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
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
The Taccia lamp is a remarkable piece of design from 1962 – and it’s still in production today.
It was designed, by the Castiglioni brothers for Flos in 1962 as a functionable/adjustable table lamp for the modern home. The base is a fluted column of aluminium, topped with a clear glass shade with an aluminium reflector, which can be rotated to direct the light.
Achille Castiglioni said of Taccia in a 1970 interview: “We consider it the Mercedes of lamps, a symbol of success: perhaps because it looks like the shaft of a classical column. We certainly weren’t thinking of prestige when we designed it. We just wanted a surface that would stay cool.”
Taccia, $2,300.00 by Achille Castiglioni, for Flos
That’s a big bulb. The light source is a powerful three-watt LED in white, blue or red. Its optics has been deliberately incorporated into the structure. It serves as suspension or wall lamp. Its metal structure is made of chrome or matt black.
Dear Edi lamp, by David Abad, for Dab