Dokka Pendant

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The Dokka Pendant

If Mad Men decided to take its mid-century modern pizzazz on the road into the glacial climes of Norway, the Stratos Collection has a pendant light that would serve its style-consciousness well. The precursor to the Dokka pendant was the first Norwegian light to ever be awarded the Golden Medal at the Milan Triennali. Designed by Birger Dahl, the post-war icon debuted in 1954 but it has never lost its fresh appeal, available in black, brown, chrome and white.

Specifications

Dokka Pendant
Dokka Pendant Tech Drawing
Product Name
Dokka Pendant
Manufacturer
Northern 
Environment
Indoor
Shade
Steel
Cord
Black or White
Cord Length
6 Feet
Light Source

E26 A-19
LED

1 x 9.5 Watt

E26 Globe
CFL

1 x 15 Watt
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cUL Certified
Yes
Weight
1 lb.

Download product specification sheet for a full list of available size and lamping options


  • Northern Dokka Black Northern Dokka Black
  • Northern Dokka Dark Gray
  • Northern Dokka Light Gray
  • Northern Dokka White Northern Dokka White
  • Northern Dokka Petrol Blue
  • Northern Dokka Aqua Green
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Designer

Considered one of Scandinavia’s leading post-war interior architects, Birger Dahl was born in 1916 in Moss, Norway. He was educated at the Norwegian National Academy of Art and Design (SHKS) in Oslo, one of the first students to be supervised and guided by Arne Korsmo. He was one of the founders of NID, Norway’s association for professional industrial designers, in 1955. And in 1947, Dahl became a teacher at SHKS while also working as the chief designer for Oslo-based lighting manufacturer Sønnico from 1945 to 1957. It was his designs for this company that put him on the map, his products shown in a traveling exhibition of Scandinavian Design that toured the United States and Canada from 1954 to 1957 creating a serious amount of buzz. Dahl won the Jacob Award in 1968, and he published the book Venice, A Cultural Adventure in 1994, just four years before he died.

His creative philosophy was as simple (and beautiful) as his designs—that they be honest, logical and functional; that the light object must always reach complete harmony with its surrounding humans and architecture. Proof that it served him well, his Pendel s/10053, produced for and sold by Sønnico, was the first Norwegian lamp to ever be awarded the highly regarded Golden Medal at the Milan Triennali (in 1954) and one of the best selling pendants the country ever produced. When Sønnico ceased production and closed, the lamp became a casualty of the company’s demise. We at Global Lighting are glad Northern decided to revive the design, releasing an updated version of it in the Dokka pendant, which we have included in its Stratos Collection and distribute exclusively in North America. We salute designers like Dahl, the founders of modern design as we know it.

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Reviews

 

The Dokka pendant has endured the passage of time—a classic design that turned 60 in 2014. Its elegant form is typical of Scandinavian design created at the height of the mid-century modern movement by one of the greatest leading post-war interior architects, Birger Dahl.

Dokka lends itself to a broad range of styles from mid-century and contemporary to transitional spaces, and can be used as a single fixture or as a cluster as dicted by location. It’s highly stylized cast-steel shade aims the light in one direction, which makes it ideal to illuminate a dining room table, a side table, a kitchen island; or—in a cluster—as a focal point in a stairway.

The Dokka pendant has a powerful presence yet is understated in a way that only adds to the ambiance of a room, complementing a space without competing with its surroundings. There is a very good reason this lamp is back on the market bringing a unique addition to the world of interior designers, decorators, and architects—its classic design, which only gets better with age like a fine wine!

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