Norwegian designer Magnus Pettersen’s Leimu was inspired by modern architecture, specifically the combination of concrete and glass. Pettersen wanted a beautiful interplay of warm and cold elements in what Pettersen called “industrial luxury.”
Designed to resemble a flame, Leimu is a gentle balance between delicate materials and structural form. The entire piece is mouthblown by the experts at the Iittala Glass Factory.
Smooth to the touch, the small, handmade Leimu lamp is compact enough to sit on a bedside table or rest on a shelf. Reflects a soft, gentle light. A modern classic and winner of the prestigious iF design award.
Iittala’s electrical lighting fixtures have been approved according to EU standards and bear the FI and GS safety markings. The package contains a 2.5 m power cord and an EU plug.
Magnus Pettersen (b.1982) is a Norwegian designer based in London. He set up his own design studio in 2011, focusing on furniture, lighting and home accessories, as well as working on more traditional product design.
Magnus Pettersen´s work reflects his Norwegian heritage by being functional and utilitarian, but without taking on a stereotypical Scandinavian style. It often has an industrial feel to it which is softened by mixing in natural materials and warmer colors.
Magnus Pettersen has created products for Areaware and collaborated on several private projects. His Leimu table lamp for Iittala exemplifies his design philosophy by combining a sturdy concrete base with a delicate glass lampshade.