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Lavu lamp inspired by Lavvu tent used by the Sami People of Northern Scandinavia

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Lavu Lamp is a desk lamp designed by Tom Davies and presented on Kickstarter. The lamp was inspired by Scandinavian design and tradition. Tom Davies is a young designer from London, UK, who now lives in Toulouse, France.

Description by Tom Davies and Kickstarter: Inspiration for the Lavu Lamp comes from the Lavvu Tent which was used by the Sami People of Northern Scandinavia to provide shelter from harsh arctic conditions. Its simplicity enabled the Sami to move quickly with their reindeer herds at a moment’s notice.

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The design of Lavu Lamp is simple in order to radiate warmth and homely cosiness. In Danish, this feeling can be described as “hygge” (pronounced hoo-guh) and is especially important to Scandinavians, where life revolves around the home in light of the long, cold and dark winters. Just like many Scandinavian designs, Lavu Lamp aims to make the home a comfortable and cosy place of refuge through the use of natural materials, soft tones and simplified expressive forms that appeal to our feelings while being a functional design.

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Lavu Lamp features two bulbs that can be independently switched on and off to meet your lighting needs. On top, there is the Plumen 001 bulb; a modern day design classic which provides warm ambient light while beautifully mimicking the flowing form of smoke that would rise above a Lavvu tent. Situated inside the shade is a replaceable, low-energy LED bulb that has a working lifetime of many thousands of hours. The LED bulb is low-heat and produces a warm down-light, perfect for setting the mood or getting ready for bed.

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The body of Lavu Lamp is made from Birch Plywood, which is a strong and natural material. Birch Plywood features an attractive pale colour and is 100% recyclable. Birch is a species of tree commonly found in Northern Scandinavia and was used by the Sami people to construct Lavvu tents.

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The shade of Lavu Lamp is made from Tyvek, a 100% recyclable plastic sheet. It makes a great light diffuser and features a beautifully organic pattern, reminiscent of Reindeer hide. That’s the same material the Sami people traditionally used to cover their Lavvu tents. Due to the nonwoven nature of Tyvek, each Lavu Lamp will be wonderfully unique! Visit Tom Davies and Kickstarter

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