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hareide design: illusion for northern lighting
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feb 17, 2011
hareide design: illusion for northern lighting


‘illusion’ by hareide design for northern lighting
image © tom gustavsen

sweden / norway-based studio hareide design has created ‘illusion’ in collaboration with
contemporary brand northern lighting. the object, which hovers above the ground,
challenges our perceptions of gravity and offers an element of surprise. 

hanging suspended from the ceiling and anchored to the floor by a weight, the aluminum
lamp combines to common functions into one piece. the base of the lamp is at once
transformed into a table where one can rest books, cocktails or other lightweight objects.


image © damian heinisch & simen skyer

the lamp, which was most recently on show at the stockholm furniture fair 2011,
was conceived after an encounter with kjeragbolten, a large rock that hovers in the crevice
of a mountain above lysefjorden in norway.


the lamp as a side table
image © damian heinisch & simen skyer


a weight secures the lamp in place
image © tom gustavsen


‘illusion’ on display at the 2011 stockholm furniture fair
image © designboom

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