The Basura Project by Marc Trotereau was created for the purpose of reinventing the concept of the lamp. The WireShade Lamp was designed into adaptable cubic blocks that can fit all corners of ceilings and support posts.
Designer Richard Clarkson likes to experiment with products, lights, and furniture. One of his unusual creations is Cloud, an interactive light shaped like a cumulus cloud that mimics a thunderstorm light and sound.
The Cirkellamp lamp is a creation of the late Dutch industrial designer and sculptor, Aldo van den Nieuwelaar. The original design from 1968 represents a circle and a square in perfect proportion characteristic of the artist geometric and minimal approach.
In his new collaboration with Parachilna, Jaime Hayón designed a ceramic urn-shaped lamp topped by a frosted glass shade. The ceramic body is made by craftsman Italo Bosa who finishes each unit by hand before glazing and firing multiple times.
Studiocharlie has designed a collection of lightings for Nemo including a floor, wall, and pendant models. The design is minimal with linear white or black frame, using a 360° rotatable LED lighting units to create directional or indirect light.
Jaime Hayon has created a series of luminaires for the new Catalan label Parachilna called Aballs. The collection includes pendant and table lamps along with a candelabra. Their design is a perfect combination of illuminated sphere and rounded cylinder.
Sara and Bob Lamps by Dan Yeffet is a small tabletop light collection edited by Gallery S.Bensimon. The lamps are made out of 2 glass volumes that intersect, one acts as a body and the other as a diffuser, each in another shade of color, showing purity of both shape and material.
Studio Pool in collaboration with design critic and curator Cédric Morisset are bringing modern design to hammered metal with their Contrepoids Tables and Maillet Lamp. The items are reflecting the “tradition of the French decorative arts, twisted with an industrial touch.”
The Lumio portable lamp started as a kickstarter project by Max Gunawan. Lumio is a laser-cut, accordion-folding, book-shaped lamp that packs a versatile range of functions into a compact, battery-powered housing — and it owes its creation to a surprising source of inspiration.
During the last Maison & Objet fair, we had the chance to meet the people from Well Well Designers. A young design studio based in Paris and established by Héloïse Piraud and Antoine Bécognée in 2012. Most of their lamps are hand-made, playful, and created to catch the spectator’s imagination.
Mainly a sculptor, Bernard Schottlander designed a series of steel lamps called Mantis in 1951. The lamps are reissued by French company DCW éditions ( also behind the reissue of the famous Lampe Gras), and are presented at the Salon Maison & Objet this month. Influenced by the mid-century abstract sculptures of Alexander Calder and Henry Moore, German-born and UK-based Schottlander created this subtle series of lamps in the style of Serge Mouille and Gino Sarfatti.
Berlin based Designer Joa Herrenknecht is showing a series of her new lamp collection called KOGI at Lambrate Ventura, DMY BERLIN TRAILS 2013. The lamps are made out of a very light paper modules (Tyvek) and formed in reduced shapes, they seem to be hanging down from the ceiling like crystals.
Hilden & Diaz new project is a chandelier that projects a 360° shadow of trees and roots onto the walls surrounding it.
The Light sculpture Forms in Nature was inspired ly Darwinist Ernst Haeckel’s drawings . Using a simple action, such as intensifying the brightness at the center of the artwork, the light transforms the space and adds character, as the work throws oversized shadows onto walls and ceilings in the space in which it hangs.