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Vertigo Bird – Fun with lighting
Putting a unique spin on the ordinary, Vertigo Bird transforms everyday lighting with playful and imaginative concepts.
At the very least, lighting should create the right ambiance in a room and provide comfort as well as clarity. However, what happens if you take these fundamental aspects and combine them with fun, fantastical and unpredictable concepts? Vertigo Bird.
A Slovenian-based lighting company, Vertigo Bird was founded by Silvo Kačar and named after a mind-provoking dance film that ends with an abstract performance from a miner dancing high up the chimney of a local power station. This sense of freedom and emotiveness can be experienced through each design from Vertigo Bird, as they continue to challenge the norms and surprise us with their original designs.
To give Vertigo Bird the love it deserves, we’ve selected our Top 5 picks from the collection to give you inspiration and help you find the perfect lighting for your home.
Top 5 picks
Stripped-back to reveal a unique bulb head, the Hippo Lamp demonstrates simple and honest design at its finest. The diffused light it provides is soft, warm and cosy, further adding to its friendly nature. If you're looking for something sculptural and contemporary for your home, then this just might be the one.
What do you see when you look at the Balloon Lamp? This charming design is influenced by the typical form of antique oil lamps, but is also reminiscent of an oversized lightbulb or a soaring hot air balloon. Simple yet expressive, the Balloon Lamp reflects a beautiful warm glow of indirect light and is the perfect addition for a bedside table or sideboard.
The Funnel Lamp turns a typical household object into something to be admired. With bundles of personality and a playful character, this Nest.co.uk team favourite is the ideal statement piece to bring life to a simple space. 2 Lovely Gays introduced us to this design and from there on, we fell in love with the brand!
This smart task light is the definition of cool, calm and collected. Perfect for home offices, the Mantis Lamp can be adjusted in effortless, swift motions, relying on gravity for its structure. The colourful accent of the textile cable and coated aluminium tube gives the light its playful quality, just like all of Vertigo Bird’s designs.
Everything about the Treelight is easy – easy to assemble, easy to install and even easier on the eye! The tip of each ‘branch’ is equipped with a tiny LED light, providing a gentle glow in succession. As a contemporary alternative for heavier chandeliers, the Treelight is the perfect centrepiece for dining tables.
One thing’s for sure, Vertigo Bird have certainly wooed us (and hopefully you too!).
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