Category Archives: Industry News

SPOTLIGHT: New Foscarini 2012 Collection

We have a feeling 2012 is going to be a good year for Foscarini. With a formidable line of additions to their collection, Foscarini has ushered in the new year on an exceptional note. They’ve drawn their 2012 collection together from a familiar roster of acclaimed designers and studios, along with a few new partnerships, and have managed all the while to stay true to their commitment to the expression of new ideas, the progress of production and materials, and their unique, trailblazing futurism.

Foscarini’s 2012 collection …..

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THIS WEEKEND: LIGHTFORM VANCOUVER WAREHOUSE SALE !

This Friday and all weekend long, come check out the great deals at our 2nd Annual Warehouse Sale in our Vancouver Showroom

EVENTS: ROLL & HILL AT LIGHTFORM

A big thanks to everyone who made it out on Wednesday October 26th to come to our LightForm Vancouver office to meet up with New York based lighting company Roll & Hill.  Founder and designer Jason Miller, NYC based designer Lindsay Adelman and Calgary based designer Lukas Peet made the trip  to our rainy city to meet some of the important people who get their great work into the finest spaces around…

Follow the link to see some more images of the event!
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EVENTS: MOOOI MERMAIDS AT THE 2011 LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

‘Here, like Atlantis, the world of Moooi is enveloped in water, fit for discovery. I invite you to join the mermaids in this alternative state of being.’ – Marcel Wanders

Moooi Lighting:  Clusterlamp by Joel Degermark and Lolita by Nika Zupanc

Moooi UK presents Mermaids by Marcel Wanders this week at the London Design Festival. It’s a photographic exhibit that immerses you into the world of Moooi. The exhibit will be displayed in Moooi’s London showroom in The White Building in a gallery space that will be transformed to resemble the bottom of the ocean, where Wanders’ mermaids will guide you through the collection.

Wanders is also slotted to speak at the London Design Festival Breakfast Talks on September 23. If you happen to be in London saoking up London Fashion Week as well as the London Design Festival, check out the Mermaids!

The installation opens from 19 to 25 September at The White Building, Portobello Dock, 555 Harrow Road, London, W10 4RH

More photos …..

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ROLL & HILL: NEW LIGHTS OF 2011

Roll & Hill had an impressive showing at ICFF in New York this last Spring when they presented the newest editions to their growing collection. Founder and designer Jason Miller, along with designers Jonas Damon, Lindsey Adams Adelman, Paul Loebach and Jonah Takagi, have applied a fresh perspective to rethinking the form and finish of pendant lighting, table lamps and wall sconces. Here is what the team at Roll & Hill have dreamed up this year:

Endless Pendant, Hanging Straight – 3 Units, also available in 5 Units, designed by Jason Miller

Endless Pendant, Rectangle – 12 Units, designed by Jason Miller

Knotty Bubbles Chandelier – 10 Bubbles, also available in Single Pendant and Wall Sconce, designed by Lindsey Adams Adelman

 

More from Roll & Hill for 2011 ….

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NEMO – CASSINA: NEW LIGHTS OF 2011

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.

Here in this Brochure they introduce the newest of their “Classici” series with works by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Franco Albini and Mario Bellini.

Left: Nuvola Pendant, designed by Mario Bellini, 1974  |  Right: 601 Table Lamp, designed by Franco Albini and Franca Helg, 1968
Left: Lampe de Marseille Pendant, designed by Le Corbusier, 1954  |  Right: Applique A Volet Pivotant Wall Sconce designed by Charlotte Perriand, 1962

 

The new additions to the “Contemporanei” series is made up of no less impressive a line up, with works by Yasutoshi Mifune, Javier Mariscal, Roberto Paoli, Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, Ilaria Marelli and Jehs+Laub.

More photos from the “Contemporanei” series …

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NEWS: PHILIPS IS FIRST TO WIN L-PRIZE!

            TRANSFORMING THE LIGHTING LANDSCAPE
 Winner of the L-Prize: Philips 60-Watt Equivalent LED Lamp

 

““A $10 price is when these lamps will take off. That is absolutely achievable in five to six years.”

Just yesterday, Philips was awarded the first ever L-Prize (formally titled the Bright Lighting Tomorrow Prize) and $10 million from the American government. The L-Prize is a contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the first government-sponsored technology competition designed to spur lighting manufacturers to develop high-quality, high-efficiency solid-state lighting products to replace the common light bulb.

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INSPIRATION: LA MAISON CHAMPS ÉLYSÉES

Maison Martin Margiela, the enigmatic and visionary fashion house, have expanded their aesthetic purview to the world of interiors and the lexicons of industrial and interior design are bound to become richer for it. Their newest venture has been their collaboration with the Parisian boutique hotel La Maison Champs-Élysées where in Maison Martin Margiela was commissioned to design its interiors.

“La Maison Champs Élysées aims to redefine what you may expect from a hotel and bring you a new lifestyle experience, designed with utmost simplicity and yet abundant in details. Maison Martin Margiela is creating a theatrical environment where reality and trompe-l’oeil blend into a surreal atmosphere. The result is an atypical ambience of different harmonies that coalesce into something new, innovating and simply cool.”

- La Maison Champs Élysées

Let’s hope the House of Margiela turns its wayward vision to world of lighting.

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EVENTS: UNICITA D’ITALIA / MADE IN ITALY

Unicità d’Italia- TV commercial from MadeOn on Vimeo.

Inspired by the recent Unicita D’Italia exhibition celebrating Italy’s Unification and cultural uniqueness, Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development has teamed up with Fondazione Valore Italy and the ADI Foundation to showcase the archival collection of the Compasso d’Oro.

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Fabulous Fabbian at Euroluce 2011

Fabbian has partnered with some great new designers for their new collections

We loved Fabbian’s new collections at Euroluce. With designers like Benjamin Hubert, Karim Rashid, and Marc Saddler, how can you go wrong?

Check out the pictures that we took…

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