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Posts tagged as 'Lamps'

'Chuugi - Devotion' (Black Hole Lamp) by Studio Wieki Somers, photo: ©Fabrice Gousset, courtesy Galerie Kreo

‘Chuugi – Devotion’ (Black Hole Lamp) by Studio Wieki Somers, photo: ©Fabrice Gousset, courtesy Galerie Kreo

An evocative lampshade, reminiscent of an umbrella held aloft with a construction of blackened metal spokes, adorns ‘Chuugi – Devotion’ (Black Hole Lamp) by Studio Wieki Somers. Part of a series of seven lamps collectively named ‘mitate’, in Japanese a word that signifies the perception of an object in a non-habitual way, it’s an essential part of Japanese culture and a cornerstone of ikebana art.

 

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Fri 22.2.

‘In Theory’ pendant lamp by Marianne Andersen (NO)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.02.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'In Theory' lamp by Marianne Andersen

‘In Theory’ lamp by Marianne Andersen

The blown glass part of Marianne Andersen’s ‘In Theory’ pendant, in one of a series, has a gradient that goes from coloured to clear glass in contrast with the pine wood centre containing the light source.

 

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'Levels' lamp by Form Us With Love for One Nordic

‘Levels’ lamp by Form Us With Love for One Nordic

The stacked metal ‘Levels’, a lamp by Swedish studio Form Us With Love, collapses to less than a third of its size fulfilling design brand One Nordic’s motto of “shipping as little air as possible”.

 

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Mon 21.1.

imm cologne 2013: ‘Pilu’ lamp by Leoni Werle (DE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.01.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Pilu' lamp by Leoni Werle

‘Pilu’ lamp by Leoni Werle

Leoni Werle’s Pilu lamp was chosen for imm cologne’s [D3] contest for its innovative base and lampshade. The shape of the lamp’s base allows it to switch between two different positions, like a seesaw.

 

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'Fluid' floor lamp by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Forestier

‘Fluid’ floor lamp by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Forestier

As if speared after falling from above, a vertical steel rod runs through the center of Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance’s Fluid floor lamp.

 

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On the occasion of this year’s Habitat Valencia and the Valencia Disseny Week some international bloggers were invited to come to Valencia and see how much Iberian design has to offer. Not that we didn’t know it before (not for nothing we dedicated our latest Flipbook to Spanish Design) but it is fantastic to get to know the people behind the scene.

Our first station was the factory of LZF lamps (Luzifer) – a manufacturer specialised in veneer lamps – in an old disused vinification plant outside Valencia. This video gives you the best impression of the product development and manufacturing process.


more LZF products @ Architonic

'Liga' chair by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

'Liga' chair by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

Elise Gabriel, working in collaboration with TheGreenFactory, has created ‘The Zelfo Embrace’, a collection of furniture that explores the material possibilities of Zelfo, a 100% biodegradable cellulose paste.

'Liga' chair by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

'Liga' chair by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

Funded by VIA, the Paris-based organisation set up to support and promote emerging French designers, Gabriel has designed a chair, trestles and lamps, which illustrate the patented material’s capacities to lend shape to, and to maintain, complex three-dimensional structures that are strong and light.

'Ossos' trestle by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

'Ossos' trestle by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

The patents for Zelfo are owned by Omodo GmbH, Germany, and TheGreenFactory has initiated a Europe-wide R&D programme to industrialise applications of the material, which is made from recycled materials (papers, agricultural wastes) and fast-growing plants (hemp and miscanthus).

'Vélines' lamps by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

'Vélines' lamps by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

read more about the work of VIA at Architonic

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