Ionna Vautrin presents a a series of lighting called Moaïs. Each model consists of ten sheets of polycarbonate and ten “combs” in painted or anodized aluminum, and a black aluminum base shaped like a truncated cone. Easy to assemble, some are left white, while others are screen printed.
Moaïs, by Ionna Vautrin, January 26 – March 20, at ToolsGalerie, Paris, France
The w102 task lamp references an archetypal personal desk lamp for home or office use, and seeks to offer a fresh interpretation of the familiar on a domestic scale. The lamp is predominantly made from brass – a material commonly associated with lights, though not so widely used today – with details in rubber. The intention was to create a simple form with a clear distinction between a base, a single arm and a lamp head. The lamp has no visible joints and minimal directional movement, without compromising its function.
w102 Task Lamp, by David Chipperfield, for Wästberg
The rotating lids act as a mechanical dimmer to control the light intensity. Jar desk lamps are made from lathed oak, stained natural or black. Available in two sizes: 125 mm and 250 mm tall (280 mm diameter).
Jar Lamps, by Noon Studio
The Toy Lamp is a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted table lamp by Ryan McElhinney in his London Studio. Made of recycled toys which are bonded together and then coated in a high-gloss polyurethane lacquer.
Toy Lamp, by Ryan McElhinney
Ogle has the functionality of a spotlight combined with the elegance of a pendant lamp. The lamp comes in a matte black soft lacquer finish and LED fitting.
The design for I.cono achieves visual lightness, combining cleanliness and consistency throughout the range. The rotating mechanisms of the head and base seem invisible thanks to the high technical quality in all the processes of creating this light.
Available in polycarbonate lacquer, black, white or pistachio.
I.cono, by Lievore, Altherr and Molina Studio, for Vibia
Studio Olafur Eliasson is an experimental laboratory located in Berlin. Led by renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, it functions as an interdisciplinary space, generating fresh dialogues between art and its surroundings. A new product designed for Zumtobel is a modular lighting system called Starbrick.
Starbrick consists of injection-moulded polycarbonate components with a matte black finish. The semi-transparent, yellow, reflective surfaces at its core are backlit by LEDs. The light from the outward-facing LED Boards is concentrated and evenly distributed via polycarbonate refractors.
Starbrick by Studio Olafur Eliasson, for Zumtobel
Crinolina plays with the expressive abstraction of the old fashioned hooped skirt from past centuries – translated into a unique and modern lighting design by the Berlin-based designer, Susanne Philippson. The characteristic of the lamp is its outer lampshade which plays between open and closed surfaces. Viewed from various angles the outer shade shows both symmetric and almost deconstructivist asymmetric appearance.
Crinolina, Suspension, Table and Floor Lamp, by Susanne Philippson, for Pallucco
Ludovica and Roberto Palomba’s latest project for Foscarini is the result of a long research process that has led to the creation of Fly Fly; a hanging lamp created with a polycarbonate injection moulding technique that guarantees 360° illumination and makes it appear like beach glass.
Fly Fly, by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, for Foscarini
Tamawa is a radical style exercise that uses bakelite spheres as a mono material. It is a design story that takes up there where the seminal ‘Hang it all’ by Charles & Ray Eames lifted off in the 50s: coloured balls (the official snooker colour line-up) varying from 112mm to 16 cm in diameter. This is the framed vocabulary that designers of Big Game have used to create a range of objects in unlimited conception.