Possibly the first light made completely of polycarbonate in transparent or batch-dyed black. It takes three 40-watt E14 bulbs.
Kartell introduced the shiny Cindy collection in Milan earlier this year, a candy-colored tribute to the shape and style of classic table lamps from the 1970s. Though they look chrome-plated, the fixtures are made from a technoplastic polymer, and come in eight evocative shades: mint green, ultramarine, violet, flamingo, tangerine, bronze, gunmetal, and platinum. Available at Unica Home in the US.
- While in Italy for a large press event regarding the 50th Salone Del Mobile, I took the opportunity to visit Kartell's headquarters in Noviglio, just outside of Milan.
The slightly askew bulb laid bare gives Miconos its visual interest, casting light directly from the incandescent through the transparent glass shade.
- Flying high in the air with the greatest of ease or low over a table to accent your meal, a pendant illuminates the room like no other kind of fixture.
Le Klint's classic sculptural pendants are offered in a variety of hand-folded shapes. Designed by architect Poul Christiansen in the late 1960s, the style holds up to date, and the PVC material is easy to clean.
New from Flos. This linear suspension light, designed by Philippe Starck, features a polished die-cast aluminum body with polycarbonate diffuser and steel suspension cables.
Designer Jeremy Pyles appreciates the transparency of a blown-glass shade, which allows the filament bulb a chance to shine. Pharos emits a warm glow despite its cool, clear exterior.