The ILI ILI lamps from Grupa feel like a lego set for grown ups, the configurations and color combinations seem endless. I wonder if you could pull of a ceiling to floor version of this, leaving gaps along the way for light to peek out. Art meets function? I would say so.
ILI_ILI allows user unique participation in design, giving him a freedom to combine six different elements and colours on his very own. Each element is suitable by form to every other element, which means there are XXX variations that user can combine in order to fit it into space, purpose or inspiration.
I am a huge fan of DUNN and now they have gone and made some amazingly beautiful modern lighting fixtures. I love the look of several of these long stretching forms crossing each other creating a pattern or community of light. The possibilities and configurations with these pieces are pretty endless. Brass is such a nice compliment to a filament bulb!
Asher Dunn, founder of Studio DUNN, challenged himself to integrate the organic with the industrial when developing this product. The promising young designer – who lives and works in the Ocean State – turned to sea life for his inspiration, appropriately enough. “I was fascinated by images of kelp taken from below the surface of the water,” says Dunn. “Watching the dramatic quality of light shining through the plant, my mind made a link between the natural characteristics of the kelp and its appropriateness as inspiration for a lighting piece.”
The idea of being able to change the function of a lighting fixture is pretty cool. With the squeeze of a couple of buttons one can change the focus of the Dusk pendant light from an ambient fuller light to a focused more direct light. The glass body is beautifully functional as it directs light.
BROKIS has an amazing line of modern lighting. The Balloon lamps are a glass balloon like shape that suspends a saucer that provides and refracts light. The saucer comes in 6 colors and the glass can be had in clear or smoked. I think I would go with a smoked glass and copper saucer.
Tekiō by Anthony Dickens is a pretty cool idea, My favorite configuration has to be the knot, it almost looks like it ties into itˈself making a infinite loop. I can’t help but thing of a dryer hose when I look at these but the thought and construction are really spotlighted in the video.
A prototype of his new modular lighting system inspired by traditional Japanese ‘Chōchin’ paper lanterns. The new design, called ‘Tekiō’, the Japanese word for ‘adaptation’, is flexible enough to adapt to any interior and its ability to transform spaces is only limited by your imagination.
Piantana floor lamp by Graffe is a study in materials and shapes. Solid cherry wood, iron, paper, fabric cable are just a few of the raw materials used in this limited edition floor lamp. I really like the mix of materials and the design is so honest.
Piantana shows two sides of the same material, illuminated and not. The raw texture emphasizes the making process: the result is an unique floor lamp, whose imperfections are even more expressive when the light is on. Iron, paper and wood are the elements of an essential object, which is rich in warmth. This aspect is reflected also on the switches, designed and realized by us in four different shapes.