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Spotlight on Arik Levy Lighting at Euroluce

Each spring in Milan, contemporary designers present new work they've been refining with parent companies for at least two years (the typical gestation period for one product or piece furniture). And every year, a handful of names crop up again and again: the Bouroullecs, Konstantin Grcic, Oki Sato Nendo, Piero Lissoni, Paola Navone. One such name is Arik Levy, the Paris-based, Israeli-born designer who's worked with almost every big name in the business, from Vitra to Living Divani. At the 2013 fair, we spotted a variety of Levy designs including several great lighting pieces at Euroluce.
April 12, 2013
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7 Facts About Moooi Designer Lorenza Bozzoli

Milan-based designer Lorenza Bozzoli has a background in fashion and an aesthetic to match: colorful, poppy, and au courant. You last saw her work in Dwell's April Indoor-Outdoor issue in the form of her playful Fedro seat for Dedon. While we're scouting news and furniture this week in Milan, we had the chance to chat with Lorenza about what it's like working for one of the major contemporary manufacturers (in this case, Moooi) and what it's like living in Milan during the off-fair-season.
April 8, 2013
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Brass Lighting by Raymond Barberousse

We've been hitting a brassy note lately, as evidenced by our recent round up of six products made of the gold-like alloy. Chicago based designer and architect Raymond Barberousse ups the ante with his swoon-worthy lighting fixtures. Simple and thoughtful, all pieces are handmade to order and can be purchased here. Click on through to see six of our favorite fixtures!
April 1, 2013
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Tom Dixon’s New Collection for Salone 2013

Tom Dixon’s latest collection for Milan in a few weeks is called Rough and Smooth with eight new product families. Dwell wants all of them. For more Tom Dixon products, see his 2013 Stockholm design week pendant lamp, and classic copper shade light.
March 27, 2013
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Molo's New Cloud Lamps

We've been following molo, the Vancouver-based design firm, for quite some time now, featuring their soft collection previously on and bestowing our Best of Show award on their booth at the 2011 Dwell on Design event in Los Angeles. So it was with much excitement that we learned about their latest addition to their line of creative honeycombed paper structures, the cloud floor and table softlights, which were announced yesterday.
March 27, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Strek Collective's W1 & W2 Lamp

Dim corners and the reading headaches that come with them, begone! The W Lamp Series designed by Norwegian-based Strek Collective winsomely lights up any space.
March 26, 2013
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Pinterest Board of the Day: Lighting Design

Follow the light! From classics like Tom Dixon pendants to emerging lighting concepts, be sure to join the Dwell Pinterest board devoted to modern lighting design. Here, enjoy a peek at six of our current favorites.
March 19, 2013

Lighting Designer We Love: Michael Anastassiades

For someone whose design philosophy is "to produce exceptionally designed objects of permanent value," you'd better believe it. Originally trained as a civil engineer and a graduate of industrial design at the Royal College of Art, London-based lighting designer Michael Anastassiades has been producing pieces that masterfully combine fine detailing with honest, high-quality materials, resulting in works of elegant simplicity. The only downside is that the designer creates his fixtures in limited edition batches. We'd scurry. Before you head off though, take a look at some of the designer's pulchritudinous lighting fixtures straight ahead.
March 14, 2013
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Gilding the Lilypad

February 28, 2013