Louis Poulsen Celebrates 60 Years of a Modernist Classic

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/louis-poulsen-celebrates-60-years/louispoulsen-factorytour-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/LouisPoulsen-FactoryTour-3-810x559.jpg" alt="Louis Poulsen Celebrates 60 Years of a Modernist Classic" /></a>
                                Few designs have endured with such quiet visibility as <a href="https://www.louispoulsen.com/usa/featured/ph-5/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Louis Poulsen&#8217;s PH 5</a>. Its unmistakable silhouette is often seen in homes modern and traditional, in universities and libraries across the globe, and always seems to find a place within the newest restaurants and most luxe hotels. Movie and television cameos are frequent. In the pantheon of lighting, undoubtedly one or two PH 5s would be found glowing overhead.
In celebration of the design’s 60th anniversary, Louis Poulsen invited Design Milk to tour their factory in Vejen, Jutland, Denmark, affording us the opportunity to learn more about the light’s storied past, relevant present, and the planned future of the company’s most popular lighting design…with even a chance to build one. The five-shade PH 5’s immutable cultural presence can be attributed to its perfect realization of form serving function, a 100% glare-free light emitting evenly both downward and laterally, with a recognizably agreeable presence whether on
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Louis Poulsen Celebrates 60 Years of a Modernist Classic

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/louis-poulsen-celebrates-60-years/louispoulsen-factorytour-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/LouisPoulsen-FactoryTour-3-810x559.jpg" alt="Louis Poulsen Celebrates 60 Years of a Modernist Classic" /></a>
                                Few designs have endured with such quiet visibility as <a href="https://www.louispoulsen.com/usa/featured/ph-5/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Louis Poulsen&#8217;s PH 5</a>. Its unmistakable silhouette is often seen in homes modern and traditional, in universities and libraries across the globe, and always seems to find a place within the newest restaurants and most luxe hotels. Movie and television cameos are frequent. In the pantheon of lighting, undoubtedly one or two PH 5s would be found glowing overhead.
In celebration of the design’s 60th anniversary, Louis Poulsen invited Design Milk to tour their factory in Vejen, Jutland, Denmark, affording us the opportunity to learn more about the light’s storied past, relevant present, and the planned future of the company’s most popular lighting design…with even a chance to build one. The five-shade PH 5’s immutable cultural presence can be attributed to its perfect realization of form serving function, a 100% glare-free light emitting evenly both downward and laterally, with a recognizably agreeable presence whether on
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Alto, Aura and Balance: Archilume’s Newest Luminaire Systems

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/alto-aura-balance-archilumes-newest-luminaire-systems/archilume-light-fixture-18/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/archilume-light-fixture-18-810x405.jpg" alt="Alto, Aura and Balance: Archilume’s Newest Luminaire Systems" /></a>
                                Sometimes, the strongest statement-making forms come from the most basic of shapes. That’s the inspiration Canadian lighting designer Saleem Khattak of <a href="http://archilume.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Archilume</a> used to create his latest three luminaire systems: Alto, Aura and Balance.
Alto resembles the craftsmanship of a cut diamond with its strong upper conical shape and transparent base. Using Archilume’s signature “total internal reflection optics,” Alto’s warm, glare-free glow ranges from a full brightness of 3000 degrees Kelvin to a dimmed down color temperature of 1800 degrees Kelvin. Aura is divided into two hemispheres that make up its bold spherical form. The top half is made of aircraft-grade machined aluminum while the lower half is a clear optical lens. Both Aura and Alto employ Archilume’s new Dim to Warm feature to emit a warmer light when dimmed. Balance draws isnpiration from the Bauhaus movement and the sculptural works of Joan Miró and Alexander Calder. It’s composed of
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The Minimalist Trilogy Pendant by Articolo

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                                <a href="http://articololighting.com/product-type/pendant?product=scandi-pendant-trilogy-brass"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Trilogy Pendant</a> is a minimalist pendant designed by Australia-based studio <a href="http://articololighting.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Articolo</a>. Each orb features Articolo&#8217;s signature bubble detailing, while the piece itself evokes a sophisticated yet organic Nordic sensibility. When lit, the bubble patterns are cast against the wall.
Suspended with grace, the pendant illuminates softly as its light source is concealed within a trio of mouth-blown glass orbs. The orbs are supported by three solid brass rods that come together with a central cuff. Trilogy exemplifies Articolo’s exploration of materiality, form, and luminance.
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The Minimalist Trilogy Pendant by Articolo

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/trilogy-pendant-articolo/trilogy_articolo_233333/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/trilogy_articolo_233333-810x777.jpg" alt="The Minimalist Trilogy Pendant by Articolo" /></a>
                                <a href="http://articololighting.com/product-type/pendant?product=scandi-pendant-trilogy-brass"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Trilogy Pendant</a> is a minimalist pendant designed by Australia-based studio <a href="http://articololighting.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Articolo</a>. Each orb features Articolo&#8217;s signature bubble detailing, while the piece itself evokes a sophisticated yet organic Nordic sensibility. When lit, the bubble patterns are cast against the wall.
Suspended with grace, the pendant illuminates softly as its light source is concealed within a trio of mouth-blown glass orbs. The orbs are supported by three solid brass rods that come together with a central cuff. Trilogy exemplifies Articolo’s exploration of materiality, form, and luminance.
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NIRU Slow Creations Launches with the Branca Lighting Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/niru-slow-creations-launches-with-the-branca-lighting-collection/branca-lamp-niru-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/BRANCA-lamp-NIRU-1-810x468.jpg" alt="NIRU Slow Creations Launches with the Branca Lighting Collection" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.nirubarcelona.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NIRU Slow Creations</a> is the brainchild of Barcelona-based <a href="http://ramos-bassols.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ramos &amp; Bassols</a> design studio. After designing products for other companies for years, they decided to create their own brand. The name is based on the Japanese word &#8216;niru&#8217;, which means simmer, something the brand itself did until it was ready to launch its first collection, <a href="https://www.nirubarcelona.com/products"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Branca</a>.
The Branca lighitng collection is handcrafted in solid oak and outfitted with LED technology that emits a warm light from the entire length of the fixture. Each lamp features an integrated dimmer to adjust the light’s intensity and a black or red cord to plug it in. Despite being a long, linear fixture you’d expect to find only hanging, Branca comes in three versions, including a pendant, and two leaning versions – a floor model and a table model. Photography by aliciagarciaphotography.
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Business Photography and Lighting with Kate Zimmerman Turpin

                                <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackclk/N718679.1204842DESIGN-MILK.COM/B20626624.224189308;dc_trk_aid=422276193;dc_trk_cid=103150881;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment=;tfua="  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Squarespace</a>. Our partners are hand picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</span></i>
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                                Ask any professional photographer and they’ll tell you, using the right kind of lighting is key to capturing the underlying mood, tone, and setting of every photo they’ve ever shot. If you’re curious, just have a look at some of the images you’ve taken on your own smartphone and they’ll tell the same story. Building your own business is a lot of work, much of which revolves around how it will be perceived by your customers – creating a strong launch, mastering your online brand, and having a powerful logo design are just a few of the pieces. But then there’s the photography element, a true visual imprint of just what it is you’re putting out there into the world, and it needs to <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone wp-image-347158 size-large" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Kate-Zimmerman-Turpin-2-810x1215.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1215" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Kate-Zimmerman-Turpin-2-810x1215.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Kate-Zimmerman-Turpin-2-800x1200.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Kate-Zimmerman-Turpin-2-768x1152.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Kate-Zimmerman-Turpin-2-500x750.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Kate-Zimmerman-Turpin-2.jpg 1080w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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New Works by Studio Cecilia Xinyu Zhang

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/new-works-studio-cecilia-xinyu-zhang/cecilia-xinyu-zhang-equant_4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Cecilia-Xinyu-Zhang-Equant_4-810x540.jpg" alt="New Works by Studio Cecilia Xinyu Zhang" /></a>
                                You might recognize <a href="http://www.ceciliaxinyuzhang.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cecilia Xinyu Zhang</a> from our <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-of-icff-2018-favorites-from-skram-bernhardt-design-risd-students-and-more/" data-wpel-link="internal">ICFF 2018 favorites roundup</a>. A graduate from the Academy of Design and Crafts (HDK) at Gothenburg University, Sweden, Zhang worked as a design assistant at the Marcel Wanders Studio before establishing her own studio in Bergen, Norway. We’re a fan of her work which is mostly defined by clean lines, spatial forms, and geometric elements. Take a look…
The Equant Suspension Lamp is as much a work of art as it is a functional fixture. Its unique form comes from the multiple elements that make it up: the half sphere that houses an LED light, the adjustable circular deflector that helps diffuse the light when swiveled, the black metal disc that holds the deflector in place, and the incomplete circular structure that holds it all together. The initials in the S.V. Side Table stands for Solid/Void, referencing the two halves of
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TheUrbanative’s 2018 Collection Is Inspired by Traditional African Hairstyles

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/theurbanatives-2018-collection-is-inspired-by-traditional-african-hairstyles/african-crowns-theurbanative-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/African-Crowns-TheUrbanative-1-810x537.jpg" alt="TheUrbanative&#8217;s 2018 Collection Is Inspired by Traditional African Hairstyles" /></a>
                                South African design company <a href="https://www.theurbanative.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">TheUrbanative</a>, founded by Mpho Vackier, just released their 2018 collection which takes inspiration from traditional African hairstyles. The <a href="https://www.theurbanative.com/collections"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">African Crowns Collection</a> comprises furniture, lighting, and accessories that explore the sculptural lines, forms, and textures of the majestic hairstyles.
The collection includes seating, tables, planters, storage, lighting and decorative objects, featuring woven and braided elements that pay homage to those artistic hair crowns, along with geometric shapes and a modern color palette. Wanting to celebrate the importance of hair in ancient African civilizations and how it becomes such a part of who the person is, the brand aims to share functional products that are not only fun, but tell a cultural story that someone from modern times can relate to and appreciate.
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Palma Introduces Plants and Lighting to Indoor Settings

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                                <a href="https://www.vibia.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vibia</a>, the lighting brand well-versed in forward-thinking design, just introduced their latest collection, called <a href="https://www.vibia.com/us/int/wall-fixtures-palma_wall"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Palma</a>, designed by <a href="http://www.estudiantoniarola.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Antoni Arola</a>. The series isn&#8217;t just a collection of lighting – it&#8217;s lighting that incorporates plants so you can enjoy a bit of nature while indoors. Arola was inspired by historic hanging gardens and decided to bring it inside through these innovative fixtures.
Palma comes in many variations allowing you to choose how many opal glass globes, whether you want a vertical or horizontal setup, pendant versions, or wall options, all the while including vegetation. Whether used in a commercial or residential setting, Palma not only lights the room it’s in, it also integrates that cozy hint of greenery every interior could benefit from.
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10 Modern Outdoor Lanterns That Will Light up Your Summer

                                Now that summer is here, we&#8217;re all heading outdoors to soak up every second of these warm days ahead. It&#8217;s hard to get better than summer days, but summer nights might just take the cake when the sun is going down, the temperature is cooling off, and relaxation officially kicks in. To better enjoy that time, adding some mood lighting to your favorite outdoor space can really set the tone. In these high tech times, you don&#8217;t even need a fire or a bunch of candles to make that happen – you just need a modern outdoor lantern you can count on. Take a look at 10 of our favorites to help light up your summer nights.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-modern-outdoor-lanterns-that-will-light-up-your-summer/roundup-modern-outdoor-lanterns-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Roundup-Modern-Outdoor-Lanterns-0-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Modern Outdoor Lanterns That Will Light up Your Summer" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://www.lumens.com/dieppe-led-portable-lamp-by-artkalia-ARKP92828.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Dieppe LED Portable Lamp by Artkalia</a>  2. <a href="https://www.lumens.com/fez-outdoor-lantern-1-by-gandia-blasco-GABP154814.html#cgid=248&%23038;sz=24&%23038;start=24&%23038;tileIndex=15"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fez Outdoor Lantern 1 by Jose A. Gandia-Blasco for Gandia Blasco</a>  3. <a href="https://shophorne.com/products/tank-lantern"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tank Lantern by Tom Dixon</a>  4. <a href="https://hivemodern.com/pages/product8172/followme-table-lamp-inma-bermudez-marset"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Followme Table Lamp by Inma Bermúdez for <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/R8PpU2UEgK0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--></a>  5. <a href="http://www.dwr.com/outdoor-outdoor-accessories/luau-portable-led-lamp/9022546.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Luau® Portable LED Lamp by Duane Smith and Stefane Barbeau</a>  6. <a href="https://store.pablodesigns.com/products/uma"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">UMA Sound Lantern by Carmine Deganello and Pablo Pardo for Pablo Studio</a>  7. <a href="https://www.2modern.com/products/mr-go-lantern-light"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mr. Go Lantern Light by Zac Kenneth Ng and Edmund Ng for Koncept</a>  8. <a href="https://shop.fatboyusa.com/collections/lighting-collections/products/lampie-on-1"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lampie-On by Fatboy USA</a>  9. <a href="https://www.ylighting.com/balad-lamp-by-fermob-FRMP134953.html#cgid=YLFER&%23038;&%23038;tileIndex=1"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Balad Lamp by Tristan Lohner for Fermob</a>  10. <a href="https://store.menudesignshop.com/carrie-portable-led-lamp-p392.aspx"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Carrie Portable LED Lamp by Norm Architects for Menu</a>

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Beam and Glow by PELLE

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/beam-glow-pelle/beamandglow_pelle_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/beamandglow_pelle_1-810x540.jpg" alt="Beam and Glow by PELLE" /></a>
                                <a href="http://pelledesigns.com/product-category/lighting/beamandglow/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Beam and Glow</a> is a new collection designed by New York-based studio <a href="http://pelledesigns.com/studio/contact/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PELLE</a> that consists of a series of horizontal and vertical lighting structures comprised of vibrant colored abstractions that create an immersive and unique lighting experience.
The collection explores the nature of light, color, scale, and context through the expression of ‘objecthood’ found in the Minimal Art movement. Each light is outfitted with an optical grade resin lens framed by anodized bent aluminum that are anodized or stained with a hand-applied finish. As described by the designers, “The singular line of the lens is echoed in the simple rectangular frame, conjoining clarity of form with a soft and expansive colored light to create an impactful, yet unobtrusive, environment.” The current collection is available in a variety of formats, including wall-mounted, flush-mounted, or ceiling-suspended. Photography by Daniel Seung Lee  
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