All kind of design novelties and old design classic reviews have been shown in the recently celebration of Euroluce in Milan.
Here it is a compilation of the new lightings by the brands Marset, Vibia, LZF-Lamps, Santa&Cole and Lladró, the porcelain spanish company introducing their savoir faire now in lighting decoration.
NENÚFAR by Joan Gaspar for Marset.
The outcome of the designer’s arduous quest to create a fixture that seems to float on air, the Nenúfar takes its name and its delicate shape from the water lily.
The Nenúfar is a cluster of pendants, based on LED technology, made up of several discs connected by the same stem, but separated from each other in a way that the beams emitted by the different elements are not broken by the lowest component, which also projects its ray of light downwards.
The result is a strong, uniform, direct beam that emerges beneath the discs of an item that is midway between decorative and architectural, and can be applied to both purposes with ease. Sober and well finished, the Nenúfar utilizes topquality materials and the power of LED to radiate an exquisite luminosity and create warm, welcoming atmospheres.
This fixture is in its element installed in a series – creating areas lit at different heights and with various combinations of discs – or on its own as a surprising, well balanced and subdued centerpiece. Choose from one, two, or three white or black discs supported by a polished chrome stem.
SCOTCH CLUB by Xavier Mañosa and Mashallah’ for Marset. Toward the end of 1959, in Aachen, Germany, the now-famous “Scotch Club” had its opening night. The owner, seeing that the patrons were growing bored, asked a journalist to announce the songs as they were played – this was the birth of the discotheque as we know it today.
Xavier Mañosa and Mashallah’s latest collaboration, the Scotch Club ceramic collection takes its inspiration from that discotheque, with a design reminiscent of the widely popular
revolving disco ball. Its 72 faces reflect light from the interior in all directions, casting elegant, complex visual patterns around the room.
Made from a meticulous and traditional design process, the lamps are fired four times – using glazes specifically developed for Marset – and incorporate warm, high-quality materials, such as gold. Available in white, blue, terracotta, or black ceramic, with brilliant white or gold enamel interiors, the collection includes three sizes of pendant, as well as wall and ceiling models
Throughout his career as a designer, Lluís Porqueras has always sought an absolute simplicity in his designs, doing away with everything superfluous to leave the essence of the useful, simple object. The Funiculí is the epitome of that concept; 30 years after it first appeared, it is still cutting-edge.
While the standard Funiculí was updated last year, the collection has also been extended to incorporate table and wall versions, which retain both the purity of the fixture’s style and its original attributes. Using the same double-clip mechanism of the original, these scaled-down models allow easy height adjustment and 360o shade rotation to fit the needs of any room or user.
The base of the table model has been fitted with a black rubber sleeve to prevent cold-contact between the metal and the table, and to impart additional stability. Funiculí is available in
black, white, red, beige, and moss grey.
La Discrète aims to be something more than a light source– hidden within its design is the clear desire to be highly useful while retaining the decorative beauty of a well made object.
Perfect for use as a desk lamp or to highlight treasured ítems, its configuration is simple yet forceful, and contains a carácter we wish to preserve in the Marset line: of something time will prove to be superior and essential quality. This fixture comes with an incorporated switch for ease of use, and the wooden base, far from being employed as a fashion element, harks back to origins much more related to pieces of furniture. La Discrète can be turned into a back- lit, wall-mounted shelf.
The Spanish art porcelain brand premieres a new concept of porcelain lamps updating classic chandeliers and decorating them in a striking palette of colors. The Belle de Nuit collection is on view from 9 through 14 April at the International Lighting Exhibition in Milan, together with a selection of décor and lighting products from Lladró.
Lladró is shining with its own light at Euroluce 2013. Famous worldwide for its figurines, Lladró is currently celebrating its 60th anniversary with its sights set on the future and with a strong focus on its lighting fixtures which are now on view in Milan from 9 through 14 April. The lighting industry’s benchmark show is the chosen setting for the world premiere of Lladró’s Belle de Nuit collection. The new line of ceiling, tabletop and wall lamps is made in porcelain and comes in various formats and colors in tune with happening trends in interiors and home décor.
The concept for this new collection is based on the classic crystal chandelier, updating it not only in terms of the material used, but also changing the expressive language. This reinterpretation gives rise to contemporary lamps in different sizes and models which fit in to perfection with all kinds of interior styles, and in which porcelain and color play an
The sensation Lladró lamps transmit in comparison with those made in other materials is the greater sense of warmth. The inviting and comforting effect of porcelain is enhanced in this new collection with the use of porcelain lampshades, known as lithophanes, instead of the usual textile shades. When they are lit, the transparency of the porcelain brings out the designs etched on the surface, creating a subtle lighting with a very evocative effect.
However, the most striking feature of the Belle de Nuit collection is the application of the original Lladró palette of colors, surprising us with a wide spectrum that ranges from the sober version in white to a multicolored version, as well as pure tones, combinations of colors and gradated tones.
With this new line Lladró is taking another step forward, consolidating its range of lighting and décor products. Porcelain lamps which boast the differential values imbued by the artistic qualities of this noble material and the brand’s creative capacity.
Like all Lladró creations, the pieces on exhibit at Euroluce 2013 are handcrafted at The City of Porcelain, in Tavernes Blanques (Valencia). There, around one thousand people give life to the creations that Lladró exports to over 120 countries on the five continents. With sixty years already to its credit, the brand continues making all its pieces following the same entirely artisan process that has won it worldwide fame.
“Home is a state of mind” (George Frankinsson, 1829)
Since 1985 Santa & Cole has been publishing products that meet our concept of good design, timeless quality and decent designers. We publish objects that move us: indoor lamps for happier living, but also street furniture that makes cities more human, trees that bring nature back into our lives and books that teach us.
These are the criteria that underpin our new range of Indoor products for 2013, which fit comfortably in the home and can also be used to decorate large common spaces. It is an extensive collection of our most global designers along with a few new ones: Miguel Milá, Antoni Arola, Luis Viñas, the Raw Color studio and the in-house work of the Santa & Cole team are once again putting themselves up for their public examination.
Look closely at all the details. We enjoy what we do.” S&C
On the occasion of Euroluce, the International Biennial of Lighting 2013, Vibia presents a series of proposals which confirm one more time its innovative vision for decorative lighting. Bringing out new concepts of interior and outdoor luminaries, the latest collections allow objects, light and space to integrate into each new design.
Vibia welcomes visitors into a warm and cosy environment, based on pine wood and other natural materials. A combination of openings creates a surprising game oflight and shadow, bringing dynamism and lightness to the ensemble. The stand is located at
The location conceived by Vibia within Euroluce highlights the new collections of luminaries by internationally renowned designers such as Arik Levy, Nendo, Toni Arola, Ramón Esteve, Cornelissen, Jordi Vilardell, J.L. Xuclà, Lievore Altherr Molina, Martín Azua and Ramos & Bassols.
The hanging lamp is part of HALO collection, designed for Vibia by Martin Azúa. HALO floats in the air composing harmonious and relaxing shapes. Designer Martín Azúa has done a masterly job of synthesising technology, design, art and life form to create this unique family of hanging lamps. HALO adds light in a subtle, magical fashion; it is a light element that blends naturally into the environment. This lamp can adopt multiple forms thanks to the Crea project, the brand’s online software that interior designers can use to personalize the design for each space. Materials: Methacrylate.
WIREFOLW by Arik Levy Exploring geometries in two and three dimensions, Arik Levy designed WIREFLOW, a hanging lighting fixture and, at the same time, a sculpture of light in space. Its structure formed by thin rods and LED (3W) terminals builds a visual continuity of lines and light spots, which gives to the immaterial a definite objectual character.
NUNO by Nendo Delicate layers of linen (‘nuno’ means ‘fabric’ in Japanese) cover the surface of a screen and create a luminary for interiors, characterized by gorgeous and complex textures and a warm light effect. Nendo’s first collection for Vibia, includes six different hanging lighting fixtures, two table models and two standing luminaries.
SET by J.Ll. Xuclà SET plays with light, shades, luminous and volumetric effects. J. Ll. Xuclà created for Vibia an absolutely unique and versatile wall lighting fixture. A series of mobile pieces produce and reflect light onto the walls, while in the mean time, they elegantly dress and decorate the space around them. SETis the new proposal of Wall Arts by Vibia.
SKAN Giving a new interpretation to volume & light, Vibia ’s SKAN pendant lamp brings the elaborated simplicity of a classic with a touch of contemporary design and light functionality.
In the search for essentials, SKAN light designed by Lievore, Altherr, Molina, features pure and delicate graphic lines, where light is the key element while volume is minimized and shape becomes thinner, almost invisible: the lamp simplified to its minimum expression. From a colorful red look, to black & white basics, SKAN blends perfectly into a modern interior design decoration, both for residential and commercial use.
LED technology enables high-lumen output and energy efficiency, to create a warm and comfortable lighting effect. Available in two sizes (30 – 60 cm/diameter), as built-in and surface fitting, in matt white, red & graphite lacquer. SKAN also includes an electronic dimmer on its 60cm version, to regulate the light source.
BRISA is an outdoor lamp that is revolving and adjustable. It is ideal for illuminating garden spaces and paths. Designed by Liévore, Altherr, Molina its sleek silhouette seems to be inspired by the wild bell flowers: soft, delicate and discreet, BRISA blends with nature while its light becomes the absolute protagonist. The lamp provides a beam of intense yet warm light, accenting those surfaces that require higher levels of illumination. BRISA uses LED technology which is energy- efficient and low in power consumption (LED 3W 700mA).
The lamp is available in four different models, as built-in and surface fitting and comes in khaki and matt oxide lacquer.
Music has always been part of LZF’s DNA and has accompanied them from the very beginning. But never before had they brought their lamps together with music in such an explicit, conscious and deliberate manner. At last, the new “High Fidelity” collection has provided them with the opportunity to pay this long overdue tribute.
The new lighting collection brings past aesthetics into the present while at the same time exploring new ways to make light and shadow intertwine and propose new lighting solutions from delicately treated wood.
Marivi Calvo brings us Candelabro, a pure fusion of lamps and hummingbirds that dance around light. Yonoh, has designed Chou, a lamp that transports us into a games of chinese shadows. Burkhard Dämmer gets up there and plays high notes with light coming from the ceiling in the form of the Cuad and I-Club Slim suspension lamps. Domo, by RQR Estudio is a hanging bellflower of petals of light. Escape by Ray Power is an exodus of wood veneers creating a dramatic visual domino effect. Marivi Calvo & Ray Power have created the LinkChain, a spectacular system for room division. And the Raindrop Cluster by Javier Herrero Studio, is a splashing of three, five or seven wood drops floating like notes in a playful pentagram.
CHOU Inspired by the film “The World of Susie Wong” designers Yonoh studio plunge us into the cinematic aroma of Hong Kong with the Chou series. An object that decorate any room with tales from the Far East.
DOMO The seventies was a great decade for the invention of dome shaped objects, like the transparent dome umbrella, the dome hat with those round orange sunglasses incorporated into it; but what we most cherish from this decade is the dome of silence from the TV. series Get Smart. When the designers, Rqr studio, brought this design to us, we just had to have it, in memory of agent 86.
ESCAPE The domino effect in lighting, a chain of self supporting squares falling into a ring of light. This new proposal by Irish designer Ray Power creates a domino circle caught in a constant state of gravity defiant falling.
CUAD The author of this piece, Burkhard Dammer, presents us with an archtectural model of great sobriety but which hides in its interior great beauty and demonstrates to us how simplicity can be of great impact. Equipped with T5 electronic technology it has great versatility for use in the home or the office.
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