September 1, 2012
Old Lamps and New
Recent lighting designs run the gamut from modernist classics to LED technology.
Now that long-lasting, energy-efficient LEDs are here to stay, designers and manufacturers are looking for opportunities to create softer and warmer effects, producing a variety of experimental and practical products. For example, Artemide is working with Issey Miyake and Jun Mitani on a new collection of lighting that’s created by folding a fabric made of recycled polyethylene bottles according to innovative 3-D geometric principles. The Norwegian manufacturer Luxo collaborated with Stephan Copeland to produce a lamp that combines a small footprint with what is, according to distributor Herman Miller, a greater field of light output than that of any other LED task light on the market.
But even in the midst of all this innovation, we can’t forget the past. Companies like DWR and Carl Hansen are reviving the work of modernist designers, offering classic pieces that will work well in any contemporary space. Whatever your lighting needs, here’s our glowing selection to help you outfit your next interior.