Tom Dixon Copper Blow Shade Lamp
Written by Katie on August 11, 2010. Permalink
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Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on August 11, 2010. Permalink
Written by Katie on August 3, 2010. Permalink
Man-oh-man, here’s one killer task light. Amanda Levete showcases the new technology of OLED lighting in a twisting, flat ribbon of steel, with only the cord to offset the powder coated (or polished) surface. What’s so special about OLED lighting, you might wonder. Apparently it’s a super-thin, lightweight panel that casts an even glow without glare, flickering or excessive heat. Impressive, yes, but for now let’s just admire the beauty of this self-supporting form from afar, at least until the technology becomes a bit more affordable.
Available in powder coated or polished stainless steel with a red, yellow or blue cord.
H 11.2″ x L 19.7″ x D 14.6″
Cable L 78.8″
Purchase Information:Price: $2,500.00
Written by Simon on July 27, 2010. Permalink
I’m digging this series of glass pendant lamps from Produzione Privata. They’re created from mouth-blown Murano glass and are available in an assortment of finishes/colors, but I think most would agree with me that the ones to get are the transparent glass ones. They best illustrate the form and showcase the beauty of the internal hardware itself. Prices range from $600 – $900.
Designer: Michele de Lucchi
Colors: white, black, sanded, silver, transparent green, transparent
Material: Mouth blown Murano glass
Comes with 59″ of cable that can be shortened
Uses 1 X 100W 120V E26 (medium base) incandescent lamp (not included).
Dimensions: 8.75 H x 9.4 D (inches)
More information:View Acquatinta Pendant Lamp here
Written by Katie on July 19, 2010. Permalink
Radiating blades of plywood slats have the traditional ‘lamp’ silhouette while filtering the bright glare of a lightbulb into a nice soft glow, thus eliminating any need for a ho-hum lampshade. I particularly like how the wood will give an extra element of texture to a room.
Designer: Jonas Damon
16 x 16 x 12 inches
Purchase Information:Price: $225.00
Written by Katie on July 16, 2010. Permalink
Interestingly enough, the founders of Niche Modern were designing products for themselves, not the design-minded public, when they started getting orders. That’s no surprise, really, considering the lovely hand blown shapes and warm colors. No two are exactly the same, which is reason enough to mix and match in order fit your specific sensibilities.
Prices start at $440.00
Other colors shown below.
Purchase Information:Price: $440.00 and up
Written by Simon on July 9, 2010. Permalink
This here is one impressive looking lamp. It may be hard to see from the picture, but the wooden fixture has a “scalloped-edge ring effect” across its length, creating a pretty neat visual and physical texture. It’s available in Maple or Walnut, with a Bronze or Hydrocal (Plaster) base. The light itself is supplied by cool and efficient LED bulbs.
Maple or Walnut, Bronze or Hydrocal Base
Body dimensions: L 26.75″ x Diam. 3.5″
Base dimensions: H 19″ x Diam. 7.5″
More information:View Truncheon Task Light here
Written by Katie on June 2, 2010. Permalink
Four feet of soft, knitted cord means you can play around with how this lamp is displayed. Hanging a few over a dining table (maybe twisted/knotted together) could be interesting, or the loop idea on a wall over the bed would be a nice soft texture to a sleeping area. A silicone-covered energy saving bulb is included, so you won’t have to worry about safety.
Designed by llot llov.
Purchase Information:Price: $375.00
Written by Katie on June 1, 2010. Permalink
While this has quite a bit of wait time, it’s an excellent price for a great little conversation piece. Rapid prototyping is really enabling designers to make some interesting stuff, as is the case with this candlestick. A traditional candlestick form is warped through 3D rendering, then rapid prototyped and cast.
Available for pre-order.
Approximate ship date: 8/25/2010
Purchase Information:Price: $24.00
Written by Simon on May 28, 2010. Permalink
Inspired by the traditional matchbox, designer Simon Donald created the Stanley series of oak candle stick holders. What really makes it stand out is the bright block of yellow, which is actually sandpaper for use as a striking surface.
Materials: Solid oak, brass inserts and household sandpaper
Purchase Information:Price: £15.00
Written by Katie on May 26, 2010. Permalink
Made from 20 pieces of triangle shaped veneer, this light makes for a pretty picture. You assemble the light like a puzzle, either as shown above or as two separate more oval shaped lights. One drawback is that it doesn’t come with a wire unit (it’s flat-packed after all) but that’s easy enough to pick up at a hardware store (or Ikea?). Also, if you’re the curious type, ‘Mokusei’ means wooden-made and also Jupiter in Japanese.
Cherry veneer with back lamination
diameter about 17-3/8″
Purchase Information:Price: $250.00
Written by Katie on May 21, 2010. Permalink
Finally available to purchase (after quite a bit of waiting, I might add), this Flat Light Poster was designed by Finn Magee after he admired the light and atmosphere of an Anglepoise task light. This would be the perfect sort of light for a cramped space, wouldn’t it?
designer: Finn Magee
materials: printed poster; LED
dimensions: 16.5″ x 23.5″
Produced in a limited edition of 50 pieces.
Purchase Information:Price: $195.00
Written by Katie on May 19, 2010. Permalink
Written by Katie on May 17, 2010. Permalink
Ouch. Simple and stylish are two words synonymous with Autoban, but the prices kind of hurt, don’t they? That’s what the piggy bank is for though, isn’t it, to save for expensive-but-really-lovely accessories?
Designers: Seyhan Özdemir & Sefer Çaglar of Autoban
Gold plated or Black powder coated steel, fabric shade.
Made in Portugal by De La Espada.
small; 15.75″dia. x 33.5″h
pinch (med.); 15.75″dia. x 57″h
cone (large); 15.75″dia. x 61.4″h
small in black starts at $1,315.00 + $295.00 shipping in the continental U.S.
Purchase Information:Price: $1,315.00
Written by Katie on May 13, 2010. Permalink
If there’s monsters in the closet (yours or your child’s), this nightlight will keep the shadows at bay without offending anyone’s aesthetic sensibilities. It’s an LED light, so no cords or hot spots, just simply press the bottom to turn on or off.
Assembly instructions provided and comes with 3 x AAA batteries.
Written by Katie on May 10, 2010. Permalink
You might have seen Tom Dixon’s Pressed Glass Pendants making the rounds on the design circuit, but have you seen these babies? These dense glass pendants have that satisfying green tint that signifies thickness and weight and the compact forms are most pleasing in shape.
Designer: Tom Dixon
3.9″dia x 4.7″h.
Purchase Information:Price: $310.00