From OLED pendants to super-efficient street lights, technical innovation meets aesthetic prowess in a range of products introduced at the Frankfurt fair, which wraps today. Here, we highlight some of the best launches for home, office and beyond, by Flos, Light Years, Nimbus and more.
1 Wow by iGuzzini
The Italian company presented the Wow system of LED street lighting for urban and suburban areas. Available in three sizes, it features galvanized steel tubular arms, in various styles, attached to die-cast aluminum poles. Saving over 58 percent in electricity compared to similar lights on the market, It is an exceptionally efficient outdoor luminaire.
2 Fly by TossB
Like birds in mid-flight, Peter Van de Water’s LED wall fixtures are available in two sizes and a bevy of bold colours.
3 Oviso by Ribag
The Swiss brand presented Oviso, a family of lamps utilizing OLED technology, which is five times more efficient than halogen. The fixtures are dimmable, mimic natural light and feature high-colour rendering, enhancing commercial and residential environments.
4 Volume by Light Years
The buttons of a 1980s stereo amplifier inspired GamFratesi in designing this elegant little table lamp. Measuring 21 centimetres high, the die-cast aluminum and acrylic Volume comes in three neutral shades and is powered by an Osram Oslon Square light source.
5 Anthony by Flos
Antonio Citterio’s cast aluminum spotlight can be attached to Flos´s Running Magnet 2.0 track, which includes a dimmer. Anthony offers 90-degree tilt and 360-degree rotation, and comes in black, white or silver.
6 Space Cloud by Artemide
Ross Lovegrove was on-hand to present his latest product for Artemide. Inspired by the visually stunning movie Gravity, the Space Cloud pendant is composed of aluminum and consumes a total voltage of 43 watts.
7 Lady Jane by Nimbus
Nimbus exhibited its new fixtures in rock ‘n’ roll-inspired shipping containers. Taking the spotlight, these LED floor lamps, named for Mick Jagger’s Lady Jane, feature a chrome-plated stand rising from a white base and supporting a paddle-like acrylic diffuser that is height-adjustable.
8 Bubble by Dark
Winner of a 2014 Red Dot Design Award, these artisanal, hand-blown glass pendants from Belgium’s Dark are made in several ghostly hues: smoke, smoke-green, red, amber or transparent. They are fitted with dimmable Xicato LEDs, and come in two sizes: 50 or 110 centimetres.