Oblique Brass – The 40th Anniversary of af Design Classic


January 2019

Design classic celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a new Brass edition

Oblique, the design classic by Tom Stepp, turns 40 in 2019. In celebration of the 40th anniversary Cph Lighting launches “Oblique Brass” – a new version of the Oblique collection with stem and joint in solid brushed brass. A warm and authentic material which has grown in popularity over the past years alongside the Nordic retro trend. Oblique Brass is available in all three models (floor lamp, table lamp, and wall lamp) in the colours White, Black, Flint Grey, Petrol Blue, Olive Green, and Tile Red.

Design, function and good Danish craftmanship

The clean design, combined with high quality and great functionality, has made the Oblique collection a popular choice for private homes, hotels, and offices etc., and has given it status as a design classic in Denmark and abroad. The iconic lamp head, which has also given the Oblique collection its name, is cut obliquely to obtain an asymmetric and glare free light, optimal for reading and task light. The light direction ca be easily adjusted, thanks to the flexible joint. And finally, the switch, which is elegantly integrated in the lamp head, makes Oblique easy and intuitive to operate. Oblique is manufactured in Denmark, and the lamp head is handmade with traditional metal spinning techniques, exactly like it’s always been done since its birth in 1979.

A design classic in many colour options

Oblique Brass is available in white, black, flint grey, petrol blue, olive green and tile red. The classic Oblique collection with chrome stem and joint is available in the same colours, and also glossy white and glossy black.
With the addition of Oblique Brass the Oblique collection is thus available in 14 different colour options to fit any interior style.

“Oblique is always elegant and timeless in black and white, and if you like it more colourful, they look amazing in petrol blue, flint grey, tile red, and olive green”, says Pia Rasmussen, partner at Cph Lighting and she continues: “Brass is a classic and warm material. It matches beautifully with the Oblique colour range and adds a new expression to the design. We are certain that Oblique Brass will be received positively. After 40 years Oblique is still very popular, which proves that good quality, functionality and timeless design is always in demand and never goes out of date.”

About Tom Stepp

Tom Stepp was born in Denmark in 1950, lives and works in Elsinore.

Before Tom Stepp graduated as an architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. was trained as a carpenter, building technician and construction technician. A background which has given him a very pragmatic approach to the design process.

Tom Stepp is one of Denmark’s most renowned designers. He works with product design, interior design and architecture for a large number of Danish and international clients.

About Cph Lighting

Cph Lighting is a Danish lighting company based in Hjerting on the west coast of Denmark.

Our lighting collection consists of classic and modern designs by Guglielmo Berchicci, Morten Flensted, and Tom Stepp. Three individual designers who share our passion for high quality lighting.

Our products are designed with the greatest attention to functionality, high quality, and low energy consumption. This is why our products are just as suitable for private homes as well as for the contract market.

The Cph Lighting collection is manufactured in Denmark.


Click on the pictures to downloade JPG-files in high resolution (300 dpi).
Please contact us, should you require other file formats: info@cphlighting.dk.

Oblique Brass Floor White

Oblique Brass Floor Black

Oblique Brass Floor Flintgrey

Oblique Brass Floor Petrolblue

Oblique Brass Floor Olivegreen

Oblique Brass Floor Tilered

Oblique Brass Table White

Oblique Brass Table Black

Oblique Brass Table Flintgrey

Oblique Brass Table Petrolblue

Oblique Brass Table Olivegreen

Oblique Brass Table Tilered

Oblique Brass Wall White

Oblique Brass Wall Black

Oblique Brass Wall Flintgrey

Oblique Brass Wall Petrolblue

Oblique Brass Wall Olivegreen

Oblique Brass Wall Tilered

Tom Stepp