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Bec Brittain Studios' Aries Collection
With her acclaimed SHY Light, designer Bec Brittain proposed a modular system that could be arranged to accommodate a room's needs. With SHY, thin LED tubes cast light outward in connected stretches. The result was a fixture that could illuminate...
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Milan Design Week 2017: Konstantin Grcic's "Noctambule" Lamp
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Konstantin Grcic’s newest Flos lamp is a meditation on opposites. When off, the glass structure appears invisible, blending into the background. In turning the light on, it becomes a glowing line powered by multiple cinched...
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Milan Design Week 2017: Lee Broom's "Time Machine"
Within an abandoned vaulted storage room next to the historic Milano Centrale station, a white carousel spun—the only object in a raw, unfinished space. On that carousel, visitors found reimaginings of furniture, objects and lighting drawn from ten...
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Milan Design Week 2017: Formafantasma's Imaginative Lighting
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick "We’re not one of those people who say ‘less is more,'" Andrea Trimarchi of Italian design duo Formafantasma explains. His partner Simone Farresin agrees. "Actually, no," he says. "Not at all." Trimarchi completes the...
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Plumen 003
Designers Claire Norcross and Marie-Laure Giroux have returned with their third iteration of Plumen, an exquisite low energy LED bulb in hybrid lamp form. At the core of the bulb, a faceted gold element yields warm, omnidirectional light. At its center...
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Martinelli Luce Ruspa Lamp
Italian designer Gae Aulenti's iconic vision for Martinelli Luce Italy lighting dates back to 1968. To this day the shifting arm on the base and the independent rotation of the two reflectors provide more than just visual nuance, but functional value...
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Type 75 Desk Lamp
With inspiration from Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg’s De Stijl movement, the Type 75 Desk Lamp is the epitome of form and function. The red, yellow, white and blue lamp—designed by Paul Smith and Anglepoise—makes for an ideal desk lamp, but of course...
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Ghost Candle Holder
Copenhagen's Studio Arhoj are masters at combining minimal design with cute characters to create homewares you actually want on display. Spooky but sweet, their ghost candle-holders are hand-cast and glazed in transparent porcelain and add warm light...
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Talbot + Yoon's Eccentric Design Objects
“We live in a tiny New York City apartment, as most people here do," explains Mark Talbot, co-founder—along with Youngjin Yoon—of Talbot + Yoon. "A lot of our inspiration was in trying to find solutions that were elegant but decorative in limited...
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Junit Lamp
Made from geometric-shaped ash wood, these delightful lamps are painted in bright primary colors that add a splash of boldness to any room, without overwhelming it. A great option for those seeking decorative lighting but live in small spaces, the...
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Otis Lamp
East London’s Nocturne Workshop builds one-of-a-kind lighting solutions from responsibly sourced materials. Our favorite from their four-piece lineup (each named after a different musician) is the Otis Lamp: a subtly divergent tabletop piece fashioned...
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Furniture and Lighting From NYC's Apparatus Studio
It seems as if every time NYC-based design studio Apparatus releases a new line, there's something to covet—especially when they successfully modernize classic shapes and materials. At ICFF this year, the studio did not disappoint. Apparatus debuted...
TECH
BioLite's Portable BaseLantern
Portable energy brand BioLite (perhaps best known for their CampStove and its continued developments) is no stranger to Kickstarter. Two years ago, they successfully funded and delivered upon a campaign that raised over a million dollars for their...
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Mushroom Lamp and iPhone Dock
While there's no shortage of iPhone chargers and docks in the world, not many combine extra uses, portability and a cute design. The Mushroom Lamp—currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter—promises to charge your phone and provide ambient lighting...
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Tiny Cloud Lamp
In his Brooklyn studio, designer Richard Clarkson makes fluffy clouds. The Smart Cloud can emulate a storm, with thunder and lightning, and the smaller Tiny Cloud also hides a Bluetooth speaker, flashing along to the music with color-changing lights...
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Ode Lamp
In classic Herman Miller style, the Ode Lamp (available in desk or floor sizes and colors) is minimalism and function executed to perfection. The sophisticated lamp is a little space-age—you even turn it off by touching the stem—but also delightfully...
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Lumitecture: Illuminating Interiors For Designers + Architects
"Lumitecture," a new book from Thames & Hudson, functions like an admission ticket to some of the most visually stunning lighting set-ups around the world. Author Anna Yudina not only pursues the question, "What is light?" but also offers insight on...
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Entler's Two- and Three-Headed Lamps
First impressions of Entler's cast stoneware lamps: organic and weird, yet completely charming. The curved necks evoke a curious creature (or maybe even modern-day humans, craning over our phones) and the Shorty Lamp goes one step further to resemble...
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Ambienta Plant Lamp
The mushroom-shaped Ambienta lamp has two settings (grow light and ambient light) and, like a paint palette, has compartments for six plants. Seagreenlife's soil-free plants grow on water, nutrients and a hydroponic growth medium located at the base...
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The Foldable, Shapeable Orilamp
Combining the elegance of traditional paper lanterns with the convenience of Bluetooth technology is the new Orilamp, a striking battery-powered mood light designed in Toronto. As the name indicates, it's inspired by origami and is foldable and...
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Studio Visit: Charles Lethaby Lighting
British lighting designer Charles Lethaby’s cozy, high-ceilinged studio is located in Walthamstow. The east London area has become something of a creative hotspot, with plenty of emerging brands setting up shops or studios here. Lethaby is one of around...
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SolarPuff
Designer Alice Min Soo Chun’s SolarPuff is an origami-like lamp that can be folded down for ultra-portability. When expanded, the charming, cubic lamp can emit eight to 12 hours of bright white light—all powered completely through solar energy. Keep...
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Studio Cheha's "3D" Reading Lamps
Ever since creating their first optical illusion lamp—a 3D-looking bulb that's actually a flat, laser-engraved sheet of acrylic glass—Tel Aviv-based Studio Cheha has continued to play with perception with more fun iterations, from a glowing scene...
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Voltaic Systems' Shine Solar
Voltaic Systems made their debut in solar technologies over a decade ago when they introduced the first Solar Backpack—a bag we were impressed with, we announced it before there were any actually in stock. Fortunately, our eagerness allowed them...
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