About us

STORY

In 2015, Shade was founded to challenge the way we use and interact with light. To achieve that, Shade established a tight collaboration with designer Øivind Slaatto to continuously develop the ØS1 smart lamp series, which combine cutting edge technology with Scandinavian design.

 

BETTER LIGHT – BETTER LIVING

We believe that design must be able to improve life to justify its existence.

Light is important. Like food, friends and family we should not take light for granted. If we invest ourselves and give the lighting in our homes the right attention, making sure it is fulfilling our needs, it will give you so much everyday joy and quality in return.

In the morning while enjoying your first cup of coffee, you want a warm and gentle light for waking up. When you sit down to do your paperwork in the evening you need a bit brighter and cooler light, to focus properly. You need a clear light to present the food you have cooked for friends and family, but still soft enough to set a cosy atmosphere. When you’re ready to go to bed you want that soft and warm light again to calm down your body and mind: Better Light - Better Living.

 

MANIFEST

Light is not only light. It is filled with variations, shadows, and colors that give us energy and tranquillity. But to really experience it we need to be aware and look at the light in a completely different way and grasp the opportunities it gives us.

In a strong association of knowledge about the possibilities and significance of light, the ØS1 gives you a light based on the life-giving light. ØS1 is based on the basic philosophy of creating light that gives you the light you need. It’s about using the opportunities and utilizing the knowledge about the light needed to create a light that creates a good framework for you.

That is precisely why your way of using the light, your understanding of light and the spaces you create with the light are essential to your well-being. In other words, you need light that is more than just light. It must be a light that gives you the opportunity to create the variations, thus giving you the opportunity for the good life where light meets your needs at all times of the day.

             - Øivind Slaatto, Designer