The glass brick is back. The new shape includes LED’s and mirror reflections stretching into infinity and colors changing in computerized configurations and patterns. Named “best of the best” at the Red Dot Awards.
LED Glass Brick, by Lei Yueh Enterprise Co., Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan
The Norwegian designer Petter Knudsen has given a new boost to the office lamp. A very minimalistic design, finish in chrome, glossy white or black. By using the LED technology it effects the general look and gives the Loop the purity of a sculpture.
Loop, by Peter Knudsen, for Dark
A suspension lamp for direct lighting, made from an enamelled porcelain reflector and chromium-plated metal stem.
Dr. Spock, by Sebastian Bergne, for Oluce
Best arranged as a trio, the Bolla lamp is made from natural unfinished rattan core and is available in up to four different sizes.
Bolla S/M/L/XL Floor Standing Lamp, by Michael Sodeau, for Gervasoni
SKIFV is available in two versions that differ in the height of their supporting bases. The supporting base is either 45 mm or 118 mm high. A different lighting effect on the ground is obtained as a result of the difference in height. In addition, the placement of the 6 LEDs creates a floral motif on the wall. SKIFV can be mounted in standard position on a hard surface.
SKIFV, by Modular Lighting Instruments
Branch is a true self-build system with which unique configurations can be created according to a user’s own needs. The starting point is always the organic and sloping base structure consisting of lacquered plastic polycarbonate, and available in khaki and mat black structure.
By means of one universal connector, different ‘branches’ can be attached to one another. The organic shape of the unit ensures that Branch becomes one with its surroundings, nature, and in addition to its functional significance, also gives a decorative spirit to the outdoor surroundings. Having the courage to combine, has created an individual, unique tree structure with lateral branches.
Branch, by Rotorgroup, for Modular Lighting Instruments
“Light lines, light spheres, light cubes – objects clearly defined in terms of geometry, which can be used flexibly according to the principle of modularity. This ensures that every time new lighting units and lighting installations originate, matched to the respective room situation. Carefully composed and accurately defined details create an interplay of brightness, shadow and colours – dynamic tools for interiors addressing people’s emotions.”
- Matteo Thun
The luminaire range includes ceiling-mounted, wall-mounted and pendant luminaires. Chrome in various forms is part of the luminaire design, establishing the creative link throughout the range.
Sconfine, LINEA, CUBO & SFERA by Matteo Thun, for Zumtobel
Like an organically growing structure, a complex form develops out of a suprisingly simple element. Available in white, ruby red and chrome plastic modules – each with three light bulbs – which can be added to each other, so the ligthing object can vary in size, from a single format up to a cluster.
DNA, by Benjamin Hopf & Constantin Wortmann, for Next
You have seen the Mercury light by Artemide where each piece acts as a sculptural object reflecting the dynamics of natural light and the movement of people. Ross Lovegrove has since created Skydro a similar concept, but more er, blobular.
Skydro, by Ross Lovegrove, for Artemide
Simple, essential shapes, dampened by rich and intense hues. The design concept originates from a suggestive and moving panoramic, almost aerial, view that pays tribute to the designer’s homeland of Mancha, an area of Spain steeped in contrasts that extends over the fields as far as the eye can see. The lamp is composed of methacrylate and aluminium sheets that diffuse the light creating a range of lighting effects on the wall.
Fields, by Vicente Garcia Jiménez, for Foscarini