Monthly Archives: September 2011

SPOTLIGHT: FLOS KELVIN LED

The Flos Kelvin LED task lamp was first presented to the public in 2009 and was awarded the Red Dot Design Award in 2011, recognizing it for its innovative and elegant integration of energy efficient technology. Designed by the esteemed Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen, this lamp is a New Classic in the making. Clean, beautiful and efficient, it’s truly an inspiring piece to be around.

Its base and body are constructed of fused and extruded aluminum alloy, its outer head is made of die-cast aluminum and its ON/OFF switch is a touch-operated electronic optical mechanism located on its head. In short, this is a lamp that is built as strong as it is smart. Available in a glossy white, black or anthracite finish the Kelvin LED provides direct, warm white illumination with Thirty 1W LED diodes from an unconventional flat square diffuser. It’s surely ahead of the curve but already it feels like a staple.

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INSPIRATION: SKYPE STOCKHOLM OFFICE

Big Bang Suspension by Foscarini

The old München brewery in Stockholm has been recently repurposed to take its place in the transformative world of communication technology. With the help of the imaginative team at Swedish firm PS Arkitektur, this old brewery is now the home of the new Skype office in Stockholm.

The design, lighting and furniture decor is meant to reflect Skype’s fun and playful logo and brand culture. The lighting in particular was chosen to mimic Skype’s cloud logo throughout the office.

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JOB WELL DONE: BBA DESIGN CONSULTANTS

Salt Condo Interior, Photo courtesy of Concert Realty

 

Sharon Bortolotto and Jennifer Brown of BBA Design Consultants have recently completed theSalt Presentation Centre, an inviting showroom bringing out the best of the many layouts offered in this Yaletown condominium. They’ve done a fantastic job of designing the presentation centre, using pieces from Flos, Fontana Arte and Vibia to illuminate each room.

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