contemporary table lamps show directional norwegian lighting design

Contemporary table lamps show directional Norwegian lighting design

Homegirl London pays homage to three Norwegian designers making contemporary table lamps which showcase directional lighting design.  These lamps are directional in both senses of the word – exemplifying the latest trends and manoeuvring to shed light exactly where you need it.  These contemporary table lamps will be shown at the 100% Norway exhibit at Tent London, the trade design show.

contemporary table lamps argus components

Argus Lamp

Tent London will be hosted at Old Truman Brewery during the London Design Festival (18-21 September 2014).  As usual there’s a lot going on so I decided to focus on 100% Norway which has been curated by Bergen Academy of Art and Design.  They will be showing work, prototypes and products in production by design students through to acclaimed professionals.

Contemporary Table Lamps From Norwegian Lighting Designers

Bjorn van den Berg graduated from Oslo and Akershus University College this year with a master’s in Product Design.  His Attach desk light has been inspired by a workshop clamp to produce a mobile lamp.  Just clip it on, adjust to suit and you’re ready to be illuminated.  What looks extremely simple is actually very clever.  The hidden hinge gives the lamp the appearance of floating beneath the clip, the projecting lever can tilt the shade and the clip can be attached vertically or horizontally.  So, you can clip and clamp your lamp wherever you need directional light.

contemporary table lamps attach clip light

Attach Desk Light

Hedda Torgersen is in her final year of a master’s in interior architecture and furniture design at the Bergen Academy.  The Boo desk lamp is very playful and triggers the imagination and emotions of the user while being a useful object.  The curious ‘head’ is made from Corian or porcelain and the shade can actually rotate 360 degrees.  It rests upon ash wood legs which fold flat and are adjustable when standing.  So instead of actually doing any real work you can just move the lamp into various poses and admire your handy work.

contemporary table lamps boo adjustable light

Boo Desk Lamp

Of a Kind is a new design studio by Hanne K Ravndal and Mikael Pedersen based in Bergen.  Their Argus lamp combines metal and wood in the construction which holds a big glass dome.  You can direct the light exactly where you need it with the option of warm light for everyday tasks or a focused light for the finer detail.

contemporary table lamps argus model

Argus Lamp

See Contemporary Table Lamps at 100% Norway

100% Norway will be hosted at Tent London on the ground floor and terrace of Old Truman Brewery from 18-21 September.  The Bergen Academy of Art and Design is curating the 2014 exhibition which shows work by students through to established design professionals.

Tent London is a trade design show where you’ll see innovative installations and work from over two hundred budding and established designers.  This sits alongside forty global interior brands under the Super Brands London umbrella.

Tent London and Super Brands London are both part of the London Design Festival.  This is an annual which takes place from 13-25 September 2014.  It comprises of around three hundred events spread across the capital.

Information About Designers of These Contemporary Table Lamps

If you want to find out more about these designers, here are the links to their websites (where they have one) alternatively check out the 100% Norway website.

Bjorn van den Berg: Bjorn Van Den Berg
Hedda Torgersen:
Of a Kind: No website listed

Author: Homegirl London.  Photographs: Bjorn van den Berg, Hedda Torgersen and Of A Kind.  Thanks: David Gorrod.