Simplicity in design should never be undervalued because even the most familiar forms can be reinterpreted into fresh interior fixtures. The Normann Copenhagen Bell Lamp is a marvelous example of this, flaunting its bulbous curve and subtle flare in a manner that merges nostalgic charm with a sense of newness.
Jacob Rudbeck and Andreas Lund collaborated on this delightful illuminating item that actually incorporates a rather contemporary feature. The soft pastel-toned pendant lamp is suspended from a steel electrical cable that connects to the bulb inside the shade in an indiscernible way.
The cord is tightly strapped to the loop at the top of the sculptural piece, suggesting that the wire cleverly penetrates behind the tidy visual diversion. But while this link may go unnoticed, the philosophy behind the Normann Copenhagen Bell Lamp is one that brings people together -- in the kitchen, for instance, for a meal -- much like other bells throughout history have served to unite.