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Tamawa Lamp by Big Game

Tamawa Lamp by Hubert Verstraeten

Tamawa Lamp by Hubert Verstraeten

Tamawa is a radical style exercise that uses bakelite spheres as a mono material. It is a design story that takes up there where the seminal ‘Hang it all’ by Charles & Ray Eames lifted off in the 50s: coloured balls (the official snooker colour line-up) varying from 112mm to 16 cm in diameter. This is the framed vocabulary that designers of Big Game have used to create a range of objects in unlimited conception.

Tamawa Lamp, by Big Game, at Tamawa

Fork Lamps by DIESEL with Foscarini

Fork is an ironic lamp inspired by the casual world of the campsite and campers. The canvas shade has typical tent stitching, with deliberately visible fabric layers. The metal structure of the base is joined to the diffuser by two metal rings reminiscent of those used to fix tents and the warm, suffused light is typical of tents lit from the inside. What recalls the roots of Diesel style – jeans – are the quality of the fabric and the type of workmanship.

Fork Table Lamp, Floor Lamp, by DIESEL with Foscarini

Bait Floor Lamp by Frandsen Projekt

The Bait Lamp designed by Henrik Pedersen is Frandsen Projekt’s latest release unveiled at ICFF. This simple floor lamp has a carbon fiber rod, with a movable brushed steel weight that acts as a counter balance that can be slid along the lamp to adjust the height of the lighting. At the same time the carbon fiber rod will naturally adjust its curve like a fishing rod which is the inspiration for the Bait Lamp.

Bait Floor Lamp, by Henrik Pedersen, for Frandsen Projekt
via: Furniture Fashion

SevenUp by Tim Baute

Chandeliers have always been very romantic design pieces in every space, but according to Tim Baute they’ve also been extremely massive. With this in mind Baute designed a chandelier which would keep the nostalgia, but give it a lighter touch.

SevenUp, by Tim Baute, INTERROR.BE
via: Yatzer

Can-Can Lamp by Marcel Wanders for Flos

Can-Can Lamp Marcel Wanders Flos

Can-Can Lamp Marcel Wanders Flos

Marcel Wanders has created this elegant yet humourous suspension lamp with a glossy hard shell which only reveals its beauty when looked from underneath, a draped white textile diffuses the light source creating a soft intimate character.

Can-Can, by Marcel Wanders, for Flos

Wajima by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Japan Brand

The Wajima collection is the fruit of a new collaboration between designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Japan Brand. A series of accessories for the home that incorporate traditional Japanese lacquer techniques and finishes.
“The Lamp is a luminous box that highlights the magnificence of lacquer while presenting large shiny surfaces reflecting light. Thanks to the red glow diffused by the light when switched on, a very subtle mood emanates from the lacquer and creates a smooth and captivating atmosphere.”
“The Desk Light is an assemblage of three elements that remind distinctly of very traditional lacquerware shapes. The final piece that derives from this simple combination suggests the infinite possibilities offered by the material and its classical elements. It shows that familiar forms can give birth to different and mysterious contemporary objects. The use of LEDs in both lights enhances the impact of the marriage between ancient and recent techniques.”

Wajima Collection, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, for Japan Brand
via MoCo Loco

Ciclope Architectural Lighting from Artemide

Artemide has introduced a series of outdoor luminaires using low energy LEDs. Ciclope is made from die-cast and extruded aluminium.

Ciclope, by Alessandro Pedretti, Studio Rota & Partners, for Artemide

Break by Xuclà & Alemany for Vibia

Durable outdoor Architectural lights in concrete with the light source emerging from a gap in the form.

Break, by Xuclà & Alemany, for Vibia

Smithfield Pendant by Jasper Morrison for Flos

Pendant light in powder coated steel with a plastic diffuser.

Smithfield, by Jasper Morrison for Flos

Coral Lamps by Pallucco

“From simplicity to complexity”. A lamp series made from modular injection moulded polycarbonate parts reminiscent of sea coral branches.

Coral Suspension Light, Table Lamp, Floor Lamp, by Lagranja Design, for Pallucco

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