The Buddy Table Lamp

Selected from among 130 entries, Mads Sætter-Lassen’s design for the Buddy table lamp won Northern’s Student Design Award in 2015. A student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen when he was tapped, Sætter-Lassen describes Buddy as “the little helper everyone needs.” And the unassuming desk lamp is just that—a multi-functional design that gives busy individuals an opportunity to organize with its holder that accommodates the myriad necessities that make everyday life work, such as pens, pencils, keys and loose change. The multi-directional shade—available in matt finishes of dark gray, off-white, green and Marsala—allows the beam to be directed towards the area where light is needed.

Buddy Table Lamp
Buddy Table Lamp Tech Drawing
Product Name
Buddy Table Lamp
Black or White
Cord Length
6 Feet
Light Source


1 x 7 Watt
cUL Certified

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

  • Buddy White
  • Buddy Marsala
  • Buddy Green
  • Buddy Dark Gray


How does one cut a swath to award winning design notoriety right off the bat? Mads Sætter-Lassen, a card-carrying member of a new generation of Danish designers, knows. The graduate of the prestigious School of Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Sætter-Lassen also studied at Rhode Island School of Design and the Pratt Institute in New York. This range of studies within different fields of design gave him a uniquely cross-disciplinary approach that allows him to fuse elements of interior design with principles of cabinet-making, metalware and ergonomics through his work at Krøyer-Sætter-Lassen.

An advocate of democratic design, the Copenhagen-based designer focuses on simplicity and functionality, preferring to showcase the beauty and integrity of materials rather than embellish products unnecessarily.

Buddy, a new addition to Global Lighting’s Stratos collection, is a striking reflection of this approach, and his first product for Northern. Just because he normally steers clear of embellishments, though, he asserts that he is not afraid of decoration as long as it compliments the functionality.

The product, furniture and interior designer has won numerous awards, including nods from the Stockholm Furniture Fair; Defining Scandinavia, Copenhagen; the Salon at St. Pauls Apotek; and Don't run out, Paris. He has also received a NOW! award from Ventura Lambrate in Milano; an FSC top-10 award from DAC in Copenhagen; a Wegner 100 år from Kunstmuseet i Tønder; and the Northern Student Design Award in 2015.With this dynamic new breed of design talent coming upon the scene, the future is looking brighter by the nanosecond!