Studio davidpompa Expands Cantera Rosa and Copper Ambra Lighting Collection

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                                Last year Mexican design brand <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio davidpompa</a> released the Ambra collection of lighting that included a table lamp and wall lamp made of cantera rose and copper. Now, they&#8217;ve unveiled the latest member of the family – the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ambra pendant</a> – which continues the exploration of contrasting materials and proportions.
The pendant boasts an elegant geometrical silhouette with two cylindrical forms made from dusty pink cantera rosa, a volcanic rock made up of volcanic ash and dust, that rests at the end of a brushed copper cylinder. Hanging alone or in a configuration of multiples, the pendant makes for a striking sculptural light.
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10 Flexible Furniture Options for Any Modern Office

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                                Contract furniture tends to be fairly expensive and costs can add up for small businesses every time they add an employee or two or need to reconfigure their setup. Plus, with more companies moving towards open plan offices and some on the move frequently as their businesses grow, it&#8217;s important for them to invest in furniture that&#8217;s flexible or multi-functional. That said, we went out on a hunt to find some practical furniture options for the office that can either pull double duty or are flexible so they be used in different ways.
Heartwork’s SQUARE desk system can be reconfigured into endless variations of workstations, conference tables, and even as a ping pong table. It’s designed so that it can easily be put together or taken apart with only a quarter – so, if you don’t need it for a spell, it can be stored flat. You can also choose
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Lee Broom Unveils His Final Installment of Observatory for London Design Festival 2018

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                                Last month <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">we shared</a> the brand new pieces that make up  <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lee Broom&#8217;s</a> third and final installment of his Observatory lighting collection and now the British designer has unveiled images from the exhibition that opens today at Broom&#8217;s showroom in Shoreditch. The <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">exhibition</a>, which marks the launch of the London Design Festival 2018, presents the new stellar-inspired lighting collection in the UK for the very first time giving fair visitors an opportunity to tour the transformed showroom for a peek.
To see the Observatory exhibition during the London Design Festival 2018, visit Lee Broom’s showroom in London at 95 Rivington Street until September 23rd.
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Suprematic Lighting and Vase Collection by NOOM

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                                Paying homage to Kiev-born artist and founder of the Suprematism art movement Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian design studio <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NOOM</a> created a geometric collection of lighting and vases called Suprematic. Designers Kateryna Sokolova and Arkady Vartanov both live and work in Malevich&#8217;s hometown of Kiev making his art a natural source of inspiration. When designing their first collection, the pair incorporated copper and painted steel, geometric-shaped components that join together to form sculptural structures.
The geometric components in the vases are not only decorative, they help divide and hold the flowers in place for unique arrangement. Even with no flowers, the vases are art objects on display until they’re filled with flowers again. The Suprematic collection recently debuted at Maison&Objet.
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FORM Geometric Lighting by Milligram Studio and ODO

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                                Melbourne-based <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Milligram Studio</a> have collaborated with One Design Office (ODO) on a collection of lighting that explores both form and shape. <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FORM</a> evokes a sense of playfulness thanks to the juxtaposition of primary shapes. Smaller spherical globes rest within carved out notches on the geometric bases which pop in four matte colors – black, white, pink, and teal. Available in three shapes – cylinder, rectangle, and triangle – the FORM lamps can be used solo or arranged as a group to create a modern yet timeless arrangement.
FORM will be available at in late October 2018.
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Anglepoise Goes Tiny with the 90 Mini Mini Desk Lamp

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                                British lighting brand <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Anglepoise®</a> has been creating their iconic desk lamp since the 1930s and in that time they&#8217;ve <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">gone big</a> and unveiled <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">special designer editions</a>. Never resting on their laurels, they continue to up their game with new designs and reimagining older ones, like their latest release where they go tiny with their bestselling Model 90 lamp. The <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">90 Mini Mini lamp</a> offers all the features that make Anglepoise lamps so coveted all while shrinking it to its new tiny form.
The 90 Mini Mini stands at half the size of a standard desk lamp making it work in just about any spot you need extra light. While its size is ridiculously cute, it still packs an unbeatable punch with a long-life, dimmable, low-energy LED module that’s integrated into the shade and will last for up to 20,000 hours of usage. If you end up burning it out, you
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Articolo Adds Three New Ranges of Lighting Designs to Its Collection

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                                Melbourne-based studio <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Articolo</a> continues to explore new forms and pairings of elegant materials in lighting design by adding three new ranges to its collection.
Inspired by the sunlight streaming across the horizon at dawn, the Glimpse pendant features a horizontal, mouth-blown glass shade that seems to suspend in mid air thanks to the two slender brass rods. The Glimpse comes in two versions: a clear glass shade that reveals the elongated light source within and an opaque finish that casts a more subtle glow. The Trilogy pendant, named for its trio of mouth-blown glass orbs, is a softly-illuminated fixture that highlights the glass material. It’s supported by three solid brass rods with a central cuff detail, a solid example of Articolo’s sophisticated engineering and exploration of form. Last but not least, Float is a collection of fixtures defined by its use of the cylindrical form. It is now also available
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Lee Broom Is Set to Launch 3rd and Final Installment of Observatory Collection

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                                After shows in Milan and New York City, British design phenom <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lee Broom</a> is presenting his third and final installment of his <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Observatory</a> lighting collection during the London Design Festival. Broom will transform his Shoreditch showroom with the celestial-inspired fixtures &#8220;that play with proportions of vertical and horizontal space, and the refraction and reflection of light,&#8221; marking the first time they&#8217;re shown in the UK. Observatory comprises five <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">collections</a> – Orion, Lens Flair, Eclipse, Tidal, and Aurora – each outfitted with concealed LEDs that emit soft, diffused light from their sculptural silhouettes.
Orion is a modular, tube-like design with contrasting opaque and solid spheres that can be hung in various configurations for a custom, horizontal and vertical constellation of lights. At London Design Festival, a new black finish will be on display (see initial image). Lens Flair is a spherical fixture inspired by telescopic lenses and horizontal and vertical refractions.
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Basalt: A Modular Lighting System by Tala Inspired by Rock Formations in Ireland

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                                As its name implies, the new <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Basalt collection</a> by British lighting brand <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tala</a> is inspired by the Giant’s Causeway, a natural and geological wonder in Northern Ireland that’s made up of thousands of interlocking basalt columns. The new range unites solid brass that’s been sand casted and polished with mouth-blown matte borosilicate glass to create two configurations, a ceiling light and a tabletop touch lamp.
The Basalt Ceiling Light consists of a trio of angular brass pendants that can seamlessly join with multiple units to create a custom lighting installation. The Basalt Touch Lamp provides a tactile experience with a three-step touch dimming control integrated into the brass body.
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Preciosa Chromo Lamp Lifts Spirits with Chromotherapy

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                                Prague-based <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Preciosa Lighting</a> sheds light onto the ancient belief in the healing powers of color through a small collection of Art Deco-inspired sculptural table lamps designed in partnership with Spanish studio, <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MUT</a>.
Recently revealed as part of Wallpaper* Handmade, the Chromo table lamp was displayed amongst other furniture and accessories for a curated exhibition titled, “Wellness & Wonder.” Each lamp is comprised by a large colored glass piece and a set of curved glass pipes wrapped around a central metal U. A neon tube hidden at the center in coordination with LED lights at the base of the glass pipes project a mood-enhancing glow. The lamps are constructed in the oldest known region of the Czech Republic in Bohemia, renowned for their unmatched glassmaking abilities. Preciosa craftsmen were guided by the modernist directions of Spanish studio MUT to apply their traditional chandelier and crystal jewelry manufacturing skills to produce these graphic expressions
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Stine Mikkelsen’s Solid Formations Is Part Furniture, Part Sculpture

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                                Danish designer <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Stine Mikkelsen</a> was inspired by Italian geology when she designed <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Solid Formations</a>, a collection that blurs the line between furniture and sculpture. She developed two new composite materials that use marble and volcanic ash as the primary materials to create various sculptural objects, furniture and fixtures. The result is a collection that resembles the shapes and textures found in natural landscapes and geometric formations created by humans. Because the material or production method in Solid Formations can’t be intuitively deducted, the collection encourages us to engage in a dialogue of discovery with the objects.
This collection is exclusively represented by Aybar Gallery in Miami, Florida.
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ecoBirdy Creates Kid’s Furniture Made From Old Plastic Toys

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                                Plastic continues to be a growing problem around the world, and while more is being done to reduce consumption (think drinking straws and plastic bags), it seems like one genre hasn&#8217;t quite caught up – children&#8217;s toys. It&#8217;s almost impossible to go to anyone&#8217;s home that has children and not spot a dozen oversized plastic toys that parent&#8217;s hate and kids love, or take a stroll down the toy row at your closest big box store and see that 90% of the options are ugly plastic. Longing to do something about it, two Antwerp-based designers spent two years exploring ways to sustainably recycle old plastic toys and the result is <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ecoBirdy</a>. The new European brand crafts really cool design <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">pieces</a> for kids that are made using 100% recycled plastic waste from unused toys.
The collection, which includes Charlie the Chair, Luisa the Table, Kiwi the Storage Container, and Rhino the
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FLOS Architectural Redefines Track Lighting

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                                Have you ever been in the market for track lighting for your home or office? If so, you know just how awful they are and how few choices are on the market, reducing your options to the one least likely to make you cringe. <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FLOS Architectural</a> aims to change that with <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tracking Magnet EVO</a>, a flexible system with a minimalist aesthetic that offers a multitude of options.
The system carries a 48-volt electrical core that allows for any kind of positioning on the walls or ceilings giving the flexibility to create anything from a simple fixture to a sculptural one with tracks going in various directions. Vertical and horizontal corners allow for transitions between walls and ceilings for seamless lines. The slender tracks can be suspended, surface mounted, or embedded in the walls or ceilings to achieve the desired look. The tracks utilize magnets that allow the fixtures and
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Lorre: A Sculptural Installation of 3D Printed Kinetic Lights by David Weeks Studio

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                                New York City-based <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">David Weeks Studio</a> designed the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lorre</a> sculptural installation comprising 3D-printed kinetic lights and cable that explore the connection between space, light, and material. The wireless lights are suspended on copper cables where the conductivity of the cable lit them up allowing each shade to be moved as desired.
Each light is made of nylon plastic that was printed using selective laser sintering making them lightweight. Their simple forms delicately cling to two thin cables resulting in a minimalist lighting display that can be continuously rearranged.
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