Posts from March 2013
‘MyWorld’ lounge system by Philippe Starck for Cassina
French designer Philippe Starck has created a simple yet hi-tech design for ‘MyWorld’, a modular lounge system that invites the user to be both relaxed and stay in contact, “a challenge that mirrors the needs and habits in a constantly changing world where work and leisure have an essential role.” says Cassina.
‘Deep-sea’ shelving by Nendo for Glas Italia
At next month’s Milan Design Week Japanese design studio Nendo will be showing ‘Deep-sea’, a furnishings collection composed of a low table and shelving unit for glass manufacturer Glas Italia.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.03.2013 - Tagged as: Aqua Creations, lighting
‘Rose Li’ collection by Albi for Aqua Creations
Copper in its natural polished colour is used as a contemporary interpretation for candles in Albi’s ’Rose Li’ collection of rechargeable LED lamps for Aqua Creations.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.03.2013 - Tagged as: LED, lighting
Pioneers in LED lighting design, the Munich-based studio Ingo Maurer, headed up by the eponymous product designer, is constantly seeking new technological possibilities and formal typologies. Here, Axel Schmid’s ‘Jetzt’ lamp
Many hands make light work, goes the old saying. Many new LED producers also make the creative possibilities of working with such a fast-changing technology exciting, thanks to the proliferation of products they bring to the market. But, for lighting design manufacturers, an expansion of supplier choice brings with it a number of challenges. Architonic’s Simon Keane-Cowell sheds some light.
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‘Element’ furniture collection by Tokujin Yoshioka
Tokujin Yoshioka’s ‘Element’, a furniture collection with a sculptural form inspired by the natural, random structure of crystal, will be shown by Italian brand Desalto, known for its innovative metalworking techniques, at Salone del Mobile 2013 in Milan next month.
Veneer Vases Collection by Cristina Celestino
‘PAST / FUTURE: Enzo Mari and contemporary Italian design’ is an exhibition inspired by the noted Italian modernist designer. Curated by Vincenzo Basile with Maddalena Grassi Polito, the Fuorisalone event intends to display the “common thread [that] links together the tradition of Italian craftmanship, the quality of the project, from the Masters to the new players of today.” say the organizers.
‘Orion’ coffee table by Jarrod Lim for Bonaldo
Painted steel threads in various diameters form the base of ‘Orion’, a coffee table design by Jarrod Lim for Bonaldo. The overlapping rings give the coffee table an architectural look that is softened by the opaque glass of the table top.
‘Cowrie Rocker’ by Brodie Neill for Made in Ratio
New London-based design brand Made in Ratio will debut itself and an innovative furniture and lighting collection at Salone del Mobile 2013 in Milan. “Underpinned by the ideas of movement and modularity, the individual pieces will each have multiple applications.” says creative director Brodie Neill. The Cowrie Rocker (above) and Cowrie Chair, take their shape from a single piece of plywood curved to a monocoque form.