From such luminaries as Jaime Hayon, Jean Nouvel and Claesson Koivisto Rune, five lamps for tables and floors that pack star power.
1 I Ricchi Poveri Toto by Ingo Maurer
The translation for Ingo Maurer’s whimsical halogen light is “the rich poor,” meaning that even if you have nothing, you can still be rich with the joys of life. It is a limited-edition steel design with Mickey Mouse-like ears in lacquered brass.
2 Hoodie by B. Lux
This second collection from Werner Aisslinger for B. Lux exudes a 60s vintage feel, with a base that conveniently doubles as a catch-all. The rounded lamp comes in white, black or beige, as well as, floor and wall versions.
3 Astera by Fontana Arte
Astera means “star” in Greek, and Claesson Koivisto Rune’s lamp features a translucent diffuser that casts a soft illumination – akin to a distant star. Its pentagonal base allows it to fit easily into corners, a recurring problem for interior designers and architects. It uses a compact fluorescent or LED light.
4 Equilibrist by Artemide
The latest lamps from Jean Nouvel for Artemide resemble scales, with bulbs encased in one square and one circular fixture. You can raise and lower the vertical axis of the aluminum and steel fixtures.
5 Chinoz by ParachilnaJamie Hayon took cues from classic Oriental urns for his elegant dimmable table lamps. Their ceramic bodies are crafted by Italian ceramic producer Bosa; and their bases, in various finishes, are by a woodworker in Menorca, Spain. Chinoz is topped off with a glass shade. lightform.ca