Monthly Archives: January 2012

NEWS: Flos Opens First Canadian Showroom at LightForm

  TORONTO

We’re only one day away from the Flos Toronto Showroom Opening and we couldn’t be more excited.  LightForm has been working hard to open Flos’ first Canadian Flagship showroom, in which we will house one of the most important and substantial collections in the world of lighting. Flos’ legacy is that of half a century of innovation and they haven’t stopped. Flos Toronto, like its sister stores in Los Angeles and San Francisco, creatively integrates the Flos’ decorative, architectural and ‘soft architecture’ lines. Designed by Fabio Calvi, art  director for all of Flos’ exhibitions, events and showrooms, the Toronto showroom at LightForm is a beautiful and defining space that is true to the Flos brand.

Our installation of Ron Gilad’s Wallpiercings (figured above), have already become an almost instant Flos classic, representing and embodying all that is the Flos design ethos: innovation in its most elegant form. Like most of what Flos produces, Ron Gilad’s Wallpiercings stands apart from anything else available in lighting today, representing both a technological and artistic avant-garde.

We’ve had such an amazing response and so much excitement from everyone in the design community and we look forward to seeing you all at IDS this week and to all of you who RSVP’d to our event, we’ll see you tomorrow night!

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Design Lines features LightForm for Spring 2012

Photo by Naomi Finlay for Design Lines Magazine, Spring 2012 issue.

 

A month ago, we allowed Design Lines Magazine an exclusive preview at our new space for the Spring 2012 issue (now available on newsstands). Our recent feature (found here) includes photos by Naomi Finlay and words by David Dick-Agnew who captured our nascent showroom, illuminated by Nemo Crown chandeliers, Metalarte Copacabana floor lamps, Metalarte Bastone floor lamps, and Metalarte Josephine table lamps, to name a few. The 4000 square foot industrial space lends a spectacular romanticism to our curated selection of modern masterpieces.

More importantly, our new Toronto flagship will be the home of a complete and integrated service in lighting design. Our staff –  industrial and interior design graduates and aficionados – are fully prepared to consult in store and on site on not only residential but also architectural, institutional, commercial and hospitality lighting design.

Here are the rest of the photos from the shoot below….

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THE BEGINNINGS: The New LightForm Toronto Showroom

Background Photograph by Naomi Finlay, courtesy of Design Lines Magazine

We’ve been keeping it a bit of a secret, but we’re almost ready to let you in to our new space.

As some of you may know, our Toronto showroom and warehouse has recently moved into the heart of the city and this old, industrial warehouse space is being remodeled and reconstructed into our most ambitious showroom yet.  An open concept, 4000 square foot space combines and integrates our distribution and warehousing apparti alongside our expansive new showroom, housing a unique and curated collection of the most influential brands in lighting.

We’ll keep you posted on the many special events to come, everyday this week, on our blog and on twitter.

In our next post we’ll be previewing some photos, taken by Naomi Finlay for Design Lines, who featured us in their Spring 2012 issue, but for now, here are some snaps we took of the space before our revamp…..

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BEST OF: Task Lamps

“There’s nothing more quintessential to the modern home than a task lamp. A good task lamp embodies all the best aspects of great design—functionality, simplicity, durability, and timelessness.”

A few months ago we wrote that in our newsletter. It was the intro to our feature on the Leo MK2 by Nemo designed by Jehs & Laub (featured above). From our homes, to our offices, to our dens and to our studios, we all need a task lamp somewhere, and because of their necessity and their ubiquity, its all the more important to choose one that sets itself apart.

There are many task lamps out there, and they take a lot of different forms. Here are some of our favourites below….

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EVENTS: LightForm Presents Piero Gandini at IDS 2012

The Interior Design Show is here again, and we at LightForm are proud to have partnered with our friends at IDS to present one of the most influential men in the world of lighting and design, Piero Gandini. He, along with architect and designer Piero Lissoni, will participate in IDS’s Conversations in Design this year, speaking about their inspirations and their craft.

Read more……

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INDUSTRY NEWS: Vibia Halley wins Interior Design Best of Year Award 2011

Congratulations Vibia! Your partnership with Jordi Vilardell has earned you yet another award for your truly inspiring efforts to rethink the very framework of lighting. When we wrote previously on Vibia’s outdoor line we admitted we were a little awestruck. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones.

Inspired by the arches of a comet, the many iterations of the Halley series’ soft glow and luminous arches use LED strip technology to provide elegant, energy efficient lighting for the outdoors.

More photos and a downloadable spec sheet below…..

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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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