The versatile pendant lamp N-PL01 is designed by Norm Architects – Karimoku

The Japanese lifestyle brand Karimoku celebrates the official launch of its first lighting design to its wooden furniture collection. The new N-PL01 | Pendant Lamp is designed by Norm Architects and collaboratively produced by traditional Japanese lantern maker Kojima Shoten and Japanese lifestyle brand Karimoku.

Made from Washi Paper and featuring a wooden bamboo frame, the pendant lamp convinces with its reduced and delicate design language.

The versatile pendant lamp N-PL01 has already been specified in numerous Karimoku exhibitions and architectural projects as a custom-made product and is now part of the permanent Karimoku collection and available to order in two sizes and two wood finishes.

 

 

The shape of the pendant lamp N-PL02 mimics the architecture of the Archipelago House, Karimoku’s third case study. With its high and triangular shaped roof construction, the summerhouse needs light being spread not only down, but also up and to the sides. The bottom of the light has been covered with a single piece of Washi paper, which is cleverly held in place by a few magnets, making it easy to disassemble should you need to change the bulb. The bottom furthermore acts as a screen, hiding the lightsource and creating a warm and indirect light. The paper cord creates subtle reference to the furniture in the Karimoku collection, but it is also inspired by the ropes and lines found on the nearby small fishing harbour, somehow adding a maritime feeling to the product.

“With its minimalist and iconic shape, the new N-PL01 is easily recognizable, yet it seamlessly integrates into and enhances any environment. Designed by Norm Architects and collaboratively produced by Kojima Shoten and Karimoku Furniture, the process of developing the design has been a great source of inspiration and learnings. We firmly believe that the harmonious balance between the traditional Japanese manufacturing methods of Kojima Shoten and high-tech high-touch philosophy of Karimoku Furniture is beautifully embodied in the newest addition to the Karimoku Collection.”
Norm Architects

Photography: Tomooki Kengaku, Sandie Lykke Nolsøe and Jonas Bjerre Poulsen

 

Wall sculpture:
The Inward / Outward by Danish artist Sara Martinsen, the artwork is made of solid wood and creates a three-dimensional sculpture on the wall.

 

More from Norm Architects:

The versatile pendant lamp N-PL01 is designed by Norm Architects – Karimoku

The Japanese lifestyle brand Karimoku celebrates the official launch of its first lighting design to …

New unique leather collection inspired by the Earth by Norm Architects – Sørensen Leather

TERRA: New unique leather collection inspired by the Earth Sørensen Leather now introduces a new creative …

Koku is a new occasional table range, created in collaboration with Norm Architects – Fogia

Koku Designed with Norm Architects Koku is a new occasional table range, created in collaboration …

The Domus Collection has been revitalized by Norm Architects as a part of the DUX Domus Collection

DOMUS CHAIR WOOD Domus Chair Wood has a solid oak frame treated with wax oil. …

The Hashira Collection – a modern, Nordic take on the traditional Japanese rice paper lantern by Norm Architects

The Hashira Collection, designed for Menu – a modern, Nordic take on the traditional Japanese rice …

The Reprise chair and Canvas series by Norm Architects

We’ve partnered with L. ERCOLANI, sub-brand of UK furniture maker Ercol, on the design of two product series, the REPRISE …

Dinesen Collection – a collection of furniture and interior design objects

Dinesen introduces Dinesen Collection – a collection of furniture and interior objects designed to activate …

Utility by Norm – Fogia

Designed by Norm for Fogia, Utility is a versatile stool in two sizes with space …

Embrace by Norm Architects – Fogia

Designed by Norm Architects, Embrace is a scaled down version of the studio’s statement armchair, …

Offset Sofa by Norm Architects – Menu

Offset Sofa by Norm Architects – Menu

Offset is the result of research into ‘balance’ by Norm Architects. The studio wanted to create …

Co Chair by Norm Architects – Menu

Co Chair by Norm Architects – Menu

Together, mutually, in common: the words that define the prefix ‘co-’ are at the heart …

Enclose by Norm Architects – Fogia

Enclose by Norm Architects – Fogia

Norm Architects works to a set of design principles which appeal to the design aficionado. …

Harbour Chair by Norm Architects – Menu

Harbour Chair by Norm Architects – Menu

Conceived during the design process for MENU’s new creative destination Menu Space located in Copenhagen’s thriving …

Enclose by Norm Architects – Fogia

Enclose by Norm Architects – Fogia

Norm Architects works to a set of design principles which appeal to the design aficionado. …