Before going their separate ways in 2009, the members of Norway Says, the internationally recognised design trio from Oslo, designed Ginko for Örsjö. The lamp’s name is an acknowledgement of the inspiration the design derives from the leaves of the maidenhair tree (Ginkgo Biloba).
The pared-down expression is reinforced by the choice of material; lacquered aluminium lends the lamp an air of stylish restraint. The lines of the shade are amplified by the slender aluminium stem that extends upwards from the shade to sheathe the lower part the cord. This design detail adds extra character to the overall expression. A diffuser in the shade intensifies and spreads the light while also eliminating glare from the light source.
Ginko was awarded the distinction Best Light by the design magazine Wallpaper in 2009.