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October 2018

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October 2018

From oversized volumes and rounded forms to fluid metal mesh and prismatic surfaces, AZURE’s October issue examines the concepts, materials and processes promising to redefine our spaces over the coming 12 months and beyond.

Lights with strong personality up the ante when grouped together. Here are five clustered pendant lights that work better together, by Tom Dixon, Bomma, Artemide, Modern Forms and Bocci.

 

1 Going Dark

Tom Dixon has applied a slick black coating to his classic Copper pendant, doubling down on its drama while transforming it into something a little edgier. A silver-lined interior adds just the right amount of contrast.

 

2 A Pretty Sight

The gradated pastels of Dechem Studio’s Phenomena pendants for Bomma were created by hand-blowing the pale-hued glass directly into clear crystal. Capped with gold- or silver-finished metal tubes, the simple shapes are propelled to scene-stealing status.

 

3 Small Wonders

Patrick Norguet’s Giò pendants for Artemide have flared shades that cast light in a focused direction, making them ideal over intimate tables in a restaurant. The cheery red, yellow and blue contrast with the graphic black and white for an impactful grouping.

 

4 Slim Down

Elegantly tapered and now available in matte black, Cascade by Modern Forms can be suspended to a maximum length of 305 centimetres for use in atriums and lobbies. Its flat-cap, cut-glass spotlight enhances the streamlined design.

 

5 Out of this World

Late last year, Bocci introduced 13 new colours for 28, a series of masterfully misshapen hand-blown orbs. The hues can be mixed to create otherworldly displays, such as this cloud formation of 189 pendants recently hung in the brand’s Berlin showroom.

This story was taken from the October 2018 issue of Azure. Buy a copy of the issue here, or subscribe here.

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