Our Hans J. Wegner-inspired Opala Table Lamp is a strong, striking centrepiece for any coffee table or dinding room. Sitting almost 60cm tall, its sleek, gleaming iron base and neck are the picture of understated elegance, while its opaque over-sized shade allows both bright and soft light at the same time, and is available in either brilliant white or a subtle coffee shade.
The Opala Table Lamp was originally designed in 1975 by Hans J. Wegner, who many still see as Denmark's finest furniture designer, as part of a series of three bespoke lamps for the world-famous Hotel Scandinavia in Copenhagen. A later addition to the hotel's iconic furnishings, which included the likes of The Egg and Swan Chairs, The Opala was Wegner's attempt to produce a light with was both warm and bright. The opaque shade sought to soften the glare above the lamp, while the exposed underside made it the perfect way to add focus to a coffee table of dining setting.
Danish furniture designer, Hans J. Wegner was a pioneer of Organic Functionality, which seamlessly merged natural shapes with practical applications. His designs significantly contribute to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. In his lifetime he designed over 500 different chairs, over 100 of which were put into mass production and many became design icons. His most iconic designs include the Y Chair, the CH07 Lounge Chair, the Ox Chair, the Style Hoop Chair, The Chair and the Wing Chair.
"A chair is to have no backside. It should be beautiful from all sides and angles."
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