Five asymmetrical modules overlap creating a unique moiré effect in Philippe Nigro‘s Op art-inspired ‘Nuage’ lamp. Produced by the lighting specialists Foscarini, the modular lamp is made of polycarbonate and can be arranged and grouped in multiple combinations or used individually. ‘Nuage’ was unveiled at Foscarini’s Superstudio Piu exhibition in Milan during iSaloni 2012 fair. (more…)
‘minuscule’ chair by Cecilie Manz for Republic of Fritz Hansen
The award-winning Danish furniture designer Cecilie Manz has developed this understated, upholstered chair for Republic of Fritz Hansen. Described by Manz as a ‘formal chair for informal meetings’, ‘minuscule’ features a hand-stitched, leather-trimmed shell which is supported by a simple and lightweight plastic frame. The design was launched during the Salone del Mobile 2012 fair. Watch the designer explain the idea behind ‘minuscule’ in the video below. (more…)
The acclaimed British designer Simon Pengelly has created this minimalist, sculptural wall-mounted lamp for the Italian lighting specialists Foscarini. Composed of three, overlapping, translucent strips, the form of ‘Innerlight’ was inspired by the work of the American minimalist sculptor Richard Serra. Launched earlier this year during Salone del Mobile, the light is available in two colour versions: understated white or textured brown. (more…)
Following their iconic National Stadium conceived for Beijing’s Summer Olympics 2008, the acclaimed Swiss architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron and the ubiquitous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei have joined their creative forces once again, this time designing the recently-opened Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012. Featuring a sky-reflecting floating roof suspended 1.4 metres above ground, the cork-clad Pavilion features eleven columns representative of all previous Pavilions commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery to date. Watch the Pavilion captured on film in the video below. (more…)
Taking their cue from ‘the sun and its surrounding celestial bodies’, a duo of young Dutch, Eindhoved-trained designers behind the enigmatically named OS ∆ OOS studio have created a three-piece series of lamps called ‘Syzygy.’ Owing its name to an astronomical name denoting ‘a straight line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system,’ the collection comprises two table and one wall light models, each of which demonstrates a particular aspect of the syzygy: transit, occultation and eclipse. The lamps are currently on view at a ‘Craft & Scenography’ exhibition in Basel. (more…)
The Dutch lighting virtuosos Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn of Studio Drift have unveiled their new, dramatic installation during this year’s edition of Luminale fair. Here’s the footage from this spectacular dreamscape on which the designers have worked for six years.
The Hannover-based design practice Studio Dreimann have just completed their newest project: this large, yet delicate pendant lamp for an Italian lighting manufacturer I Tre. Incorporating the LED technology, ‘Aki’ has been designed with an office environment in mind and it is available in natural wood as well as enamelled finishes. (more…)
'38' by Omer Arbel for Bocci; photo by Spencer Hung
Following his ’28’ series of pendant lamps, the Vancouver- based architect and designer Omer Arbel has realised this series of striking lighting elements for the Canadian lighting specialists Bocci. Employing a similar technique to that originally developed by Arbel for the ’28’ collection, in this series ‘large glass spheres are blown, and then a multitude of white cavities are introduced into them haphazardly,intentionally intersecting and colliding with each other .’ ’38’ was showcased in a special large-scale lighting installation during this year’s Salone del Mobile at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Watch ’38’ being produced in the video below.
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