Famous Lamps


At Lampemasters, we have a wealth of world-renowned, iconic and classic designs from all over the world that have stood the test of time, achieved cult status and continue to find their place in homes across the globe - but how do they become so well-known and loved across generations and national borders? Of course, extraordinary design, exceptional craftsmanship and exquisite materials speak for themselves - but today we have a whole new way of spreading the word about unique design. Audiovisual media has very much stamped its mark on the 21st century, with the entertainment industry in particular creating more content than ever before, so that week after week we engage with ordinary people who can sing, draw, bake, design furniture and much more. This is where a program like 'Denmark's Next Classic' from TV has become a huge hit, giving people an insight into how five amazing furniture designers attempt to create a classic that has the potential to be a worldwide success - and it's the designs from this popular program that you'll learn more about in this article!


In addition to winning 'Denmark's Next Classic' in 2020, the sculptural Moonsetter lamp was awarded a Design Award for 'Lamp of the Year' in 2021. However, Moonsetter is more than just a beautiful floor lamp. It acts as a luminous sculpture that takes over the room and adds a stylish and elegant look. The simple yet exceptional lamp in chrome-plated aluminum has a rotating disc that reflects the light from the built-in LED light source. The disk can be rotated 360° around its own axis and has two different finishes on the sides. The white side emits a soft and diffused light into the room, while the chrome side reflects the light panels for a completely different look.

That the Moonsetter is a born classic is evident from the fact that Louis Poulsen itself agreed to collaborate with Boysen in the production of the beautiful lamp. Initially, 100 copies of Moonsetter were released in Danish stores from October 2021, followed by another limited series of 100 lamps, each with their own serial number. Only then was the Moonsetter put into mass production.

See the beautiful Moonsetter floor lamp here!


The stylish Musling won first place in the 'Lamps' category. After the program, Ahm & Lund, the designers behind the lamp, have started a collaboration with Fritz Hansen, who have chosen to put the beautiful pendant into production.

The lamp excited the judges; "It's as if you've seen it before, but you haven't. First of all, it strikes you how beautifully made it is, and then the fact that it can do something - it can be adjusted - you can change your spread of light a little, and it's really well thought out." They agreed that the lamp was incredibly convincing; "It is in many ways an incredibly well-cast lamp, really well finished and a fantastic idea, so we were also really excited about it.".

In terms of form, the designers let the light guide the design of the lamp. This has resulted in some exciting references to classic design, while at the same time the lamp is completely its own. The lamp's design is inspired by shells in nature and hides a gem inside; the light! When the shell is closed, it gives a generally pleasant light 360 degrees into the room. When opened slightly, it forms a cone of light over the dining table without dazzling.

See the amazing Musling lamp in two sizes here!


'Denmark's Next Classic' is the program where five talented designers compete in six different design categories. Among other things, the armchair, the sofa and not least the lamp were interpreted, and within each category a winner was found. One of the tasks was to create a beautiful lamp that could hang over the dining table. Denmark already has world-famous lamps from PH, Le Klint and Verner Panton, so there were some big shoes to fill. Despite the difficulty, the level was high and Rikke Frost took a great second place for her Caleo.

Her lamp has the potential to become a true classic - a reinterpretation of the lampshade. It's named 'Caleo', which is the Latin word for 'accentuate' and refers to the brown markings created by hand that highlight the pleats of the lamp. The judges were very enthusiastic about the pendant, describing it as "Insanely beautiful. Very nice with the pleats and the way you have lined them up so that you can better sense where they break. And when there's light on it, it really comes into its own. It's really convincing". Despite the short time to complete the task, Rikke managed to create an innovative lamp that simultaneously incorporates Le Klint's familiar elements.

On a daily basis, she runs the company Rikke Frost Design, where she has worked with companies such as Tempur, Skagerak, Warm Nordic, Cane-Line and can now also add Le Klint to the list. After the program, Le Klint has chosen to put the lamp into production and add two smaller pendants to the series. The beautiful pleats are folded by hand and exude high quality - it fits easily into Le Klint's range, which is known for its pleated shades and quality craftsmanship. The pendant is made with great respect for traditional Danish design and is a highly decorative lamp - both when turned on and off. The high quality expression is completed with a linen cord and a bronze-colored metal suspension. Elegant, exclusive, beautiful and, not least, classic!


In addition to the program's first and second place, contestant Kasper Thorup has also had success in lighting. However, not with his classic from the program, where he also showed some flair in lamp design.

In 2017, Kasper established his own furniture brand under the name Thorup Copenhagen. With a consistently stylish expression, raw materials and a minimalist mindset, he creates furniture with a bold perspective on Scandinavian design. In 2019, he has expanded his collection with the clean and simple Patrone. The cylindrical pendant offers a minimalist expression with an industrial look and a focus on functionality.

The slim design allows you to hang the pendant in small corners of the house - individually or in a cluster at different heights for a beautiful aesthetic expression. The pendants are available in both black and brass, which easily fits in with current trends.

What is a design classic?

What is a design classic?

In Denmark, we are known for our design heritage, which includes countless classics. The term 'classic' is used extensively when it comes to design, furniture and interiors, while the concept is unique to the program 'Denmark's Next Classic'. According to the Danish Dictionary, a classic is defined as an "artistic or craftsmanship creation that is considered to be of high and lasting quality or to be a typical representative of a particular genre or style." No one can know when a piece of furniture, lamp, etc. is designed and produced if it will become a classic. But by using timeless elements and combining them with something contemporary, you can create something that might become a classic - only time will tell if you've got it right.

One of the best and most obvious examples of a classic is Poul Henningsen's PH lamp. Although the design is almost 100 years old, the distinctive shades are more popular today than ever before, still adorning countless homes around the world. Speaking of lighting classics, Verner Panton's Flowerpot lamp is certainly worth mentioning. The lamp is inspired by the flower power revolution of the 60s and 70s and is today produced by &tradition. With its two circular shades facing each other, the Flowerpot lamp has long since proven its worth as a classic that fits just as well into today's modern interior design as the colorful, happy 60s and 70s.

We focus on quality and durability in many different parameters: craftsmanship, materials and, not least, design. If a product is to become a classic, you need to be able to look at it for a long time. The quality must therefore be top-notch if a product is to have the potential to become Denmark's next classic.