Schwung is a german word, and loosely defined, means energy or momentum of a positive manner. Synonyms: verve, zest, panache, momentum.
developing lighting fixtures through simple and timeless materials, sustainably; we are committed to creating quality products that last. Beginning with the design we are constantly refining aesthetic and function. Both in the lamps themselves and throughout the manufacturing process we pursue a holistic approach to efficiency, and the reduction of environmental impact.
schwung is a lighting concept, connecting aesthetic and quality through matter. An exploration of history, forms and function, elegantly fulfilling an essential need of modern life, capturing light. Our pieces play with architecture or create spaces of their own. Founded by dominique sente (belgium) and rudi nijssen (netherlands). What began as a curiosity for objects, a venture in collecting, curating and trading antiques—became a passion to create original designs.
from the beginning, schwung home has striven for cutting-edge and quality lighting, hand-crafted in europe. Emphasising brass and glass, which are not only durable but can be reused indefinitely, our lamps are 98% recyclable. Today the company operates out of an integrated design and manufacturing facility in poland. This local approach allows us to significantly shorten the product lead time and greatly improve quality standards.