‘mio. light’ by German designer Frederic Julian Ratsch is a lamp with emotional appeal. It creates an unusual and much more direct relationship between human and light. It is more light than lamp and sits beside you like a small and lovely being. It shines to oneself, it illuminates, it lets you look into its eyes.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 28 October, 2013
Nostalgic for the days when tremendous glass chandeliers would fill a room, the CreativeMary team challenged itself to modernizing the existence of these antique jewels and create an equally monumental and eye-catching piece. The Bombarda suspension lamp, an imposing piece with 15 glass shades, clear and painted, suspended on a metal and brass structure, ideal for bringing joy, contrasts and distinctiveness to spaces around the world.
“In the gallery-lined Miguel Bombarda street, new exhibitions, a striving art scene and streetside concerts involve Oporto city in a festive, bohemian ambiance.”
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 11 October, 2013
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 4 October, 2013
Swedish design studio Glimpt designed these cool hand painted ceramic shades inspired by strawberry pips. Called Forbidden Fruit, the cord of the lamps are fitted with layers of colourful wooden discs.
“…Where does the name Forbidden Fruit come from? The tactile painted dots on the lampshades and the repetitive sensation when moving your hand over them are evocative of the patterns you can find on some fruit. The bright colours suggest that the fruit may even be poisonous…”
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 2 October, 2013
Chantilly lamps by french designer Constance Guisset are dancing objects on long and elegant plywood legs. Complex volumes are created through a simple system of folds of a polypropyene sheet. Delivered flat, they can be assembled thanks to press studs in one simple gesture. With their pastel and delicious colours, they also represent a research on colorimetric transitions.
The objective of this project was to design delicate and funny lamps at a reasonable price. They exist in three sizes (small, medium or large to be suspended) and four colours.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 25 September, 2013
Israeli designers Ariel Zuckerman and Oded Sapir have created Knitted, a series of light fixtures. Knitted combines technology with tradition; knitting wool threads in fixed patterns creates a three-dimensional sheet of fabric which serves as a lighting fixture. The developing was done using the designer Adva Bruner.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 23 September, 2013
Used washing machine drums are given a new life as a lamp by designer Willem Heeffer. The up-cycled product is founded on three principles: locally sourced and recycled materials, hand made to the highest standard and transforming or reinventing to something which totally disconnects from its past.
”When I work with old materials I take them out of context, use it in an unexpected way to create something new. The goal is to first see a beautiful product after which you discover the history behind it. Only then the products are no longer viewed as trash and have become design pieces.” says the designer.
Drum light is powder coated in six different colours and seems to hover in the air suspended by three 1mm thick cables. The drive wheel at the back of the machine is placed inside the drum to house the T5 circular tube which has an excellent light output.
The fabric braided electricity cable is colour matching and the lights are fitted with acrylic sheets which diffuse the light. It is also available in an LED version.
The drums are salvaged from the local recycling centers who have taken on the labor intensive task to take them out of the machines to give them a second life which makes these lamps 90% recycled! It’s a lamp with a clean history!
For sale in different web shops and at www.willemheeffer.nl
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 19 September, 2013