpretation, it transforms into a modern, stripped back, expressive design, perfect for contemporary living spaces. The starting point for this extraordinary lamp is the circle, which is a single ring from which the light is emitted. Its minimalist design is just as eye-catching as its classic, crystal cousins - proving that less can be more.
Dokka pendant lamp by Birger Dahl
The ‘Dokka’ pendant lamp was designed in 1954 by the pioneer of Norwegian lighting design, Birger Dahl. It is a typical Scandinavian design that deliberately does without flourishes, decorative details and distracting accessories. Instead, its curved form, clear proportions, well-thought-out details - like the brass ring and two-coloured, funnel-shaped steel shade - create a lamp that’s a true lighting classic. Together with the ‘Birdy’ table lamp, also designed by Birger Dahl in 1952, the ‘Dokka’ pendant lamp won the coveted gold medal at the Milan Triennale in 1954.
Today, the ‘Dokka’ pendant light is one of the most influential lighting creations in Norwegian design history and one of the best-selling lights ever made in Norway. In 2007, ‘Dokka’ was reissued by Northern in new colour variations, including petrol blue, aqua green and light grey, and new finishes for the original black and white versions. Great care was taken to keep the original design and functional properties of this fascinating pendant lamp while breathing new life into a Norwegian design classic.
Illusion Half Wall lamp by Hareide Design
Influenced by Scandinavian nature, including Kjæragbolten (a giant rock floating/wedged between two mountains above a Norwegian fjord), this lamp combines the functional with elements of surprise. How? Because the ‘Illusion Half’ wall lamp is a unique-fascinating combination of table and table lamp. Both the table and lamp are only half visible, so the elegant, minimalist design seems to protrude from the wall and the two pieces of furniture - since there’s no table leg - appears to float in the air. Available in white or black, the ‘Illusion Half’ wall lamp not only provides the most beautiful light it’s also guaranteed to add a talking point to any room.
Country of origin: Norway
Year of foundation: 2005
Founder: Ove Rogne and others
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