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Cloud Sculptural lamp, Designed by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry has designed a lamp for Belux as a homage to the designer Isamo Noguchi. As both a sculptural lamp and a lamp sculpture, Cloud is a design concept in which the user becomes co-designer. The idea is that the fold structure of the shade, which is shaped more or less by accident during production, can be changed by bulging it out or pressing it in. In doing so, Gehry makes users into co-designers who can repeatedly change the shape of the lamp if they so wish.

Cloud (Mama Cloud, Cloud-10, Cloud-20), by Frank O. Gehry, for Belux

Foscarini Lightweight Pendant Light by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon has designed an electrical pylon-like suspension lamp comprising a lightweight geometric frame in anodized metal, with blown satin glass elements.

Lightweight, by Tom Dixon, for Foscarini

Dark Spacewalker Lamp by Constantin Wortmann

This animated lamp looks as if it just jumped out of a space-craft, weightless, exploring new teritory. Available as a suspension or standing lamp. Designed to spice up big areas, and to landmark a building. Create your own space program.

Spacewalker, floor and suspension Lamp by Constantin Wortmann, for Dark

Joiin Lamps by Pallucco

Joiin includes a series of curved surfaces that couple together to shade its light source. Up to three of these lampshades may be connected allowing their surfaces to interact, folding into itself like a ribbon of light.
The textile used to cover the shade comes finely coated with tiny glass beads, appearing white like frost, when viewed from an angle. Therefore the lamp catches attention even when switched off since its surface reflects the light sources from the environment.

Joiin, floor lamp, suspension lamp, by Susanne Philippson, for Pallucco

Signora Lamp from Carpyen

A simple lamp with the option of adding a double decker side table, well suited for both home and contract environments.

Signora, by Gabriel Teixidó, for Carpyen

La Cage Lamp by Stefan Schöning for Dark

Stefan Schöning attempts to save the bulb from extinction. La Cage is made from bended steel wire, in which the bulb is centralised, serving as the reserve for an endangered species. La Cage is a basic version, to which a series of accessoires, such as a door, a real lace skirt, a bag, can be added on.

La Cage, by Stefan Schöning, for Dark

LED Glass Brick Picks up Red Dot Design Award

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

Loop Lamp from Dark

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

Dr. Spock Ceramic Lamp by Sebastian Bergne

A suspension lamp for direct lighting, made from an enamelled porcelain reflector and chromium-plated metal stem.

Dr. Spock, by Sebastian Bergne, for Oluce

Gervasoni Bolla Lamp by Michael Sodeau

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

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