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New Nordic Lighting

At ÅF Lighting we have developed our own definition of and approach to working with lighting – a concept we call New Nordic Lighting. This approach pervades all of our work and establishes the framework for the projects we design.

We have put these ideas together in the form of a manifesto to give lighting solutions conceived on the basis of this Nordic perspective a new and stronger identity – and to underline our commitment to creating well thought-out solutions that set new standards in quality.


Light is life

We recognize light as a fundamental element of life and will conduct our work in this field accordingly


All you see is light

Light is the strongest link between humans and the world around us, and we commit to adopt a 24-hour approach to lighting design embracing both natural and electric light


Light is a place maker

We transform spaces into places by using light as a tool to create identity and bring meaning to place


Using a holistic approach

By using a holistic approach to lighting design we balance function, aesthetics and sustainability


Respecting the Nordic design heritage

The natural simplicity, authenticity and practicality which characterizes the Nordic design heritage is an integral part of our design thinking 


Embracing complexity

We strive to develop intelligent responses to the challenges of our time and embrace the complexity of modern society


Improving quality of life

We make lighting for people and our solutions must improve quality of life and have a strong user focus


Revitalizing the lighting business 

It is our goal to revitalize the lighting design business by challenging conventions and take an interdisciplinary approach to lighting design


Rehabilitating intuition

We recognize knowledge and being as equally important factors in our work and want to rehabilitate intuition as a valid source of information 


Sharing our passion for light

We strive to raise awareness of the importance of lighting design and develop our design thinking to match future challenges