Pholc

Based in Stockholm, the Swedish manufacturer Pholc is an expressive brand founded in 2015. The company’s name looks to the past and the future, representing the region’s heritage of craftsmanship as well as this manufacturer’s vision to be progressive. The commitment to develop design in which aesthetics play a central role is a hallmark of the Scandinavian design language, and it is keenly felt by the makers who envision the lighting produced by this forward-thinking company.

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Pholc

Based in Stockholm, the Swedish manufacturer Pholc is an expressive brand founded in 2015. The company’s name looks to the past and the future, representing the region’s heritage of craftsmanship as well as this manufacturer’s vision to be progressive. The commitment to develop design in which aesthetics play a central role is a hallmark of the Scandinavian design language, and it is keenly felt by the makers who envision the lighting produced by this company. Supported to create with stylistic independence, the only request made of the design team is that each fixture be sophisticated and built to last. Succinctly put, the company’s ambition is to make finely crafted Scandinavian design assessable to all who appreciate it.

The success of Pholc is due in part to the main focus of its team, which is to collaborate with talented designers. “Our vision is to create lighting where the Scandinavian sensibilities are the starting point,” say the company’s leaders. “But this starting point is always changed by the exciting encounters with visionary designers—encounters that shape the unexpected.” Pholc’s philosophy embraces the unique and the regular; celebrates materials and sustainability; and harbors a deep commitment to design and quality.

Designers who have the courage to create with their own unique points of view excite this brand; professionals who care deeply about the details, who create products that will last, who can sustain the exciting encounter between their own design sensibilities and the aesthetic drive of Pholc are cultivated by the brand. This results in timeless, high-quality lights for contemporary spaces. In 2017, Pholc’s Mobil pendant, designed by Monika Mulder, won the Elle Decoration Swedish Design Award in the category of Light of the Year. Mulder has created numerous designs for the company, each of which expresses her desire to enhance the sculptural feel of objects as she aims to combine smooth functionality with beauty and playfulness.

Other award-winning designers who collaborate with Pholc are Stina Sandwall and Nina Jobs, who created the Donna Pendant Collection; Sabina Grubbeson, who created the Spinn and Blend pendants; and Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle—collectively known as Broberg & Ridderstråle Design and Architecture—who created the Apollo collection of fixtures. Each of the products that have sprung from the minds of these visionaries reflect an elegant combination of Scandinavian aesthetics and new perspectives for which this brand is known.