The Karl-Johan Table Lamp from New Works is inspired by excursions into nature. A search for wild mushrooms. The tones of an autumn forest. This soothing lamp combines the soft curves of glass with the stability of black marquina or smoked oak. The result is a poetic piece, a combination of tone and texture, dark and light.
The Karl-Johan Table Lamp is available in 2 versions: Smoked Oak w. White Opal Glass or Black Marquina w. Smoked Glass.
New Works is a Copenhagen based design house with a fresh perspective. They combine a fascination with materials, respect for craftsmanship and an artistic sensibility to create a collection of furniture, lighting and accessories that is sleek, elegant and sculptural.
The Special Factory Suspension Light, designed by Elisa Giovannoni for Ghidini 1961, is inspired by industrial style bell-shaped metal lamps used in factories. The smooth and reflective bell is made of brass, with its characteristic sheen and weight. Other distinguishing features include the lip at the edge of the bell, the casting that encloses the bulb holder, the anchor hook and the poly-carbonate diffuser that closes the bell (thereby concealing the light bulb) and creates a warm glow.
Elisa Gargan Giovannoni is an industrial and interior designer, wife and partner of Ghidini's Creative Director Stefano Giovannoni. Elisa collaborates as a designer with Giovannoni Design and other companies including Alessi, Magis, Maletti-l'Oreal, Millefiori, Mr & Mrs Fragrances, Millefiori, Bisazza, Veneta Cucine, Bertazzoni, Marzorati&Ronchetti, Tubes, Viceversa. Winner of numerous prizes and competitions, Elisa runs courses at the Domus Academy and the Polytechnic School of Design.
Ghidini 1961 is the design-led consumer products brand from Ghidini Bosco, the Italian specialist in metal die-casting renowned for their manufacturing expertise, especially with brass. Precious and luxurious, Ghidini 1961 is the perfect marriage of manufacturing heritage and cutting-edge contemporary design. Read our related blog post on Ghidini 1961 here.
Designed by Jean-Baptiste Fastrez for Moustache, the Olo Table Lamp is the very latest creation of this enlightened designer. Olo is a very clever light which can be positioned in 3 different ways, changing entirely both its resemblance and the direction of its light.
With its two small spotlight like curious eyes watching us, this little lamp definitely attracts attention. Its enigmatic and playful design stimulates our imagination and creates an immediate sympathy. Entirely made of ceramic, Olo has two light sources (LED). Its shape has been expertly crafted to allow three different lighting directions: it can be sit on one of its three sides, allowing horizontal, vertical or oblique light.
Born in 1984, Jean-Baptiste Fastrez lives and works in Paris. He won the 2011 Grand Prix du Jury of Design Parade 6 in Villa Noailles (Hyères, France). Since 2011, he has established his own design studio in Paris, and now counts several business partners around the world: from Danish textil manufacturer Kvadrat, the Galerie Lafayettes in Paris , Sèvres / Cité de la céramique, the glass reaserch center Cirva in Marseille, the french brand Moustache and the London and Paris based design gallery Galerie Kreo.
Moustache is a French design brand that brings together like-minded designers such as Francois Azambourg, Big Game and Matali Crasset to create furniture, lighting and interior accessories that are quirky and delightful in equal measures.
The Stitches Bamako Suspension Light is the creation of Egbert-Jan Lam of Netherlands-based Burojet Design Studio and is part of the "embroidered" Stitches family of lights. These 4 lights are called Mopti, Tombuctú, Djenné and Bamako, after towns and cities in the West African nation of Mali. Each light has its own distinct pattern. In order to make each light, veneer strips are crafted in a traditional sewing fashion: the pattern is marked out, cut and then repeated. Where hemming is normally used to complete a garment, the Stitches light has a visible hemstitch pattern, which radiates once the light is switched on.
The distinctive shape of each Stitches light is an allusion to the adobe mosques found across Mali. Moreover, the Stitches lights embody Mali’s long history as a producer of embroidery.
Each Stitches suspension light is available in 11 different wooden finishes, thus providing endless options for customisation.
LZF lamps, or Luzifer as they were originally called, is a Spanish lighting specialist making very special lights. Founded at the end of 1994, LZF specialises in ceiling, wall, floor and table lights in contemporary designs hand-made using natural wood veneers.
This noble material creates a spectacular lighting effect, projecting the internal beauty of the wood and radiating a delicately warm and attractive atmosphere to both domestic and contract settings.
Winner of two Good Design, two Design Plus and one Red Dot prize, LZF is fast becoming one of the most respected lighting brands in the world.
Sliced Sphere is a simple yet sculptural suspension light designed by Frederik Roije. The shape of the light is based on a simple sphere with a line of light created by a diagonal slice, creating two halves which float above each another, encircled by a line of light. The Sliced Sphere suspension light works especially well when used in a group and is ideal for contract and domestic use.
The Sliced Sphere suspension light comes in 6 different versions.
Frederik Roije is a Netherlands based, internationally renowned designer with a growing collection of furniture, lighting and interior accessories. His products are characterised by slick, clean lines with minimalist designs punctuated by a dash of quirkiness. Frederik Roije is also an accomplished interior designer whose works are perfect showcases of his sophisticated and elegant style.
Agata, designed by Sovrappensiero, is a suspension light which has a simple and refined design, available in two versions: Circle and Ellipse. Agata has a metal body which outlines a pure geometric shape holding a mirrored glass lampshade through a soft shaped wood component. The glass can show or hide the light source, creating a clever game of light, transparency and reflections. Use Agata lamps individually, in pairs, or mix the different shapes and colours to create decorative lamp clusters.
Agata was selected by Elle Decor for Best of Design 2016.
Italian Sovrappensiero Design Studio was set up in Milan in 2007 as a creative partnership between Lorenzo De Rosa and Ernesto Ladevaia, who are originally from Campania in the South of Italy. Today the duo collaborates with several major Italian companies, such as Porada and Seletti. Alongside product design and interior design, they also teach design and communication at the Politecnico di Milano.
Incipit (the beginning in Latin) is a Milan-based interiors accessories brand and creative lab whose aim is to nurture young talent. It is a platform for young designers to test their ideas with more experienced professionals and to make them real through the involvement of local producers. Every Incipit item is made by Italian factories and artisans who actively collaborate with designers to find the best possible solutions, maintaining the "Made in Italy" spirit of excellence.
The Dancing Pendant Light is a stunningly sculptural yet simple suspension light designed by Iskos-Berlin for Menu. The light takes on the shape of a cone with folded pleats which recalls a dancer's pleated skirt in mid-twirl. Made with felt created largely from used plastic water bottles, the Dancing pendant light is as sustainable as it is stylish.
Iskos-Berlin is a Copenhagen-based design partnership between Boris Berlin and Aleksej Iskos. Their philosophy is to see "design as an art of storytelling", exploring new technologies and materials to see their impact on everyday objects.
Menu is a Danish design company founded in 1976. Collaborating with some of the most talented designers in the world, they deliver high quality design with a crisp Scandinavian look referred to as "soft minimalism". Menu is passionate about design, new materials and clever, functional details - innovations that make a genuine difference.
Best Before is an exciting new light, created by French designer and Blackbody creative director Thierry Gaugain. This is a USB light, which can be customized and decorated, following the Art Toy principle. The white surface of the light can act as a drawing and sketching surface: just unleash your creativity !
OLEDs organic light-emitting diodes form 2 mm thin luminous surfaces. They belong to the family of semi-conductor lighting sources just like LEDs, which are commonly used for outdoor lighting and automobiles. However, OLEDs rely on organic substances such as carbon and hydrogen to emit light. OLED lighting solutions give rise to a new use for light. Long-lasting (50,000 hour life), ultra flat, glare-free, and heat-free, these luminous panes are reinventing home lighting.
Light becomes a fully functional material, which adopts an endless variety of forms or colours, enabling architects as well as designers to explore innovative and personalized approaches. As such, it allows lamp designers to associate lighting with visual and tactile senses, bringing life to their creations.
Blackbody is the global leader in applying cutting-edge OLED (organic light emitting diodes) technology to lighting design.They have collaborated with leading designers such as Thierry Gaugain to create ceiling, table, floor and wall lights which are unlike anything else in the market. Many of these designs can be customised, enabling architects and designers to realise solutions to suit particular requirements for both private and commercial spaces.