The design of outdoor lighting has always been determined by the shape of the light source. Not anymore. In co-operation with groundbreaking lighting design firm ÅF Lighting, glass designer Lena Bergström and Orrefors, Fagerhult is reclaiming the natural light with the Devina park luminaire.
”Today, LED-technology has come so far that it is finally possible to do it differently. The design is no longer bound to the light source as LED lets designers and architects work freely. That’s why we wanted to do something extrarordinary. We wanted a game changer”, says Nils Stjernman, Business Area Manager at Fagerhult Outdoor.
The perfect cylinder
”I immediately felt that we had to avoid everything that could be outdated or related to a certain decade. It shouldn’t remind of anything that’s been done before. The human eye always searches for symmetry as it exists in nature. So we thought, why not ask nature for advice?”, says Kai Piippo, Head of Design at ÅF Lighting.
One of nature’s most perfect forms is the golden ratio. It can be seen everywhere. In the swirls of the snail’s shell and in the vortex of the sparkling creek. It's the same principles described in DaVincis’ Vetruvian man. Simplicity and perfection. So, we decided to create a cylinder with the perfect proportions. Devina provides aesthetic symmetry based on the golden ratio, and the ability to control the distribution of the light via the top reflector to avoid glare and light waste.
Inspired not defined by nature
Another objective when working with the Devina luminaire, was that it shouldn’t obstruct the surrounding environment. Its using the most advanced LED-technology packed with prestanda and innovative features – but you never see the light source. Fagerhult’s strong legacy within lighting comfort shines through in every detail.
”In nature, all living things and creatures are syncronized with their habitat. For example, the fur of the arctic fox is greyish brown in summertime changing into white, blending with the snow during winter. We wanted Devina to have the same features. It should blend into the surrounding nature, creating a sense of light without taking the focus from the beauty around it.” says Kai.
Crafted not manufactured
The four pre-defined Devina designs are created with the four different seasons in mind; materials and expressions linked to the four elements, different Nordic nature phenomenas and times of the day. Höstglöd, Rimfrost, Kallkälla and Solglitter are all curiosities of nature. Each Devina has a distinct visual language which speaks through the carefully curated composition of materials. And Fagerhult has put a lot of effort in emphasizing craftsmanship and the Swedish design heritage.
The Devina Solglitter is a creative collaboration between Fagerhult, Orrefors Glasswork and Lena Bergström – one of Sweden’s most renowned designers. The inspiration was found in her own hometown, Umeå, in northern Sweden.
”The light you experience in northern Sweden in summertime is unique. Umeå is known and loved for its many birch trees and I wanted to recreate the experience of the sunlight finding its way through the pergola of delicate leafs”, says Lena.
Create your own story
Lighting and lanterns have become an important part of place branding and cities want luminaires that are unique, expressing the cities character and soul. With Devina based on the perfect cylinder, you will also be able to create your own signature twist with exceptional light quality assured. Experiment with different materials, colours and shapes to find the perfect expression, the opportunities are virtually endless to create your own story.
Fagerhult develops, produces and markets professional lighting solutions for public environments such as offices, schools, retail areas, industries and hospitals, indoor and outdoor. Our lighting knowledge, in combination with a wide range of innovative, energy efficient, environmental friendly lighting solutions, makes us a natural partner for the entire project. Fagerhult is a part of the Fagerhult Group, one of Europe’s leading lighting groups, with about 3,300 employees and operations in 25 countries around the world.