Symmetry, basic lighting by Hannakaisa Pekkala


For the first time in four years, the Northern Lighting Design Award, hosted in the Danish design event Northern Lighting held last February, was opened to young design talents from all over Europe.  The winner of 2016 edition was a series of three sculptural lamps which stood out among more than 150 entries from 120 different designers. These lamps are called Symmetry, and her designer, Hannakaisa Pekkala, is a student of Furniture Design at the Institute of Design, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

Symmetry has a strong visual and graphical expression which represents light in its basic way

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With three basic shapes, square, circle and diamonds, Symmetry is an elegant and minimialistic lamp series very easy to comprehend and customize.  From a simple form to a group of different versions, the selected setting can make the light stand out and become the central part of any space.

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Made of metal wire, Symmetry counteracts its strong appearance with a soft touch: a fabric cord which covers all the structure. It also varies the type of light depending on the bulb we choose, so the light can be general or be directed downwards. Therefore, we can give a different character to every space, in a contemporary and clean way.

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Photography by Hannakaisa Pekkala