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Jens Fager | Lighting

Jens Fager (b. 1979) is one of Sweden’s most interesting young designers. He graduated from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, in 2008 and has already made an international impact with exhibitions in London, Milan and Stockholm.

Jens Fager designed the Press Room for the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2009 and Greenhouse for the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010 – Greenhouse is an arena for independent designers and design schools, where the focus is on the exhibitor, and Jens took as his inspiration the design and geometry theories of the 1st century BC Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius. Jens Fager made his breakthrough in Greenhouse in 2008 where he presented his furniture collection Govhugget – the Swedish word for rustic – while he was a final year student at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. The rough-surfaced painted chairs, tables and candelabras of the Grovhugget collection were made by cutting pine with a band saw and were created for a restaurant Jens Fager designed for a Swedish chef. Later on the Danish company Muuto decided to start manufacturing the collection with the name Raw. Every piece of the collection – which includes a side table, a dining chair, a lounge chair and a candelabra, in different colours – is unique because they are all made of a piece of wood carved by hand with a band saw machine. With strong yet iconic look they can easily be placed anywhere in the house, at the office or at the restaurant. After his breakthrough, Jens Fager collaborated with the designer Philippe Starck and designed a bowl and plate collection for the restaurant LUX and for Galleri Pascale. Jens was awarded the title of Designer of the Year 2008 by Residence magazine. In 2009 he was guest of honour at the Belgian Furniture Fair Sfeer. Jens Fager is represented in the permanent exhibition of the Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts in Göteborg, Sweden.

Jens Fager has designed pieces for the following brands: Hackman, Muuto, Nouie


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The most comprehensive lamp store for Nordic designer lamps

If you're looking to buy a new designer lamp in Scandinavian style, you've come to the right lamp store! We at Finnish Design Shop love good lighting design, Nordic aesthetics and high quality. Possibly because of the long and dark winters of the North, lighting has a very special place in our heart. We like to have proper general lighting in the whole house, but we also enjoy turning off the main lights and switching on smaller mood lights for a cosy ambience. Finnish Design Shop's carefully curated lighting shop is filled with some of our favourite designer lamps ranging from ceiling lamps to table lamps, floor lamps and wall lamps.

How to choose your new lamp

Choosing the perfect light fixture is not always an easy task. Lighting design is a form of art, and it takes a special eye to create an optimal balance between all the luminaires in the space. Start by thinking about what kind of lighting you wish to acquire. A hanging pendant light or flush ceiling light with a diffuser is a good option for vibrant general lighting with no glare, whereas a direct spotlight or desk lamp is a great choice when you want to highlight only some parts of the room or need light for working. If you're looking for a bedside lamp, the light should be bright enough for reading but gentle enough to not fill the whole room with light. And for decorative mood lighting, it's best to pick a lamp that provides a warm, diffused glow.

It's also wise to pay special attention to the size of your new lamp: if the lamp is too large for the room and has no empty space around it, it might create a cramped feeling – and respectively, if you choose a tiny lamp for an ample space, it might not stand out or provide enough light. In case want to be able to switch the light from bright to dim, opt for a light fixture with a dimmer or connect your lamp to a dimmer switch. In terms of light sources, you can choose either a lamp with an integrated LED unit or a classic luminaire with a replaceable bulb. And in case you want to carry your lamp out to the patio, check out our selection portable and cordless lamps. We also stock a versatile selection of weatherproof outdoor lamps.

Update your home with Scandinavian designer lighting

When you finally know which type of light fixture is best suited for your needs, you can start the best part: browsing through our selection! The main focus of our lighting shop is on modern Scandinavian lighting supplemented with some of our favourite designer lamps from countries such as Italy, Spain, England, USA and South Korea. If you're looking for a mid-century style designer lamp from Scandinavia, you can start by discovering the iconic Alvar Aalto lamps by Artek, the Poul Henningsen lamps by Louis Poulsen and the Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen lamps by Warm Nordic. For more contemporary Nordic lighting, you should definitely check out the collections of Pholc, Menu, Nuura and Secto Design, and for those captivated by Italian designer lighting, we stock a versatile range of classics by Oluce, Flos, Foscarini and Artemide. The list could go on and on, but just a few more: the Marset lamps from Spain are always a joy to the eye, Le Klint and Gubi have wonderful Danish lamps for various styles, and the British designer lamps by Tom Dixon are just simply gorgeous!

Whether you're looking for a strong statement piece or a luminaire that seamlessly blends into the decor, we've got you covered! We enjoy bold and sculptural chandeliers that really stand out, but we also love the feeling when the whole decor has that harmonious, understated and uniform look. Whatever your choice, the most important thing is that the luminaire is made of quality materials that stand the test of time. The diffused glow of opal glass lamps works in any interior, as well as the organic appearance of wooden or ceramic lampshades. We also like to play with contrasting materials: an industrial-style metal lamp can pair beautifully with a rice paper lampshade, and brass or marble details give a sophisticated touch for any kind of setting. In addition to materials, you can also play with contrasting colours or surface textures. When you've finally found your new luminaire, check if you need to purchase light bulbs or any additional accessories: our selection of lighting accessories is filled with standard LED bulbs as well as eye-catching decorative bulbs.

Inspiration and ideas for home lighting

To help you with the selection of your new designer lamp, we picked a few articles from our online magazine Design Stories. These stories provide you with inspirational tips and ideas for your home as well as deeper insights into some of the most famous Scandinavian lighting designs:

9 tips for home lighting – shop your favourites >
Bedroom lighting ideas from our lamp store – 6 layers of light >
Find an ideal design lamp for each room of the house >
Poul Henningsen – master of soft light >
Paavo Tynell created artistic light >