Birger Dahl (1916 - 1998) was one of the greatest pioneers of Scandinavian lighting design. He was born in Moss, Norway, and studied at the Norwegian National School of Art (SHKS), where he later also worked. Dahl's career in lighting design began when he worked as chief designer at Sønnico from 1945 to 1957. It was during this period that he created the famous Dokka pendant lamp, which was the first Norwegian lamp ever to win a gold medal at the Milan Triennale in 1954. The legendary luminaire put Norwegian lighting design in the international spotlight.
Although Dahl is particularly recognised for his lamps, he is also considered one of Norway's leading post-war interior designers. In his work and design philosophy, he particularly emphasised the purity of form of an object, rather than hiding it behind decorative details. This explains why lamps like Doka and Birdy have fitted in different kinds of homes and interiors for years.
Birger Dahl has designed pieces for the following brands: