Icefox was created through Nicholai Wiig Hansen's vision of a pendant light that provides a soft transition between direct light and the light diffused around the room. Icefox meets these criteria through its low, open design, which ensures a broad diffusion of light.
Nicholai Wiig Hansen has put a great deal of effort into creating harmonious proportions. Icefox is a fine balance between the feminine curves of the shade, the raw surface and the transparent top. The pendant appears to be a new interpretation of the classic industrial pendant light thanks to its soft shapes and the marked top, which is illuminated when the lamp is in use.
The top, which boasts obvious references to solid ice, is made of clear acrylic with an internal diffusion of light that creates a chilly contrast and masks the socket. The top of the light is a genuine piece of craftsmanship. Each element is twisted and highly polished until it becomes completely transparent. The shade is made of drawn aluminium and finished in semi-matt aluminium-grey lacquer. The lamp’s top and shade are effortlessly connected via a threaded acrylic ring at the bottom of the pendant.
Icefox is available in two sizes, Ø260 and Ø380mm. Its industrial look makes Icefox an obvious choice for a venue with raw, minimalist decoration such as restaurants, shops and private homes.
The pendant can be complemented by a matching diffuser, so as to prevent the light source from being visible.
Nicholai Wiig Hansen's naming universe revolves around his fascination of predators. Predators are beautiful, but good at hiding, and their true nature is first displayed when they attack. The Icefox lamp also reveals its true nature "when it attacks", i.e. when it is lit.