Aeros is designed as a circle, created as one, big, organically formed reflector with the light source placed at the top. The fixture is made from anodised aluminium, cast in two parts, with the joint serving to underpin the design. The reflector is designed with a perforated pattern at the rounded side while the upper and lower sides are unperforated. Light is emitted horizontally through the perforations and directly downward. Discreet light is also emitted upward. The dense, perforated pattern yields a three-dimensional effect giving the fixture an air of weightlessness.
Aeros, by Ross Lovegrove, for Louis Poulsen
ExoLight, Edition Galerie Tool by Laurent Massaloux
The light reminiscent of a traditional Japanese portable paper lantern Bon-bori is enhanced by the light coming through the double and triple layers.
Mayuhana, by Toyo Ito, for Yamagiwa
From the 1960′s these American lamps are made from aluminium and glass.
Stemlite table lamps, by Design Line, $480, Sold at auction at Wright
Scheisse, by Hans Bleken Rud, for Northern Lighting
KD 27 Table lamp, (sold), by Joe Colombo, for Kartell at City Furniture
To celebrate the centenary, Pallucco modified Fortuny to enhance its very clean and pure lines. A discretely elegant but utterly modern use of white, it underlines its inherent design. Versions include fabric with a silver print.
Fortuny Ornaments, by Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, for Pallucco
Inspired by the connection between mathematics and the laws of nature, such as the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, Janne Kyttänen has also created a collection of lighting designs. The Palm Chandelier is a good example of this collection. It follows the growing pattern of the foliage in a palm tree and it is composed of 38 individual small Palm lights combined together to form a chandelier.
Palm Chandelier, by Janne Kyttänen, for Freedom of Creation