Archive for the ‘Lamps & Lighting’ Category
When you think of a garden you probably think of grass, trees and probably a bench and a swing for your kids, probably some decoration stuff, but there is little chance you would think of walkover lights in the shape of pathway stones, now would you?
Well, the designer Roberto Paoli did, and he found his inspiration in Michael Jackson’s music video called Billy Jean, where Michael’s steps light different parts of the floor. This is how Jacko Steps came to existence, and I don’t know about you, but they look pretty neat to me. These babies come in a string of five, and you can arrange them in a variety of patterns – as with all good things, imagination is your limitation… or not.
These lights will surely give a new allure to any garden no matter how modern or modest it may be.
Description from the designers:
Hobo Lantern is a portable luminary inspired by the urban nightlife of Zona Tortona during Design Week. Hobo comes to life with an energy-efficient LED light source glowing through its delicate pattern of translucent fibres. Hobo Lantern will be available on molostore.com on April 12, 2011 – the first day of Design Week in Milan!
Visit the molo design website – here
The HOOD lamp was created for the Swedish manufacturer Ateljé Lyktan and is the design of Form Us With Love. As you can see below this is rather unique and elegant, far from the usual, boring traditional lamp. Then again it still keeps some of the classic in the design.
A word from the designers:
When FORM US WITH LOVE moved to its new premises in Stockholm it turned to Ateljé Lyktan to develop a light for its conference table. Designed to be both a light source and a sound barrier in the vast studio space, the piece, called Hood, forms a halo over the table, catching loose sentences in its thick felt.
This following lighting project is the work of the awesome german designer Christian Haas and it’s called ROPES lamps.
Christian Haas on his lamps:
ROPES is a new series of lamps launched this week at Colette, Paris. The idea behind the lamps was to combine LED-technology with a innovative soft look and textile appeal. Unlit, the lamps provide a graphic statement to their environment. Lit, they diffuse a gentle ambient light.
Each piece is unique, numbered and varies in size and technique. ROPES are handmade in France and Germany.
This looks pretty neat, so what do you think? Is this the most awkward lamp or what? If you found something better than this, don’t be a lamp and just stay there, go ahead and drop a link.
The Relumine project is a very good-looking lighting concept that uses two old lamps at a time connected by a longer glass tube to light up the space around them. It almost looks like the two lamps, which are, in most cases, of different sizes, are talking to each other through light and the general effect is awesome. It kind of reminds me about Pixar’s Luxo lamp, without all that jumping. The Relumine is said to use less energy thanks to the glass tube than the two lamps combined would consume if they would be working separately which is another reason to consider this particular lighting design. All you need now are some old lamps to revive through the Relumine project.
Via Mischler Traxler