Design Find: Norwegian Forest lamps

photo by Kimberly Gavin


Last year, we featured a beautiful little condo in Vail, Colorado, that’s positively brimming with stylish design details. One of our favorite special touches is this unique light fixture. Until today, we weren’t sure where it was from; now that we’ve discovered the source, we thought we’d share it with you. Designed by Cathrine Kullberg, the Norwegian Forest lamp is inspired by the Scandinavian tradition of using thin, translucent strips of veneer to accent decorative arts. Here, thin strips of natural birch or white ash veneer are delicately laser-cut into forest motifs, then carefully bent to form a shade. The shade is hand-sewn onto a white steel frame using natural leather lace. By day, the fixture adds interest and a unique visual texture to any space. But at night, when lit from within, it’s pure magic: the entire shade takes on a warm glow, while points of bright light peek through the carved treetops. A series of Norwegian Forest pendant and table lamps will make their international debut this February at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. To learn more about them, visit Northern Lighting, here.

Categories: Furnishings & Accessories