Back to the Future – the classic Opala lamp dressed in futuristic brass

16 June 2021
Back to the Future – the classic Opala lamp dressed in futuristic brass
The new contrast between the cool white lampshade and the warm brass tones on the top and bottom takes the Opala collection to new futuristic heights. The original Opala lamp was designed by the southern Dane Hans J. Wegner for the rooms at Hotel Scandinavia in Copenhagen in the 70s. The now classic lamp design was impressive in its own time, thanks to its captivating modernity that bordered on futuristic. The floor and table lamps strike an elegant balance between the glossy frame and the lovely expansive lampshade. The light source shines out from under the white opal glass, spreading into the room as a clear, comfortable glow.

The German-Danish furniture architect Hans J. Wegner studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in the 1930s, and in the 1940s, he designed the furniture for Aarhus City Council, which was designed by Arne Jacobsen. Aside from his lovely lamps, Wegner was also famous for his chairs, including The Chair, used by Kennedy and Nixon in their famous televised debate in 1960. Wegner’s long award-winning career culminated with an honorary doctorate at the Royal College of Art in London in 1997. Thanks to their timeless beauty, the Opala lamps have been in constant production since they first saw the day of light.

The gorgeous new brass colours make Opala shine with a retro futuristic charm never seen before. Opala fits seamlessly into classic and modern décor alike, putting the final touches on your décor. The first-rate materials speak to the Danish quality of the collection. The lamp is available in a table lamp and floor lamp version, giving you a great degree of flexibility when it comes to your décor. If you want a true Danish classic that has stood the test of time and then some, Opala is the perfect choice.

Find this and all the other lovely versions of the Opala here