Leimu is a lighting piece with a strong concrete base and an impressive glass lamp portion by young Norwegian-born designer Magnus Pettersen. The Leimu table lamp has been inspired by the striking combination of glass and concrete in modern architecture. The sturdy concrete base and the fragile glass lampshade add a fascinating contrast to home decoration. As its flame-evoking name suggests, the copper-brown Leimu creates a relaxed atmosphere for enjoyable moments in good company. The color variations in the mouth blown glass lampshade give each product a unique look.
This lamp impresses with its usage of three different materials that are combined in a very authentic way to make an object that can brighten the domestic environment beautifully. These long-lasting materials provide a very gentle light that diffuses nicely and feels as if it is glowing all the time.
Contrast in materials and colors makes Leimu an appealing and interesting product, both when in use and as a sculptural element. The warm color and smooth surface of the glass are enhanced by the neutral shades and the tactile surface of the base. As with a fireplace on the rocks, the concrete base anchors the light to the surface, and thus Leimu bears reference to nature. Leimu may be regarded as a metaphor for fire, which was a decisive factor in human evolution, and a central element in social gatherings. The clean lines allow focus on the materials. With Leimu, Magnus Pettersen strikes a modern balance with the myth and attraction of fire.
Touched by Nordic Design - selected by Dorrit Bøilerehauge
Client / Manufacturer
Iittala Group Oy Ab