Rather than hiding the light source, architect Rodolfo Dordoni gives it statement-making pride of place with the Nile table lamp, his first wholly new design for Foscarini in decades. Two volumes — a small yet sturdy marble base and a larger delicate glass diffuser — are poised in a way that seems to defy gravity but stay in place through static weights and precise junctures.
One of three avian-inspired lamps in the Feathers family, penguin-like Nancie possesses a magnetic and unconventional charm all her own. Squat and shapely, the resin body is offered in three high-gloss colour and metal combinations: Midnight Blue with brushed brass, Smokey Rose with brushed brass and terrazzo, and Hot Vanilla with satin black.
Appearing like an unfinished line drawing, Vine, by Bjarke Ingels Group, is complex in its engineering. The two open rings that form the base and the light source are joined together by a 16-millimetre-thick structure that deftly contains all the optoelectronic and mechanical elements. Two nearly invisible joints allow the light to be moved around to create multiple configurations. Simply put, it’s a pure expression of minimalism.
As implied by its name, the pieces in the Space Invaders collection — Stellar Works’ first collaboration with Italian multidisciplinary designer Luca Nichetto — are meant to disrupt environments in an undeniably playful way. With the Dhala table lamps, large Murano glass beads are stacked in various formations on minimalist metal frames and lit by concealed LED strips; the series also includes floor lamps, illuminated side tables and trays.
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Defined by their unexpected shapes, these table lamps add a playful personality to any setting.