Istanbul-based design duo Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar of Autoban took a page from Warren Platner's book for this chic gold-plated steel lamp. We love the taper of this lamp's stem, which comes in three sizes.
The design inspiration for this 2008 piece came from the precise lighting capabilities of a surgical lamp.
- Forever replacing bulbs might fast become an act of the past as long-lasting, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) make their way into the marketplace.
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The Northern Light Fair is held every year in conjunction with the Stockholm Furniture Fair. This year approximately 100 exhibitors demonstrating the latest in home lighting, LEDs, halogen lamps, fiber lights and glittering chandeliers came together to reach the 40,000 visitors who turned out to attend both fairs. The emphasis here was on Scandinavian design. While much of the lighting on display came from Sweden, the other Nordic countries of Finland, Denmark and Norway were also well represented, with some exhibitors coming from as far as Italy. Of the many new lamps premiering at the fair, these were our favorites.
Of aluminum construction, this lamp features a shade that swivels 360 degrees and an arm that tilts 90 degrees. It has a dimmer control, is scratch resistant and is contructed of mostly recyclable materials. It won Best in Show and Best Lighting Design at Neocon 2007. It is also available as a floor lamp.
Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1960 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, this modern classic features an asymmetrical shape and tilting head. AJ Table creates direct and angled illumination.
- Of the myriad books on modernism—some more enlightening than others—The Century of Modern Design (Flammarion) will likely prove to be an important one.