Roll & Hill Unveils Its Latest Collections for 2017

                                New York based lighting manufacturer <a href="https://www.rollandhill.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Roll &amp; Hill</a> recently unveiled a handful of new collections to add to their ever-growing roster of modern lights. This time around they&#8217;ve continued to work with Ladies &amp; Gentlemen and Visibility, along with a new collaboration between Ladies &amp; Gentlemen and Vera &amp; Kyte. On top of the continuing relationships, they rolled out a new collection from John Hogan to add to the mix. Take a look.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/roll-hill-unveils-its-latest-collections-for-2017/roll-hill-2017-1-ladiesgentle-kazimir-brass/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Roll-Hill-2017-1-LadiesGentle-Kazimir-brass-810x706.jpg" alt="Roll &#038; Hill Unveils Its Latest Collections for 2017" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.rollandhill.com/collections/ladies-gentlemen-studio/products/kazimir-long-pendant" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kazimir Long Pendant</a> is the latest piece from <a href="http://www.ladiesandgentlemenstudio.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ladies &amp; Gentleman</a>, joining the rest of the <a href="https://www.rollandhill.com/collections/kazimir" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kazimir</a> collection, which was inspired by Kazimir Malevich, an early 20th century Russian modernist. Using textured and colored glass, along with matte brass or matte nickel, the fixture becomes a geometric sculpture based on one of Malevich&#8217;s monochromatic paintings.

Kazimir Long Pendant in Matte Brass

Kazimir Long Pendant in Matte Brass

Kazimir Long Pendant in Matte Nickel

Nox: A Portable Luminaire for Both Indoors and Outdoors

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/nox-a-portable-luminaire-for-both-indoors-and-outdoors/astep-nox-light-alfredo-haberli-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Astep-Nox-light-Alfredo-Haberli-1-810x690.jpg" alt="Nox: A Portable Luminaire for Both Indoors and Outdoors" /></a>
                                <a href="http://astep.design/products/nox/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Nox</a> is the latest from Zurich-based designer <a href="http://www.alfredo-haeberli.com/home" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Alfredo Häberli</a> who created the portable luminaire for Danish brand <a href="http://astep.design/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Astep</a>. The wireless lamp lets you carry it around to wherever you need light, even outdoors, and with its wireless charging system with induction technology, you can use it unplugged. Its touch dimmer offers anything from soft light at a dinner party or a much brighter light for reading, all of which makes it the perfect bedside companion. A single charge keeps Nox going for 15 hours.
Nox is made up of four components: a charging base, anodized aluminum body housing the charge system, a handblown opaline glass diffuser, and a loop handle for carrying.
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Milan Design Week 2017: Lexus Design Award

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2017-lexus-design-awards/design_milk_lexus_design_awards_07/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Design_Milk_Lexus_Design_Awards_07-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2017: Lexus Design Award" /></a>
                                Now in its fifth year, the <a href="https://www.lexus-int.com/lexus-design-award" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lexus Design Award</a> was first launched in 2013 to help create ideas &#8220;to build a better tomorrow&#8221;. The competition supports up-and-coming designers across the globe. 2017&#8217;s theme, which drew 1,152 entries from 63 countries, was the notion of contradiction and juxtaposition suggested by the word &#8220;yet.&#8221;
Visitors to the awards ceremony and exhibition of shortlisted entries were greeted by Ancient Yet Modern, a 3D-printed glass installation by Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group. The exhibition went on to reveal the 12 finalists selected by a panel of world-renowned designers and creative mentors including New York Times design critic Alice Rawsthorn, architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, and British designer Max Lamb in November 2016. From those 12, four were selected to develop their ideas into prototypes, and those prototypes formed the main part of the exhibition. Structural Color – Static Yet Changing
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Scenery Collection by Daisuke Kitagawa

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/scenery-collection-by-daisuke-kitagawa/daisuke-kitagawa-scenery-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Daisuke-Kitagawa-Scenery-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Scenery Collection by Daisuke Kitagawa" /></a>
                                Tokyo-based designer <a href="http://design-milk.com/city-suitcase-designer-daisuke-kitagawa-tokyo-culture/" data-wpel-link="internal">Daisuke Kitagawa</a>, of <a href="http://www.designforindustry.jp/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design For Industry</a>, unveiled his latest collection at this year&#8217;s SaloneSatellite featuring furniture, furnishings, and accessories. With the theme being Scenery, Kitagawa took inspiration from travel and the surrounding cityscapes we encounter along the way. The scenes become memories ingrained in us and we attach feelings to them that we can recall at anytime. The collection aims to evoke those same joyful memories by scaling down some of those cityscapes and making them a part of everyday life.
The Floe coffee table offers plenty of storage space without the visual heaviness a solid table would have. Its stainless steel base reflects the light that filters through the two sheets of moveable glass surfaces. The glass can be arranged in various configurations based on the looks or your storage needs. The Lattice cabinet goes for a more minimalist look by doing away with handles and
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Palka Turns Corded Light Sockets into Chandeliers

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/palka-turns-corded-light-sockets-into-chandeliers/palka-lamp-yaroslav-misonzhnikov-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Palka-Lamp-Yaroslav-Misonzhnikov-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Palka Turns Corded Light Sockets into Chandeliers" /></a>
                                You see those corded light sockets all the time – you may even have a few yourself – but do you ever wonder what to do with them? Well, St. Petersburg-based <a href="http://www.misonzhnikov.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Yaroslav Misonzhnikov</a> has designed a clever way to turn those simple sockets into minimalist chandeliers. <a href="http://www.misonzhnikov.com/portfolio/projects/palka.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Palka</a>, which is &#8216;stick&#8217; in Russian, is a wooden system that becomes a support bracket to hold two, three, or five of those corded sockets in place to form a pendant chandelier.
Available in oak and mahogany, the design consists of a central module that connects to two, three, or five arm-like pieces that are outfitted with holes at the end where the cord slips through. What once was a boring socket or two (or five) hanging straight down is now a pretty cool fixture. Photos by Mitya Ganopolsky.
Art direction by Agafiia Galitskaya.
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Guazza: A Family of Lights Inspired by Morning Dew on Plant Leaves

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-family-of-lights-inspired-by-morning-dew-on-plant-leaves/guazza_lamp-filippo-mambretti-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/guazza_lamp-Filippo-Mambretti-1-810x455.jpg" alt="Guazza: A Family of Lights Inspired by Morning Dew on Plant Leaves" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.filippomambretti.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Filippo Mambretti</a>, of Mambrò Design Studio, released a family of lamps for <a href="http://www.seleneilluminazione.it/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Selene Illuminazione</a> at this year&#8217;s Salone. <a href="http://www.filippomambretti.com/copia-di-infinita" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Guazza</a>, available as a table or floor lamp, has a simple design which was inspired by the rounded dew drops found on leaves in the early morning.
Its glass sphere appears to partially rest on the edge of a curved stem or leaf made of bent sheet metal. By wrapping around the globe, the stem looks as if it’s protecting it while also reflecting the light. The circular base is made of black Marquina marble whose weight keeps it upright and stable. The marble is also a nice material contrast to the metal structure.
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Structural Skin: Explorations with Discarded Leather

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/structural-skin-explorations-with-discarded-leather/jorge-penades-structural-skin-2017-1-lamp-03/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-1-Lamp-03-810x573.jpg" alt="Structural Skin: Explorations with Discarded Leather" /></a>
                                <div id="attachment_301856" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="http://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=301856" rel="attachment wp-att-301856" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="size-large wp-image-301856" src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-2-Espejo-01-810x573.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="573" srcset="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-2-Espejo-01-810x573.jpg 810w, http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-2-Espejo-01-800x566.jpg 800w, http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-2-Espejo-01-768x543.jpg 768w, http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-2-Espejo-01-500x354.jpg 500w, http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-2-Espejo-01.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Mirror #01</p></div>
A few years ago, Jorge Penadés began to look at leather in a different way. So much of each leather hide produced is discarded after it’s deemed not a high enough quality for luxury goods resulting in enormous amounts of waste. That led the Madrid-based Penadés to explore a new production method that turns the offcuts, with the addition of resin, into a new material for home furnishings, called Structural Skin. The latest products produced are a series of mirrors and table lamps that bring the once-discarded leather back to life in a whole new way.

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Photos by Brenda Germade.
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Structural Skin: Explorations with Discarded Leather

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/structural-skin-explorations-with-discarded-leather/jorge-penades-structural-skin-2017-1-lamp-03/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-1-Lamp-03-810x573.jpg" alt="Structural Skin: Explorations with Discarded Leather" /></a>
                                <div id="attachment_301856" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="http://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=301856" rel="attachment wp-att-301856" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="size-large wp-image-301856" src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-2-Espejo-01-810x573.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="573" srcset="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-2-Espejo-01-810x573.jpg 810w, http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-2-Espejo-01-800x566.jpg 800w, http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-2-Espejo-01-768x543.jpg 768w, http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-2-Espejo-01-500x354.jpg 500w, http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Jorge-Penades-Structural-Skin-2017-2-Espejo-01.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Mirror #01</p></div>
A few years ago, Jorge Penadés began to look at leather in a different way. So much of each leather hide produced is discarded after it’s deemed not a high enough quality for luxury goods resulting in enormous amounts of waste. That led the Madrid-based Penadés to explore a new production method that turns the offcuts, with the addition of resin, into a new material for home furnishings, called Structural Skin. The latest products produced are a series of mirrors and table lamps that bring the once-discarded leather back to life in a whole new way.

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Photos by Brenda Germade.
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VANTOT Releases Lighting Inspired by Electrical Currents

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/vantot-releases-lighting-inspired-by-electrical-currents/vantot-current-currents-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/VANTOT-Current-Currents-1-810x559.jpg" alt="VANTOT Releases Lighting Inspired by Electrical Currents" /></a>
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VANTOT just released a new collection of LED lighting during Milan Design Week at Ventura Lambrate. Entitled, Current Currents, the innovative collection came about after the design duo began experimenting with material conductivity and became inspired by electrical currents. While most times lighting designs attempt to disguise electrical currents, VANTOT decided to turn them into part of the design. Most of use probably grew up fearing electrical currents and perceiving them as something dangerous, but VANTOT explores it with low voltage and as something not to be afraid of. Instead of a traditional lamp with hidden electrical components and a power cord, the collection consists of unconventional lighting that is fully conductive but still completely safe to touch. Plus it’s just really cool to look at, right?
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Duna and Eve Chandeliers by Zaha Hadid Design for Lasvit

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/duna-and-eve-chandeliers-by-zaha-hadid-design-for-lasvit/duna-eve-lasvit-zaha-hadid-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Duna-Eve-Lasvit-Zaha-Hadid-0-810x602.jpg" alt="Duna and Eve Chandeliers by Zaha Hadid Design for Lasvit" /></a>
                                Prague-based glass manufacturer <a href="http://lasvit.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lasvit</a> continues its path of offering modern glass lighting created using age-old techniques. The brand works with contemporary designers giving them a modern edge, while also remaining true to their traditional methods of hand blowing glass. Fresh from their debut at Salone, the <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/2017/04/06/duna-and-eve-hand-blown-glass-chandeliers-for-lasvit/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Duna and Eve Chandeliers</a> display signature curves that <a href="http://zaha-hadid-design.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Zaha Hadid Design</a> has universally been known for but in glass, giving them a dreamy, sculptural look.
Duna’s asymmetrical silhouette was inspired by dune formations and comprises two glass forms that connect together. The exterior surfaces feature a linear pattern which emits unique reflections and refractions. Joining 15 glass components, Eve comes together as a single arrangement with the glass elements hanging at various heights. The organic shapes vary in size and are a mix of clear and opaque glass. Take a look: Photos by Jacopo Spilimbergo.
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