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Tue 19.4.

Milan 2011: ‘White’ lights by Ville Kokkonen/Artek Studio for Artek (FI)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 19.04.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Artek design director Ville Kokkonen's new 'Bright White 1' light for Artek

For a company renowned for producing, among other things, highly expressive, iconic lighting pieces, Artek have performed a rather curious, yet seductive, inversion of this with their new range of ‘White’ lights by design director Ville Kokkonen, launched at this year’s Euroluce during the Milan Furniture Fair.

'White 2' wall and ceiling light by Ville Kokkonen, design director of Artek

Privileging the light source, while dramatically reducing the form of the products themselves, the lamps – of which there are table, wall/ceiling and pendant versions – appear to be a step in the direction of architectural lighting for the respected Finnish design brand.

Ville Kokkonen's new 'White 4' table lamp for Artek

What’s more, Kokkonen’s beautifully utilitarian, box-like ‘Bright White 1’ is guaranteed to give you a boost during those darker months. Well, what else would you expect from a Finn?

Artek's new 'White' lighting collection, designed by Ville Kokkonen

to the Artek collections on Architonic