The Danish designer Simon Legald has designed a sophisticated range of lamps called Amp for Normann Copenhagen. The range consists of one table lamp and two pendant lamps. Amp features a lovely combination of glass and marble, adding a visual fragility and sensuous heaviness.
Simon Legald developed the shape of the lamps while restoring an old 60’s radio at home. While searching for spare parts for the radio, he was captivated by the glow that emits from the tube amplifier. The simple oval shape and the glow of the bulb is an obvious reference to this, just as the name Amp refers to the English term tube amplifier.
The proportions for the lamps have been carefully designed to achieve the perfect proportions, and to emphasize their different functions. The marble sockets of the two pendant lamps are smaller than the marble base of the table lamp, creating a lovely balance.
The designer has visually highlighted the essential details, such as the way the shade rests on the socket. By combining the two natural materials, an exciting contrast between the transparent, light glass and the solid, heavy marble is created. The decorative bulb emits a stunning glow though the either gold or smoke coloured glass lampshades. The lamp is available with a socket or base in impactful black marble or striking jade green, emphasizing the natural colourful elegance of the material.
One can’t always define where an idea for a new product comes from. But this time the inspiration was drawn directly from radio and hi-fi equipment. This is obvious in the design of Amp. There is something special about the round, transparent shape of a tube amplifier that I thought would translate nicely into a lamp. I opted for the same type of glass used for an hourglass, as the shape had to be curved and narrowed in. To counterbalance the delicacy of the glass, I used marble. I think that the two materials work well together.
– Simon Legald
The Amp Lamps come with matching textile cord, and dimmer switches for the table lamp. The shades can easily be removed when changing bulbs.
Design: Simon Legald
Manufacturer: Normann Copenhagen
Colours: Gold/Green, Smoke/Black
Materials: Glass, Marble
Sizes: Amp Table Lamp: H: 26,5 x Ø: 14 cm, Amp Lamp Small: H: 17 x Ø: 14 cm, Amp Lamp Large: H: 26 x Ø: 11,2 cm
*All images and information courtesy of Normann Copenhagen.