The bi-annual lighting fair presents a bag of delights from some of the big players in the industry. Rachel Lee-Leong reports.
April 18th, 2013
Every two years, the Euroluce is held in conjunction with the Salone del Mobile at the fairground.
This year, the lighting fair had its turn in the limelight again, and it held us captive as its audience. Compared to past years, Euroluce proposed an improved mix of innovation, humour and surprises, many of which came from lighting bigwigs. Of course, smaller companies, too, took a shot at making their mark at this year’s showing with laudable results. Here, we bring you the highlights from the fair.
Empatia – Artemide
Paragon – Artemide
Empatia by Carlotta de Bevilacqua merges traditional craft of glass blowing and cutting edge LED technology . Daniel Libeskind’s Paragon desk lamp is made of a series of moveable segments whose form takes a cue from his own architecture
Tuareg – Foscarini
Yoko – Foscarini
Anderssen & Voll approach lighting with child-like wonder in Yoko, which tries to allude to the delicate, ephemeral quality of bubbles. An installation suspended in time is what Tuareg by Ferucato Laviani is. The seemingly random suspension of rods is both sculpture and lamp.
Belle de Nuit – Lladro
Belle de Nuit, meaning “beautiful of the night” in French maintains a sweet disposition that is strongly linked with the brand. Resembling colourful pastel candies, the range of lights continues Lladro’s tradition in porcelain.
Goldman – Flos
String Lights – Flos
Goldman by Ron Gilad is a cheeky 21st century take on the traditional banker’s lamp. String Lights by Michael Anastassiades was a clear favourite at Euroluce this year for its highly graphic appearance coupled with its strong association with space.
Cheshire Collection – Fontana Arte
Cheshire range of table, floor and suspension lamps. Danish/Italian studio GamFratesi were inspired by the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland that is often described to be sitting around, waiting for something to happen.
Profumo D’estate – Groppi
Profumo D’estate by Davide and Michele Groppi plays to your inner child with a firefly-like light component within a jar that flits about like a real firefly when it senses movement.
Spiro – LZF
LZF’s Euroluce stand
LZF continues its experimentation with wood veneers. Pictured here are the Spiro lamps that use multiple coils of Polywood® to moderate light. This year LZF also launched new pieces by Yonoh Studio, Ray Power and Burkhard Dammer.
Raw Colour Ribbons – Santa & Cole
Sin – Santa & Cole
Santa & Cole
Sin by Antoni Arola features an LED ring of lights with a removable case that alters the light into an ethereal halo of light.
Daniera ter Haar and Christoph Brach of Raw Colour create three new ribbons (terracotta, mustard and green) woven from three special yarns for the entire family of ribbon shade lamps under the brand.
Lederam – Catellani & Smith
Catellani & Smith
The Lederam series of lamps use copper foil to enhance light colour and vice versa. Pictured behind it are fibreglass shells for lampshades.
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