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On Trend: Danish Design

A favorite trend of mine, Danish Design is reawakening and taking the lighting world by storm, one bulb at a time. Warm woods, brushed metals, and simplistic shapes mark these stylish and modern lighting fixtures. Bring an updated midcentury look into your home with one of these modern Danish designed lights.

PH 5 Pendant Light from Louis Poulsen|YLighting

PH 5 Pendant Light from Louis Poulsen

Originally design in 1958 by Poul Henningsen, the PH 5 Pendant Light is favored in the everyday home of the Danish. Hang this pendant light over your dining table to bring a little bit of Denmark to your home.

Caravaggio P4 Matte Grey Pendant Light (X-Large) By Cecilie Manz, from Lightyears|YLighting

Caravaggio P4 Matte Grey Pendant Light (X-Large)  from Lightyears

The Caravaggio Pendant Light by Lightyears maybe new to the Danish modern scene, but it has not lost the values of classic midcentury design. The soft curved shade coupled with a sleek steel suspension captures the simplistic design.

Orient Pendant Light from Lightyears|YLighting

Orient Pendant Light from Lightyears

Originally designed in 1963 by Jo Hammerborg and resurrected by Lightyears for today, the Orient Pendant Light is timeless modern Danish design. The bright copper shade is capped with a rosewood top. Slits in the top of the copper allow light to reflect and glow off of the metallic shade.

JWDA Concrete Table Lamp from Menu A:S|YLighting

JWDA Concrete Table Lamp from Menu A/S

Urban and industrial, the JWDA Concrete Table Lamp from Menu A/S brings a fresh perspective to modern Danish design. Soft light glows from within glass shade and sits atop a poured concrete base. This lamp gives off a diffused soft light.

Calabash Pendant Light from Lightyears|YLighting

Calabash Pendant Light from Lightyears

Lightyears takes you to back to the future of modern Danish design with the Calabash Pendant Light. Chromed out with a reflective surface, the curved lines of this pendant light are organic with a space-age spin.

Franklin Chandelier from Menu A:S|YLighting

Franklin Chandelier from Menu A/S

For modern Danish design that isn’t afraid to make a statement, there’s the Menu A/S Franklin Chandelier. Four exposed bulbs connected by brass tubing form an abstract lighting fixture with generous ambient light. This chandelier is retro and chic all at once.

Duane Pendant Light from Menu A:S|YLighting

Duane Pendant Light from Menu A/S

Glamor and shine come together in the Scandinavian inspired Duane Pendant Light from Menu A/S. The shape of this pendant light reminds us of the flash on an old camera. The metallic interior reflects the light from an exposed bulb to create a warm ambient luminosity.

Bestlite BL4 Floor Lamp from GUBI|YLighting

Bestlite BL4 Floor Lamp from GUBI

The Bestlite BL4 Floor Lamp from GUBI is all utility and style. This floor lamp upholds the simplicity of modern Danish design. An aluminum swing arm allows for adjustments so you can get light where you need it.

Grossman Gräshoppa Table Lamp from GUBI|YLighting

Grossman Gräshoppa Table Lamp from GUBI

Modern mid-century design comes together to create the Grossman Gräshoppa Table Lamp from GUBI. The brass base and adjustable arm is topped with a colored steel shade. It’s the perfect lamp for admiring while you work.

E27 Pendant Light from Muuto & Leaf Table Lamp from Muuto|YLighting

Leaf Table Lamp & E27 Pendant Light from Muuto

An exposed bulb pendant usually has an industrial look, but Muuto has managed to create a fresh and modern take on this trend with the E27 Pendant Light. The silicone socket colored in muted pastels pairs well with the asymmetric Leaf Table Lamp in fresh green.

AJ Floor Lamp By Arne Jacobsen, from Louis Poulsen|YLighting

AJ Floor Lamp from Louis Poulsen

Arne Jacobsen’s AJ Floor Lamp was born in Copenhagen, the capital of modern Danish design. Louis Poulsen has brought back this classic asymmetrical shaped lamp.

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