Airflite KINZO pays tribute to Ken Adams set design of “Dr. Strangelove“. With its giant diameter of 2.20 metres the parallels between Airflite and the typical lighting of the legendary War Room in Stanley Kubrick’s satire become obvious.
Inside the four circle segments, cleverly arranged dimmable fluorescent tubes create an intelligent light distribution – 70% of light shine upwards to be reflected by the ceiling, 30% shine downwards.
Offset table lamp by Sabine Leuthold made from two fabric shades, available in white, gray and gold with a black chrome base and opal blown glass diffuser.
Paso Doble, by Sabine Leuthold for Fambuena
Made in Italy, this Gigi Caprioli lamp is polished and looks like a split open orb, creating dynamic light and shadow plays on nearby surfaces. Very sculptural and planetary. The lamp has a label with signature and edition number (56/100)
Table or Floor Lamp, ca. 1970s, Limited Edition of 100,
€ 6500, by Gigi Caprioli, at City Furniture
Hannes Wettstein has designed a family of lights called Scope which perfects the principle of balance. With “easy move”, Belux developed and patented a new type of completely invisible balance mechanism. Where other work lights make the mechanism visible, in Scope this is accommodated invisibly in the interior of the upper and lower arm: “I wanted to impart something magical in form to the magic operating mode”, explains Wettstein.
Scope has proved to have gentle adjustability but still remains stable in any position. The ingenious balance and high agility of the lights challenge you to plumb the large working radius – deep and long tables can also be optimally illuminated.
Scope, by Hannes Wettstein, for Belux
This Jacques Mizrahi Floor lamp caught our eye: part sculpture, part lamp, all modern.
Floor Lamp, $6,800, by Jacques Mizrahi, for Atelier, Available at Wright
Tropico is a collection of lamps in various shapes and sizes which play with light and shadow. Composed of diamond-shaped individual modules, the decorative features recall a classic crystal chandelier, with its polished glass elements.
The diamond-shaped individual modules are available in either a crystalline “ice” version, with the clarity and light transmission, or in an opaque, off version, which gives a warm, aged and exotic-looking effect. Tropico allows for a choice between a cool violet or warm orange to create completely different moods.
Tropico Ellipse, by Giulio Iacchetti, for Foscarini
A table lamp with three joints, adjustable head with handle and rotation mechanism in the base. Dimmable warm white LEDs with glare protecting optical lenses and diffuser. Floor and wall mounted lamp also available.
Frank Gehry has designed a lamp for Belux as a homage to the designer Isamo Noguchi. As both a sculptural lamp and a lamp sculpture, Cloud is a design concept in which the user becomes co-designer. The idea is that the fold structure of the shade, which is shaped more or less by accident during production, can be changed by bulging it out or pressing it in. In doing so, Gehry makes users into co-designers who can repeatedly change the shape of the lamp if they so wish.
Cloud (Mama Cloud, Cloud-10, Cloud-20), by Frank O. Gehry, for Belux
Tom Dixon has designed an electrical pylon-like suspension lamp comprising a lightweight geometric frame in anodized metal, with blown satin glass elements.
Lightweight, by Tom Dixon, for Foscarini
This animated lamp looks as if it just jumped out of a space-craft, weightless, exploring new teritory. Available as a suspension or standing lamp. Designed to spice up big areas, and to landmark a building. Create your own space program.
Spacewalker, floor and suspension Lamp by Constantin Wortmann, for Dark