Scandi style lighting
One of the biggest trends or recent years has been Scandi style. Did we fall in love with their furniture and then try out their TV programs and the Nordic way or eating or was it the other way around? I think when most of us are asked to capture Scandi style in our heads we’re thinking of the simple, chic, minimalist look – not to be confused with the rather overblown Swedish Gustavian style with it’s traditional, distressed painted furniture, with lots of curved detail, patinated brass or gilt and crystal chandeliers.
One of the greatest lighting icons of Scandi style is the oft emulated PH Artichoke from Louis Poulsen and designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen:
It’s such as clever design as each of the 72 “leaves” has been placed so that there is no glare created by the fitting when viewed from any angle. It still has to be mainly hand assembled and with so many pieces that does contribute to the price tag of £5k +!
For those of us with smaller budgets there is still plenty to inspire: