Two off-white lamps beside chair and window

Meter lamps by Pholc

Dezeen Showroom: Swedish design brand Pholc collaborated with Danish design duo Maria Bruun and Anne Dorthe Vester on a pair of lamps that feature shades informed by Japanese rice paper lanterns.

Pholc designed the lamps – named One Meter and Half Meter according to their taller and shorter heights – to have a statuesque and architectural quality.

Off-white lamp in front of dark wood shelving
Meter lamps come in two height formats

The lamps have a solid base made from aluminium that contrasts with the translucent ribbed paper shade above, which diffuses a soft, warm light.

"We wanted to create a new interpretation of the classic rice paper lamp," said Bruun. "A design sharing its lightness and softness but with a solid sculptural base. We explored contrasting materials to create a unique presence and sculptural reference."

Off-white lamp in front of dark wood shelving
Lamps emit a soft, gentle glow

"The designers were given a directive to produce a floor lamp with a height of around one meter that emits a gentle and uniform ambient light," said Maja Norburg, Pholc's creative director. "The lamp should also serve as a captivating sculptural piece that sparks curiosity."

One Meter is intended for use as a floor lamp thanks to its height, while Half Meter is suitable for use as a table lamp.

Product: One Meter and Half Meter
Designers: Maria Bruun and Anne Dorthe Vester
Brand: Pholc

Dezeen Showroom

Dezeen Showroom offers an affordable space for brands to launch new products and showcase their designers and projects to Dezeen's huge global audience. For more details email

Dezeen Showroom is an example of partnership content on Dezeen. Find out more about partnership content here.

More images

Two off-white lamps beside chair
Two off-white lamps either side of sofa