This beloved modernist lamp, designed by Birger Dahl in 1952, has been a favourite Norwegian collector’s item for many years. After its original launch and as part of the post-war so-called “democratic design wave” from Scandinavia, the lamp reached early high standing as a relatively inexpensive, yet highly functional, and esthetically appealing light piece for the masses. A timeless design, the wall light is ideal for placing in a study area, kicthen space or living room, creating both a practical and ambient lighting atmosphere in the modern home. Part of the Northern Birdy lighting collection.
Birger Dahl (1916–1998) was born in the city of Moss, Norway and is considered one of Scandinavia’s leading post–war interior architects. He was educated at the Norwegian National School of Arts and Crafts (SHKS) in Oslo and was one of the first students to be supervised and guided by Arne Korsmo.
In 1947 Dahl became teacher at SHKS and in the period from 1945 to 1957 he also worked as chief designer for Sønnico (Oslo). The key aspects of his work and design philosophy is the promotion of lighting as honest, logical and functional. The light object must always reach complete harmony with its surrounding humans and architecture.