The winner of
Design Award 2016

Northern Lighting is honoured to present the winner of the Northern Lighting Design Award 2016; ‘Symmetry’ by Hannakaisa Pekkala.

For four consecutive years Northern Lighting have hosted the Design Award, and for the first time since the competition started, young design talents from all over Europe could participate. The result is outstanding and we are proud to have received more than 150 designs from 120 different deisgners. The winner Hannakaisa Pekkala is currently studying furniture design at the Institute of Design, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland. The winning design proposal ‘Symmetry’ consist of a series of three sculptural pendant lamps.

‘Symmetry’ is an elegant and minimalistic lamp series, available in three different basic shapes: square, circle and diamond. Different versions can be grouped to create a personalized setting or alone to make the simple form stand out. The strong visual and graphical expression of ‘Symmetry’ is eye-catching and easy to comprehend. The concept represents light in a basic and decorative way and becomes a central part of any interior.

The lamp shape is made of metal wire covered with a fabric cord to add a soft touch. Depending on the bulb, the light can give general light to the room or directed downwards. ‘Symmetry’ looks contemporary and clean, making it an interesting lighting object and a worthy winner of the Northern Lighting Design Award 2016. Congratulations!

We also want to thank all the talented contributors for participating in Design Award 2016.


The Jury:
Jonas Norheim, Design Director, Northern Lighting
Stine Birkeland, Head of PR & Marketing, Northern Lighting
Martin Yang Stousland, Graphic designer, Bielke & Yang
Per Olav Sølvberg, Stylist and visual storyteller
Chris Tonnesen, Photographer

Finalists 2016:
2. ‘Nor’ by Roee Magdassi
3. ‘Fold’ by Yuue Studio

Honorable mention:
‘Twodeethreedee’ by Caroline Smedsvig