• No products in the cart.
cart chevron-down close-disc
:

Three lamps putting brass back in the proverbial spotlight.

Brass light fixtures first gained popularity in the Victorian era, reappearing during the Edwardian era, the modernist ’30s and again among the Mad Men–style interiors of the ’60s. Today, brass is back in the proverbial spotlight.

The placement of lighting can have a dramatic effect on the ambience of a room, so Kalmar Werkstätten designed its Hase table lamp (top) with a leather grip for easy repositioning. The Helios lamp (center) by American design studio Workstead functions as both a light source and an objet d’art. Lastly, architect David Chipperfield reinterpreted the classic desk light to create the Chipperfield w102 lamp (bottom) in collaboration with Wästberg.

  • Words:
    Molly Mandell
  • Photography:
    Mikkel Mortensen
  • Words:
    Molly Mandell
  • Photography:
    Mikkel Mortensen
Related Stories
Kinfolk_Vol23_BecomingWise_FT

While Charles and Ray Eames were not the first to design furniture using plastic, their work with the synthetic material is among the most celebrated.

kinfolk_vol20_sincerelyyours_ft

Even though we’re separated by seas, resorting to old-fashioned methods of communication still gets our messages across—literally.