Seeing the light takes on a whole new slant with the Unika pendant in the Stratos Collection of lighting. The mouth-blown shades in gray or clear glass dress up the simple light source to offer a cheery dash of style to its corner of the design canvas. Anne Louise Due De Fønss & Anders Lundqvist conceived the Unika, which was originally created for a famed Copenhagen eatery. Now you can make it uniquely yours.
- Product Name
- Unika Pendant
- Cord Length
- 6 Feet
- Light Source
G91 x 3 Watt
E12 Globe1 x 25 Watt
- cUL Certified
- 2 lb.
Download product specification sheet for a full list of available size and lamping options
- Northern Unika Clear
- Northern Unika Grey
Danish/Norwegian designer Anders Lundqvist lives in Copenhagen, where he works as an independent industrial designer developing products for an impressive list of innovative companies that includes the Gos2 and Gos3 collection for Gubi, Future for Scan Office, Alfi for KCA, and Dali Podium for Hifi Klubben. Lundqvist received his industrial design degree from Arts University Bournemouth in 1996, a UK-based design school that informed his sensibilities as a creative thinker and honed his talents as a fastidious maker.
Anne Louise Due de Fønss graduated from the School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark, in 2002. The founder of Due de Fønss interior and design studio in Copenhagen—an international company that has completed projects in New York, Berlin, Milan and Copenhagen—is a kindred spirit of Lundqvist’s, as both designers enjoy using raw natural materials to achieve plenty of textural contrasts. They enjoy the liveliness, sense of depth and quality these elements bring to products, including Due de Fønss’s GlobeZero4 Collection.
Among Due de Fønss’s projects through her interior and design studio are Restaurant Aquavit in New York (in tandem with Arkitema); The Danish Church in New York; Hotel Astoria in Copenhagen (in tandem with Gubi); Restaurant Grønbech and Churchill in Copenhagen (in tandem with Anders Lundquist); The Danish Design Project, a traveling exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York; Queen Dagmar’s mansion in Klampenborg; Novo Nordisk; and Brink Serviced Offices in Copenhagen.
The duo describes their design philosophy as “characterized by a mixture of simplicity and authentic materials.” They add, “We value the quality of simple and plain objects, and appreciate the absence of unnecessary features.” They believe this allows them to achieve a sense of purity in both interior and product design. They subscribe fully to the “less is more” edict so eloquently expressed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. We at Global Lighting second that notion and are happy to bring their Unika pendant, included in our Stratos Collection, to the North American marketplace.
The Unika pendant is everything I enjoy about good lighting. At first you might not even notice it, but once you have—once you have taken in the simplicity of its silhouette and the way the bulb and fixture are on show—you think, “How simple and yet how simply beautiful!” Made from mouth-blown glass, each clear drop (it also comes in a soft, smoky grey) has the feel of something crafted; but the exposed bulb, brass clip and black cord lend it an industrial feel. Unlit, it’s hardly there; lit, it comes into its own as darkness falls and it casts a soft pool of light. It’s the product of Scandinavian design team Anders Lundqvist and Anne Louise Deu de Fonss, and hung clustered like raindrops or squared up above a generous dining table, the Unika is a subtle style statement.