At Euroluce, the biennial that runs concurrently with Salone del Mobile, exhibitors are debuting stunning luminaires. On day one, these head-turning works made us stop and stare.
1 Blom by Andreas Engesvik for FontanaArte
Under Giorgio Biscaro’s art direction, the Italian lighting giant has rolled out an inspiring collection of smaller, quirkier works by a roster of incredible talent, including Studio Delft, GamFratesi and Form Us With Love. But Andreas Engesvik‘s Blom table lamp nabbed our attention with its polycarbonate petal-shaped blades that you can rotate around the diffuser for the desired amount of light.
2 Beamer by Arik Levy for Leucos
Displayed in a playful cluster, these pendants shaped like upside-down chalices are made from borosilicate glass in a chrome-plated finish. They come in two hanging options – jutting out, as shown here, or suspended in a straight line.
3 Sweet Candy by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas for Zonca
This wild and vibrant installation at the Zonca booth stopped us dead in our tracks. In developing the geometric Sweet Candy luminaire, architects Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas considered those who might use it as a floor lamp as well as the daring few who may be inclined to arrange multiples in a ceiling-suspended cluster. The fixtures features 12 pentagonal faces and comes with a stylized prism for directing the light.
What do you get when you pair Ingo Maurer – a master at creating ingenious lighting products – with the creative force behind the LED-animated apparel that U2’s Bono, OKGO and Kayne West wear in their videos and on the stage? The answer: A flame that seems to flicker at the top of a sleek circuit board. At the Ingo Maurer stand, Waldemeyer, Maurer and their team suspended the new fixture from very fine wires, adding an element of intrigue.
5 LightSky by Stephen Burks for Swarovski
Swarovski unveiled surprising new collaborations with Todd Bracher and Tord Boontje, as well as Stephen Burks, who created this minimalist wonder. LightSky beams a light through a large Swarovski crystal that hangs in the centre of its razor-thin powder-coated black frame, which is dotted with smaller crystals. The fixture comes in two sizes.