“The idea came from an old lamp my grandfather had in his carpentry workshop over the workbench. It was nothing more than a few roughly cut sticks with a shaded light bulb hanging from the end of the cord. When my grandfather passed away, I got his workbench, cupboards for tools – and the lamp. I used it for nearly 10 years in my first glass-studio as a workshop lamp and often thought that one day I had to modernize it. Now it is done. My grandfather’s name was Orla.”
- Rikke Hagen
Camouflage is an enormous globe which has been pressure turned and then perforated by three-dimensional laser cutting, a technique more commonly used in the auto industry. The circular cuts cast dramatic shadows on adjacent surfaces, lending this pendant lamp a sense of drama. Available in two sizes Ø 500 mm and Ø 800 mm in white or black.
Camouflage Pendant Light, by Front, for Zero
We assembled square planes to create a sense of motion in this series of objects. One part of the bookshelf is frozen in its cascade of tumbling shelves, creating variety in the way books can be stacked. The stool’s twist endows it with visual play. Lamps roll about but are stable, thank to their planes, and cast light in different directions. The table leans as though falling away, but maintains its function as a table, and makes objects placed on it seem to sink into its folds and sways. The different ‘movements’make balance and unbalance overlap, as though we are watching the planes themselves dance.
Fungi Lamps are made out of a nylon webbing, bonded together through a special glue technique. With their unconventional construction, each lamp silhouette shows literally a gradual growth like a tree and reveals traces of imperfection of the process. The illuminated fabric creates an unique and mystical light effect.
Fungi Lamp, by Andreas Kowalewski
Winner of the Red Dot design award of Germany, Nastrino is a custom-made table lamp designed by Kai Byok. Discreetly sanded aluminium profiles give this table lamp with its balanced proportions an independent character. The filigree profiles lead to a vertical foot element which, like the entire construction, does without any visible screws. The optional clamping foot also mirrors the straight-lined design vocabulary. The slim upper arm accommodates the LED technology with up to three anti-glare illumination zones. While the upper joint is held by resilient friction, the lower one is enforced with a hidden spring.
Nastrino, by K.B. FORM
The power of this light source lies in its slenderness and unobtrusiveness; the simplicity of the fixtures’ design makes that it can be used anywhere. It can be built-in, mounted on the wall, or hung from the ceiling. An innovative and state-of-the-art magnet and contact system makes that a wide variety of LED-fixtures can be inserted or moved.
The LED-fixtures are similar in style yet each one of them has its own character and lighting quality: a mini spotlight ‘dot’, built-in or wall mounted strips ‘in’ and ‘out and directable pliable sheets caled ‘knick’.
An element with the shape of a lamp acting as a kind of avatar in order to re-contextualize the world famous “workers lamp”. Made from turned aluminium in white or brown.
Cau Table Lamp, by Marti Guixé Cau, for Danese Milano
A pendant lamp with a twist: Beam can be pointed in any direction, aim an oversized beam precisely where needed and create points of visual interest in larger spaces. Beam works well in clusters with its three standard lengths, available in matte white, black, or red, and a matching ceiling version. Custom lengths and colors are available on request.
Beam Pendant Lamp, by Johan Carpner, for Zero
The pendant lamp Miss Maple is showing the use of a familiar material in an unconventional way. We usually experience wood as a plain surface, but here it is broken down into a grid of triangles. This makes a flexible lampshade which can be transformed manually in three-dimensional ways. While the lamp generates warm light at night the surface outside becomes more evident with daylight and turns the lamp into sculptural object.
Miss Maple Pendant Lamp, Maple Wood, Textile, Steel, by Elisa Strozyk, Photography by Sebastian Neeb