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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Tagged Northern Light Fair, Secto Design, Secto Kontro Pendant, Secto Ovalo, Secto Ovalo Pendant, Seppo Koho, Stockholm Design Week
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…..
Fontana Arte is a renowned Italian design company which was founded in 1932 by architect Gio Ponti (1891-1979). He is one of the most prominent and prolific designers of the last century. An architect, poet, a painter, an industrial designer, and founding editor of the quintessential Domus magazine.
Fontana Arte is a company which has always retained a strong link with the world of design. Constantly evolving and collaborating with some of the best Italian and international architects and lighting designers, it is no wonder that Fontana Arte is a mark of quality and design.
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Tagged Architect, Bilia, Classic Design, contemporary, Daruma, Designer, Domus Magazine, Fontana Arte, Gio Ponti, Globo di Luce, LightForm, lighting, Luminator, Max Ingrand, MoMa, Pietro Chiesta, Roberto Menghi, Sergio Asti, Tavolino, Vintage Ponti
“A slit of light in a monolithic mass: Ara is the contrast between the material and the immaterial that is the basis of every lighting project.”
Ilaria Marelli’s description of the Ara as a “slit of light in a monolithic mass” is a great window into the inspiration employed by Marelli when she set out to create the sleek and commanding Ara. Its body is made of die-cast aluminium, with a rotatable diffuser in Pyrex or polycarbonate in an option of a champagne, anthracite, grey or white.
Loved in both its forms as a wall and a floor lamp, it is recognized immediately as a piece that lends itself to many different aesthetics, making it one of the most versatile and dynamic lights in production today.
More pictures …..
illuminated nitescape perfection
RUF Project (Rural Urban Fantasy Project) recently completed this swoon-worthy home on Saltspring Island, BC. Inspired by West Coast mid-century modernists – especially Arthur Erickson – the house is a contemporary take on the longhouse that pushes the concept of post and beam to its limits.
LightForm was ecstatic to work with RUF whose client’s design brief of rustic Canadian cabin meets modern villa, allowed them relatively free rein.
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Tagged Bruck Lighting, Designer, Flos, LightForm, lighting, RUF Project, Saltspring Island, Tubular Bells, Westcoast Modernism
Vancouver-based Creative Design Works, recently completed the design of this cool, calm and collected New Westminster residence. We went to check out the finished product.
Ares Outdoor Luminaires
Pallucco Italia’s Gilda Extendible Floor Lamp
Fabbian Bijou pendants illuminate the Kitchen Island
The Moooi Dandelion pendant hanging in the Dining Area
“True to it’s name, the Dandelion was initially inspired by the plant. The lamp transmits an explosive feeling of energy in motion, energy to lighten up and blow away the heaviness of everyday life. Dandelion is truly a breath of fresh air“
A Moooi Random Pendant glowing in the second Bedroom
“A feeling of simplicity, softness, lightness and a touch of magic in Contemporary style”
Photos courtesy of Heather Merenda
See more of the project via Randy Bens Architect
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Tagged Ares, Bijou, contemporary, Creative Design Works, Dandelion, Fabbian, Gilda, Heather Merenda, home renovation, LightForm, lighting, Moooi, Pallucco, Random