Design House Stockholm Box Light
Finnish designer Jonas Hakaniemi's minimalist dimming light drawer
by Phuong-Cac Nguyen
on 11 February 2010
For more illumination, slide the light out. For less, slip it further back into the case and simply touch its surface to turn it on or off.
Minimalism meets romanticism for a fresh take on the lightbulb
by Adrienne So
With a 15-watt halogen bulb encased in clear glass, the aptly-named Diamond Lights emanate a romantically vintage vibe balanced by a modern form. Created by Swedish graphic designer Eric Therner, Diamond Lights challenge the typical smooth pear...
The Barcelona-based trio rethinks manufacturing as part of the design process, rather than an expense
by Lauren Espeseth
Few creative teams are aware of the impact of design as Gauzak, the trio working on the basis that design is undeniably present in every object and every moment around them. Gauzak Design was born in January 2011 when three Spanish designers from...
Playful minimalism in the work of a well-rounded Spanish designer
by Karen Day
Spanish designer JM Ferrero recently sat down during ICFF to discuss his singular vision in the areas of lighting, furniture, interior design and textiles. With a miniature version of his first lamp pinned to his sweater, I quickly learned that Ferrero...
Door Handle Redesigns
Eight inspired updates to classic door hardware
by Deborah Herr
Italian designer Diego Amadei's highly-unusual door handle, Kobu, follows the maxim "bend it to your needs." The lever's flexible stem attaches to a more standard stiff brass core, allowing users to modify the stem into virtually any shape—...
Alessi at Milan Design Week
Alessi's new Milan showroom, lighting collaboration and projects by emerging designers
by Paolo Ferrarini
The opening of Alessi's new Milan space today was more than just a celebration of their new digs, but also an occasion to present some of the iconic Italian brand's latest projects, including an innovative line of lamps and luminaries, produced by...
by Tim Yu
Solatube improves on the idea of using solar power for lighting, but unlike often outdated and ineffectual skylights, Solatube has the ability to light interiors not directly connected to the outdoors. That means that your dark closets, dimly lit...
Studio Visit: The Principals
The Brooklyn-based group designs everything from dominoes to shop interiors and high-concept installations
by Perrin Drumm
What does a studio—one that turns out a broad range of projects that require attention to the most finite details as well as broad strokes and big picture ideas—need? Balance. And after what The Principals founders Drew Seskunas, Charles Constantine...
Fixtures that put light first and other revelations from Finland's design pioneers
by Paolo Ferrarini
In 2010 Artek celebrated its 75th anniversary. This past week as part of Milan's design festivities, the Finnish company made a strong statement positioning themselves with a confident eye toward the future, grounded by their design heritage as they...
by Tim Yu
Last time we checked money still doesn't grow on trees, but now lights do. Designed by Nick Foley, this hand-forged hollow steel tree bears three removable pear-shaped lights that are held on with a rare earth magnet. An integrated circuit charges...
Samuel Wilkinson uses traditional glass-blowing techniques and 3D CAD software for his new lamp
by Nara Shin
The newest creation from Samuel Wilkinson is Blown, a lamp for the Copenhagen-based design company &tradition. Aiming to explore the reflective and refractive properties of glass, Wilkinson drew his inspiration for Blown from older pieces. "I’ve...
Franz Maurer: Vienna
by Tim Yu
For those of us who prefer to hold on to our CDs for one reason or another, the problem becomes where to store them without overwhelming your apartment. Franz Maurer designed this CD shelf, Vienna, a wall unit for the design collection Anthologie...
Pebble Carpet and Long Life Light
by Doug Black
Generally, I resent being tricked by household objects masquerading as something they're not. That said, I'm hard pressed to get mad at this unassuming pile of stones. What appears to be solid rock is actually a cushioned wool rug. Each "...