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
This lighting range comprises a standing, hanging and built-in ceiling light. The light technology is based on a micro prism structure, which directs the light into the room and avoids reflections on monitor screens. For the first time, color has been introduced: an illuminated plastic ring (in blue, orange, white or red) can be chosen to coordinate with office interiors.
Futurel, for Siteco
The Celebrity Lamp is made of 40 pairs of mirrored aviator sunglasses.
Celebrity Lamp, $1,600, by Stephan Breier and Johannes Scherr, at Element design