Above is a super simple lighting design by Danish designer Mads Odgård, who considers himself a minimalist. He is known for his straightforward products and for never compromising on form or quality. Here, he describes the creation of the original Above pendant with a metal shade, which was introduced in 2017: “I have designed a lamp that is the epitome of my motto: How simple do I dare to make it? I would rather deduct than add, and I always challenge myself to make my designs as simple as possible.”
In 2020, the Above range expands to include a new version in opal glass, which comes in three sizes (Ø175), (Ø250) and (Ø400), all with diffusers. The original Above is also available in a large version (Ø550). All come with diffusers and are obtainable in black or white painted aluminium.
The new Above Glass shade is blown in one piece of opal glass, after which two pieces are cut out to form the arch that let the light through. Above Glass has the same familiar glare-free light quality, which in addition to the black cord, are the signatures of the Above family. In addition, the transparent, milky white glass shade emits a more softened light, creating a cosier ambience. Above Glass is therefore suitable for most interiors and is just as much at home above a dining table as it is in a sophisticated row in a lounge or a showroom.
Above Glass is available from September 2020.