Buddy Wall

The Buddy Wall

Selected from among 130 entries, Mads Sætter-Lassen’s design for the Buddy table lamp won Northern’s Student Design Award in 2015. Studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen when he was tapped, Sætter-Lassen describes Buddy as “the little helper everyone needs.” We’ve taken that idea and turned it into the Buddy wall light. Made of steel and available in matt finishes of dark gray and off-white, the fixture has an adjustable shade that makes it a friend indeed when the light must move.

Buddy Wall
Buddy Wall Tech Drawing
Product Name
Buddy Wall
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 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!