Virtual Design Festival

VDF x Ventura Projects: Ljós by Bjørne

Bjørne models laser-cut Ljós lampshades on mountain sunsets

Italian studio Bjørne launches its handcrafted Ljós lighting, which is designed to evoke mountain sunsets, as part of the VDF x Ventura Projects collaboration.

Exhibitor: Bjørne
Project title: Ljós

Bjørne is the Italian studio of designer-maker Leonardo Perina, which specialises in handcrafted wooden products designed for minimal spaces. As part of VDF, it is launching the Ljós lampshade.

Ljós has a faceted form composed of 28 sheets of laser-cut birch plywood, which is modelled on shadows cast by sunsets over the Italian Alps. It offers soft lighting that recreates the "mountain-like feeling of calm and restfulness".

The product is designed by Bjørne to suit to any type of space, available with a length of either 35 or 60 centimetres. Users can also choose between two different shapes as the plywood sheets are reversible, and can be easily repositioned and fastened without glue or screws.

All of the wood used to produce Ljós is sourced locally, with the majority of it sourced from trees hit by the Vaia flood in 2018.

Photography is by Joe Rasera.

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Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020.

Ventura Projects are exhibitions curated by Utrecht- and Milan-based Organisation in Design that cover the latest developments in contemporary design.

As part of VDF, Ventura Projects is presenting the work of 88 international designers, academies and brands. See work from all the VDF x Ventura Projects participants at