The Nordic countries are especially adept at building cozy homey spaces. The Danish notion of Hygge is a pertinent one; difficult to translate into English it is akin to sharing comfort and warmth with family and friends. Spaces are often relaxed calm and gratifying with a keen eye on both detail and simplicity.
The ability of light to add perspective to cheer and buoy cannot be underestimated. Moreover the object from which light is diffused will inevitably impact upon its character as well as a room’s aesthetic. Ergo any light chosen for the home should be carefully considered: think about the design how it is made the materials used and where it will be placed.
The black Hair-on-Hide Chairs in the image below feature a design by Milo Baughman in partnership with Thayer Coggin. Once again we see the power of a cube (this time in chair form) which is beautifully contrasted with the flat-bar frame on which it rests:
Kaiser Idell™ 6631 Luxus table lamp designed by Christian Dell. Produced by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Image © Republic of Fritz Hansen. Kaiser Idell™ 6556-F floor lamp designed by Christian Dell. Produced by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Image © Republic of Fritz Hansen.
How elegant is the rustic kitchen below which features a beautiful wood-paneled vaulted ceiling?! The spotlights are small and at the edge allowing the ceiling to truly shine while they light from the wings.
The spotlights in this next featured kitchen are white like the ceiling. The result is a light and airy feel that’s also well illuminated! Perfect for a culinary space with a tropical vibe.