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Vintage 1972 Mezzopileo Table lamp by Artemide

Mezzopileo, € 1500, by Gae Aulenti, 1972 for Artemide at City Furniture

Stemlite Table Lamps, by Design Line

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

Vintage Joe Colombo KD 27 Table lamp

KD 27 Table lamp, (sold), by Joe Colombo, for Kartell at City Furniture

Fortuny Ornaments – A Classic Update from Pallucco

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

La La Lamp

La La Lamp, by Helen Konturis for Kundalini

Palm Chandelier Rapid Prototype by Janne Kyttänen

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

Futurel

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

Celebrity Lamp – Nice Shades

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

Fold Optical effects in Lighting from Pallucco

Fold Collection is a range of lights with lampshades that create optical effects: the diffusers are produced in either stainless steel with a super mirror finish or steel painted with a semi-gloss white finish. They enhance the brightness of the light source when the light is switched on and reflect the natural light in the room when it is off.

Fold Collection, by Enrico Franzolini, for Pallucco

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