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His first product was the Motorlight Floor lamp, a motorized fixture that allows its owner to adjust the spread of the beam of light. A similar, but smaller, Motorlight Wall sconce followed, which can be controlled by remote. And next month, Mr. Dyson will introduce his newest lamp in the United States: the $900 CSYS LED task lamp. The fixture has a built-in cooling mechanism, intended to give its LEDs an extraordinarily long life, as well as a unique mechanism for adjustability. Mr.
We get asked about these a lot, and for good reason. The arcing floor lamp has been a fixture of contemporary spaces since Achille Castiglioni unveiled his Arco Lamp, produced by Flos in 1962. Frustrated by the task of illuminating dining tables in which ceiling electrical outputs were nowhere close to the centre of the table, Castiglioni sought to create a solution. The Arco was that very solution, allowing a suspended source of illumination for areas that may not be conducive for a pendant. The iconic arc has since been remade, rethought and revisited by designers and architects throughout the years, developing the concept of the arcing floor lamp into something new and something special with each new transformation. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some our favourites since 1962.
Only a few months ago we wrote about our impressions of Nemo-Cassina ‘s new products when we went to visit them in Milan at Salone Internazionale Del Mobile and now they’ve sent us their new 2011 product brochure to formally introduce the many new and beautiful additions to the Nemo “Classici” and “Contemporanei” lines. As the lighting division of Cassina , Nemo has followed closely in Cassina’s tradition of collaborating with some of the most influential and compelling architects and designers of the twentieth century. Their designers have been at the forefront of innovation in the use of new materials and have all produced designs that have a very particular aura of minimalist elegance.
One of the newest additions to the Marset product line up is a result of a pioneering collaboration with Xavier Mañosa , a master ceramicist from Barcelona, and the Mashallah (fashion and product design) Studio based out of Berlin. The Pleat Box is made of ceramic and the inspiration for its silhouette comes from the look of creases in fabric. Hande Akçayli & Murat Koçyigit of Mashallah Studio design and sculpt in a completely digital environment using advanced design software. Working together, the designers conceived of its form digitally and executed its production by the skilled hands of Mañosa , himself.
Paul and Christopher Massie began their careers designing together as Massieoffice in 2003. They were approached by Design Within Reach to sell their massively successful Flying Vee Shelves and quickly made a name for themselves as a progressive design duo to watch. Fast forward to 2009 and the Massie brothers have begun a new and more concentrated endeavour – Christiaan+Planck - a design studio focused exclusively on lighting, guided by an ethos grounded in refinement, simplicity and high quality, domestic production. Probably best known for the Sentry Pendants , now sold and distributed by Spanish lighting company Metalarte and with a growing number of custom projects to add to their roster, Christiaan+Planck are proving the fortitude of their craft. Lightform caught up with Paul Massie and to ask him about his thoughts on Canadian design, his sources of inspiration and how it all began. Tell us the story about how Christiaan+Planck began.
“There’s nothing more quintessential to the modern home than a task lamp. A good task lamp embodies all the best aspects of great design—functionality, simplicity, durability, and timelessness.” A few months ago we wrote that in our newsletter . It was the intro to our feature on the Leo MK2 by Nemo designed by Jehs & Laub (featured above).
Secto Design Oy is a Finnish company specialized in wooden designer lamps. Secto Design lamp shades are handmade of Finnish birch by highly skilled craftsmen. The designs by architect Seppo Koho have a clear and simple Scandinavian feel. The wood provides a soft luminosity for atmosphere and appeal. Secto Design inspires people all over the world, as 75 % of company sales comes from export. Secto Design Oy Sinikalliontie 4 02630 Espoo Finland