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Consistent with its trademark minimalist style, Barcelona-based design studioLievore, Altherr, Molina has created a light with clean-lined, sleek contours for Barcelona-based company Vibia. Called Skan, it’s an extremely pared-down pendant lamp.
Available in matt, lacquered red, white or graphite grey, it blends seamlessly into any interior, be it a leisure venue or a home. It incorporates LED technology, which is supremely energy-efficient and casts a very powerful light, that is warm, and soothing.
Vibia was founded in 1987, and has a huge portfolio of products which is constantly evolving thanks to its collaboration with very high-profile designers. Vibia’s products are present in over 60 countries. As well as its production plant in Barcelona, the company has an office in New Jersey in the US.
30 Jun / RHYTHM led lamp by Arik Levy
For its design concept, both harmonic and disruptive at the same time, the RHYTHM Collection designed by Arik Levy for VIBIA has been awarded the “Best individual lamp/lighting device” at the IIDA/HD Product Desing Competition 2012. Sponsored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in partnership with Hospitality Design Magazine, the competition evaluated the products based on their innovation, technical advancements, cost effectiveness, environmental responsibility, aesthetics, need and usage in the hospitality industry, and both client and user benefits.
The winners were announced at the Platinum Circle Gala during the HD Expo, which took place in Las Vegas from May 15-17, 2012. “The winning products blended the highest standards of innovation and beauty”, said Felice Silverman (member of the jury).
RHYTHM: light in motion
Infinite pieces, unique and different in each configuration: RHYTHM by Vibia combines minimalism and movement like no other luminary to create sublime sensations: from soft waves to chaotic shapes and forms of light. Designed by Arik Levy, the RHYTHM Collection is composed of different sticker modules, capable of transforming into multiple combinations (horizontal and vertical).
Thanks to its rotation system, each sticker can rotate on an axis and be positioned at the desired angle. The result is a design concept that creates a hypnotic balance. Each module of this pendant lamp is equipped with LED technology that enables high-lumen output and controlled light distribution, making it the ideal element of light and decoration for large meeting spaces. RHYTHM is available in 25 versions, as built-in and surface fitting, in matt chocolate and beige lacquer.
24 Jun / Bossa pendant lamp by Lumini
Bossa is by far the best-known light produced by the leading Brazilian lighting manufacturer Lumini. Its creator is Fernando Prado who has long been acclaimed as a distinguished designer in Brazil.
The special feature of the Bossa pendant light, which has scooped awards from around the globe, is its light distribution system that allows the lighting to be changed from direct to indirect just by pulling the lampshade. At the same time, a reflector in the shade prevents people from being dazzled – or stops the light source from being reflected in glass tables.
Pure and minimalist in appearance, Bossa also features refined, intelligent technical design.
Does it get more eco friendly than a light that literally uses sunlight? Sure, by this definition a skylight is a light too… but in a way, isn’t it?
The Tunnel Solare VELUX by Lovegrove is just like it sounds… a sun tunnel! From your ceiling to the outside world… and the light comes in, bounces off the hanging pod, reflecting up to the larger fixture ~ and illuminating the whole room ~ creating anything from an ambient glow to a pretty bright room depending on the weather conditions. Industrial designer Ross Lovegrove in the video on the Velux site seems to take quite a bit of pride in creating something “neutral but not boring… and that’s not easy” ~ and i agree it is certainly key to “not to use energy, when we absolutely do not need to use energy”
Kristian Aus designs the project called Hut Pendant Light for the new Australian Interior product brand UNDER. These house lamps hang from the ceiling to bring a warm light inside any room.
Made in Australia from powder-coated steel and acrylic, the Hut Pendant Light doesn’t have any screws. Its concept is similar to the Autumn House Lights project because a beacon of light and shape makes the viewers look up, towards home. Maybe the philosophy behind this whole concept wants to remind us that when we look up (figuratively), we will always have a familiar and warm place: home.
Get one of this lights at the LFW Shop.
Pendant lamps are generally static objects, waiting to be turned on and off with a flip of a switch or the pull of a cord. Not Greta, whose 22-inch-tall pleated shade can be cinched with a built-in drawstring to direct light up or down.
The interactive lamp is the work of Whatswhat, a trio of young designers–Karin Wallenbeck, John Astbury and Bengt Brummer–who met at Sweden’s Konstfack and created Greta as a class project. “The inspiration came from the concept of potential energy about movement and rest–how we can change not only the character of the lamp but also the light it emits through motion,” they tell Co.Design.
Greta is now produced with a plastic-laminated linen and available in six colors from Svenskt Tenn. Unfortunately, with a price tag of about $1,500, the lamp carries a premium for its two-in-one action.
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