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.
Fork is an ironic lamp inspired by the casual world of the campsite and campers. The canvas shade has typical tent stitching, with deliberately visible fabric layers. The metal structure of the base is joined to the diffuser by two metal rings reminiscent of those used to fix tents and the warm, suffused light is typical of tents lit from the inside. What recalls the roots of Diesel style – jeans – are the quality of the fabric and the type of workmanship.
Fork Table Lamp, Floor Lamp, by DIESEL with Foscarini
The Bait Lamp designed by Henrik Pedersen is Frandsen Projekt’s latest release unveiled at ICFF. This simple floor lamp has a carbon fiber rod, with a movable brushed steel weight that acts as a counter balance that can be slid along the lamp to adjust the height of the lighting. At the same time the carbon fiber rod will naturally adjust its curve like a fishing rod which is the inspiration for the Bait Lamp.
Chandeliers have always been very romantic design pieces in every space, but according to Tim Baute they’ve also been extremely massive. With this in mind Baute designed a chandelier which would keep the nostalgia, but give it a lighter touch.
Marcel Wanders has created this elegant yet humourous suspension lamp with a glossy hard shell which only reveals its beauty when looked from underneath, a draped white textile diffuses the light source creating a soft intimate character.
Can-Can, by Marcel Wanders, for Flos
The Wajima collection is the fruit of a new collaboration between designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Japan Brand. A series of accessories for the home that incorporate traditional Japanese lacquer techniques and finishes.
“The Lamp is a luminous box that highlights the magnificence of lacquer while presenting large shiny surfaces reflecting light. Thanks to the red glow diffused by the light when switched on, a very subtle mood emanates from the lacquer and creates a smooth and captivating atmosphere.”
“The Desk Light is an assemblage of three elements that remind distinctly of very traditional lacquerware shapes. The final piece that derives from this simple combination suggests the infinite possibilities offered by the material and its classical elements. It shows that familiar forms can give birth to different and mysterious contemporary objects. The use of LEDs in both lights enhances the impact of the marriage between ancient and recent techniques.”