Fyr is an unembellished indoor lantern, generously proportioned, but shaped by streamlined contours.
Although the glass is translucent, every light is hand-blown and tinted with colour, making each one individual and unique. With its artistic characteristics, Fyr blurs the boundaries between art glass and functional objects.
Although Fyr may appear to have a retro silhouette, the design was inspired by traditional Norwegian lighthouses, which beamed rays of light over the sea from within a circular glass shade. Like lighthouses that enabled ships to navigate stormy seas, Fyr casts a warm glow that guides individuals through the darkness.
Ida Noemi and Vibeke Skar are freelance designers based in Oslo. Both have combined their education at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design with studies abroad. Skar studied industrial and communication design in Florence, Italy, while Noemi spent several terms at the Strate School of Design near Paris. Both designers root their practice in traditional materials, and have created furniture, lighting and interior accessories.
Their works typically reveal new expressions for traditional materials and update classic product types with original details. Both designers share a passion for Norwegian nature, culture and craft traditions. They were the inspirations behind Fyr, their first joint design for Northern Lighting. Vibeke Skar’s Evergreen pendant lamp, designed collaboratively with Jens Praet, is also a part of our collection.