Part 2

Modern design lights from around the world

Modern design is often a matter of perspective. It can surprise, irritate and puzzle its viewers by forcing them to question and reinterpret things they thought they knew. In the end, the important takeaway is that modern design breaks down and redefines accepted structures and rules. The second part of our series is about contemporary design lamps that do exactly that.

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Truss X Chandelier by STICKBULB

With the X-Collection, the New York-based company, Stickbulb, succeeded in blurring the line between lighting and furniture in a unique way. The illuminated components can be assembled into various graphic and structurally self-contained figures inspired by hexagonal shapes found in nature. The result is a clearly structured and sustainable system that can be adapted for any space on any scale.

© Stickbulb



The Australian company Nau Design proves that design doesn’t need to be tied down to structures. Their pendant lamp, fittingly named ‘Jolly,’ forms the core of a playful, colourful light collection that aims to create a joyful aura with its asymmetrical, almost elven shape. Its design reflects the company’s aim to project Australian creativity into the wide world. Our vote: job well done.

©  NauDesign



KALA is as simple and elegant as it is unique; as unobtrusive as impressive. The puristic pendant lamp creates subtle new ways to interact with light and shadow. The lamp’s unique interface makes light tangible for the user and redefines how we think of lighting.



The brand Hartô is synonymous with emotion and uniqueness. The French company works with talented designers, often quite young, on extraordinary new projects. Fine materials and colours compliment the loving details that give Hartô’s products a strong identity and a unique expression. The table lamp Anaé stands out particularly due to its fine design, which, despite its graphic presentation, creates a very cozy atmosphere.

© HARTÔ Paris


Orient by Fritz Hansen

Fritz Hansen represents the perfection of Scandinavian design. It’s no wonder that the Orient pendant lamp has attracted so much attention with its flawless appearance. Designer Jo Hammerborg’s inspiration for this lamp derives from oriental forms and a draft of the design was made public in 1963. In 2013 Fritz Hansen Lighting decided to bring the lamp back and relaunched the iconic Orient lamp.  

© Fritz Hansen

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