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
Maison Martin Margiela, the enigmatic and visionary fashion house, have expanded their aesthetic purview to the world of interiors and the lexicons of industrial and interior design are bound to become richer for it. Their newest venture has been their collaboration with the Parisian boutique hotel La Maison Champs-Élysées where in Maison Martin Margiela was commissioned to design its interiors.
“La Maison Champs Élysées aims to redefine what you may expect from a hotel and bring you a new lifestyle experience, designed with utmost simplicity and yet abundant in details. Maison Martin Margiela is creating a theatrical environment where reality and trompe-l’oeil blend into a surreal atmosphere. The result is an atypical ambience of different harmonies that coalesce into something new, innovating and simply cool.”
– La Maison Champs Élysées
Let’s hope the House of Margiela turns its wayward vision to world of lighting.
In the Photo Above: Harco Loor Tiara Oval Pendant
Western Living Condo Magazine featured yet another beautiful Vancouver Condo in their Spring/Summer 2011 edition, this time designed by Patricia Gray of Patricia Gray Design. The condo is situated in The Erickson, a luxury condominium building designed by the late Arthur Erickson. It was one of the last structures he designed and its sweeping modernism and fluid luxury are an ode to Vancouver’s ocean front, upon which it sits.
Patricia Gray designed a luxurious suite for her clients and her attention to detail has afforded them an elegant, yet comfortable summer getaway.
"Meet you under the Ameba"
Toronto’s Sun Life Financial building recently enjoyed an update from international architecture firm B+H Architects. We especially loved their choice of fixtures for the lobby.
Dining Room Pendant: Bocci Custom Installation
Adam Becker from aBecker Design was recently featured in Western Living Magazine’s CONDO, with a seven page spread and cover story for his exceptional work on a full renovation of a False Creek Penthouse.
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Tagged aBecker Design, Adam Becker, Cover story, Design, False Creek Penthouse, Feelux, LightForm, lighting, Magazine, Renovation, Roll & Hill, Vibia, Western Living
The recently renovated Spoon & Fork restaurant in Toronto (photo: Symbolics Architecture + Design)
For the re-design and build of the Spoon & Fork restaurant in Toronto, architect Peter Vishnovsky’s primary goal was to counteract the fast-paced environment of its location by encouraging people to come in, slow down, and relax. He wanted the restaurant to stand apart from the big-box buildings surrounding it in an inviting way, and wanted that feeling to continue on the inside with an intimate atmosphere.
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Tagged Ares, Foscarini, Gregg, LightForm, restaurants, Secto, Spoon & Fork, Symbolics Architecture + Design, Toronto