Lamp with Glass Dome & Marble Base Lamp series with hi-fi inspiration: The Danish designer Simon Legald has created the refined Amp lighting series for Normann Copenhagen
Glass and marble provide visual lightness and sensual heaviness. A look that is nostalgic yet modern. The idea for the shape of the Amp table lamp came about when the designer Simon Legald was restoring an old 60s radio at home. While searching for a replacement part for the radio he noticed the shimmer of the tube amplifier.
The simple, oval-like shape and lampshade are a reference to it - just as the name Amp is. The proportions of the Amp lamps by Normann Copenhagen have been designed carefully.
Normann Copenhagen and Legald have emphasised the functional detail, for example the way the Amp table lamp’s shade rests on the base.
The combination of both natural materials results in an interesting contrast between the transparent, light glass and the solid, heavy marble. Simon Legald says: ‘Sometimes you can’t say exactly why an idea for a new object comes about. Though in this case the inspiration came directly from a radio and hi-fi devices. That is abundantly clear in Amp’s design. The round, transparent shape of a tube has something very special. I found that it would match a lamp very well. I’ve selected a type of glass that is used for, among other things, hourglasses.
I wanted to the shape to be curvy and fitted. To counterbalance the ornamental glass I chose marble. I find that both materials go well together.’
The Normann Copenhagen Amp is also available as the Amp pendant lamp. Both variants are available with a lampshade in gold or smoky grey.The Amp table lamp is available with a base in striking black marble or glamorous jade green, emphasising the natural elegance of the material.