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Light Years Ahead: Sleek Scandinavian Designer Lamps Illuminates Singapore Market

Lightyears offers designs by today’s hottest product designers

Designer lamps boast exceptional craftsmanshipand innovative techniques, finishes and shapes

5 June 2014, Singapore – The Singapore product design landscape is set to get all lit up by Northern lights. Lightyears, developer of design lamps for the design- and quality conscious consumer has arrived on our shores. Partnering with W. Atelier, the Danish company will offer the cutting-edge, contemporary style and high-quality craftsmanship they are known for in Europe.

From the ever-popular industrial pendants and functional table and floor lamps to classic wall and outdoor models, the lamps in the Lightyears catalogue reinterpret what interior designers have come to expect. The company works with the best in the

business – product designers who raise the bar with every model launched.

These include Cecilie Manz, famous for the high-gloss Caravaggio range of pendants hung on red cords; Jo Hammerborg, who in 1963 created the classic Orient pendant relaunched by Lightyears; Nicholai Wiig Hansen, whose Icefox reinterprets the classic pendent; Komplot Design, who made the distinctive Calabash model; and Hans Sandgren Jakobsen, whose geometric Radon series boasts sleek, clean lines.

Managing Director, Gani Atmadiredja, explains the partnership of W. Atelier with Lightyears: “Lightyears has made a name for itself in Europe for its clever design and high quality. It has a modern, designer sensibility coupled with a strong tradition of artisanal craftsmanship. Singapore has an urban culture that is also very proud of its interior spaces. It was a perfect fit.”

Scandinavia has always excelled at lighting fixtures, which is really no surprise for a region known for its long dark winters lasting months on end, requiring indoor living, heating, and of course, beautiful, functional lighting. While Singapore has no lack of sunshine, the combination of a bustling café and restaurant culture, increased design awareness, home owners becoming more design-savvy and bosses wanting beautiful office spaces mean the demand for handsome, well-designed lighting fixtures remains higher than ever. After all, it is lighting that makes a statement within a space and makes or breaks an interior.

About Lightyears

Lightyears A/S develops and markets design lamps for the design- and quality conscious consumer as well as for the contract market. The collection is functional, progressive, timeless and value for money.

Lightyears cooperate with several of the most innovative and recognized designers like Cecilie Manz, FormFjord, Hans Sandgren Jakobsen, Henning Larsen, Hidenori Kuge, Hulger, Jo Hammerborg, Jørn Utzon, Kasper Salto og Thomas Sigsgaard, KiBiSi, Knud Holscher, Komplot Design, Morten Voss, Mads Odgaard, Nicholai Wiig Hansen.