‘Get ready to be swept awayby this stylish broom set.’
With its eye-catching shape and elegant profile, Cane hardly resembles a functional household object. The design consists of a powder-coated steel dustpan and brush crafted with sturdy bristles. The handles of both parts rise to waist-height, providing an ergonomic feature that makes them easier to work with. Magnets hidden inside the top of each handle bring both parts together to create Cane’s characteristic curvaceous silhouette.
Design by Gridy
‘It’s time to rethink, and to reinvent.’ Northern is guided by instinct more than emerging trends, but sometimes they get our attention. We noticed that some of our customers were beginning to look for lo-tech alternatives to devices and gadgets. At the same time, some consumers were beginning to downsize, replacing equipment and electronics with simple tools and utensils. As the drive to get ‘back to basics’ began to take hold, we thought about the importance of the everyday household utensils hidden away in cupboards. Wouldn’t life be easier if we could keep them at hand and let them enhance everyday décor? Northern’s new collection of brooms, dustpans and brushes does just that. We’re leaving them out for everyone to see, letting the brooms add beauty to the home while saving energy and storage space.
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Design studio Gridy was established by two product designers, Wilhelm Grieg Teisner and Lars Olav Dybdal. Both studied at the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design. They created the name ‘Gridy’ by combining their surnames – Grieg and Dybdal. Now based in Oslo, Gridy create functional designs with a strong sense of individuality, which are often underpinned by an element of wit. In 2011, Gridys’s Spiff lighting design was selected as one of six ‘must see’ lamps exhibited at London’s 100% Design trade fair. The following year, the duo won the Stelton Meets Corian design competition with their Trix candlestick concept. The award-winning Spiff table lamp was added to our collection in 2012, making Flame Gridy’s second design for Northern Lighting.