A NEW PRODUCT FROM NORTHERN LIGHTING
PRESS RELEASE – September 2011
Northern Lighting’s new mouth blown glass lamp series Evergreen is now here, offering both a unique industrial and contemporary experience!
Evergreen is a collection of height adjustable pendant lamps. In designing this new contemporary series, Vibeke Skar and Jens Praet refer strongly to industrial evergreen elements – creating a new light medium that emphasises the golden age of global industrialisation and the beauty of forgotten classic design icons.
“An echo from the industrialization”
Evergreen consists of a series of lamps of different sizes, available in either black or white. The mouth blown glass lampshades are sandblasted, creating a diffuse kind of transparency. The iconographic hanging system consists of pulleys that are used to adjust the height, and a wall fastener for the lamp and its cable. A ceiling socket is
supplied as a hanging option. The accessories are made from satin nickel.
Evergreen creates a dynamic yet highly functional light experience, featuring an iconic design that suits almost every kind of space.
DESIGNERS: Vibeke Skar (Norway) and Jens Praet (Belgium)
Jens Praet (born 1984) is a Belgian designer. After completing his education in Italy and The Netherlands, he opened his design studio in 2007 near Florence, Italy where he works and experiments on a variety of new products. Praet’s design is characterised by a passion for everyday objects and materials and the combination of old and new. He finds inspiration in unexpected details and daily issues, which then become the starting point in the design process. Creations from Studio Jens Praet have been exhibited and featured at many design events and in design publications and newspapers around the world.
Vibeke Skar (born 1983) is a Norwegian designer who began her studies in Italy. She subsequently worked at Frost Produkt while attending The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Since completing her Masters degree in 2009 she has worked as a freelance designer under the name Studio Vibeke Skar. Her strengths lie within her distinctive choice of form and detail, inspired by Norwegian history, culture and nature, resulting in products that people can personally relate to. Vibeke Skar’s products have been featured in a number of major Norwegian design magazines and newspapers. Her contemporary design collection is generating increasing interest on the international design scene.