Koskela keeps weaving traditions alive with Ngalya lamp collection

Australian design brand Koskela has collaborated with indigenous artisans to make a series of hand-woven lights using locally harvested plant materials and natural dyes. The Ngalya lighting collection was created as part of Koskela‘s Yuṯa Baḏayala project, which translates as “in a new light”. The project saw the brand work with Yolngu weavers from six […]

Teresa van Dongen’s Mud Well light uses microorganisms to create electricity

Bacteria from a boggy World War Two bomb crater generate kaleidoscopic light forms inside this telescope-like tube by Dutch designer Teresa van Dongen. The Mud Well installation is the latest iteration of Van Dongen‘s ongoing research into geobacter bacteria as an electricity source for human use. The microorganisms, which can purify water while naturally and […]

Block9 reveals “monster” IICON stage at Glastonbury 2019

Block9 co-founders Gideon Berger and Steven Gallagher explain how they built the monolithic IICON stage at Glastonbury in this exclusive video shot by Dezeen at the famous music festival. IICON is a vast sculptural stage and outdoor dance arena by London creative partnership Block9, which debuted at Glastonbury festival in Somerset, UK, last weekend. The […]

Pelle’s Incise Paintings feature glass bulbs peeking out of slits of painted canvas

New York City design studio Pelle has created lights that pop through incisions in painted canvas surfaces. Called Incise Paintings, the collection comprises a series of lights that poke through boldly coloured and framed canvases. Pelle drew influence from the works of Lucio Fontana, an early 20th-century Argentine-Italian painter and sculptor, for the series. “We […]

Konekt debuts chainmail lighting in dark-blue Manhattan showroom

Mother-and-daughter design studio Konekt has coloured the walls of its new showroom in New York City dark blue to provide a bold backdrop to its sculptural lighting and furniture designs. Konekt is run by Helena Sultan, a former photographer and documentary filmmaker, who established the studio in Philadelphia in 2015. She has recently brought on […]

JamesPlumb transforms demolition waste into collection of chandeliers and candelabra

London design studio JamesPlumb has reused twisted steel rebar and concrete rubble salvaged from demolition sites to create a series of delicate structures that hold candles. The studio headed by James Russell and Hannah Plumb was interested in repurposing materials that are usually discarded when the foundations of existing buildings are uprooted during the demolition […]

Six design studios shaping the Los Angeles design scene

The LA Design Festival 2019 kicked off yesterday with an exhibition spotlighting the city‘s top talent. US editor Eleanor Gibson selects six local designers and studios from the showcase to watch. INTRO/LA is an annual feature of the LA Design Festival, curated by American design agency Small Office to offer a platform to both emerging […]

Lindsey Adelman presents “precarious and vulnerable” light at Design Miami/Basel

New York industrial designer Lindsey Adelman‘s latest light comprises a series of glass orbs that appear to dangle precariously together on a gridded metal frame. Adelman launched the light at this year’s edition of contemporary art fair Design Miami/Basel. Called Paradise City, it features dozens of differently designed bulbs that are attached to thin rods and […]

Bandido Studio coats Aura lamp with Mexican enamel

Mexican designer Bandido Studio has created a pendant lamp with a textured charcoal grey surface created by heating up black enamel. Puebla-based Bandido Studio created Aura’s deliberately imperfect surface by heating a Mexican Peltre enamel coating to upwards of 700 degrees Celsius. The result is a departure from the studio’s previous matt and glossy finished metal lighting […]

Virgil Abloh hacks the Vitra archive to create vision of a home in 2035

Virgil Abloh has adapted the designs of Jean Prouvé and the Eames’ to create his vision of the home of the future, which is installed in the Zaha Hadid-designed fire station at the Vitra Campus. The designer delved into the Vitra archive to put together the exhibition Twentythirtyfive. He hacked and reimagined many of the furniture […]

Eny Lee Parker presents “lumpy and imperfect” homeware at ICFF 2019

Brooklyn designer Eny Lee Parker’s latest homeware includes a mirror that looks like “dripping pancake batter” and donut-like lamps. Parker debuted the designs at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), an annual showcase that coincides with the NYCxDesign festival. Lee Parker unveiled the new collection in a homey set at ICFF The 12 piece collection […]

Earth To Sky is a range of sculpted aluminium lights by Doshi Levien

London studio Doshi Levien has self-produced a collection of lights with organic forms, including one that resembles flowers and another that looks like a fried egg. Earth To Sky is a range of seven lamps made using automotive aluminium, designed to bridge the gap between sculptural and functional objects. The collection includes two table lamps, […]

Olafur Eliasson explores complex mathematical geometries with OE Quasi Light

A dodecahedron is nestled within an icosahedron to form this pendant lamp designed by artist Olafur Eliasson for Danish lighting brand Louis Poulsen. Debuted at the Salone del Mobile in Milan last month, the OE Quasi Light is designed to combine complex mathematical geometries, with atmospheric lighting conditions. It comprises two three-dimensional shapes that slot […]

Snarkitecture fills New York gallery with lights that resemble “large lollipops”

New York studio Snarkitecture has filled a Manhattan gallery with 168 white spherical orbs that light up in a blue hue when touched. Snarkitecture designed the immersive Sway installation for a gallery at Intersect – a cultural hub in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, run by car manufacturer Lexus. It comprises multiple rows of white […]

Trueing’s Cerine lighting hangs from chunky coloured glass chains

New York design studio Trueing has intended to put “an interesting spin on the familiar” with the bold hand-formed coloured glass chain links that feature in its latest collection of lighting. Launched at this year’s NYCxDesign festival, Trueing’s Cerine series comprises two pendants, a floor lamp and a sconce. The Brooklyn studio, founded by partners […]

Delta Light celebrates its 30th anniversary with new lighting bible

Dezeen promotion: Delta Light has released The Lighting Bible Anniversary Edition, showcasing its latest designs in celebration of its 30th anniversary. First published in 1997, The Lighting Bible catalogue combines technical information with “inspiration” for professionals and end-users, alongside an overview of projects by Delta Light. The anniversary edition of the catalogue features an updated […]

Competition: win a Dawn to Dusk lamp by Haberdashery

In our latest competition, we’ve teamed up with Clerkenwell Design Week for its 10th anniversary to give away a floor lamp by London design studio Haberdashery. The Dawn to Dusk floor lamp is making its UK debut during this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, which takes place from 21 to 23 May. Haberdashery is hosting an installation at Light – an […]

“I make emotional things with a function” says Ini Archibong

Ini Archibong presented the second instalment of his Beyond the Heavens furniture for Sé during Milan design week. In this interview, the designer says his aim is make objects that help you “escape your mundane reality”. Archibong debuted the first half of the 22-piece collection in 2018. Designed to reference elements of both heaven and earth, it features lights that […]

Competition: win a table lamp by Troy Lighting

In our latest competition, we’ve teamed up with Troy Lighting to give away five table lamps from the brand’s textured lighting collections. Troy Lighting has been creating lighting fixtures for decades, and its recently launched ranges of table lamps and chandeliers are created from natural materials with organic textures. We’re giving readers the chance to win a table […]

Delta Light’s Milan showroom designed to be “laboratory of ideas”

Delta Light‘s first Italian showroom in Milan will educate visitors on architectural lighting says the Belgian lighting brand’s manager for Italy Gianluca D’Avino in this movie produced by Dezeen. The showroom based in Milan’s Tortona district opened to the public during Milan design week. D’Avino told Dezeen that along with showcasing Delta Light products, the space […]

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