Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek

Apparently, the Fagerhult lighting company ‘began on a cold winter’s night in December 1943, when Bertil Svensson designed and built a lamp for his mother, so she could continue to knit once the dark Nordic nights set in’. All cold comfort for Luke Skywalker, who arrived just too late to prevent his adopted mum getting vaporised by Imperial storm troopers on the distant planet of Tatooine. Perhaps to appease this cataclysmic act of tardiness, the firm has launched its Red Dot award-winning ‘Skywalker’ office luminaire. Between its two light sources is a – wait for it – Beta Opti Nano batwing louvre, which creates a ‘wide-ranging, homogenous’ light. And, running from 36mm to 11mm at its narrowest, it’s slender as his trusty light sabre beam.

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