Galerie Kreo produces and showcases original work by Contemporary designers in a different rage of mediums. I came across their website and was instantly drawn to their “SHOWS”. The displays that are produced to highlight these designers are quite pleasing to look at and probably even better in person. The statement “operating like a ‘design laboratory” dedicated to research” is consistent with the term “Contemporary designers” as the designers are experimenting as they design.
DIM Lighting Atelier has some stunning, one of a kind lighting fixtures. I admire that these pieces are created out of other industrial waste so to speak. If you click through to the site you will some amazing details found on different parts of the lighting. Sculpture would be another definition of the creations, art that happens to provide light.
DIM is an independent atelier devoted to the design of unique and limited edition lighting fixtures. It is a place where the passion for art, functional design, and craftsmanship come together to create exclusive lighting objects. Each unique piece in the collection is meticulously handcrafted from salvaged vintage or antique metal objects.
The IC Lights by Michael Anastassiades for FLOS are an amazing study in minimal simplicity. I like how the lighted sphere seams to cling ever so gently to the supporting rod. The juxtaposition of the angular rod and the spherical globe are beautiful and compliment each other. The hanging pendant has to be my favorite of the line.
.PSLAB has created another amazing project full of their designer lighting. The collaboration of Benugo, Softroom architects and the British Film Institute on the Stephen St. Kitchen and its meeting rooms and lounge has turned out some amazingly lit spaces. I like that there are three lighting fixtures but they are all interwoven when it comes to design. The brass in the lights and the green dressed Knoll chairs work so well together. I don’t think I have seen a project of theirs that I didn’t like.
Louis Poulsen has some of the most iconic mid century design in the field of lighting. I recently visited their website and looked through their “projects” section. I was really taken with these black and white interiors paired with all sort of wonderful Louis Poulsen designs. A “holy grail” for me would be a large copper Artichoke light. The way they reflect light creating layers of orange glowing light is rad, yup rad.
This massive sputnik chandelier by .PSLAB makes its new home in the THE JANE Restaurant in Antwerp, Belgium. I don’t know how many times I have written about the work of .PSLAB, maybe because their work is outstanding. With this project they were able to collaborate with Piet Boon architects. Not only did they design,fabricate and install this massive piece of art but they also designed the lighting for the rest of the areas of the restaurant. They made a really nice video documenting the processes, make sure to click READ MORE to watch the video.