Northern expands the colour palettes of Docca

Published on : Monday, July 8, 2019

Already available in black, dark grey and white, iconic mid-century design Dokka has expanded its colour palette to include light yellow, rust red and dark green. With their nuances of warm sand, fiery terracotta and lush landscapes, the new colours offer a harmonious balance of rich tones and neutral tints.

 

Award-winning designer Birger Dahl (1916 – 1998) Press release — Autumn 2019 was a pioneer of contemporary Scandinavian lighting. The mid-century years were a formative period of his work, when he forged his signature streamlined style and launched a new vision of lighting design. Dahl’s career had actually begun the previous decade, when he became head of design at Norwegian electronics firm Sønnico and created the award-winning Dokka pendant lamp. Dokka was the first lamp in Norway to receive a Gold Medal
award at the prestigious Triennale di Milano, which brought Norwegian lighting under the international spotlight.

 

While acclaimed for his lighting designs, Dahl is also considered to be one of Norway’s leading Post-war interior architects. Strict geometric shapes, such as circles, cones and cylinders, were the building blocks of Dahl’s design vocabulary, which he softened with gentle contours. He emphasised the purity of form, highlighting the shape of the object rather than hiding it behind decorative details or layers of ornamentation. Sensibilities like these explain why his work still appears modern today, and why lighting designs such as Dokka, Birdy and Dahl are so compatible with the interiors of our time.

 

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