Originally designed by Copenhagen-based firm Norm Architects for a private summer residence along the Swedish coast, the N-PL01 pendant lamp is now offered through Japanese brand Karimoku Case Study.
With its oversized triangular shape, the pendant’s shade mimics the roof construction of that summer house and allows light to filter through the top, bottom and sides of the entire object.
In a clever move, a single piece of Washi paper covers the entirety of the round bottom and is held in place by magnets to make the shade easy to dissemble if the bulb needs to be changed. This sheet of translucent paper also works as a screen that casts a warm and welcoming indirect light while also concealing the light source.
The delicate shade is built like an accordion and is held in place by near-invisible wood ribs when extended to its full height. A ring of oak wood at the base (in a natural or smoked finish), adds weight and is detailed by delicate beading.