Latest Articles in Lighting Design

Jake Dyson Ariel light in grey.

LED Suspension Light for Illuminating Large Areas

If the name Jake Dyson sounds familiar, he’s the son of the famous James Dyson, of vacuum cleaner and hand-dryer fame. Jake, however, made a name for himself with the CSYS desk lamp with a bulb built to last for 50 years. The same ingenious heat-diffusion technology in the CSYS shows up in the Ariel lights, which are designed to illuminate large areas like a kitchen table or workbench.
July 28, 2014
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Whimsical Floating Lamps

Straight out of a sci-fi movie, Crealev makes lamps that use opposing magnets to float the top section in the air. The idea came from designer Angela Jansen and electrical engineer Ger Jansen, both based in the Netherlands. They also make floating shelves, like the Floating Smartphone Display, that are mainly produced for brands looking to attract attention at trade shows, but are available for home use as well. Available online, from €980.
July 14, 2014
standard collection mirror

Must-Have: Knauf & Brown's Standard Collection

One of our 2014 Young Guns, Canadian design duo Knauf & Brown share their recently debuted Standard Collection.
July 1, 2014
Ettore Sottsass Yantra series yellow Memphis style vase in the Wright 20th century design auction.

Shopping Mass Modern Auction at Wright

Chicago-based auction house Wright is well-regarded for its 20th-century furniture sales—and for discoveries of underrated modern craft. We've rounded up our top ten picks from the 2014 Mass Modern sale, many of which are available with no reserve (look for the piggy bank icon next to the estimated sale price).
June 25, 2014
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5 Clever Designs for the Home Office

Working remotely has its benefits (easy kitchen access, for one), but it doesn’t mean your workstation should be any less serious.
June 11, 2014
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Geometric Lighting by New Zealand’s Resident

Resident is a lighting and furniture company based in New Zealand that designs and manufactures innovative furnishings for the modern home. Many of Resident’s lamps are defined by their geometric shapes and stunning angles—they're fixtures that are bold enough to stand out, while also subtle enough to blend into existing interiors. These five lamps, new to the Dwell Store, provide graphic geometric interest to a modern space.
June 3, 2014
icff gem tables debra foltz

ICFF: Day Two

Check out the Dwell editors' favorite furniture from day two of ICFF and NYCxDesign week. Follow us on Instagram at @dwellmagazine for more live updates (and while you're at it, check out our highlights from day one!).
May 19, 2014
morten & jonas wobbelhead lamp

Peaking Lights: The Wobbelhead Lamp

A lamp prototype from Norway adds distinct personality to lighting design.
May 13, 2014
noguchi table

Designing with Noguchi

The sculptural forms of Isamu Noguchi's tables and lamps can transform any room into a work of art.
April 13, 2014