Danish artist and lighting designer Birgit Oestergaard specializes in creating custom made interior lighting solutions to businesses and private homes. The Nordic-inspired sculptural pendants, wall lamps and floor lamps act as organic sculptures and have become popular design objects adding new dimensions to the modern, minimalist decor.
Light affects the emotions and a successful solution of lighting projects consists of both technology and psychology. Flat, functional lighting has a stressful impact on people; whereas decorative lighting creates ambiance, while the experience of texture and solid forms will disappear.
Therefore the optimum project lighting solution consists of a combination of functional – and decorative lighting. To ensure the best option on lighting tasks to hotels, offices and shops the development phase is implemented in close dialogue with architects and interior designers and successful project solutions often act as a unified concept where lighting is an active part of the artistic decoration
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Designer floor lamps from Birgit Oestergaard change the visual expression and add new opportunities for home decor. Location of floor lamps open the spaces and focuses on details like a beautiful floor or a nice carpet and dark corners will be exciting living areas or an interesting eye-catcher
The organic formed Lamp designs by Danish designer and artist Birgit Oestergaard are inspired by the drifting clouds, icebergs and flowing rivers. Among other materials the lamps are produced from sail cloth and fine stainless steel mesh with fittings from stainless steel and the unconventional materials are the basis to the organic design idiom and sculptural expression. Textiles and textile materials have been used as shielding of the sharp electric light for many years and most famous examples are the traditional rice paper lamps which came on the market in the 60’s and became widely accepted as an alternative to the original, expensive designer lamps. The development of a specific area for design lamps began around 1920 when electricity became common and a huge market for new electrical equipment in homes occurred. The electric light opened the spaces as furnishing no longer necessarily had to be placed around the light and warmth and thanks to designers such as George Nelson and Isama Nogucchi new organic lighting designs appeared
Birgit Oestergaard has specialized in schulptural lighting design and the organic formed handmade designer lamps are examples of how a single design can have different expressions depending on the styling of the textile lamp shade. Especially lamps made from textile materials such as sail cloth and stainless steel mesh has this unique quality. The textile screen refracts the light and creates soft light throughout the room while the unique closed form hides the bulb. Designer lamps from Birgit Oestergaard are particularly suitable for low-energy light bulbs of any type
The term modern lamps are mostly used for lamps made of glass and stainless steel. Modern lamps from Danish artist and designer Birgit Oestergaard continues the story from the old masters of the early 20th century, when qualities like atmosphere, aesthetic value and quality of light were crucial parameters for the final design
Daylighting is the oldest method of interior lighting. Daylighting is simply designing a space to use as much natural light as possible. This decreases energy consumption and costs, and requires less heating and cooling from the building.
Daylighting has also been proven to have positive effects on patients in hospitals as well as work and school performance. With the development of electricity and the incandescent light bulb, the luminosity of artificial lighting improved enough to be used indoors.
They became widely used and extended the time that people could stay up, among other developments. A famous building designed without interior lighting and windows is The Pantheon in Rome and the idea for this architectural pearl stems from the Genesis.
The lighting of the entire building was believed to come from God and the congregation could imagine Heaven through the round opening in the enormous dome. Without comparison this historic building demonstrates how the choice of interior lighting creates the atmosphere of the entire room
Placing a pendant or a chandelier in the room is the best way to gather a group around a meal or a job. A ceiling-mounted light source has an integral function and creates – together with indirect light from other light sources – a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Replacement of flat, cold light with hard contrasts to light sources with a warmer color has an effect on productivity and human social conventions