The Best of Euroluce: 15 Innovative Lighting Products
Pitched-roof Norwegian barns, urban hi-rises, and heavy metal chains: These are just a few of the unexpected sources of inspiration for new lighting products launched at Euroluce 2019. The international lighting event that runs every two years concurrently with furnishings fair Salone del Mobile wrapped up on Sunday—and once again attracted the global design community with a dizzying array of decorative and architectural lighting. From a lamp that highlights the natural beauty of marble to one that seems to curl right off the wall, here are 15 of our favorite lighting products seen at this year’s show.
1. Carousel of Light by Preciosa
Drawing crowds of mesmerized onlookers, installation Carousel of Light by Preciosa showcased the firm’s layering-effect Pearl Curtain. The interactive platform was composed of nearly 8,000 spheres in opal, amber, clear, and pink frosted hues.
2. Fienile by Daniel Rybakken for Luceplan
Consisting of two sizes of indoor table lights and two outdoor floor lights, satin-anodized aluminum Fienile (Italian for barn/hayloft) by Daniel Rybakken for Luceplan references the pitched-roof farm in Norway where Rybakken’s grandfather grew up.
3. Noctambule by Konstantin Grcic for Flos
The interlocking genius of Legos inspired Konstantin Grcic’s hand-blown glass Noctambule for Flos. As a single module, the cylindrical LED lamp is a lantern. Stacked, the modules transform into a dramatic statement piece—either light column or suspended chandelier.
4. La Plus Belle by Philippe Starck for Flos
“Flos turned on the light around the mirror and Snow White appeared,” says designer Philippe Starck of La Plus Belle, his LED-wrapped mirror for Flos.
5. Gioia by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini
Marble is framed—and its natural beauty pronounced—by transparent acrylic in Gioia, a wall-mounted lamp by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini.
6. UpTown by Ferruccio Laviani for Foscarini
A statement piece of tempered screen-printed glass, acrylic, and chrome-plated metal, the UpTown lamp by Ferruccio Laviani for Foscarini evokes a colorful urban tower.
7. OOP’S 2 by Ingo Maurer
Curling as if spontaneously off the wall, filigree paper wall lamp OOP’S 2 by Ingo Maurer conceals a light source that takes a standard bulb.
8. ChainDelier by Davide Groppi
A draped chain is an unexpected light source with Davide Groppi‘s ChainDelier, which can be infinitely modified with more chains or light devices.
9. Aimei by Arturo Alvarez
Arturo Alvarez conceived his ash-wood pendant lamp Aimei as the “spine of the universe.”
10. Awa by Fumie Shibata for Brokis
The transparent hand-blown glass Awa pendant lamp by Fumie Shibata for Brokis draws its name from the Japanese word meaning “a ball made from air wrapped in liquid.”
11. Petits Bijoux by Catellani & Smith
A small galaxy is rendered in LEDs and brass with the spherical Petits Bijoux pendant lamp from Catellani & Smith.
12. Magma by Tala
Broken solar panel glass is repurposed to form the white disk of the Magma ceiling light, included in the new Magma lighting range from Tala.
13. OE Quasi Light by Olafur Eliasson for Louis Poulsen
Olafur Eliasson channeled a life-long interest in geometry for his design of the OE Quasi Light for Louis Poulsen. A rigid outer layer of aluminum takes the shape of an Icosahedron (a form with 20 faces and 12 vertices). It wraps a light source in the shape of a dodecahedron (a form with 12 faces and 20 vertices).
14. Lost by BrogliatoTraverso for Magis
Placing a hand inside the central void of the table lamp version of Lost by BrogliatoTraverso for Magis activates a sensor—switching the light on or off.
15. 73V by Omer Arbel for Bocci
An oblong shape in gradient glass distinguishes the 73V pendant light by Omer Arbel for Bocci—an expansion of the 73 series. The pendant’s distinctive imperfect form is created by blowing molten glass into folded, heat-resistant ceramic fabric.