hareide design: illusion for northern lighting hareide design: illusion for northern lighting
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

  • It’s very like Petter Skogstad’s Disco light, the floating version of which was shown at Salone Satellite in Milan 2010
    http://relaydesignagency.blogspot.com/2010/04/salone-satellite.html

    Neil41 says:
  • It’s pretty close to the “Disco”. Either they didn’t do their homework or “copy” has some other cultural meaning up north. (?)

    N says:
  • apparently this was designed a year before the Disco lamp.

    s says:
  • It’s not very practical!!!Didn’t like it:/

    User! says:
  • Really love it!!!

    Ole says:
  • it sure is like the disco lamp; which has more tension and more elegance and really floats. nothing wrong with ‘copying’ to improve; but this doesn’t.

    nicey says:
  • Illusion is one of the most innovative lamp I ever have seen. Really cool! Congrats Northern Lighting!

    Richard Waterhouse says:
  • very much like it) cool that you can use it as a shelf!)

    blog.vladimirantonov.ru says:

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