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Recently, Carl Hansen & Søn expanded their collection of Danish lighting to include a new minimal table lamp. Created by the award-winning Danish designer Rikke Frost, the RF200 Petal Lamp is her second commission for Carl Hansen & Søn, joining her Sideways sofa which launched last year. And it became indispensable, bringing a cosy atmosphere into our home as we saw out the last days of low winter light.
Surprisingly compact, the RF200 lamp has sculptural aesthetic, comprising of a warm wood base and metal shade made from two architectural metal leaves that slide into grooves down the side of the base. Off, it’s a piece of art in its own right. When it’s turned on it emits a beautiful, soft glow reflected from the underside of the shade and back down. Just perfect for simple, ambient light where space is at a premium.
Frost drew inspiration from nature for the lamp’s design, taking the trunk and crown of a tree as a starting point, creating a design that feels organic in nature, touching on classic Danish design yet with a contemporary feel. I love that the grain of the wood is allowed to come through, contrasting against the cool expression of the metal.
“I was also inspired by big architectural arches and columns, and I was fascinated by the interplay of light through an arch and a curve. The result is a lamp that creates cosy mood lighting, because it illuminates upwards and disperses light downwards through the shades in a circular area.”
– Rikke Frost
A Versatile Design
I really enjoy the versatility of this lamp. It has the ability to enhance any space in the house in a completely understated way. Lightweight and small enough to sit on a windowsill, shelf or a side table, it’s a reliable piece that creates cosy mood lighting without shouting about it.
The Petal lamp’s wooden base and metal reflectors also come in a total of nine variations – from oiled oak and brushed brass, black oak and brushed aluminium to the one I’ve borrowed here in walnut and white aluminium. It’s rare to find a flexible design like this that has the ability to blend into or contrast with your existing interior scheme.
Prices start from around £240 – check here to find a stockist near you.
Product Styling & Photography © Tiffany Grant-Riley / Curate And Display