March 30, 2017
Milan Preview: Seven Lights to Look Out for at Euroluce
The biennial Euroluce lighting exhibition will showcase LED lights that push the envelope on both performance and perception.
Opening April 4 in conjunction with the Salone del Mobile, this year’s Euroluce lighting exhibition in Milan will see 454 lighting companies present their best and “brightest” products. LEDs and allied technologies, like intelligent control systems and OLEDs, continue to dominate. But the key challenge for the lighting industry, the show’s organizers have stated, is the “harmonious balance between lighting products’ twin values: functionality and emotionality.” Here is a preview of seven standouts from the fair that strike that balance perfectly.
01 PABLO SUPERLIGHT
Every joint of this lamp, which is available in table, floor, wall-mounted, clamp, and grommet versions, provides three-axis rotation, which means the the light can be aimed in almost any direction. 3,000K LEDs and a polycarbonate lens provide warm, glare-free light.
02 ESTILUZ REVOLTA PENDANT
Nahtrang Studio’s lighting collection is a modular system of rings from which LED lights are suspended in pairs or trios; several rings can be combined to create elaborate chandeliers.
03 LUCEPLAN SOL_03 PENDANT
Designer Daniel Rybakken set out to design a lamp that takes up a lot of space while using very little material. In Sol_03, a mirrorized membrane is stretched within a 30- or 42-inch aluminum profile, and acts as a diffuser and reflector for a powerful LED light source.
04 VIBIA FLAMINGO PENDANT
The elegant conical elements of this lamp are not just decorative, they are actually the diffusers for the LED suspended below them. Light is reflected off the surfaces, creating even, ambient illumination.
05 FOSCARINI ARUMI PENDANT
Lucidi Pevere’s pendant light is an exploration of materiality. The outer surface retains the raw finish of cast aluminum straight out of the mold, while the inside is polished to reflect the light of the LED source.
06 SANTA & COLE TEKIO LAMP
It took designer Anthony Dickens and Santa & Cole five years to find the right materials and artisans from Japan to put Tekio into production. This contemporary LED system is based on traditional Japanese paper lanterns.
07 DAVIDE GROPPI INFINITO LIGHT
Available in the United States through DOM Interiors, this design by Davide Groppi strips the concept of a light fixture to the bare minimum: an LED strip mounted on a thin tape of composite material and pulled taut by two wall-mounted turnbuckles.