Puck WallArt, designed by Jordi vilardell for Vibia
Imagine the lamp of your dreams. That perfect piece of light and decoration missing from that special room or project (let’s say, the living room, or maybe the garden, it’s your call). Now, picture yourself modeling it, so that it fits perfectly into the space, just like a tailor made suit.
Detail view of one of the lamps from the ‘Tribeca Edition 1′ collection by Søren Rose Studio; photo by Thomas Ibsen
Copenhagen-based Søren Rose Studio have recently realised this series of New York-inspired, limited-edition lamps called ‘Tribeca Edition 1′. With a noticeable industrial flair, the striking, six-piece collection is composed of handmade brass pendant lights, all of which have been assembled from vintage parts found in the US. We found ourselves particularly drawn to the delicate, molecule-resembling five-lightbulb model featured below. (more…)
‘Syzygy: Eclipse’ table lamp by OS ∆ OOS
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 production process of the lamp
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…)
The CREA AWARDS from VIBIA, in cooperation with Architonic, is an ideas competition that invites the best and most creative minds to discover the potential of Vibia’s new modular lighting products through applying them to their own architecture or interior design projects. (more…)
Light + Building 2012, as seen by Architonic
Join us on our photographic journey through the exhibition halls of this year’s edition of Light + Building fair which took place in Frankfurt, Germany on 15 – 20 April. In the following four parts of Architonic’s ever-insightful photo tour, we have published more than 700 inspiring images featuring some of the best manufacturers and the novelties they presented at this year’s edition of Light + Building.
to Architonic’s tour of Light + Building 2012, Part 1
including: Oligo, Belux, Ingo Maurer, Cini&Nils, IP44, Planlicht, Occhio, Nimbus, Tobias Grau, Serien, Marset, Catellani&Smith, Steng, Prandina, Vibia, Formagenda, Toss B, Absolut Lighting, MGX, Terzani
to Architonic’s tour of Light + Building 2012, Part 2
including: Dix Heures Dix, Anthologie Quartett, Lumini, Tecnolumen, FSign, Trizo21, Next, Mawa Design, Album, Danese, Milan Illuminacion, Arturo Alvarez, Quasar, Newaba, Ango, Bover, Georg Bechtinger, Chameledeon, Sattlerm Decor Walther, Less`n`More, Harco Loor, Domus, Axo Light, Arteluce, Bocci, Fabbian, Viso, Suzusan, Pujol, Jacco Maris, FrauMaier, Slamp, Gubi, Brand van Egmond, Dark
'Duii' lamp by Diesel with Foscarini
Continuing their ongoing collaboration initiated back in 2009, the famous clothing brand Diesel and the Italian lighting specialists Foscarini have realised a new collection of lamps. Comprising five new pendant, table and floor lamp designs, the series of novelties includes this small, jolly model ‘Duii mini’. Inspired by both: its namesake Disney character and a form of ‘the headlight of a classic car’, ‘Duii mini’ is available in two colours; bright yellow or dark grey and the design was presented earlier last month at the Temporary Museum For New Design in Superstudio Piu. (more…)
'IN-EI' lighting collection by Issey Miyake for Artemide
The acclaimed Japanese fashion designer and recent Design Museum’s Design of the Year 2012 awards winner Issey Miyake has applied his trademark, ingenious 132 5 pleating technique to this new series of delicate textile lamps manufactured by the Italian brand Artemide. Called ‘IN-EI’ – Japanese for ‘shadow, shadiness, nuance’ – the collection comprises floor, table and pendant lamp designs, all of which were created using 2 or 3D mathematic principals (just like the 2010 132 5 clothing collection). Made of reclaimed PET bottle fibre, the lamps can be folded flat and become 3D shapes, starting from a single piece of cloth.