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As You Light It

January 4, 2011
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Alex Randall's Trippy Lighting

Alex Randall is not your typical lighting designer. In lieu of new materials, the British lighting designer raids salvage yards and taxidermy shops to create truly innovative and often creepy 'bespoke' lighting installations. Whether you find them magnetic or repellent—or, most likely, a seductive mixture of the two—you won't soon forget her Rat Lamp or Squirrel Wall Lights, both of which debuted at The Future Perfect in New York during ICFF.
August 12, 2010
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The Personality of Yellow

Yellow brings cheer—this is one conclusion by color theorists. But for designers Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto at Foscarini, the color is actually a new tweak to their celebrated Caboche series, taking form in the just released Caboche Gaillo Oro pendant lamp.
January 29, 2009
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Reflecting on Kimonos

Sixteenth-century Japanese costuming and stainless steel don't typically have a lot in common. Paris-trained architect Andreea Avram Rusu, though, has changed that for the better.
November 18, 2008
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Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade

While scanning the new products at one of my favorite design retail sites, Supermarket, I found a pendant lamp that I'm now coveting. Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade light is made from laminated bamboo, with grooves carved at perpendicular angles to create beautiful patterns and shadows. Because the material comes from a rapidly renewable resource, the lamp also falls into the enviro category (just use a CFL and remember to switch it off).
October 27, 2008
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Nature Applied

As lighting designer Gwen Carlton puts it on her website, her aesthetic is Grimm's Fairy Tales set in 1930s Paris–though nothing about her is grim. She creates lighting with her own two hands in a studio in the Catskills, and far and beyond the world is paying attention.
September 18, 2008
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Lindsey Lights it Up

She's been getting attention lately, and distribution galore, from Future Perfect to Matter to ABC Carpet & Home: and it's for good reason. Lindsey Adelman's fixtures, with their visible filaments, hand-blown glass, and organic forms invoke nature, if not beautifully-awkward nature; it seems nature is quite the muse, the motivation, and the deserved darling of her modernism.
September 9, 2008