Archive for the ‘Lighting’ Category
Danish design company Normann Copenhagen thinks that it is time to pimp your lamp with their new wire colours! Try Silver, Olive, Steel, Purple or Blue. An easy way to upgrade your lamp or make it more colourful.
Isn’t this fun? The Pablo Umbrella Light is a fully adjustable modern table lamp with a form fitted (washable!) lycra shade. Featuring a die cast iron base of powder coated silver and a stainless steel shaft, you can put it just about anywhere. And since it comes in three sizes, it’s totally affordable. ($110 – $200.) Check out the designers other fun and function light forms here.
For five decades, PH 5 has proven its unique ability to blend into all types of interiors. Louis Poulsen now introduce the 2008 version, PH 50, in five completely new colours that present new decorative options – without changing Poul Henningsen’s design or the excellent ideas underlying the light processing. Where the classic PH 5 version comes with matt surface, the new PH 50 models have high-lustre surfaces, which give, together with the new colours, the fixture its novel look. The bright colours are Chili Red, Mint Blue, Wasabi Green, Coconut White and Olive Black.
Teddy has had a few too many drinks, how else to explain the lampshade on his head? Actually, he IS a lamp and a very handy one at that since his plump-ish body means he can sit anywhere. NOT recommended for kid’s rooms however. At SUCK UK.
Sale! Sale! Now that we have your attention: Design Within Reach is having a lighting sale — with free shipping — which lasts until MIDNIGHT tomorrow. My favorite chandelier, the Cellula, is on sale but at $1,980.00 (Was: $2,200.00) it’s still too high for me.
Crafted out of of Swarovski crystals, it refracts the light of nine bulbs through numerous shapes and sizes of full leaded, faceted crystal. In the store, it sparkles and creates a warm light with no glare. Arrange the crystals anyway you want by shifting them from groove to groove along the aluminum rod. I’ll just have to visit it for now.
Talented danish designer Louise Campbell has teamed up with Louis Poulsen to create two fixtures that both capture the essence of summer sunlight filtering through foliage. This newly created lamp is called Snow, and is unconventional fixture that brings a sense of winter light reflecting off snow right into a room. Snow is designed as two joining cones. The largest cone is the pole and stands directly on the floor, while the small cone forms the fixture heading.
Check out this new lamp made by Hans Bleken Rud. Scheisse is a large pendant lamp shaped like a broken bulb. Scheisse creates a distinct shadow and looks like a sculpture in its environment. Scheisse is a blend of art, an experiment with light and shadow. You can buy it overseas from Scandinaviandesigncenter.com
PS: Don’t be mislead by the admittedly unusual name, it’s quite a hefty one, it’s more about the exclamation when something happens that you really don’t want to have happen, as in ‘s*** why did I drop this? ‘ Thanks to everybody who wrote and inquired about the name!
Atomheart, designed by Morten Voss, features a shade made from hand-blown acid-frosted opal glass and is available both as a pendant and as a table and a floor lamp.
What kind of sexy do you get when you mix Spain (via Metalarte) with Tokyo (via Masahiro Fukuyama)? The PX 02 hanging lamp, that kind. Although it strangely reminds me of some type of human organ (which is sort of sexy), I can’t help but admit that I’m very attracted to this droopy light source. View the entire Pyrex collection here, there’s plenty.