FLOS | A long life for Almendra
The Almendra system of suspension lamps created by Patricia Urquiola for Flos manages to combine two fundamental aspects of contemporary design: the sensual atmosphere of lighting, and the reduction of environmental impact to a minimum. The two diffuser flaps, a metaphor of the almond as a source of precious energy (hence the name in Spanish), spread gentle, soft light thanks to the optical guide system of Edge Lighting technology, capable of creating luminous comfort combined with functional efficiency. The modules can be assembled in various ways, personalized and extended.
LASVIT | Light sculptures
More than a lamp, Frames is a unique spatial concept that interacts with the outside world, offering an immersive experience to every visitor. The project, designed by Mária Čulenová for Lasvit, is composed of nine pieces that, combined together, create landscapes of light. The elements have a stylised metal frame, decorated with architectural motifs inspired by high jewellery, with an inserted glass circle embellished with patterns. The LED light sources are almost invisible at first glance. The colour spectrum varies according to the time of day, creating constantly changing visual effects. The aim of the project is to bring optimism and joy into the space, lifting the spirits of everyone who looks at it. After all, this famous maison from the Czech Republic has always stood for the creativity of its designers and technological experimentation.
CASTALDI LIGHTING | Being there
To make the dialogue between inside and outside more fluid, creating evocative pathways between nature and architecture, perfectly tuning design and technology. The Disc outdoor lamp created by Olle Lundberg for Castaldi Lighting is a simple ring of great design complexity. It is part of a family of products composed of bollards of various heights and a post-head with two different diameters. The light source covers two different types, with and without a visible border, depending on the applications in private or public spaces. The simple, rigorous geometry features a metal disk that intersects with the central structure, creating gaps that offer glimpses of the sky. The slender line of lateral light, the result of in-depth aesthetic research, brightens spaces in a discreet, comfortable way, with an unmistakable and timeless style.
ITALAMP | The sound of light
Camilla Bellini, a designer and creator in the field of digital communication, has formulated a totally new project for Italamp. ‘La’ is a lamp in blown glass in which light and sound become a single whole. To discover inside Studio Deco, location during Design Week of an installation where the red thread is the theme of theater and music, and where La is the clear protagonist.
LUCEPLAN | The importance of being light
In a perfect balance of technology, formal purity and elegance, Luceplan, again in collaboration with studio Mandalaki, enriches Koinè with new versions, colours and sizes. At the heart of the project remains the light engine, to which a specially designed mineral lens has been applied, capable of emitting a wide, homogeneous and clean beam of light. In the new sound-absorbing version, the reflector becomes like a felt hat, 60% recycled, which improves acoustic comfort by reducing the reverberation time of sounds and noises. In the floor version Koinè can be up to 140 cm tall. Finally, the suspension version comes now in a mini size, featuring a 14 cm aluminium diffuser in which the light source is inserted. The small and compact body makes it possible to create different compositions and thus personalise the space in an original and creative way.