Category Archives: Inspiration

INSPIRATION: Yingjia Club by Neri & Hu

Yingjia Club by Neri&Hu, Moooi Random Pendant via Dezeen
Yingjia Club by Neri&Hu, via Dezeen
Yingjia Club by Neri&Hu, Moooi Random Pendant via Dezeen
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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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VIDEO: Foscarini Solar Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud

INSPIRATION: Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Designed by Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola, the interior of the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona is a shining homage to Barcelona’s own rich artistic and architectural legacy.

Antoni Gaudi’s modernist monuments that give so much character to the surrounding cityscape are obvious reference points for Urquiola’s beautiful and organic approach to the interior aesthetics of this midcentury bank turned hotel.

Scrupulous perfectionism and a curated synthesis of fluidity and geometry define the space inside, and nowhere is this more cemented than in her choice of lighting and furniture (much of which she herself designed). Choosing from Foscarini (including her own design – the Caboche), Flos, Metalarte and Marset, Urquiola shows her taste to be outstanding the whole way through.

Hotel Entrance walkway
White Foscarini Twiggy floor lamps and Flos Spun floor lamps adorn the lobby, photo via

 

MORE PHOTOS !

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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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