Kurt Versen (1901 – 1997) was a Swedish consultant, lighting designer, and manufacturer professionally active in the USA. He studied in Germany. Rare 1930s Kurt Versen Machine Age Table Lamp in Polished Aluminium He settled in 1930 in the USA, where he produced lighting for stores, offices, and public buildings,
In 1951, Isamu Noguchi visited the town of Gifu, Japan, known for its manufacture of lanterns and parasols made from mulberry bark paper and bamboo. Noguchi designed the first of his lamps to be produced by the traditional construction methods of Gifu. He referred to these works as Akari, a
w181 Linier is a minimalist pendant created by Berlin-based designer Dirk Winkel for Wästberg . The w181 linier is a pendant luminaire that appears like a linear lamp at first sight, but its geometrically strict and minimalistic body actually houses a series of 256 ultra tight-packed individual optical systems, utilising a deep-recessed long linear lens with spot characteristics and separated glare-protection compartments.