Korona Light Lamps
A clear design language that combines interior decoration trends of different decades
The shape of Korona finds its inspiration from the 70`s. It is a mixture of interior decoration trends from different decades. The clear and streamlined design of Korona suits to the present, and is an inevitable future classic. Also new in Korona is that it can be modified.
Korona accompanies the customer from decade to decade. The look of the lamp can be updated by changing the metallic ring whenever you change the decoration colours or move the lamp to a different place.
It is a cliché that Finns live in the dark, but we do.
Harri Koskinen, Friends of Industry
Born in Karstula, Finland in 1970. Harri is a product designer and design director in Iittala. He works with several well-known brands and companies such as Artek, Danese, Finlandia Vodka Worldwide, Issey Miyake, Montina, Muji, Genelec, O luce, Panasonic, Seiko Instruments, Venini and Woodnotes.
How did the design of Korona Light began?
All of Scandinavia is quite dark for a large portion of the year, and this perhaps explains why we are so good at developing light. We have to be. We often suffer from too little amount of light or bad quality of light.
Think of candles, an open fire or the sunset.
Kari Knuutila, Valoarte
The principal idea in Korona Light design was to create a shape that diffuses light in as many directions as possible, and creates warm and cosy light – such as the light provided by candles, an open fire or the setting sun. The hood is at an optimal distance from the LED board, and no bright focused light can be seen.
We wanted to design a lamp which provides sufficient amount of light even during the darkest time of the year. The light produced by Korona LED board is strong enough to be used as general purpose illumination in a room.