April 12, 2023
12 Lighting Designs Reference Forests, Fantasy, Mushrooms, and More
Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen and Tommy Hyldahl, the materiality and shape of this porcelain table lamp channel a mushroom’s biophilic charm.
This handcrafted lighting collection sprouted from a collaboration between designer Rosie Li and ceramics studio MONDAYS. The forms mimic Constantin Brancusi’s famous sculpture Endless Column; the crackle glazing resembles a lichen’s crusty texture.
ROSIE LI x MONDAYS
A new finish helps distinguish Refractory’s 68-inch-tall, cast-bronze Promontory Standing Lamp. Silver Dollar is a dramatic hand-applied silver treatment evocative of heirloom silverware.
Though it looks shroom inspired, this combination sconce and shelf is actually based on architectural domes. Made of aluminum and acrylic, the LED is also available as a suspension, floor, and table lamp.
Minneapolis design studio Prospect Refuge created a reality-bending handblown lighting collection, which includes this sconce as well as chandeliers, floor lamps, and pendants.
LittleOnes Micro Doubles
Part of a collection engineered to maximize illumination and shrink housing size, Micro Doubles features two 1.25-inch LEDs in a single discreetly recessed fixture. Declare label and Living Building Challenge–and Red List–approved.
Besides silicon bronze that looks like molten gold, this LED suspension comes in 11 other hardware-like finishes.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HARDWARE
Surface Mount Cylinder
Compact and mighty, this seven-by-five-inch indoor/outdoor LED swivels to cast a multidirectional beam, so it can be used as a downlight, accent, wall washer, or sloped ceiling fixture.
At this year’s Euroluce during Salone del Mobile, Tom Dixon is debuting rechargeable versions of his lamps Melt (pictured), Stone, and Bell to work anywhere you do.
Extending the Diesel Living with Lodes collection, this portable LED table lamp (named for the construction rod that its steel stem resembles) has eight hours of battery life and an optional cart for recharging 18 at once.
DIESEL LIVING WITH LODES
Foster + Partners designed this workplace-friendly portable for Artemide, which features a 32-hour run time.
Y and Retro
These lamps are bronze sculptures from a collection designed by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, and made of cast-off screws, bolts, and faucets melted and then cast using traditional African techniques by bronzesmiths in Burkina Faso.
How This Church at Ground Zero Got Its Glow
DLR Group shares details of the exacting lighting design work behind the halo effect for Calatrava’s Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
Everyone Should Have Access to the Power of Good Lighting
Driven by a social-justice agenda, Los Angeles design studio Chromatic asserts that “light privilege” is just another form of environmental racism.
10 of the Brightest New Lighting Solutions
These products reflect the latest designs from some of the most innovative manufacturers.