Attention to details is no where more necessary than in the world of design, where the novelty and the intricacy of the smallest details set one product and one company apart from the rest. Marset is a company that has embraced detail in every aspect of their business and this has earned them accolades in such design publications as Apartmento Magazine, and last month in Wallpaper Magazine.
Their piece in Wallpaper profiles Xavier Mañosa, who’s ceramic Pleat Box pendants for Marset we’ve written out here before. It’s exactly this type of collaboration with such young, craft-centric artisans and designers that differentiates Marset’s collection, and indeed what makes it so notable.
Read the article and check out their full line up of new products below….
Metalarte Copacabana in Nandos Restaurant in Badajoz, Spain
Metalarte‘s Copacabana bronze pendants and floor lamps, designed by Jaime Hayón, illuminate this beautiful Spanish restaurant in the city of Badajoz. The informal swag of the Copacabana cords add a touch of informality and playful imperfection to the otherwise clean and uncluttered interior.
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VISIT the SECTO DESIGN AT BOOTH A12:10
Secto Design Booth at Stockholm Design Week 2012, Photo courtesy of Architonic
Secto Design started off their new year exhibiting at some of the best furniture, lighting and product design tradeshows in Europe, amoung them, IMM Cologne and this week, in Stockholm at the Northern Light Fair, part of Stockholm Design Week. Secto Design’s sculptured wooden lamps, designed by Finnish Architect Seppo Koho have slowly grown to be the favourites of architects and designers worldwide. Secto Design’s lamps are made from Finnish birch slats connected by rings of aircraft plywood and hand made by highly skilled carpenters in Finland.
This year at the Northern Light Fair, they debuted two brand new products (one of which can only be partially seen in the picture above). The first of these is the linear Ovalo Pendant, an addition to the Ovalo series of wall, table and floors lamps already in production.
The second is the Kontro Pendant, described by Secto Design as, “the one most suited to the general lighting of a room … its lightsource is a round energy saving lamp”. In addition, Secto revealed that they are going to launch a fourth finish – a walnut veneer finish. Can’t wait to see that up close.
Pictures of Secto Design’s Kontro pendant and collection at the fair below…..
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Castor’s Deadstock Record given out to guests, photo courtesy of Mocoloc0
Designing lights, throwing parties AND running a successful restaurant and bar – what don’t these guys do with style?
Brian Richer and Kei Ng, founders and designers of Castor Design Studio based in Toronto launched their newest collection of lighting entitled Deadstock during the weekend of IDS at their restaurant Parts & Labour. They showcased their newest pieces alongside some of Toronto’s talented local bands for a good night of drinking and moshing in the basement of Parts & Labour.
Photo by Ivy Lovell (Check out her amazing shots of the bands and the party here.)
Expanding their exploration of reclaimed industrial parts, each piece in Deadstock uses “discarded forgotten materials to form considered, elegant products with a purpose”. Behold, photos of Castor’s new
This newest modular ceiling fixture from Vibia is definitely one of the most stand out fixtures of 2012. Envisioning lighting that is both light source and art installation is becoming a common theme in Vibia’s new product line. Designed by Ramone Esteve, this voluminous fixture consists of four modules in different sizes and heights that connect to one another to offer a wide range of geometries.
Brilliantly enough, the R&D team at Vibia have kept in mind the difficulties of managing multiple power sources and junction boxes and have engineered the Link to require only one electrical connection to power up to 8 Link sections per configuration. On top of that, they’ve made it compatible with dimmable, energy efficient fluorescent lamping, which makes its use in residential environments all the more appealing.
The Link also creatively plays with the trajectories of light that emit from each piece, depending on your configuration, allowing you to create indirect ambient lighting.
The idea of having such an architectural piece be so totally customizable actively involves us in designing the piece for ourselves, which makes this piece all the more interesting.
Click below for more photos on the charcoal grey or matte lacquer white modular Link system.