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Brand Review - Northern

Brand Review - Northern

The Northern brand was born in the studios of Northern Lighting, where a team of creatives have been illuminating lives for the past twelve years! Northern have always combined beauty with functionality and prefer natural materials and genuine craftsmanship. A sentiment shared here at Funktion Alley. Furniture and interior accessories are a natural fit for what their brand does, enabling them to express characteristic style in a whole new scale.  We have been proud to offer the Northern Brand for several years now and we never fail to still recognise the beauty of this brand.  We like to shout about these great brands we are lucky enough to stock!  That’s why we thought a Northern Lighting feature was long overdue!

Here are a couple of Northern Lights we just LOVE;

The Northern Birdy Floor Light

The Birdy light by Northern Lighting is a re-launch of the classic light series designed in 1952 by modernist designer Birger Dahl. It was a much-loved Norwegian classic and in 1954 was awarded the Golden Medal at the Milan Triennale. The series consists of a floor, table and wall lights. Northern Lighting have worked closely with the originals and the Birger family to recreate Birdy maintaining its original shape, and functionality.

Northern Birdy Floor Light

Northern Birdy Floor Light

Demonstrating, why this classic design, is one of our firm favs!  Northern Lighting have always specialised in mood lighting and natural inspired designs, the Northern Birdy Floor Light is no exception! 

Northern Birdy Table Light

Sticking with the Northern Birdy lighting collection, Northern offer a Table and Wall Light too.  Birger Dahl is one of Funktion Alley’s featured interior lighting designers and the very same designer responsible for this collection.   Dahl focused on his design philosophy centering on the promotion of lighting as honest, logical and functional. This works on the logic that the light object must always reach complete harmony with its surrounding humans and architecture. 
Natural and functional lighting is evident in his contemporary designs for the Northern Lighting collection.

Northern Birdy Table Light

Northern Birdy Table Light

Northern Birdy Wall Light

Northern Birdy Wall Light

Northern Acorn Pendant Light

Northern produces products which are inspired by the unique Nordic nature. The Acorn pendant lamp fits that brief; it’s clear by the form and of course name where Atle Tveit got his inspiration! The top is made from beech or walnut, both are supplied while the shade is oil painted aluminium in either off white or grey or black.  The large diameter makes the light very suitable for use within the dining area for illuminating table surfaces.

Northern Acorn Pendant in White and Walnut

Northern Acorn Pendant Light

Atle Tveit is a Norwegian furniture designer and often collaborates with brands like Northern, to produce pieces, the Northern Acorn Pendant Light for example.  Sharing the same philosophy as Northern, Acorn’s streamlined shape was inspired by a natural form, giving it organic contours and an understated profile.  The shade resembles the empty shell of an acorn, which becomes hollow once the ripened nut has broken free. Like an acorn’s stem, the top of the shade tapers into a tactile shape.

It’s obvious to see why we love the Northern Lighting Brand, and why it’s more popular now than ever before!  To see what else the Northern brand can do, visit Funktion Alley today to learn more about the rest of the line on offer.

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