Invert the cupule of an acorn, treat it with a serene finish reminiscent of Scandinavia’s iconic birch tree, top it off with a smooth dash of modernism, and you have the Acorn pendant. Designer Atle Tveit merged oak and painted aluminum elements to cultivate a cleanly capped creation that represents Nordic sensibilities at their very finest—choose either white, gray or black to satisfy your favorite birch-bark hue.
- Product Name
- Acorn Pendant
- Aluminium and Oak
- Cord Length
- 6 Feet
- Light Source
GU24 A19 Twist Lock1 x 9.5 Watt
E26 Globe1 x 15 Watt
- cUL Certified
- 5 lb.
Download product specification sheet for a full list of available size and lamping options
- Acorn White
- Acorn Gray
- Acorn Black
Norwegian furniture designer Atle Tveit graduated from the Bergen National Academy of Art and Design in 2006 with a master’s degree. He made quick work of founding his own design studio with a former classmate, a collaboration that lasted for four years and resulted in many products for various Scandinavian furniture manufacturers. It also spawned several awards, chief among them the Young Talent Award from The Norwegian Design Council. Tveit has also won the Award for Design Excellence several times—for the Variér Active office chair in 2013 and the Clint occasional chair in 2010. Bo Bedre magazine tapped him as the Designer of the Year in 2009. With this many awards, it's no surprise he's remarkably popular on the Norwegian design scene and is making inroads elsewhere in Europe.
He now heads up the eponymous Atle Tveit Design, an interdisciplinary studio in Oslo, Norway, situated in the old control tower at Fornebu that brings its team a sweeping view of the landscape. The philosophical bent of the studio espouses that cooperation and dialogue enhance and enrich the creative process as clearly as it perfects the pathways through production. One look at their range of products and it is clear that seating is a specialty—from the Air and Bloc benches to the Prins sofa and the Bone and TT chairs. But it is lighting that we at Global Lighting are excited to include in our Stratos Collection, offering the Acorn pendant, manufactured by Northern, to the North American marketplace exclusively. To see all of this talented designers’ work, visit the website for his interdisciplinary studio, Atlet Veit Design.
The simple beauty of Atle Tveit’s Acorn pendant makes it perfect for today’s image-driven interiors. Always moved by organically inspired design, I picture it holding court over a bountiful table piled with lushly hued, highly styled platters of gourmet cuisine, encirled by photogenic friends enjoying animated conversation and fine wine, having such a good time they forget the hour.
One of the hallmarks of good design is its ability to inspire you to dream about a lifestyle you aspire to. In the mind’s eye, I am lingering over a cup of coffee the next morning, under the glow of the fixture, putting the finishing touches on an article featuring images, details and highlights from the evening, and tagging Atle Tveit’s Acorn in an Instagram photo, beckoning viewers to come join in my dream.
Minimal & modern, the Acorn Pendant is the perfect source of light for the design-minded soul. Inheriting timeless Scandinavian features, designer Atle Tveit combines matte-smooth texture with a neutral color palette, to craft just the fixture I crave.
Using the form of an acorn as inspiration, oak and aluminum merge as one, and effortlessly hang from above, as if the space was built for it, not the other way around. Visualizing a light and airy atmosphere, perhaps a table sits below, styled with a well-worn table cloth, hand-tumbled tablewear and a rustic bouquet of blooms. Light bounces off the environment, drawing your eye upwards to the seamless interaction of fixture and ceiling. Exactly how I wish light to shine across the surfaces of my designs, the Acorn Pendant perfectly accompanies the interior spaces I create.