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Fritz Hansen celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement and more in this season’s highlights

Light up your fall with lamp designs by GamFratesi, Christian Dell, and Paul McCobb.

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As autumn begins in Europe, we grow more and more dependent on indoor lighting design. It sets the mood and helps us stay productive and happy in the darker months to come.

The Kaiser idell lamp by Christian Dell was first premiered in 1931. Today, it is recognized around the world as an icon of Bauhaus design, illustrating the movement’s genius for creating versatile, minimalist designs that still seem modern today. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement, Fritz Hansen has released the Kaiser idell Luxus in brass, a material that is not altogether new to the design but that is now presented alongside matt black for a bold pairing of reflective warmth and cool darkness. With time and use, each lamp’s brass details will gain a unique, natural patina, adding distinction and sophistication.

For pendant lamp Suspence, Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi of GamFratesi Studio began by considering a drop of liquid suspended in mid-air. The series is the translation of this moment into a physical shape, with gravity pulling downwards — an elementary movement involving physical force. The core inspiration is also visible at the top of the lamp, where the pendant blends seamlessly from the cord. Suspence has a soft, natural curve. An infinity diffuser at the bottom of the pendant concentrates the light, preventing glare on surfaces below and creating an elegant, warm light.

The PM-02 table lamp was designed by the late American designer Paul McCobb in the 1950s, as part of the Planner series. Proving that simple can be beautiful, the thoughtful, practical design emits diffused light from its hand-blown frosted glass shade to create a warm, atmospheric glow. Minimal in its expression, the lamp sits on a three-legged base in reflective brass or matte powder-coated steel to provide an elegant contrast to the tall, cylindrical shade.