Sponsored, in collaboration with Louis Poulsen
Louis Poulsen is known worldwide for their Danish design classics, and this fall a new member of the family was launched, the PH 5 Mini. The original PH 5 pendant was designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958, as a follow-up to his three-shade system from 1926. Poul Henningsen was a pioneer of lighting design,  as one of the first to recognise the importance of the shaping of light. The PH 5 light is notable for its innovative glare-free shape and uniform illumination. In the spirit of Poul Henningsen and to cater the contemporary and creative living of 2017, Louis Poulsen launched PH 5 Mini, a resize of the classic pendant.

The mini versions of the iconic lamp is launched to meet the way we live in 2017, and the versatility of the PH 5 Mini is unlimited. This one is hanging over a shelve in my living room, and I can easily see it also as a bed side lamp, over a small size dining table and also hanging over my office desk. Minimal and neat without anything standing on the table. Would also be the perfect fit for my childrens room.

When the lamp is lit in the evening you can truly see the magic of the reflective three-shade system. It directs the majority of the light downwards and the fixture itself emits both downward and lateral light, thus illuminating itself. The PH 5 Mini always provides 100% glare-free light, no matter what light source is used.

There is a story behind every Louis Poulsen product. The lamps and the designers behind focus on light itself and the idea behind the product – all in harmony with Louis Poulsen’s own lighting philosophy: design to shape light.

Henningsen designed the PH 5 in response to the continuous changes to the shape and size of incandescent bulbs. The PH 5 was introduced as a classic new product, and no one knew at the time that it would eventually become synonymous with the PH light. Irrespective of how the light is installed and no matter what light source is used, the PH 5 is and remains completely glare-free. Henningsen also wanted to improve the colour reproduction of the light source in the PH 5. Small red and blue shades were inserted to supplement the colour in the part of the spectrum where the eye is least sensitive – the red and blue areas – thereby subduing the light in the middle yellow-green region where the eye is most sensitive. The new PH 5 Mini is introduced in an innovative new colour palette, developed in collaboration with colour expert Louise Sass and plays with colours that start with the darkest tone at the top and soften shade by shade.The pendant was named PH 5 because of the 50-centimetre diameter of its top shade. The new mini version of the iconic PH 5 has a top shade diameter of 30 centimetres. The Mini is available in the Classic colour version of PH 5, a new contemporary white, and an additional six colour combinations: Hues of Orange, Hues of Rose, Hues of Red, Hues of Green, Hues of Blue and Hues of Grey. If you head over to my Instagram you can win a PH 5 Mini, color of your own choice! Just tell me which one is your favorite. 

Photos 1,2,3 © Elisabeth Heier / photo no4 © Louis Poulsen




Not only am I in search of lighting for a whole apartment myself, it´s high season for news and yes, lamps are as important as anything else in the interior. Or even more if you ask me. First of all for the functionality, giving the right amount of light for the use and create a nice atmosphere in the dark months of winter. Second, the lighting also is a decorative part of the interior who sets the style more than ever before.

First up of my favorite news right now, the TR Bulb Series from Menu, above and below. TR Bulb is a clever solution for modern city living, inspired by the way people are increasingly becoming urban nomads, moving between cities and countries to pursue careers and life experiences. London based Tim Rundle Studio has designed the series to be taken from apartment to apartment – installed by simply screwing it into the pendant sockets hanging in ceilings all over the world, no electrical expertise required. Also available as a table lamp. One of the best features with the TR Bulb series is that it also can be combined with the Tribeca series from Menu designed by Søren Rose Studio (below, the Chanders Chandelier by Søren Rose with TR Bulb shades). An elegant update of the popular lamps.

Louis Poulsen has launched several news this fall, the coolest one is the Yuh table-, wall- and floor lamp designed by GamFratesi. Inspired by the AJ lamp design by Arne Jacobsen, but very much with its own personality. Geometric and sculptural – like a piece of architecture as Enrico Fratesti, one of the designers, describes it himself. The lamp is flexible and takes up very little space. It rotates, rises and drops, illuminating and creating ambience in the required area.

Another new favorite brand of mine is London based Atelier Areti. Areti is run by the two sisters, Gwendolyn and Guillane Kerschbaumer. With experience from art, history. product- and interior design they founded Areti in 2008. Their design is characterized by high quality, sustainability and a personal character. All lamps made by hand upon order.

The Mimosa pendant above and the Cone Sphere wall lamp below was launched already in 2009 and 2010, but are new in Norway. I spotted the brand at OsloDeco last week and I actually do think I finally found the lamp for the wall in my kitchen(!). The Mimosa pendant is quite spectacular with its clean, graphic expression and 18 bulbs. Perfect over a rectangular dining table, while the Scone Sphere lamp also can be used as a ceiling lamp in addition to a wall lamp.

Apparatus Studio are also new in Norway, launched at Studio Kvänum last week. Apparatus is a New York based design studio, founded by Gabriel Hendifair and Jeremy Anderson in 2012. Their design is characterized by sculptural forms made by hand-worn, high quality materials that straddle the line between the perfect and imperfect. I remember visiting the Kinfolk Gallery in Copenhagen a year ago where I first saw the Arrow pendant (above) in brass and completely fell in love. (See more from my visit at Kinfolk here) Apparatus also designes furniture and accessories in addition to lighting. Below, Trapeze wall lamp by Apparatus.

Gubi has extended their Multi-Lite series with a new member this fall, the Multi-Lite floor lamp (above). Louis Weisdorf, a well known Danish architect and designer created the Multi-Lite pendant in 1972, with the aim of reflecting his passion for diversity. Due to its unique design, the two opposing outside shades can individually be rotated and transformed into multiple combinations and encourage for personal installations and expressions whenever desired. Another classic from Gubi, the Bestlite collection (below) is launched in black brass to mark the occasion of Gubi´s 50th anniversary. Bestlite was the first collection to be reproduced by Gubi and has ever since been an important part of their DNA, as one of the most groundbreaking light designs through time. The Bestlite collection was designed by Robert Dudley Best in the 1930´s.

Last up, not a new lamp, but a super cool design from 1968 by Elio Martinelli. The Cobra Lamp was also spotted at the OsloDeco showroom last week – I do hope this will be for sale in their webshop soon. The lamp can be rotated 360 °, and combines simple lines and a geometric shape with a distinct elegant design. (Photos by Artilleriet)




My last meeting this week were with the Norwegian lighting- and lifestyle brand Northern Lighting and before I left I made sure to take some photos of the cool showroom in Bygdø Allé. I really wish I could show you some of the news I got a glimpse of as well, but until the launch it´s a secret.. At least I can tell you there are some really beautiful new lamps on its way from Northern Lighting, and also other exciting news to come.

In January I showed you some of the news they launched this winter, and below you can see both Say My Name table lamp (new color) designed by Morten & Jonas and Circle pendant designed by Hannekaisa Pekkala. Also seen is Illusion pendant, Sunday wall lamp and Poppy outdoor oil lamps.

photo © elisabeth heier 





Å skape et hjem tar tid, og selv så utålmodig jeg er (aller helst hadde dette vært ferdig i går..) så liker jeg prosessen. Gjøres alt i hui og hast vil det sjelden være rom for personlighet i innredningen. Det vil i hvertfall ikke være tid til å lete og finne de små skattene som utgjør hele forskjellen. Gjøre noen kupp på møbler du ellers ikke ville hatt mulighet til å gå til innkjøp av, bruke tid på å finne den perfekte lampen – og for de fleste av oss, spare opp til det som står øverst på ønskelisten.

Creating a home takes time. I enjoy the process, although my impatience makes me want it all finished yesterday. But rushing it leaves no place for personality. At least you wont have time to search and find those small treasures, deciding on which lamp that fits your style the best – or doing some good bargains on furniture that you elsewhere wouldn´t be able to buy. And for the most of us, save up what it takes to afford whats on top of the wish list.


Gubis Semi pendel har stått på min ønskeliste en stund, og når In Between bordet fra &tradition kom i hus måtte lampen bestilles i krom. Kontrasten mellom det varme treet og det kjølige uttrykket på lampen i krom er så fin. Gardiner er på plass og stolene, uansett hvor mange ganger man har sett de, de er fortsatt like komfortable å sitte i. Skapet i bakgrunnen kjenner dere kanskje igjen fra tidligere? Det var opprinnelig høyere men Ikea-skap kan alltid tilpasses. Den øverste rekken med skap ble fjernet og vips passer det inn her og. (Ikea Metod skap med fronter fra Superfront, beskrivelse her.)

For my dining area the Gubi Semi Pendant was on the top of the list. To my beautiful In Between table in smoked oak (&tradition) a version of the Semi Pendant in chrome was the best fit in my opinion. Soft and warm wood in contrast to the elegant lamp in chrome. Curtains are up, and the chairs – I know, they are seen so many times that we´re are all bored, but still so comfortable and nice. The cabinet is the same as I had in the house but I removed one row on top to make it fit better in my new dining area. (See details here
cabinets from Ikea and fronts from Superfront.)


Semi pendelen ble designet i 1968 av Claus Bonderup og Torsten Thorup, begge arkitektstudenter den gang. Lampen var en reaksjon på «det koselige» som dominerte innen design i Danmark på tidspunktet. Lampen skulle ha rene linjer, geometrisk form og et skarpt og moderne uttrykk og gikk også til topps i en konkurranse ved Danmarks Designskole. Jeg liker det elegante og rene uttrykket på lampen som på 80-tallet ble superpopulær og i dag er et ikon innen dansk design.

The Semi lamp was designed in 1968 as a product of the creative partnership between two architecture students, Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup. Reacting against the ‘cosy era’ that was dominating Denmark at the time, Bonderup and Thorup wanted to create a lamp that incorporated sharp, clean lines and a geometric shape. Their design was submitted for a competition at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture and won first prize. I love the elegant and sharp expression of the lamp that achieved great success in the 1980´s and which today has iconic status.


photo © elisabeth heier

Jeg tror på personlighet i interiøret. Miksen av det du har hatt med deg en stund, objektene du ikke kan kvitte deg med – uavhengig av trender. Designklassikere som aldri vil gå av moten, ekte materialer, kvalitet og aller viktigst – å lete, finne og velge det hjertet banker ekstra hardt for.

I belive in personality in the interior. The mix of old and new, objects you never can let go regardless of trends. Design classics which always will be modern, authentic materials, good quality and most important – to search, find and to choose by you heart.





Det er alltid spennende å se hva Northern Lighting kommer med av nyheter og denne gangen satser de på ungt og friskt design fra blant andre finske Hannekaisa Pekkala. Hannekaisa er sisteårsstudent ved Institute of Design & Fine Arts i Lahti, og Circle (over og under) er designet med enkle grafiske linjer. Inspirert av klassiske lysekroner er den et moderne statement. Vakkert stylet av Per Olav Sølvberg og fotografert av Chris Tonnesen på Krosser Gård.

I´m always excited to see the news from Northern Lighting and this time they´ve collaborated with some young and talented designers as well as established ones like Morten & Jonas. Circle (above and under) by the Finnish designer Hannekaisa Pekkala, is a contemporary statement of the traditional chandelier. Simple graphic lines gives the lamp its signature and shape. Hannekaisa is currently completing her final year at the Institute of Design & Fine Arts in Lahti, Finland.
Beautifully styled and photograped by Per Olav Sølvberg and Chris Tonnesen



Yuue består av Weng Xinyu og Tao Haiyue som har designet gulvlampen Balancer (over). Den regulerbare lampen består av rene, arkitektoniske linjer i kombinasjon med klassiske geometriske former og god funskjonalitet.


The adjustable floor lamp Balancer is expertly crafted in black, powder-coated steel, creating a stunning combination of light, geometry and structure. Formed by clean, architectural lines and classic geometrical shapes. Balancer is designed by Yuue, a German based duo made up of Weng Xinyu and Tao Haiyue.


Takpendelen Meld er en annen fin nyhet fra Northern Lighting. Lampeskjermen består av to deler i keramikk som er presset, kuttet og glasert for å blende sammen til en harmonisk helhet. Designet av Noidoi Design Studio.

Meld (over) is made of stoneware which is a popular material for quality lighting. The shade is comprised of two parts, each one pressed, cut and glazed to meld into a single, harmonius whole. Designed by Noidoi Design Studio.


Å lage spennende tak- og vegglamper som Above er en liten bragd i seg selv (bilde over). De ser vanligvis noe kjedelig ut men her har Morten & Jonas formgitt en lampe som både evner å være en diskret del av omgivelsene når den monteres i taket og bli et fokuspunkt montert på vegg. Kommer i to størrelser og tre farger, hvit, grå og sort.

Wall- and ceiling lamps like this usually look a little bit dull, but the Norwegian duo Morten & Jonas has created a lamp which is subtle enough to blend in with the ceiling, yet stylish enough to create a focal point when installed on a wall. Above comes in two sizes and three colors, white, grey and black.


Photo Chris Tonnesen/Styling Per Olav Sølvberg

Sat My Name ble designet i 2013 av Morten & Jonas og den orginale lilla fargen er byttet ut til fordel for en nøytral grå. Say My Name fås både som bord- og pendellampe og begge fås med matt eller glossy, transparent overflate.

Say My Name is no new product but two lamps with a new color. The lamp is designed by Morten & Jonas, and the original purple shade is replaced with a neutral grey tone that keeps pace with the color palettes popular today. Say My Name will now be available in smoked grey with a glossy, tranparent surface or a matte finish. 




For et par uker siden hadde jeg gleden av å presentere den nye Panthella MINI fra Louis Poulsen for dere, denne gangen er det NJP gulv- og vegglampe som står for tur. Nyskapende design over den klassiske arktitektlampen fra Oki Sato i nendo design studio. Bordmodellen ble lansert i fjor, nå i september har serien blitt utvidet med både en gulvmodell og to veggmodeller, en med kort og en med lang arm.

NJP serien har allerede rukket å bli populær både i de private hjem og i offentlig miljø. Med sin minimalistiske og elegante design passer lampene inn godt inn i den skandinaviske innredningsstilen. Lampen har i tillegg tekniske finesser og funksjoner tilpasset den moderne livsstilen. NJP lampene fås med to lysstyrker, den slukker av seg selv etter en stund om du glemmer å slå den av, og lampen er designet slik at LED lyspæren sitter høyt for å unngå blending og ubehag.


Jeg har alltid likt de klassiske arkitektlampene, og hos NJP lampen er det velkjente uttrykket bevart både med den utildekte fjæren og formen på armen som vekker nostalgi hos mange. Detaljer som at lampeskjermen er åpen på baksiden gjør at designet føles nytt og friskt, samtidig er arkitektlampens historie bevart i form og uttrykk. Den åpne baksiden er ikke bare raffinert og vakker, den skjuler også praktiske detaljer – nemlig at lyset slippes ut på oversiden av lampen, belyser lampens øvre arm og at varmen også kan slippe ut av lampen.

Gulvlampen jeg vanligvis har stående ved sofaen fungerer fint som almennbelysning, men vintageskatter er ikke alltid funksjonelle. NJP lampene derimot kan enkelt tilpasses behovet for funskjonelt leselys med både hode og armer som fleksibelt kan beveges. Og ja, når de sier at lampen er tilpasset den moderne livsstilen så er den det. Med en hånd bort på lampen reguleres lysstyrken og arm eller hode heves, senkes eller vris til ønsket posisjon. Designet er superminimalistisk samtidig som lampen har personlighet og særegne trekk man ikke finner igjen andre steder. Også fungerer den helt utmerket i praksis.


Konseptmessig har Oki Sato jobbet videre på den første NJP bordlampe ved å enkelt tilføre få elementer. Et beslag og en plasseringsmodul til den eksisterende modellen var det som skulle til for å gi lampen ytterligere plasseringsmuligheter. Nemlig vegg og gulv. Her er det funksjonen, formen og teknikken som utgjør et vellykket designprodukt.

Oki Sato grunnla nendo design studio i 2002. nendo betyr «forming av leire» på japansk. Et unikt materiale som gjør det enkelt å være kreativ. Oki Sato sier selv at navnet er velegnet for et designstudio som skal utvikle løsninger til en lang rekke svært forskjellige kunder. For Oki Sato er det ikke nødvendigvis form følger funskjon arbeidet er basert på. Historien bak produktet og designet er også av betydning.


Nå mener da jeg at form følger funksjon i aller høyeste grad på NJP lampen. I tillegg er den et vakkert designprodukt som følger Louis Poulsens belysningsfilosofi som bygger på de tre begrepene funksjon, komfort og atmosfære.


foto © elisabeth heier


// In collaboration with Louis Poulsen I´m presenting the new NJP floor- and wall lamp, designed by nendo design studio. //