The Hello floor lamp by Swedish architect Jonas Wagell, designed for the brand Normann Copenhagen, is laconic and precise. The idea of the piece came about when Wagell needed a large lamp for an architect project. He experimented with several aluminium shades attached to a piece of wood. This planted the seed for creating Hello. Jonas Wagell explains:
Many existing lamps either have a very technological appearance or look quite basic and cheap. Floor lamps – and lamps in general – which have a simple design but also a strong character and a high quality and finish are difficult to come by. Hello is an attempt to fill that gap.
I really like the scale of the piece. The oversized elements make it appear as an unusually big desk lamp, which is a fun and refreshing idea. I also love the acrylic inner shade, making harsh stainless steel look soft and approachable.