Posts tagged as 'lighting'

A field of motion sensitive rods provided the first opportunity for interaction inside the ESI Design’s Shanghai Corporate Pavilion at the World Expo 2010; photo by Basil Childers

Few aspects of product development have seen more innovation in the past decade than lighting design. Legislation and consumer demand have hastened the evolution of energy efficient solutions and programmable software now enables infinitely customisable lighting scenarios. Architonic examines some shining examples of products and projects that demonstrate the diverse and unusual possibilities offered by these new technologies. (by Alyn Griffiths) (more…)

Tue 20.12.

‘Vase & Leuchte’ lamp by Miriam Aust for Dua (DE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 20.12.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Vase & Leuchte lamp by Miriam Aust for Dua

Although a lamp consisting of a lightbulb submerged in water might sound like a highly-hazardous concept to say the least, the young German designer Miriam Aust has found her solution to this seemingly-impossible idea which resulted in creation of this striking series of lights-cum-vases. Called just that, the award-winning ‘Vase & Leuchte’ consists of three, differently-sized clear glass lamps composed from an archetypal pendant lampshade surrounded by a cylinder, which can be filled with water and decorated with water plants or cut flowers. (more…)

The sculptural 'Anisha' lamp by Studio Lievore Altherr Molina for Foscarini

The latest collaboration between the renowned Italian lighting brand Foscarini and Barcelona-based design studio Lievore Altherr Molina resulted in this pared-down, understated table lamp design which, thanks to its simple, almost unnoticeable form, ‘outlines an empty space, defines it and fills it with its light, producing a magical sensation.’ (more…)

Triode Edition: Frame Lamp by Arnaud Lapierre

Focused on its desire to collaborate with new designers, Triode Edition is pursuing its production of lights with three new ones by Arnaud Lapierre, Simon Naouri and Pierre Gonalons. Previewed during Paris Design Week, these three lights have henceforth been distributed and flesh out the Triode Edition range set up by Jacques Barret in 2004.

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The detail of the 'Lighthouse' lamp by Dimitrios Stamatakis Design; photo courtesy of Dimitrios Stamatakis

The young, Athens-based industrial and furniture designer Dimitrios Stamatakis has realised this 170cm-tall lamp, which, as he explains, is ‘intended to define its own environment through its functionality and presence in space; it is designed to develop a sense of orientation through radiation of light and energy, and influence in a positive way those around it.’ (more…)

Fri 23.9.

Save the date: PLDC 2011 Madrid

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 23.09.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

The third edition of PLDC will take place in Madrid between 19 - 22 October

Madrid is hotting up. This October sees a predicted 1,300 visitors head to the Spanish capital for the Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC) 2011, a major further-education event, where new lighting solutions, information sharing on research results, cutting-edge technologies and business networking are all on the agenda. (more…)

Fri 20.5.

‘d.light S1’ solar lantern by d.light Design

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 20.05.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'd.light S1' solar lantern by d.light Design; photo d.light Design

Continuing their effort to replace the highly dangerous yet prevalent in millions of impoverished households kerosene lanterns, d.light Design has recently presented the new addition to their line of affordable solar-powered LED lighting. Called ‘d.light S1′, the small portable and, above all, inexpensive reading lamp has been designed with students in mind who frequently struggle to continue their education due to the lack of safe and reliable access to electricity. (more…)

'Clinker' pendant light by Rich Brilliant Willing for Innermost

The New York-based multidisciplinary design studio Rich Brilliant Willing whose name derives from the beginning syllables of its three founders’ names: Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexander Williams, created the ‘Clinker’ pendant light for the British label Innermost. The wood-and-glass design follows the circular ‘Clinker’ coffee table RBW created for the same manufacturer in 2009 and the lamp was on view during this year’s Milan Salone del Mobile. (more…)

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