I recently moved into a new apartment and one of the thing constantly on my mind these days is finding perfect furnitures and lamps to get the style I want. I realize I have become quite picky – I want something fun, edgy and aesthetic as the same time as its functionality should be at its best. The lamp collection «Balloons» from Paris based designers Dan Yeffet and Lucie Koldova is just that.
The series of elegant, handmade blown glass lamps are based on an idea of transparent ‘invisible’ volume with a floating reflector. Not only are these lamp stunning, but I have to say the stylist for this photos has done quite a good job, picking wood «tables» as the perfect contrast between a light and clean lines of glass, and the solid, natural and heavy shapes of wood. I haven’t figured out how or where to buy these yet, but I hope someone will start selling these in Norway…. More pictures after the jump!
One of my favorite norwegian designers, Vibeke Skar is back with a new lamp made in collaboration with Ida Noemi. The story lamp mixes old craftsmanship methods with new technology. The porcelain is slip-casted and burnt, before the pattern is mounted on the curved surface and sandblasted to create the embossed look.
On her webpage Vibeke says about the lamp:
“Once upon a time there was a lamp called Story. Born in Norway between high mountains and deep fjords, it dreamed of lighting up small wooden houses in the dark forests. With a translucent pattern depicting traditional knitting, it warmed the hearts of the travelers it met on its journey.”
Personally I am a big fan of Vibeke’s work, also because she sees the importance in good photos and stylings around her products. See more of the fairy tail inspired images by Kaja Bruskeland after the jump.
LIGHTBOY by Yi Cong Lu>
This lamp, made by Yi Cong Lu, is a very light, elegant and playful. It’s made up by very simple objects which are easy to like. I call this type of design honest. Just by looking briefly at the object you can distinguish the different elements of the lamp from each other. The designer has used recognizable object to build the lamp, so it feels familiar and home. And he has made it easy to fold and carry it if that is desirable.
With either pale and strong colors it will be a fun and joyful piece for your interior.
Diesel with Foscarini: Relics from the next future>
Diesel with Foscarini showed off a new collection of lamps and textiles for 2011 at Superstudio piú 2011. The visitors experienced, as Diesel explains, “…a journey as an explorer through home textiles and lighting in the guise of archaeological relics of a time that has not yet been….”. The lamps becomes therefor a part of a paradigm for contemporary living.
Diesel has kept that rough industrial look that the brand represent, and the lamps stand out as individuals. The four new lamps from Diesel are DrumBox, Mysterio, Pipe and Duii. They all represents different parts of a workshop with tough materials and dirty looks.
Twilight Moon by Tokujin Yoshioka>
One of the most beautiful installations we visited at Salone this year was Twilight Moon by Tokujin Yoshioka. A beautiful white space opened up in Brera, filled with fog and beams of light. Sitting down i one of the comfortable chairs by Moroso, you almost got hypnotized by the atmosphere. Image cant do justice to the experience but here are pictures and sketches of the installation and the chair! Read more…