lumme lamp by joanna laajisto mimics the delicate beauty of water lilies

lumme lamp by joanna laajisto mimics the delicate beauty of water lilies

translating to water lily in english, the ‘lumme’ lamp series is the latest lighting design from finnish interior designer joanna laajisto. its soft shape was highly influenced by the lakeside nature of her holiday home in karjalohja, finland. ‘diving through the water lilies and looking at the leaves against the sun from down below has been one of my favorite things to do since I was a little girl. the organic shape of the leaves, used in the lamp shade, makes the overall form of the lamp simple yet soft – just like everything I like to create, be it interiors or product design’ explains laajisto.

all images courtesy of studio joanna laajisto



acting as a counter-weight, ‘lumme’ has been designed with a large, solid steel base. a long, thin metal stem extrudes from the bottom to the top, where an adjustable metal lamp seemingly floats above. the shade’s softly curved form and thin edges mimics the delicate beauty of a water lily. beneath the shade, the light bulb subtly appears depending on the viewing angle. joanna laajisto’s design consists of floor and table editions, which are both available in white and black colors.



launched in february 2019, the ‘lumme’ lamps will be available in the finnish design shop, once they have been manufactured in a small factory in estonia. the series continues joanna laajisto’s own lighting collection under her namesake studio, which was founded in 2010. this includes the ‘edit’ lamp series that was first released back in 2013.






project info:


name: lumme

designer: joanna laajisto



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