Monthly Archives: September 2011

EVENTS: LZF-LAMPS NITE LITE PICNIC


Spanish lighting company LZF hosted a magically lit outdoor picnic  at their present headquarters –  a converted winery on the outskirts of the village of Chiva in the province of Valencia, Spain. The guests were invited to enjoy the evening outdoors with LZF lamps illuminating the expansive garden. They invited the guests to view the factory, where LZF creates their signature handmade, wood veeneer fixtures. Romantic and fluid, the LZF aesthetic mimics the warmth and familiarity of nature.

More behind-the-scenes photos of the LZF factory below….

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LIGHTFORM: METALARTE IN-STOCK PROMOTION

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Now in stock at LightForm and ready to ship , Metalarte’s contemporary lighting collection spans a product line that balances both the future and the past. Crafted in Spain and designed by a roster of acclaimed industrial designers such as Jaime Hayón , Lievore Altherr Molina , Geert Koster , and Paul & Christopher Massie, Metalarte’s collection emphasizes a distinct modernism that is central to its pioneering and innovative history in lighting.

For more about Metalarte and to see the whole collection visit Metalarte.com

Check out more photos of some of the great items we have in stock below….

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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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SPOTLIGHT: MARSET PLEAT BOX

 

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. The Pleat Box speaks to the experimental through its digital conception as well as to the endurance of the traditional through the artisanship required in its production.

More pictures and information, as well as an impressive project ….

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ILLUMINATI: Q&A with RICH BRILLIANT WILLING

This interview was first published in our September 2011 Newsletter

Photo by Mark Mahaney

We recently announced our new partnership with Manhattan based design trio Rich Brilliant Willing on our blog and since LightForm has, over the last year, made a strong commitment to supporting North American design and North American designers, our union was timely as well as fitting. Their range of furniture and lighting represents a unique perspective. Referencing the existing objects and ideas that fill our daily lives, they appropriate and recreate them to address the metamorphosis of materials and product when developed in unconventional ways.

Their work has generated an immense amount of attention from such revered design, fashion and lifestyle publications as Monocle, Wallpaper, I.D., Dwell, T Magazine and Surface Magazine, among many others. Upon viewing their collection, it’s not really hard to see why. Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexander Williams are the three talented designers that make up Rich Brilliant Willing and they were kind enough to let us ask them a few questions about how it works to operate a laboratory-style workshop and be a cohesive three-person design studio.

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LESSONS ON LIFE: THE BLOOD LAMP

In 2009, designer Mike Thompson embarked on a project to create a Blood Lamp. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s a fascinating project that manages to put a little perspective on our energy consumption.

Watch the video of the experiment …

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COMING TOGETHER: LIGHTFORM EDMONTON AND DWELL MODERN

  LightForm and Dwell Modern in Edmonton, bottom photo courtesy of Elisabeth Homeniuk

 

Our Edmonton office is in the process of a spectacular renovation in which the walls between Dwell Modern and LightForm are being torn down to facilitate a natural symbiosis in both form and function. The showrooms will combine to become one mega showroom that will house the very best that there is to offer in the world of interiors, for both lighting and furniture. Both Dwell Modern and LightForm are celebrating the expansion of their product lines with a renovation aimed at opening up the airy, spacious interior to showcase our tried and trusted classics, with an emerging arm of new design from new studios in North America and Europe.

The team is working hard to recreate the space and the finished product will no doubt be as beautiful as it is inspiring. We’ll be posting more updates from our showrooms around the country so stay tuned!

 

More photos of the work in progress…

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