1. Opala Table Lamp - Replica
  2. Opala Table Lamp - Replica
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Opala Table Lamp - Replica

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Description

  • Danish design from 1975
  • Explores the relationship between functionality & art
  • Superb light distribution
  • Table lamp made from iron & acrylic

Opala Table Lamp - Replica

Credited with assisting the international popularity of mid-century Danish design, Hans J. Wegner explores the relationship between modernism and functionality within his Opala Table Lamp. Wegner’s design can only be regarded as an achievement, blending organic clean lines with an outstanding light distribution. The shade is fashioned into a cone shape, providing maximum impact for a direct light emission. The Opala was originally designed for the prestigious Hotel Scandinavia in Copenhagen and continues to be championed for its distinctive and futuristic qualities. Lightweight and versatile, this lamp will sit perfectly on your bedside table, side table or office desk. Wegner’s work has been incorporated into a number of prestigious museums worldwide.

We produce this design icon as close to the original specifications as possible in resistant acrylic and iron.

Bulb not included.

Additional Information

SKU 1238-IRO02
Height 58,5 cm
Diameter 42 cm

About the Designer

Hans J. Wegner

Hans J. Wegner

Essential to assisting the international popularity of mid-century Danish design, Hans Jørgensen Wegner was born in southern Denmark in 1914. Skilled as an apprentice cabinet maker, Wegner attended the modernist-influenced Danish School of Arts and Crafts and Architectural Academy in Copenhagen.

Hans Jørgensen Wegner’s style and vision is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist approach with emphasis on functionality. The Dane’s legacy is celebrated for his landmark approach to designing chairs, experimenting with minimalist shapes and overlapping frames. In his own words, Wegner enjoyed ‘stripping the old chairs of their outer style and letting them appear in their pure construction.’

Wegner received several major design prizes for his work, from the Lunning Prize in 1951 and the coveted Grand Prix of the Milan Triennale in the same year, to the Prince Eugen Medal in Sweden and the Danish Eckersberg medal. In 1959, he was impressively made honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts in London, whilst his work exhibits within MoMA in New York and the Die Neue Sammlung in Munich.