Watch out for it could be aliens hanging no further than above your dining table… or library table, or anywhere for that matter! The Nimba suspension light possibly enforces correlations with what we have been taught to associate UFO’s with: circular light objects suspending in the air. According to the designer, Antoni Arola, Nimba owes its name to being “like the nimbus or aureole of holy images, which may be seen, but are not there”. And I couldn’t agree more, as the association with the unidentified flying object came second to that one of saints. It’s a comforting thought, that of having saints looking after us quietly as we dine, read or simply get together with family and friends. Continue reading
When everyday objects like lamps are transformed into absolute poetry, there is definitely much more coming into our lives than just mere light. Childhood recollections, good moods can be all communicated via an object’s design and this is exactly what Edmondo Testaguzza managed to do, when designing his collection of suspended lamps, carrying the name Le Trulle. They are beautiful ceramic lamps featuring soft lines, total absence of edges, where the upper part is connected to a metal thread shade, all bonded together under the common denominator of total whiteness. Continue reading
What happens when some of the world’s most famous designers are joined by students of the Lausanne art of school, ECAL in order to translate legends of the past into the language of the present? Even more, what happens when Fernando & Humberto Campana, Louise Campbell, Jean-Marc Gady, Jaime Hayon, Arik Levy, Philippe Nigro and Philippe Stark join forces united under the legendary name of Baccarat? Well, one thing is certain: magic is created. Continue reading
The Everly collection of pendant lamps possibly owes its name to the fact that when choosing lighting fixtures, going kind of classic is not only a safe choice but also a choice that will ensure durability for years to come. Inspired by the decorative blown glass containers, the Everly collection from Kichler Lighting is made from clear glass, offered in two basic shapes, combined with two types of hardware, making a total of four designs that work well with one another and suitable for satisfying various tastes. Continue reading
The Globe Light is a versatile pairing of a spherical pendant light plus a concave reflecting plate. The design bounces light off the disc instead of shining directly into a room, giving off a flattering warm and even glow. The lights themselves can also be used alone or clustered, or bounced off another surface to the same effect. Continue reading
This bright family from lighting specialist Plumen has brought design to an everyday object. The low-energy bulb is a sexed-up version of standard forms in curving lines to form droplet shape that comes in standard mini styles thus suitable for main lights and also lamps. Continue reading
The beauty of Blom delicately captures the form of a flower. Designed by Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik, this lovely table lamp was inspired by the shifting light and seasonal changes of the Nordic countries. And just like a flower that turns towards the light, so can Blom’s petal shaped blades be directed to adjust its light. Continue reading
Exams, studying… reading pages after pages, making summaries, taking notes… these are certainly not the happiest of memories for quite a big bunch of people, right? Please correct me if I’m wrong! I do remember doing everything in my power to make the studying hours and method more efficient, interesting and somehow appealing. I’d make little notes written in my best handwriting in pretty colors, I’d underline, pin on my cork board and try to use everything while I was lecturing myself on the whole subject I’d be working on.
What I didn’t have, was a lightboard. A nice, sleek sheet of epoxy coated laminated steel, in white of course, with an integrated light, ready to create a cozy ambiance even during the darkest hours of studying. Continue reading
A lot of modern life seems to have to do with controlling your environment. Either for your bedroom or your office, the options are all over for you to adjust temperature, humidity, noise levels, and especially lighting. The best of these options are the most beautifully designed.
The Hue Bulb series from appliance standard-bearers Philips paired with Apple to create a completely personalized lighting experience. Continue reading
Stockholm-based architect and designer, Mattias Stahlbom, brought a new twist to the table lamp. The new design plays with the form of the traditional lamp, turning its shape upside down. The result does not only look good but it also allows the user to enjoy different lighting and moods just by rotating the position of this ambient lamp shade. Continue reading