This year saw Dodds & Shute descend upon the city of Milan with their largest team yet (4 people)! Our first port of call is always Salone del Mobile with our focus this year on Euroluce which occurs every two years, this blog celebrates are favourite designs.
In a space covering over 1,000 sq m, Flos presented a remarkable variety of new lighting products, systems and solutions created by some of the biggest designers in the industry such as Nendo, Bouroullec Brothers, Michael Anastassiades, Barber & Osgerby and Konstantin Grcic.
Bocci created a beautiful installation of all of their lights clustered throughout their stand. Our favourite new pendant was no 84. Manufactured by plunging a fine copper mesh basket into hot clear glass. Air is blown into the matrix and pushes white glass through the mesh, creating a delicate pillowed form and casting a warm coppery hue.
Our friends at Lambert et Fils were exhibiting at Euroluce for the first time, showcasing their Laurent light which is a distinctly contemporary design compared to the studios other mid century style lights. An adjustable suspension system of wires and anchors allows the pendant’s final form to be incredibly flexible, from a pure, minimalist orb to something more intricate and Art Deco with the globe acting as the link.
The Czech lighting company Brokis had created an unusual and unique light paying tribute to the beauty and complex textures of crystalline stone. The table light Macaron, inspired by the French sweet meringue-based confection, showcases two opposing domes of delicate hand blown glass. The light source casts an ambient upward glow through a central onyx plate to beautifully illuminate the veins in the stone.
We were delighted to see a collaboration with our antipodean friends the designer Tim Rundle and manufacturer Resident. Together they have created Bloom which is inspired by the gentle glow and super-elliptical form of paper lanterns. The finely perforated steel and frosted glass were combined to manipulate and control the light. The metallic mesh core with micro perforations, projects a soft focus texture onto the blown glass shade
Michael Anastassiades, known for his clean lines and classic shapes , has added three sculptural designs to his Mobile Chandelier series. Mobile Chandelier 13 is the most impressive of the three, combining horizontal lines with semicircles.