The Socket Occasional Table Lamp was designed by Norm Architects for the brand Menu .
The philosophy of Menu , launched in Denmark in 1979, is that every piece of furniture or every home accessory should add something practical and attractive to its setting. Norm Architects was founded by Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bierre-Poulsen in 2008. The studio's work fits the label's philosophy perfectly and it has been the winner of several prestigious prizes including the Red Dot Design and iF Design awards.
Light in appearance but heavy in weight, the Socket Occasional Table Lamp not only fulfils the label's design briefs but brings elegant Scandinavian minimalism into both domestic and public settings. It adds an eye-catching feature to coffee tables, bedside tables, bookshelves and office desks while pushing the boundary between sculpture and everyday practicality. Without the bulb diffuser and its socket, the lamp also functions as a sculptural ornament or a paperweight. Its smoothness invites the user to touch it. The Socket Occasional Table Lamp is made from burnished brass and opal glass with a textile cord. It measures 8cm in height and 6.8cm in diameter and requires one Halogen 60W bulb.