Tokyo Designers Week: Eco Lighting
- While perusing the blogosphere, we found that one ornamental underwater organism has breached its deep-sea habitat and found its way onto coffee tables everywhere.
- While cruising the floor of the ICFF today, I couldn't resist dropping in to have a chat with Dwell's old neighbor and all around good guy, San Francisco–based designer Peter Stathis.
Domestic lighting is having a sculptural moment with designers eschewing accented shapes and materials in favor of surprising silhouettes. Put aside your task lamps, Edison bulbs, and cloth lampshades in favor of sleeker, more airy modes of illumination that use a light touch with heavy metals (bronze, brass) and new-fangled LED bulbs in place of their energy-gobbling cousin, the incandescent.
Wood scraps—including some Coney Island boardwalk—left over from another project inspired the Brooklyn designers to create a new product from the waste: Meet StickBulb, an adjustable LED lamp.