One of a kind: Vipp introduces inaugural (and only) lighting range

Danish brand Vipp's new lighting collection, launching next month, also marks the company’s first foray into the form. The debut collection features five pieces, including floor and table options, a ceiling lamp and two wall versions, all produced following the company’s minimal design aesthetic and utilising its 75 years of experience in metalworking.

Danish brand Vipp's new lighting collection, launching next month, mark's the company's first foray into the form
Danish brand Vipp's new lighting collection, launching next month, mark's the company's first foray into the form
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Danish brand Vipp (opens in new tab)'s new lighting collection, launching next month, also marks the company’s first foray into the form.

The debut collection features five pieces, including floor and table options, a ceiling lamp and two wall versions, all produced following the company’s minimal design aesthetic and utilising its 75 years of experience in metalworking.

Following Vipp’s belief in timeless objects and its founders’ rejection of disposable culture, the collection was developed with the lighting industry in mind, avoiding a fixed light source. This allows users to change the source in keeping with technological developments – instead of releasing new versions every decade, each lamp produced can seamlessly adapt to future advancements. 'This gives you a lamp that you can cherish for years on end,' says Morten Bo Jensen, the company’s chief designer. 

Vipp’s CEO, Kasper Egelund, echoes this feeling, specifying that this first lighting design will also be the last for the Copenhagen brand. ‘We only make one type of each product, so you will not see a new collection of lamps from Vipp next season. Because once you have captured good light, what else is there to achieve in a lamp?’

The simple design is manufactured out of die-cast powder-coated aluminium in the company’s signature charcoal tone. The pieces feature analogue details, such as adjustable joints and finger screws, to ensure proper posture. Their shapes combine an industrial feeling with a softer edge, and the perforated shades diffuse the light softly from the top as well as directing it at the bottom. A great example of a well-thought out product, with little design details that make lighting as effortless as it should be. 

The debut collection features five pieces, including floor and table options, a ceiling lamp and two wall versions, all produced following the company’s minimal design aesthetic and utilising its 75 years of experience in metalworking

The debut collection features five pieces, including floor and table options, a ceiling lamp and two wall versions, all produced following the company’s minimal design aesthetic and utilising its 75 years of experience in metalworking

(Image credit: TBC)

The simple lamp design is manufactured out of die-cast powder-coated aluminium in the company’s signature charcoal tone. The pieces feature analogue details, such as adjustable joints and finger screws to ensure proper posture

The simple lamp design is manufactured out of die-cast powder-coated aluminium in the company’s signature charcoal tone. The pieces feature analogue details, such as adjustable joints and finger screws to ensure proper posture

(Image credit: TBC)

Their shapes combine an industrial feeling with a softer edge – the perforated shades diffuse the light softly from the top as well as directing it at the bottom

Their shapes combine an industrial feeling with a softer edge – the perforated shades diffuse the light softly from the top as well as directing it at the bottom

(Image credit: TBC)

‘We only make one type of each product, so you will not see a new collection of lamps from Vipp next season. Because once you have captured good light, what else is there to achieve in a lamp?’ says CEO Kasper Egelund

(Image credit: TBC)

The collection was developed with the lighting industry in mind, avoiding a fixed light source. This allows users to change the light source in keeping with technological developments – instead of releasing new versions every decade, each lamp produced can seamlessly adapt to future advancements. 'This gives you a lamp that you can cherish for years on end,' says Morten Bo Jensen

The collection was developed with the lighting industry in mind, avoiding a fixed light source. This allows users to change the light source in keeping with technological developments – instead of releasing new versions every decade, each lamp produced can seamlessly adapt to future advancements. 'This gives you a lamp that you can cherish for years on end,' says Morten Bo Jensen

(Image credit: TBC)

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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.