Category Archives: Designers

EVENTS: Interiors from Spain at HD EXPO 2012

BOVER

Trade show season is in full swing and Las Vegas’ Hospitality Design Expo is coming up on May 15-17th. This year HD Expo is proudly presenting Interiors from Spain, an ICEX initiative (Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade) that brings together some of the best in Spanish design and production. With companies like Marset, VibiaBover and LZF exhibiting, the show will bring together some of the most prominent taste makers in Spanish lighting.

Check our blog the week of the event for photos of the show!

More photos of Spanish Lighting to be showcased at HD Expo 2012:

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NEWS: Rich Brilliant Willing at ICFF + NEO CON 2012

INTRODUCES THE

Trig Floor Lamp

at ICFF and NeoCon 2012

 


Anodized aluminum, 13 x 13 x 26-51″

 

“RBW continues its exploration of form and material with Trig, a simple adjustable-height LED !oor lamp of anodized aluminum. Paring down the iconic tripod lamp, RBW presents Trig as part of a new series of products that is at once minimal and human. Simply touch Trig anywhere to switch it on or off.”

 

RBW is presenting their full collection at the ICFF 2012 booth 1936 and debuting for the first time at NeoCon 2012 booth 8-7078.

NEWS: Vibia Launches CREA at HD Expo


With the launch of CREA comes 14 new collections with 5 new modular design families. All of them easily designed through Vibia’s interactive website featuring full CRM and project management tools available through CREA.

 

When we visited Vibia at Euroluce last year, we wrote that they stole the show with the introduction of their newest modular systems that are as much art installations as they are lighting systems. Vibia’s R&D visionaires have created CREA (Create Your Project), a digital design tool featured on the Vibia website to go hand in hand with all their latest designs, but configured to work for any Vibia product.

Things you should know about CREA

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NEWS: Roll & Hill at Salone Del Mobile 2012

 

As the featured lighting brand at Salone del Mobile this year they’re excited to introduce these two very original additions to their collection:

 Rudi

by Lukas Peet

Jewelry is the inspiration for Rudi, a series of pendant lamps named after Lukas Peet’s father. Rudi is made from bent brass tubes that hold handmade cold cathode lamps. The fixtures hang from their cords, which are knotted around the metal tubes.

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BOVER: The Outdoor Collection

 The Maxi Outdoor Floor Lamp
Bover Maxi P Outdoor Floor Lamp, designed by Joana Bover

 

Based out of Barcelona, Bover’s unique perspective on lighting has enabled them to build and design an outdoor collection that exudes the warmth and the timeless sophistication of life by the sea.

“Those of us who live near the Mediterranean know all the nuances of light. For this reason,  when night comes, we transform it into little spacelets of day.”

Lluís Porqueras, of the Bover design team

  

The Lineana Family

Lineana V and H Outdoor Wall Sconces, Designed by Christophe Mathieu

 

The Fora Family
Fora Outdoor Floor Lamp designed by Gonzalo Milà and Alex Fernández Camps
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NEWS: Foscarini BeHive Lamp Wins Red Dot Award

Werner Aisslinger with his Behive for Foscarini

 

Werner Aisslinger‘s collaboration with Foscarini has won him yet another Red Dot Award – an award he’s one several times over the last 1o years.

Foscarini’s BeHive wins for its sculptural quality and innovation. As described on Aisslinger’s site:

 “The appealing volume of Behive is the result of the overlapping of a sequence of rings in successively larger sizes. Deceptively simple and regular in appearance, the rings of Behive are the result of a highly complex collaborative engineering process and materials research for which Foscarini is so well known.”

Through some creative designing, the light source cannot be seen through the slits of the BeHive from any given angle and its warm, generous luminosity and familiar shape make it a flexible piece, fitting for a number of surroundings.

Watch Foscarini’s video with Aisslinger in his studio, below, discussing his inspiration and process for the BeHive. He explains that its simplicity is rather deceptive as a lot of creative engineering had to go into producing its seamlessness.

Congratulations to both Foscarini and Aisslinger!

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IN THE STUDIO WITH : RESOLUTE

The Resolute Studio

Last weekend we took a trip to Seattle, Washington to pay a visit to the good people at Resolute. After nearly 23 years in the business, they understand that providing lighting solutions for architects and designers includes creating a product that encompasses efficiency, durability, flexibility and a classic aesthetic.

Resolute has striven, with great success, to engineer lighting systems that look like classic decorative fixtures, but operate with the efficiency and durability of an architectural product.

Resolute Prosperity 22 Floor Lamp

There isn’t much they haven’t thought of:

  • All their fluorescent fixtures are dimmable
  • They’ve mastered a technique so their diffusers attach seamlessly to create fully sealed fixtures that are completely dust-proof and easy to clean.
  • They use a standard set of fabric options from Knoll Textiles and Carnegie Fabrics to make their shades but offer designers an option to customize the choice of fabric.
  • Resolute is constantly adapting their product line to be compatible with the most efficient lamping. Their LED panels are formulated for the most even distribution of light with no hot spots.

Inside the Resolute lighting factory

Dialog between the factory and the designer is an essential part of their process. Their clients take full advantage of the fact that Resolute products are customizable in terms of size, finish and lamping. Instead of searching for the right product to buy, they go to Resolute to get the product they need manufactured.

More photos of our visit below!

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