Get to know the Best Lighting Brands of the Year by Best Design Events:
1 – Flos
The brand is always reinventing itself and who haven’t heard about the new pieces that were showcased at Euroluce this year. An overall list of around 25 new models, all from the brand’s Design and Architectural Collections. Included iconic new pieces by Konstantin Grcic, Ron Gilad, Philippe Starck, Paul Cocksedge, Piero Lissoni, Rodolfo Dordoni, Antonio Citterio, Marc Newson and the Milan-based duo Nicoletta Rossi & Guido Bianchi.
Above: Aim lamp by Bouroullec Brothers for Flos
Based on the Bouroullec original Liane model light, which was covered in leather and featured in an exhibition of their work in 2010, the Aim lamp for Italian lighting brand Flos is an industrial version that has been designed with tougher materials such as polycarbonate and die-cast aluminium.
Above: Goldman lamp made by Ron Gilad for Flos
At the start of the 19th century the first banker’s lamps appeared. This desk lamp with characteristic brass base and green glass shade was originally used by bankers because they spent hours and hours staring at small figures and needed extra light. The Goldman lamp was named after an investment/banker’s company and was now refreshed by Ron Gilad with modern LED lighting technology and sleek, straight lines.
Above: String Lights made by Michael Anastassiades for Flos
Among the new entries, an acclaimed revelation this year was Michael Anastassiades, a Cypriot designer based in London, who introduced the original String Lights project.
Above: Matheny suspension lamp made by Delightfull Unique Lamps
Ideal for a classic living room with a modern touch, Matheny stilnovo suspension lamp came to reinvent classic designs with a high aesthetic feeling. Its shape or dimension can assume a round, oval, square or rectangular format to suit just perfectly your dining table or living room. Composed by geometric golden tubes, it reflects the sophistication of a timeless iconic piece.
Above: Atomic multi-light chandelier made by Delightfull Unique Lamps
A contemporary descendant of retro sphere lighting, Atomic suspension lamp is a spot-on interpretation of the atomic age design. A set of glossy black and gold plated round shades, aligned by an asymmetric composition to enhance non-conventional molecular forms. As each shade evokes a petrifying effect, it’s ideal to be placed in a modern living room to surprise your guests, as well as in a modern lobby. A breathtaking design inspired in 50’s legacy.
Above: Florensis desk and wall lamp, created by Ross Lovegrove for Artemide
The name Florensis is derived from Latin and is composed of “flora” and “sis” which (translated freely) means “flourishing together”. The word flora (flower) is a logical choice as it is obviously shown in the design of this product.
Ross Lovegrove, the creator of the Florensis, is a famous Irish designer who is known for among others the Artemide Mercury and the Louis Poulsen Aeros. The bearded designer often finds his inspiration in organic shapes and object from nature. The same applies for the Florensis. Artemide company presented Florensis in its new collection in ISaloni 2013 (Milan).
4 – Anglepoise
Above: Giant 1227 Floor lamp made by George Carwardine for Anglepoise
Designed by UK-based designer George Carwardine, the Giant1227 Floor Lamp was earlier presented at 2013 Maison & Objet. The Giant1227 is three times the size of the standard lamp.
Above: Giant 1227 Pendant lamp made by George Carwardine for Anglepoise
To be showcased for the first time at Euroluce, the Giant 1227 Pendants was designed to create a colourful focal point. Bringing a sense of fun to any room, the pendant can be used over a dining or meeting room table.
5 – Foscarini
Above: Stewie lamp made by designer Luca Nichetto for Foscarini
Venetian designer Luca Nichetto presented a lamp with the height, size and luminosity of a TV in Milan this year.
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