Bandido Studio coats Aura lamp with Mexican enamel

Aura lighting fixtures by Bandido Studio


Mexican designer Bandido Studio has created a pendant lamp with a textured charcoal grey surface created by heating up black enamel. Read more


See How Aqua Creations Put Together This Very Large Pendant Light

The Zooid Diamond pendant light by Aqua Creations, draws inspiration from organic shapes and forms found in nature, and as a result, the sculptural hanging pendant lamp looks like a precious gem that’s just been mined from the earth. #Lighting #SculpturalLighting #LightingDesign #PendantLight

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Discover the Product Designs of Episode Studio

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                                Based between Milan and Paris, <a href="http://www.episode-studio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Episode Studio</a> was created in 2018 by French designers Nathan Baraness and Marina Daguet. The product design studio has a sharp look that runs on curiosity and eclecticism. Both Nathan and Marina find inspiration from old or forgotten objects, memories, colorful antiques, travels, and favorite films. Today we&#8217;re taking a look at three of their pieces in greater detail.

Photo by Calypso Mahieu

A hotel bed is a place for sleep certainly, but when traveling it becomes so much more. Movie theater, desk, library, dining table, and more. Gali is a daybed Episode Studio collaborated on with Swiss brand Elite Bed and ECAL. The fresh interpretation of a hotel’s bed and end bench, you can relax on it or rearrange its large cushions to create a more functional space in any number of configurations.

Photo by Calypso Mahieu

Photo by Julien Deceroi

What would it take

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Format Fine Goods Launches Its 2019 Collection of Furniture and Lighting

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                                One of NYCxDesign&#8217;s Emerging Designer Finalists, <a href="https://www.formatfinegoods.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Format Find Goods</a>, launched its 2019 collection of furniture and lighting as part of WantedDesign&#8217;s Launch Pad. The Arches collection, an exploration in curves, includes a variety of materials in its design.

The lighting pieces, a sconce as well as a chandelier, feature cone-shaped 3D printed porcelain shades and are available in several glaze colors and finishes.

The hallmark of Arches is an upholstered bench constructed from tubes that have been upholstered in a soft wool. There’s also an optional interlocking bolster pillow that’s covered in a contrasting speckled pattern. Choose from a palette of standard wool colors.

The Collins Table is only 8-inches in diameter, but exceptionally functional, particularly in small spaces. The adjustable height lacquered brass top is the perfect size for keeping your drink nearby or displaying your favorite houseplant, and plenty stable thanks to a natural marble base that

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Format Fine Goods Launches Its 2019 Collection of Furniture and Lighting

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                                One of NYCxDesign&#8217;s Emerging Designer Finalists, <a href="https://www.formatfinegoods.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Format Find Goods</a>, launched its 2019 collection of furniture and lighting as part of WantedDesign&#8217;s Launch Pad. The Arches collection, an exploration in curves, includes a variety of materials in its design.

The lighting pieces, a sconce as well as a chandelier, feature cone-shaped 3D printed porcelain shades and are available in several glaze colors and finishes.

The hallmark of Arches is an upholstered bench constructed from tubes that have been upholstered in a soft wool. There’s also an optional interlocking bolster pillow that’s covered in a contrasting speckled pattern. Choose from a palette of standard wool colors.

The Collins Table is only 8-inches in diameter, but exceptionally functional, particularly in small spaces. The adjustable height lacquered brass top is the perfect size for keeping your drink nearby or displaying your favorite houseplant, and plenty stable thanks to a natural marble base that

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Juniper’s THIN System Expands with Help from the Platonic Solids

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                                Launching this autumn is upscale architectural lighting brand <a href="https://www.juniper-design.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Juniper&#8217;s</a> new THIN Solids Collection, the latest chapter in the company&#8217;s collaboration with designer Peter Bristol. Inspired by the Platonic Solids, the <a href="https://www.juniper-design.com/thin-modular-lighting-system/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">THIN System</a> technology is displayed as Tetrahedron, Cube, and Diamond shapes, with each segment snapping into place magnetically for easy installation and zero-waste shipping.

“We began the THIN System with a single line, emphasizing minimalism and compact technology. The collection grew into the Multiples and Primaries collections, offering geometric 2D shapes and simple prism silhouettes,” said Shant Madjarian, Juniper Founder. “The THIN Solids Collection was the next logical evolution for the THIN System, expanding into the 3D Platonic solids.”

The easily rotatable LED lighting segments face their light inward for concentrated illumination or outward for a diffused glow, all thanks to THIN’s unique cordless magnetic connections. Each segment is connected with solid brass corners and makes up a complete

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Juniper’s THIN System Expands with Help from the Platonic Solids

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                                Launching this autumn is upscale architectural lighting brand <a href="https://www.juniper-design.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Juniper&#8217;s</a> new THIN Solids Collection, the latest chapter in the company&#8217;s collaboration with designer Peter Bristol. Inspired by the Platonic Solids, the <a href="https://www.juniper-design.com/thin-modular-lighting-system/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">THIN System</a> technology is displayed as Tetrahedron, Cube, and Diamond shapes, with each segment snapping into place magnetically for easy installation and zero-waste shipping.

“We began the THIN System with a single line, emphasizing minimalism and compact technology. The collection grew into the Multiples and Primaries collections, offering geometric 2D shapes and simple prism silhouettes,” said Shant Madjarian, Juniper Founder. “The THIN Solids Collection was the next logical evolution for the THIN System, expanding into the 3D Platonic solids.”

The easily rotatable LED lighting segments face their light inward for concentrated illumination or outward for a diffused glow, all thanks to THIN’s unique cordless magnetic connections. Each segment is connected with solid brass corners and makes up a complete

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Virgil Abloh hacks the Vitra archive to create vision of a home in 2035

Vitra x Virgil Abloh


Virgil Abloh has adapted the designs of Jean Prouvé and the Eames’ to create his vision of the home of the future, which is installed in the Zaha Hadid-designed fire station at the Vitra Campus. Read more


Lindsey Adelman Unveils a New Showroom in NoHo

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                                Last month New York-based designer <a href="https://www.lindseyadelman.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lindsey Adelman</a> opened the doors to a new 5,000 square foot showroom in Manhattan&#8217;s NoHo neighborhood. The building not only houses her studio&#8217;s sculptural lighting collections, but also her studio. The space will act as both creative lab and display space, sharing over ten years of creative work and giving clients access to a behind-the-scenes look at the process.

“Visibility into our product development method gives our clients a richer understanding of our process and work. It’s easier to absorb an idea or a certain technology when you can see the material or process happening right in front of you,” says Adelman.

The showroom feels welcoming and livable, sharing various lighting pieces in rotating displays. It also brings the creative, production, and sales teams together under one roof, allowing them to seamlessly meet with clients.

“Now more than ever, having more space, we’re really able

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WantedDesign Manhattan 2019 Favorites

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                                <a href="https://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/wd2019/manhattan/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">WantedDesign Manhattan 2019</a> has come and gone and this year marks the last time it will be held at the Terminal Stores in Manhattan. As always WantedDesign presented a solid exhibition filled with a curated selection of furniture, lighting, and objects by both up-and-coming and established designers from around the world. Take a look to see some of our favorite designs presented this year.

French paint brand Ressource invited French painter Thomas Labarthe to live paint during the opening night of WantedDesign. He first painted the black outline of the painting and then went back in with a collection of NYC-inspired paint colors (below). It was fun to see the painting progress as you walked back by.

As you entered the show FLOS showcased an illuminating installation of Michael Anastassiades Arrangements pendant lighting  hung from the ceiling.

Simon Johns, part of the Quebec Design booth, displayed the Ledge Console

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Everything You Need to Know About Light Bulbs

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Learn everything you need to know about light bulbs so you can pick the best one for your home. Image: united photo studio/Shutterstock

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For over a century, Americans have used electricity to light their homes. And that’s meant a recurring purchase: light bulbs. But if you’re still using incandescent bulbs in your home, it’s time for an upgrade.

Today there are new, more energy efficient options. And even if you don’t care about your energy consumption, you’ll want to know this: these new light bulbs can save you money in two ways. First, their minimized electricity usage means you get lower utility bills. Secondly, they last longer so you’re not shelling out for new bulbs nearly as frequently.

Think a few bulbs here and

light bulbs - incandescent
light bulbs - led
light bulbs - cfl
light bulbs - colors

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WantedDesign 2019 Launch Pad Lighting Winner: Design Machin

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                                We were proud to again be a sponsor and lead the jury for <a href="https://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/wd2019/manhattan/launch-pad/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">WantedDesign’s 2019 Launch Pad</a> alongside EQ3, which was another year filled with incredible designs from designers from around the globe. The 2019 Launch Pad jury included Karen Hong, Buyer for Design Within Reach, Giulio Cappellini, Art Director, Marva Griffin Wilshire, Curator and International Press Director of Salone Satellite, Enri Tielmann, VP of Product Development of EQ3, and Shant Madjarian, Founder &amp; Creative Director of Juniper.

Lighting design winner Alvaro Carrizosa of Design Machin talks to Design Milk about his work, winning this year’s Launch Pad and what’s next:

Tell me more about the heritage / history behind the toy that you based your lamp on and why it was something you wanted to explore?

I’m Mexican and I’m deeply connected to my Mexican roots and culture. I have always admired Mexico’s craftsmanship, tradition, and identity. I draw

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Most Modest Debuts New Products for Spring 2019

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                                <a href="https://mostmodest.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Most Modest</a> originally launched back in 2012 with a line of design-focused tech goods that reflected a minimalist aesthetic. Seven years later they&#8217;re expanding into new categories following the same approach that include furniture, lighting, and planters. The new products, which lean towards minimalist design, <span style="letter-spacing: 0.13px;">have a universal feel that could easily work in an office or residential environment alike.</span>

Tess planters are designed to work solo or as a group, where any configuration can become living architecture. Made in the US out of powder coated aluminum, the planters come in six sizes and in a range of standard Most Modern colors. Not only are they modular in how they’re used, they’re also modular in how they’re built as they’re designed to ship flat packed and easily assembled by the user with no tools. Design: Justin Champaign and Ben Salthouse

Atlas is decked out with the latest LED technology, wireless

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The Noctambule Collection of Lighting Takes Inspiration from Night Owls

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                                <a href="https://usa.flos.com/noctambule-by-konstantin-grcic/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Noctambule</a> is a large-scale collection of blown glass lamps designed for <a href="https://flos.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FLOS</a> by <a href="http://konstantin-grcic.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Konstantin Grcic</a>. The sculptural collection is named after the French word for &#8220;night owl,&#8221; Noctambule, appearing invisible during the day and illuminating at night thanks to LEDs hidden within the connecting rings.

The Noctambule lighting collection is extremely versatile and can be configured as either a floor or pendant lamp. Join together up to six glass modules of different heights and shapes to create a fixture that’s truly impressive – you can also opt to add on a glass bowl or cone-shaped head for even more personality. The end effect is nothing short of magical.

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Caine Heintzman Has Designed The VINE Pendant Light

Designer Caine Heintzman has created VINE, a sculptural and vertical pendant light, that provides a big presence with a small energy draw by using low wattage LED lamps. #Lighting #PendantLight #ModernLighting #SculpturalLighting

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COLLECTION 1 by Ángel Mombiedro

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                                The pieces of Madrid-based architect <a href="https://armombiedro.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ángel Mombiedro&#8217;s</a> COLLECTION 1 – his first furniture collection – are best viewed as elements of a whole. It&#8217;s a system that functions by observing each piece in relation to the others. The fundamental forms, flat colors, geometry, symmetry, straight lines, and curved planes of the collection are based on searching out harmony.

The tables, chairs, and lamps rely on a balance created from Mombiedro’s use of iron, velvet, and marble, or by incorporating the trades of metal, stone, and textiles and how he works with all three together. Each piece is made to order in small workshops in Madrid, drawing attention to the personalization and thought of each object. By incorporating his own talents, as well as the advice of experts, COLLECTION 1 finds its place in the contemporary furniture world.

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Eny Lee Parker presents “lumpy and imperfect” homeware at ICFF 2019

First Hand Collection Part Two by Eny Lee Parker at ICFF New York


Brooklyn designer Eny Lee Parker’s latest homeware includes a mirror that looks like “dripping pancake batter” and donut-like lamps. Read more


Eny Lee Parker presents “lumpy and imperfect” homeware at ICFF 2019

First Hand Collection Part Two by Eny Lee Parker at ICFF New York


Brooklyn designer Eny Lee Parker’s latest homeware includes a mirror that looks like “dripping pancake batter” and donut-like lamps. Read more


Earth To Sky is a range of sculpted aluminium lights by Doshi Levien

Doshi Levien Earth to Sky lights


London studio Doshi Levien has self-produced a collection of lights with organic forms, including one that resembles flowers and another that looks like a fried egg. Read more


Estiluz Opens a NYC Showroom and Unveils New Lighting

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/estiluz-opens-a-nyc-showroom-and-unveils-new-lighting/estiluz_asana_p-3768_floor_lamp_img_a01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/Estiluz_Asana_P-3768_floor_lamp_img_a01-810x502.jpg" alt="Estiluz Opens a NYC Showroom and Unveils New Lighting" /></a>
                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/nycxdesign/" data-wpel-link="internal">NYCxDesign</a> week is always packed with exciting things in the world of modern design, and contemporary lighting leader <a href="https://estiluzusa.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Estiluz</a> capitalized by not only releasing a new collection but also opening their brand new New York showroom. The five new fixture styles – Circ, Asana, Flow, Alfi, and Emma – initially launched during Milan Design Week before making their stateside debut.

Delicate and functional, the Alfi family found its inspiration in the form of straight pins used in fashion and tailoring. Available in floor and pendant styles, each is highly adjustable thanks to the independent movement of its light source components. Designed by José Manuel Ferrero from Estudi {H}ac Atelier and developed by Estiluz’s design team, these luminaires encourage creativity, adaptability, and visual and functional balance.

Inspired by yoga and composed of multifunctional arms, Asana is a floor lamp for indoor spaces. One arm can be folded or unfolded to change the

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