by Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home
A New Home For My Limited Edition Mouth Blown Lamps from Bornholm, Denmark
A few days ago, a local paper asked me if there was an item in my home that I'd never part with. My answer was "yes, LOADS!" Firstly, because I'm a bit of a hoarder (admittedly!) and secondly, it's how I like to try to layer my home: with meaningful, timeless pieces. But one thing in particular sprung to mind: my set of three mouth blown limited edition bronze SKY lamps from Pernille Bülow. Made on the beautiful Danish island of Bornholm to mark the gallery's 30th anniversary, each lamp is mouth blown which makes every piece entirely unique. There's also something about the smoky glass and bronze combination that speaks to me. They used to hang over my vintage bar cart but today, they have a new home - over the kitchen island!
If you've never been to the Danish island of Bornholm, it's well worth a trip (you can get there by plane or ferry from Sweden or Denmark) - and we actually sailed there once (I'll never forget it since it was a really stormy day and we arrived utterly drenched!). It was well worth it though as the island is so pretty and dotted with little galleries and ateliers - one of which is the Pernille Bülow gallery in Svaneke where you can watch the liquid glass pulp being collected from a 1120 degree furnace and then blown into wooden moulds or shaped with wet newspaper pads, steel tweezers or paddles.
If you can't make it in person, no worries, Pernille Bülow sell online too! You might need to be quick with these SKY lamps since they are limited edition. FYI my cluster is made up of small (14 cm), medium (18 cm) and large (22 cm).
However, they also sell beautiful clear glass ones with a gold fixture (seen over my dining table) as well as various coloured options. I also love the SKY ceramic table lamps which I once photographed in this lovely home in Landskrona.
What do you think? Do you have a place for these lamps in your home? Trust me, you won't want to ever part with them if so!
Also, I'd love to know: What do you have in your home that you would never part with? Family and pets aside, of course!
This post is brought to you in collaboration with Pernille Bülow, however all words and pictures are my own - and I really would never part with them! Thank you for supporting the wonderful businesses that make My Scandinavian Home possible!