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Design Icon : Fontana Arte

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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JOB WELL DONE: RUF Project’s Saltspring Island Residence

 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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JOB WELL DONE: CREATIVE DESIGN WORKS

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

WELCOME, RICH BRILLIANT WILLING

Lightform is proud to announce our recent partnership with Rich Brillant Willing.  With a fast growing reputation they have,  since 2007, produced lighting and furniture designed with a sense of spontaneity that has garnered them both attention and success. Their incredible Excel Lamp series was picked up by Roll & Hill and we’ve had our eyes on them ever since.

Rich Brilliant Willing was named among the “Top 40” designers by I.D. magazine in January 2009 and named an Avant Guardian by Surface magazine in November of the same year and recently awarded Best New Designer ICFF editor awards 2011.

Channel Floor Lamp
Delta IV Pendant
Branch Chandelier
Quart Table and Floor Lamp

Check out the rest of their collection here.

COMPASSO D’ORO 1979: FLOS PARENTESI

Inspired by a sketch by Pio Manzù and designed in tandem with Achille Castiglioni in 1970, the Parentesi seems like the complete culmination of the modernist manifesto: form as necessary function, the expulsion of ornament and the symphonic composure of a product that draws its beauty from its simplicity.

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THE MAKING OF MODERN ICONS: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE COMPASSO D’ORO

The Compasso D’oro is one of the most prestigious awards in the world of design. It was the first of its kind in 1954 and is still recognized today as one of the most influential and celebrated awards given out in the industry.  The idea of architect Gio Ponti, its goal was to promote the quality and innovation of Italian design and to provide a platform to acknowledge its vision and uniqueness.

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JOB WELL DONE: PATRICIA GRAY DESIGN

Photograph by Roger Brooks
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.

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