You just have to keep your eyes open. That's what Nordic designers Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle say about their acclaimed Leaf Lamp group for Danish design powerhouse Muuto, inspired by a single leaf atop a long stem. The Leaf Table Lamp embodies both the inherent wit and standout efficiency of the series - a light and elegant design with an energy-efficient diffused LED light that can be turned to any angle. We're also quite partial to Leaf's subtle drama in the asymmetric line that brings an organic quality to the surroundings and throws interesting shadows on the walls.
16.25" h (41.5cm)
Shade: 6" w x 7.25" d (15.5x18.5cm)
Base: 7.25" dia (18.5cm)
Cord: 6 ft (1.8m)
Aluminium, brass, coloured PVC cord
Bulb (included): OLED light source 8W
Bulb lifetime: approx. 30,000 hours
”We give the designers the freedom to create new designs,” says Muuto co-founder Peter Bonnén. Inspired by the Finnish word “muutos” that alludes to having a new perspective, the company aspires to update Scandinavian tradition for a new generation. By giving free reign to the brightest design talent in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, there’s the breathing room to conjure a new take on a chair, vase or a lamp, Peter says. “The road to success for modern Scandinavian design lies in a strong belief in the best designers of our time.”
Peter and co-founder Kristian Byrge, who originally trained in economics and management respectively, might not have seemed destined to helm a new-influencer design firm. But their passion for all things design and and the distinctive style they dub “New Nordic” has brought global acclaim in just a few short years. “This gives the Muuto designs great diversity and character and further links them to the Nordic heritage—a heritage Muuto is proud of and that all the designers carry with them as part of their professional luggage”, says Kristian.