We’ve seen a lot of Japandi designs in the past couple of years, and if you’re living under a rock, and don’t know what Japandi is, let me introduce you to it. Japandi is a design trend or style that marries Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics. It is the artful blending of both Japanese and Scandinavian designs. Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian functionality are merged together to create a style that makes a space minimal without it being cold. And though, we’ve seen a lot of Japandi furniture pieces, you don’t always come across a Japandi-style lamp! And that’s precisely what the Jakobsson lamp is.
Designer: Yamagiwa x Hans-Agne Jakobsson
The Japanese lighting brand Yamagiwa and late Swedish designer Hans-Agne Jakobsson collaborated to create a collection of beautifully minimal lamps that are designed to cast light “reminiscent of a bonfire”. Called, the Jakobsson lamps, these simple yet sophisticated lamps feature light shades crafted from concentric bands of naturally dried pine wood.
The lamps beautifully merge Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics, and in turn, pay an ode to the utilization of wood, and warm-toned colors that give a cozy and inviting appeal to the products. In fact, the lamps are manufactured by Japanese artisans. The artisans artfully dry and bend the pine into intriguing shapes, while paying special attention to the growth rings found in timber.
“The soft and gentle light cast through the shades is reminiscent of a bonfire and dusk,” said Yamagiwa. Besides featuring a strong yet minimal aesthetic, when it comes to functionality the Jakobsson lamps are pretty practical and versatile as well. They come in three diverse variations – pendant, floor, and table lamp. So, you can pick the variation that suits your living space and your personal preference, and therein add an element of Japandi-ism to your home!