Live wood as a source of light

Aesthetics and live nature are united in the new lamp series Paso Wood, designed by furniture designers behind Says Who

In recent years, the interior trend been characterized by natural materials, and with clean lines and warm wood details, new lighting range Paso Wood draws nature right into the living room.

The interplay and contrast between the warm wood and cold steel creates great depth, so the design appears well balanced with a harmonious and timeless look. The lamps geometric expression, inspired by the circle, has an ease about it:

- The circle is sexy and pure symmetry - something most can relate to, says Nikolaj Duve from design duo Says Who, launching the lamp series in collaboration with lighting company Darø.

Reinterpreted expression

Furniture design company Says Who doesn't usually work in lighting. But that's not worrying Darø, who produces Paso Wood lamps. On the contrary, partner Niels Svolgaard says:

- There is something unique when designers have to go outside their comfort zone. They capture the moment and get some brand new expressions in play.

Paso Wood renews and expands Darøs original Paso-line with the predominantly steel elements and round screens, recognizable by its gentle expression. Says Who has continued the simple design in their interpretation, which is based on clean lines and a soft wooden frame.

- People have a passion for nature. Wood is the epitome of life and quality - it ages gracefully and has a luxurious story that only wood has, Nikolaj Duve explains, about the reasoning for the choice of materials.

The design supports the lampshade with a nice touch in the meeting between steel and wood, and a balance between top and bottom. Paso Wood lives by the motto "less is more".

- For us it was important to express that simplicity is beautiful. We have interpreted the modern, Danish design, but updated it so it supports Darøs DNA and identity. Our hope was that the lamps would create a special atmosphere, and the clear, calm lines should get the details of the wood to stand out remarkably, says Nikolaj Duve.

Valuable functionality

Paso Wood's lighter transparent textile shades add mood, as well as the up- and downlight properties allowing for a spacious and indirect lighting that fits into most places.The design duo has been extra careful in their choice of materials, to ensure optimum durability.

The lampshade's archetypal expression, says Nikolaj Duve, is part of the lamp's strength:

- It lives up to people's perception of what a lamp should look like and is very honest in its look. We have, as it were, cut to the bone.

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