12 Elegant Scandinavian Modern Lighting Designs

Step into the world of Scandinavian Modern lighting with our carefully curated collection of 12 unique lighting designs. Drawing inspiration from the minimalist principles and organic materials that define this iconic design movement, these lights effortlessly blend form and function, making them a perfect fit for the contemporary aesthetic of 2023. Immerse yourself in the simplicity, elegance, and timeless beauty of Scandinavian Modern as you explore these captivating lighting pieces that reflect the essence of Nordic craftsmanship and design.

Square – Table Lamp by Ragna Ragnarsdottir

Square – Table Lamp by Ragna Ragnarsdottir
© Ragna Ragnarsdottir

Playing with the shape and mathematical meaning of a square, the inner square is a mobile light source that supports the outer square which has transparent walls that catch their light.

“Marbled Salts” Planet Lamp by Roxane Lahidji Company

“Marbled Salts” Planet Lamp by Roxane Lahidji Company
© Roxane Lahidji Company

With “Marbled Salts”, Roxane Lahidji explores new possibilities, reinventing salt as a sustainable design material.

Ray by on ∙ entropy

Ray by on ∙ entropy
© on ∙ entropy

This Scandinavian Modern piece consists of a seamless volume of marble with no cables other than suspension wires.

“The Queen” Pendant Lamp by Ieva Kaleja

"The Queen" Pendant Lamp
© Ieva Kaleja

A hand-made lamp from natural, exclusive materials. The exterior of “The Queen” lamp is made from corroding steel, while the inside of the lamp is covered with 23.75 carat gold plate.

Solve Lamp by Sebastián Ángeles

© Sebastián Ángeles

The Solve Floor lamp is part of the Pentagram collection. The inspiration began with the sensation that music generates. Pentagram is the visual translation of musical elements accompanied by somatic sensations.

Junius Lamp by Arvo Ray Studio

© Arvo Ray Studio

The Junius lamp makes a bold statement with its geometric stacked elements that appear to float above one another. The lamp is constructed with a lacquered steel shade and body, brass hardware, and a felt base. Inside the shade, a surprise of hand-gilded genuine silver leaf reflects and amplifies the light emitting from the lamp.

Unfold, Ceiling Lamp by Anna Søgaard

© Anna Søgaard

The flexibility of this lighting fixture is achieved by a precise dimensioning of the wood that forms the lamp’s inner construction. By interacting with the translucent textile’s pull on the construction, the lamp can be assembled in just a few moves.

Quilted Lamp by Lærke Ryom

© Lærke Ryom

The Quilted Lamp emphasizes the inherent movement of textiles. Using sewing as a constructive element, the shade has no hard structure restricting the textile — allowing it to move freely.

Deas Floor Lamp by Calen Knauf Studio

Scandinavian Modern Lightning
© Calen Knauf Studio

The “Deas” is a Scandinavian Modern floor light consisting of a solid, waxed aluminium main support and base, hand-wrapped in rattan. The diffuser reflector is hand-shaped rawhide illuminated by an LED luminaire.

Metti Lamp by Bailey Fontaine

© Bailey Fontaine

Inspired by the textures and forms found in the work of Alberto Giacometti, the “Metti” lamp is sculpted from silicone, which displays a rich texture on a biomorphic surface.

“Heimat” Pending Lamp by Studio B Severin

© Studio B Severin

“Heimat” is the intersection between memory and space. The desire for it increases with its loss; associated with feelings of nostalgia.

“BODUR II” Lighting by StudioFER 

© StudioFER

“Bodur II” refers to the sense of touch. It creates a relation between traditional craft and a minimalistic modern approach with its hand-carved surface and light.


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At ADORNO, timeless elegance, cultural significance, and exceptional craftsmanship define our collection of Scandinavian Modern Lighting. Each iconic piece transcends eras, pushing the boundaries of classic design with its exceptional material quality.

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