Schmidt Hammer Lassen


SHL Architects has designed two lights for Lampas based on Nordic architectural tradition.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen was founded in 1986 by Morten Schmidt, Bjarne Hammer and John Lassen, who had studied together at Aarhus School of Architecture.

A few years later the COVER L702 bollard and the COVER L701 post light were designed for Lampas.

“When we talk about architecture, our starting point is always simplicity and minimal materials, and always using materials that will age attractively. It’s the same values we apply when working on product design. With regard to light and lighting, we see light as a wholly crucial partner in narrating the architecture. With respect to form, texture and function. Light is everything. It awakens our senses and stimulates our experiences,” says Bjarne Hammer.

The Cover light introduces an indirect “up-light” technique. This applies to both the bollard and post light solution. This indirect technique ensures soft light that serves as a good marker and navigator for users.

“Cover is ideal as area lighting or for illuminating footpaths,” says Bjarne Hammer, “Its design is simple and minimalist, with an unobtrusive appearance that allows the light to speak for itself.”

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects (SHL) is one of Scandinavia’s most recognized and award-winning architectural practices, focusing on high-profile, international building architecture. SHL describe themselves as deeply committed to the Nordic architectural traditions based on democracy, welfare, aesthetics, light, sustainability and social responsibility.

In 2018, Schmidt Hammer Lassen became part of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will. SHL currently has offices in Århus, Copenhagen and Shanghai and you can find SHL’s projects in numerous locations worldwide: Australia, New Zealand, China, Canada, the USA, Europe and, naturally, Denmark. Most projects span all aspects of scale from interior design to concept design and master plans – from design to urban development and landscaping.

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