We have put together a list of new lighting releases presented by Arper, Artemide, Foscarini, Kartell and Tom Dixon at the Milan Design Week 2015 last week.
22 April, 2015
Top Image: MELT by Tom Dixon in collaboration with FRONT
Arper’s long time collaborator, Lievore Altherr Molina has designed Parentesit for the brand. The three-dimensional acoustic graphic wall module reduces background noise and can be customised by adding on speakers or LED lights, creating multiple functions. The range of classic geometrical shapes – circle, square and oval – with its available colours create visual comfort in its minimal language.
The Stab light by Arik Levy consists of a three arms structure of varying lengths, resulting in multi-positional hanging arrangements that allow the pendant lights to adapt to the needs of the space it inhabits or attune to “everyday intuitive arrangements”.
Kurage is the Japanese word for jellyfish. The lamp designed by Nichetto and Nendo for Foscarini takes after the unique form of the sea creature with elongated slim ash wood legs and a light body made up of a handmade Japanese paper, washi. Its poetic and elegant outlook is the result of a pursuit in lightweight lighting.
Kartell pays homage to the late Ettore Sottsass through the newly launched suspension lamp, Daisy, alongside a collection of vases and stools. With a series of plastic rectangles in Scottsass colours and a central black disk in thermoplastic technopolymer, this playful light piece brightens up any type of space.
The research in Tom Dixon’s lab on the “technologically advanced field of vacuum metallisation” takes a majestic turn with MELT Copper, a distorted lighting globe born from the brand’s collaboration with Swedish design collective, FRONT. The uneven surface creates the visual effect of a hot mouth blown glass – translucent when turned on, with a mirror finish when turned off. The dramatic interiors of the globe comes alive during the day while emitting mild light during the night “akin to recent Hubble Telescope images of the cosmos.”
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