Frederik Kurzweg’s table lamp arose when the designer played around with cylinders of varied proportions. Tangent has a cleanly graphic shape with 2 steel tubes that meet at their tangential point of contact—the smaller housing the electrics while the larger functions as the lamp’s shade. The light source within is encased in an opal-glass diffuser that creates a soft light when turned on and the visual effect of yet a third cylinder when turned off.
7.75" h x 13.25" dia (20x34cm)
Bulb not included
Metal, opal glass
Bulb specifications: E14, Max 25W
“We wanted a challenge,” say husband and wife Mia and Torben Koed, founders of Copenhagen-based Woud, and they got one. Sitting around the dinner table a couple of years ago, they realized it was time to leverage their experience in private-label furniture and create something of their own. In just a few short years, they’ve masterminded one of the most influential Danish brands around.
Now adding accessories to the mix of furniture and lighting, Woud expands on the essential simplicity of Nordic design with an emphasis on finely crafted function and startlingly original form. Embracing upcoming design talents, both from Denmark and abroad, the couple is also keen on finding new materials that fit the Scandinavian tradition. Ultimately, they say, “We believe timeless design can express personalities, inspire people and create beautiful homes.”