At VITA copenhagen, we are all about light. And why wouldn’t we be? Lux est VITAe essentia (Light is essential to life). That is why our newest designs, VITA Alva, VITA Shade and the new VITA Idea, are a tribute to light and a celebration of its beauty.
Resembling the beautiful shape of the Edison lightbulb, The VITA Alva is a lampshade with a twist. The spiral shape of this alluring yet simple design seduces with its sinuous, curvy lines. Offering a lively gradient-effect glow, the VITA Alva fits into a wide range of interior decors, from an eclectic living room or kitchen, to a modern bedroom or bathroom. Best in pairs, these lampshades come in two different sizes and can be arranged in a straight line or in a cluster.
Sometimes, to get the perfect light, you need the perfect shade. The VITA Shade is meant to do just that! This design piece combines aesthetics with functionality and ensures a simple, useful accessory for the lightbulb. Used on a pendant bulb or tripod, the VITA Shade will help you adjust the direction and amount of light, while shielding any unwanted glare. All you have to do is fine-tune the position of the VITA Shade on the lightbulb. What bulb would be the best companion? The VITA Idea 3W 125 mm.
With a focus on both the environment and the quality of light, we have just introduced the Idea 3W 125 mm bulb, a smart LED A+ lightbulb that pays tribute to the beautiful and simple design of the original Thomas Edison lightbulb. After all, 2017 marks the 170 years’ anniversary of Edison’s birth. Offering a warm, soft light that powers on immediately when it is turned on, this decorative bulb has a high colour rendering index to mimic the vivid light found in nature. As we mentioned, we are starting this year in a new light. A celebration of light, that is!
Resembling the gentle nut, and with a classy and exclusive look, the VITA Acorn, introduced in a black finish top in 2016, has quickly become one of the most sough-after designs. The VITA Acorn with a white finish top, compliments this family of lampshades, adding an extra touch of variety. The VITA Acorn combines a trendy glass look, raw metallic accents and a soft silicone finish, in a perfect harmony. Adding a unique character to the lamp design, the small VITA Idea exposed filament bulb was designed to put the Acorn lampshade in the best light, by offering a warm and soft light.
“The story behind Acorn is that I wanted to design a small and simple lamp. I was working with different elements but wasn't happy with the shape at the time. I have always been inspired by nature and suddenly I realised that the elements I was designing to create beautiful lighting matched the shape and construction of an acorn. The Acorn lamp is not meant as a replica of a real acorn – what I really like is that you must use your imagination to 'discover' the likeness (unless you know it). I think it brings some excitement to the design.”, explained Jacob Rudbeck, VITA Acorn’s external designer.
The chic and dashing VITA Acorn would fit perfectly in a small, stylish room, but it can also be used in beautiful clusters in bigger spaces. For creating playful clusters of two or three pendant lamps in a straight line or at different heights, the VITA Cannonball Cluster is the newest accessory from the company. Inspired by the perfectly round shape of a sphere, the VITA Cannonball Cluster is a discreet and organic silicone canopy created for hanging any pendant lights in an elegant way, and serving a double purpose: a loop-in lighting wiring system and a unique way to decorate the pendant cord.
Turn on the holiday tunes. Share some kindness, buy some gifts. Wrap the presents, write the cards. Yes, it’s that time of the year! And what better way to get into the holiday spirit than bringing some cheer to the special people in your life?!
Since at VITA copenhagen we are all about light, we decided to help you light up your friends’ holidays. Starting December 1 and until the Christmas Eve, you can nominate a special person in your life that you would like to treat with a VITA gift. Each day will bring a new VITA lampshade-gift, so you can nominate as many people in your life as you want, as many days as you want. And because the holiday spirit is all about sharing kindness and joy, we will make sure we’ll treat you too! Afterwards, kindness should deserve kindness!
So what do you have to do? Check our Facebook page for the daily post. Leave a comment where you tag a friend whom you would like to win the VITA lamp of that day. You can send them a greeting too, wish them something nice or just nominate them – after all they know they mean the world to you! Hard to decide which friend to tag? Then nominate as many as you want, but in different comments. And because December is a month full of joy, you can participate in our competition every day. We will select one winner among the friends for each day, and once a week you get the chance to win something too – our beautiful VITA Eos large! All the winners will be announced on each Monday during the competition.
Read the Terms and Rules for the competition here.
Draw. Paint. Print. The iconic Silvia lampshade has become a creative canvas. Made of watercolour paper, the new VITA Silvia Create lets you imagine and customize your own lamp.
Interior designers and interior aficionados alike know that a lampshade is more than a nice fixture that provides light whenever it is dark. It is an accessory that complements a home, tells a story about it, and adds a bit of charm. What could it give more character and personality than your own creative touch?
With this thought in mind, we launched VITA Silvia Create. Just like the beloved VITA Silvia lampshade, the VITA Silvia Create is made of individual “leaves” that are assembled into a beautiful glare-free light. The VITA Silvia Create’s special watercolour paper leaves let you express your artistic side and paint, draw, or print your favourite pattern on each leaf. From acrylic paint to water-based markers or spray paint, a vast array of painting materials can be used. In addition, ready-made templates can be downloaded and printed directly onto the lamp’s leaves. To further foster your creativity, all templates can be used as colouring spaces, giving a whole new dimension to the VITA Silvia Create’s potential. If your imagination can’t fit on a lamp only, then we’ve got you covered—just order some new watercolour leaves, and be ready to unleash your artistic side.
Whether drawing, colouring, painting, or printing on the new VITA Silvia Create, the result is striking—a personalised VITA Silvia lampshade with a one-of-a-kind story and a distinctive identity. Because good news come in pairs, we are introducing #MySilviaCreate—a virtual creative space where you can share your VITA Silvia Create designs and find inspiration from other creative minds.
Between the hottest trends and the enduring classics, you can find trendy and timeless colours, patterns, or shapes—those aspects of designs that will always be in vogue. A must-have for autumn/winter as well as a tone that will define next year, “brushed brass” is a sophisticated interior trend that never goes out of style—just like the VITA Silvia and VITA Conia designs. That is why it was only natural to add this elegant and refined touch of metallic shine to these two iconic designs.
Inspired by nature and with their characteristic organic, triangular-shaped blades, the VITA Silvia and VITA Conia lamps cast a warm and glare-free ambient light, making them artistic pieces to illuminate that special spot in a home. The stylish brushed brass colour confers a glamourous edge to the design and tells a “story” of authenticity and timelessness.
The VITA Silvia and VITA Conia’s new exquisite brass colour makes these lamps a must-have for the holiday season and the “stars” of any environment. They look stunning in a classic or traditional setting and, at the same time, they perfectly complement any contemporary or eclectic décors. The subtle brushed brass accents make the VITA Silvia and VITA Conia lamps stand out and bring all the other home decorations to life, elegantly enhancing each other while creating a sleek designer look.
Available in a mini and medium size, the brushed brass finish is an addition to the white, copper, and steel versions of the VITA Silvia lamp and to the white and copper versions of VITA Conia. These could be used either as pendants, floor lamps, or table lamps, making these lamps versatile design pieces. Because the light bulb is not visible from any angle, these stylish lampshades are perfect for any height and any place in a home.
See, touch, feel, embrace. It’s easy to let your mind wander and your eyes undulate to the rhythm of the Sine, a lampshade designed to lure and engage your senses.
Combining a fascinating shape with a seductive material, the VITA Sine is the newest design from VITA copenhagen. Its harmonious organic pattern contrasts symmetry and asymmetry, dark and light, grey and white, ups and downs, creating a remarkably different look depending on the angle from which it’s viewed, and imprinting an apparent motion and a dynamic vibe to the lamp. “This timeless contemporary piece is reminiscent of the perpetual oscillation of a smooth sine wave. Depending on the position of the observer, the shape of the lamp constantly alternates between symmetry and asymmetry, making it seem alive.”, explains Miklos Leits, the designer behind the VITA Sine lampshade.
The tactile sense is as much delighted as the sight sense. The smooth layer of felt conveys a distinctive character and creates a cosy feel, evocative of the Nordic style and philosophy. Exquisite, intrinsically simple, yet with an attitude twist, the VITA Sine comes as a flat-packed lampshade that can be assembled without glue or any tools. Hidden zippers along the edges transform the 2-D flat geometric shapes into a stunning 3-D silhouette.
VITA Sine’s aesthetics are only matched by the warm and diffused light it offers. “The VITA Sine lamp was designed with the intention of preventing unpleasant glare from the light source, therefore the light bulb is fully embraced by the interlocking light diffuser plates, lending an extraordinary softened light to any space. Because of its subdued and sleek shape, the lamp is meant to complement a wide range of interior styles.”, concludes Miklos Leits. With an exclusive, yet playful design, and a completely glare-free glow, this lampshade can be placed in any spot, in any environment. All you have to do is to see, touch, feel, love.
That snowflake landing in your palm on a crisp winter day. That smell of the spring blossoming flowers. That seashell you still keep to remind you of summer. That sound of rustling leaves in the autumn breeze. Life is made of moments; it’s made of all those small things that make the moments big. And this is what VITA Eos Micro echoes: Enjoy the little things in life–they make the moments big!
With its ‘petite’ allure and cute charm, the new VITA Eos Micro is the smallest version of the VITA Eos family of lampshades. Don’t be tricked by its dainty look–this goose feathers lampshade is definitely a big design, perfect for making a subtle statement, yet a lasting image about any interior décor.
“Not only that the now famous Eos feather lamp is the proof of how tactile products can make a difference, but by making the Eos lamp tiny, small and round, the Eos Micro becomes even more cuddly, so you just have to touch and hold it in your arms. Place it anywhere close by and it can provide you with just the right ambience and cosiness for your romantic evening. It's instant love!”, thinks Soren Ravn Christensen, Founder and Chief Creative Developer, and the designer behind the VITA Eos lampshade family.
An epitome of beauty and elegance, the VITA Eos Micro will be an enchanting centrepiece on the coffee table or desk, as well as a great addition to any cosy corner or little space missing a distinctive look. For a creative and playful touch, the VITA Eos Micro lamps can be used in exquisite pairs, or they could be mixed and matched with different other sizes and colours of the VITA Eos lampshade family to obtain beautiful decorative clusters.
Batman had Robin. Sherlock Holmes had Dr. Watson. VITA lampshades have VITA Tripods. Everyone needs a great companion and that perfect match. With this thought in mind, we designed the VITA Tripod Base, the newest addition to our tripods collection.
It’s all about flexibility
The VITA Tripod Floor and the VITA Tripod Table let you turn any lampshade into a floor or table lamp in just seconds. But how about that lampshade you want to have on the floor or that tiny lamp that needs a ‘petite’ tripod? The VITA Tripod Base is just the answer! With an ingenious construction, the VITA Tripod Base is an adjustable 2-in-1 tripod. Its elegant and sturdy legs can be placed either in a ‘low’ or in a ‘high’ position, making it a versatile design for multiple lamps and purposes. Twist, transform and be creative!
“Quite often, having secondary lighting close by and in places where you would like to have that tranquil flickering candlelight atmosphere, such as next to the bed, in the windowsill or on the carpet in the living room, is not possible for obvious hazard reduction reasons. The VITA Tripod Base solves these impediments and provides you with not just one very low position for holding your cosy light shade, but also another slightly higher position for putting on your desk, night stand or similar places. It's brilliant!”, explains Soren Ravn Christensen, Founder and Chief Creative Developer.
It’s all about design
The VITA Tripod Base combines its ingenious functionality with a bold and minimalistic design. The sleek and elegant look evokes the Scandinavian feel and aesthetics. Made of aluminium, and available in both a black and a white finish, the VITA Tripod Base offers great stability yet is light in weight. In a contemporary finish and a subtle industrial tone, this small and practical tripod becomes more than just an accessory for the lamp–the perfect match to light up that dark corner in the room.
Either in a living room, dining room, office or bedroom, the VITA Tripod will make a statement while bringing the best of any lampshade. Just decide if you want it ‘high’ or ‘low’, combine it with a beautiful lamp and let it shine!
This autumn is made for wonderful journeys. At VITA copenhagen, we are getting ready to travel to various cities where we will be part of some of the most renowned interior design trade fairs. As usual, we have planned different exciting events during the fairs, from introducing new designs with an innovative touch, to having our VITA Van with us. In Birmingham, we will also unveil an impressive art installation, so be ready to be truly awed.
As there is no better place to start than home, August 18-21, we will be at Formland, in Herning, Denmark. Where are we going next?
Formex, Sweden – August 24-27
Oslo Design Fair , Norway – September 1-4
Maison & Objet Paris, France – September 2-6 (Hall 6 M11)
Autumn Fair Birmingham, United Kingdom – September 4-7 (Hall 2 2F44)
Intergift Madrid, Spain – September 7-11
Design Junction London, United Kingdom – September 22-25 (Stand B07)
Homeing Lisbon, Portugal – September 29-October 1
Interi Hotel Barcelona, Spain – November 23-25
IFFT Interiorlifestyle Tokyo, Japan – November 7-9
Interlight Moscow, Russia – November 8-11 (7.A81)
Are you going to any of these fairs? Then share this autumn with VITA copenhagen and visit us!
Photo credit: Impulse_bc
Don’t ruffle your feathers yet! This season is all about the beauty and hype of the plumage, and the world’s leading fashion brands and designers know it. They are not the only ones.
If there’s one trend that can create a “wow” effect and a jaw-dropping reaction, then it’s definitely the use of feathers in fashion, from catwalks to red carpets. The renowned Valentino’s fall/winter 2016 Ready-to-Wear collection has light brown feathers as the star of the runaway, and also the luxury fashion house DAKS made no exception in their fall/winter collection this year, following the stunning light grey plumage accents in their spring/summer catwalk last year. At the 2016 Met Gala, one of the most exclusive social and fashion events, the famous British singer Rita Ora made a splash in an exquisite grey-feathered gown designed by Vera Wang. Needless to say that she was featured on the “best dressed” list.
Feathers are no longer reserved only for haute couture and red carpets. Interior designs can attain the same splendour and “wow” effect with our VITA Eos family of lampshades. Made from soft natural goose feathers, the Eos has a mesmerizing beauty and creates a chic design statement. Inspired by the charm of the subtle earth tone notes found in the Nordic nature, the VITA Eos family is available in white, light brown, and – newly released – light grey, so it can complement and bring out the very best in any interior décor.
Feathers are definitely the new black and a trend to stay! And why wouldn’t they?! Feathers allude to elegance and sophistication, they mirror style and confidence, sensuality and refinement. Feathers symbolize the wild and free spirit, and inspire to reach higher and dream bigger. They add texture and beauty to any design, they speak to multiple style personalities, and they encourage to let the imagination fly.
Either in interior design or in fashion, plumage accents are not only a hype and poetic phenomenon, they are a timeless trend. They say diamonds are forever. We feel the same about feathers.
Photo credit: Valentino