January 21, 2017

Telling Tales: Illuminated Stories by LZF Lamps

Lighting manufacturer LZF Lamps is renowned for sculptural fixtures hand-crafted from wood veneer. The Spanish brand patented a production technique called Timberlite™ that reduces the fragility of the veneer and turns it into a translucent, malleable sheet—all without chemical treatment. The fixtures’ sinuous forms, combined with the effect of light filtered through wood, lend the products an essence that’s both dramatic and poetic.

To introduce their 2016 collection, LZF’s creative force, Marivi Calvo and agency Masquespacio collaborated with writer Grassa Toro to publish a special-edition book that highlights these defining features. Titled Telling Tales: Illuminated Stories by LZF, the volume presents a series of brief, mysterious narratives inspired by Hopper and Hitchcock’s Rear Window and illustrated with 1950’s style inspired photography by Maria Mira and Cualiti Studio. Each image offers a glimpse into the lives of characters who inhabit spaces illuminated by LZF’s fixtures, whose gentle luster becomes each illustration’s focal point.

Check out the slideshow to read the first tale, Julie & Nelson (text by Grassa Toro). Learn more about Telling Tales: Illuminated Stories by LZF.

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