Inspired by the coloured tiles of Marrakech, Benjamin Hubert has designed a pendant lamp in which flexible silicone tiles are hung on a metal frame. “The consumer can build their own lamp from a framework and selection of different coloured tiles, allowing for customisation as the end user becomes part of the design process.”
The product focuses on the flowing relationship between adjustable elements whilst retaining a utilitarian architectural quality. The high brightness led light source and capacitive touch control is contrasted with a tactile range of material to soften the technology and create a more human range of products.
Available in either ash timber or texture lacquered aluminum with the paddle head formed from pressed aluminum.
Combining materials in a new innovative way, the Israeli designer Omri Barzeev created the Lady Led desk lamp. This lamp uses three strong but small Leds. The Leds are inserted in a heat shrinking plastic tube, a feature that allows to hold the Leds without any screws. The copper body of the lamp gives it an elegant and clean look. The two legs of the lamp are made of wood: they can move up or down the body of the lamp, in order to adapt the lighting angle or to play with the lamp appearance.
Zaza means “wobbling” in Hebrew. The originality of Zaza is to play with the usual ideas one has of a “normal” chair: the flexibility of the polypropylene structure takes the user by surprise and help to create a new relationship between the chair and the person sitting on it. This feeling is reinforced by the playful shape of the base, looking like a narrow rocking horse, only to deceive us again by it surprising stability.
Lady Led desk lamp, Zaza Chair, by Omri Barzeev
Molecules, Designed by Ofir Zucker & Albi Serfaty, collaboration with origami artist Ilan Garibi, Tokonoma, Designed by Albi Serfaty & Eitan Ben Tovim, for Aqua Creations
With an uncanny resemblance to NASA’s Mercury capsule, this hanging pendant lamp is clean and crisp. The fine chintz fabric on the shade adds a remarkable sheen. The colours pop, making a dramatic touch to open and spacious interiors.
Andy Pendant Lamp (Big Andy) by FrauMaier.
Piers Mansfield-Scaddan is launching a new range of furniture and table lamps at Design Indaba inspired by industrial fabrication techniques and craftsmanship. Showcasing several industrial processes, the range reflects Piers’ obsession with all things technological. The tongue in cheek Espresso Lamp series draws inspiration from stove top Italian Espresso pot, functioning as a quirky desk light which works either in a domestic setting or home office. A visually arresting minimal design parodies frilly lamps found in your grandmothers attic, yet is industrially fabricated from sheets of anodized aluminum. Espresso’s are available in candy apple colours from lilac, and turquoise to aubergine and more established finishes of golds and bronzes to black. The Espresso Lamp and is available in a wide range of colours and in 3 sizes, referred to as single, double and mini espressos!
Espresso Lamp, by Piers Mansfield-Scaddan, Fly-Pitcher
Four years ago while experimenting in the workshop, Dror Benshetrit discovered a serendipitous geometry. Initially inspired by the aesthetic and flexibility of this versatile form, he soon realized the structural integrity of the interlocking members. Dror then embarked on four years of inspired and diligent investigations. Working in a collaborative and experimental environment, the team developed a unique structure that can adapt to a variety of conditions and configurations. These range from product design, trestle structures, dwellings, dividing walls, sound barriers, and more. Some applications take advantage of its load-bearing capabilities, while others capitalize on its acoustic properties, ease of manufacturing, collapsibility and energy performance.
Boosted by a team of experts, the studio conducted inter-disciplinary research and rigorous analysis, to soon discover the overwhelming strength of the geometry coming from the most simplistic physical force. The geometry revealed five development direction for applications with endless possibilities; dividing, dwelling, trestle, fenestration and artistic installation. These enabled designs reflect an ever-changing world where contextual factors and technological resources are shifting definitions of architecture, design, and the traditional boundaries between disciplines.
“Our goal is to inspire change. Working with creative and innovative experts from various fields, we aim to share and implement this geometry in urban design, architecture, philanthropic work, and public art. When realizing that the system could potentially bring a groundbreaking solution to the global issue of habitat, we were eager to complete our experimentations and share this discovery with the world.”
- Dror Benshetrit
Benjamin Hubert has designed an adjustable task lamp with a perforated aluminum tube which contains LEDs. With a simple clamp the lamp can be raised into position as well as rotating 360° on its axis.
Crane Task Lamp, by Benjamin Hubert, for Örsjö
The Norm 06 is a shade that can be affixed to any hanging light bulb. Easily assembled, the lamp ships flat in a gift box. When looking up at it the light appears to be an awe-inspiring 3D flower. A soft glow from the bulb gives the lamp its colour. Simon Karkov’s design is inspired by nature, by the lilies and the water lilies.
Norm 06 Pendant Lamp, Small, Medium, Large, by Simon Karkov, for Normann Copenhagen
“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