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Euroluce 2013

The biennial lighting fair presents a bag of delights from some of the big players in the industry. Rachel Lee-Leong files this story.

Euroluce 2013

The biennial lighting fair presents a bag of delights from some of the big players in the industry. Rachel Lee-Leong files this story.



BY

18 April, 2013


Milan Indesign

Every two years, the Euroluce is held in conjunction with the Salone del Mobile at the fairground. This year, the lighting fair had its turn in the limelight again, and it held us captive as its audience. Compared to past years, Euroluce proposed an improved mix of innovation, humour and surprises, many of which came from lighting bigwigs. Of course, smaller companies, too, took a shot at making their mark at this year’s showing with laudable results. Here are the highlights from the fair.

Artemide

Empatia by Carlotta de Bevilacqua (top image) merges traditional craft of glass blowing and cutting- edge LED technology

Artemide

Daniel Libeskind’s Paragon desk lamp is made of a series of moveable segments whose form takes a cue from his own architecture.

artemide.com

Carried in Singapore by Million Lighting

Foscarini

 Foscarini

Anderssen & Voll approach lighting with child-like wonder in Yoko, which tries to allude to the delicate, ephemeral quality of bubbles.

Foscarini

An installation suspended in time is what Tuareg by Ferucato Laviani is. The seemingly random suspension of rods is both sculpture and lamp.

foscarini.com

Foscarini in Singapore at XTRA

Lladro

Lladro

Belle de Nuit, meaning “beautiful of the night” in French maintains a sweet disposition that is strongly linked with the brand. Resembling colourful pastel candies, the range of lights continues Lladro’s tradition in porcelain.

lladro.com

Flos

Flos

Goldman by Ron Gilad is a cheeky 21st century take on the traditional banker’s lamp

Flos 

String Lights by Michael Anastassiades was a clear favourite at Euroluce this year for its highly graphic appearance coupled with its strong association with space.

flos.com

Flos in Singapore at Space Furniture

FontanaArte

FontanaArte

Cheshire range of table, floor and suspension lamps. Danish/Italian studio GamFratesi were inspired by the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland that is often described to be sitting around, waiting for something to happen.

fontanaarte.com

FontanaArte in Singapore at Marquis Furniture Gallery

Davide Groppi

Davide Groppi 

Profumo D’estate by Davide and Michele Groppi plays to your inner child with a firefly-like light component within a jar that flits about like a real firefly when it senses movement.

davidegroppi.com

LZF

LZF

LZF continues its experimentation with wood veneers. Pictured here are the Spiro lamps that use multiply wooden veneers to moderate light.

lzf-lamps.com

LZF In Singapore at Million Lighting

Santa & Cole

Santa & Cole

Sin by Antoni Arola features an LED ring of lights with a removable case that alters the light into an ethereal halo.

Santa & Cole

Daniera ter Haar and Christoph Brach of Raw Colour create three new ribbons (terracotta, mustard and green) woven from three special yarns for the entire family of ribbon shade lamps under the brand.

santacole.com

Santa & Cole in Singapore at Million Lighting

Catellani & Smith

Catellani & Smith

The Lederam series of lamps use copper foil to enhance light colour and vice versa. Pictured behind it are fibreglass shells for lampshades.

catellanismith.com

Catellani & Smith in Singapore at XTRA

 


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