The Daily Lamp: Valentin Loellmann’s DRIFT Lamp, Marrying Boat Hulls and Illumination

Today’s Daily Lamp is a creative design from the top of the ocean — if this was a bottom of the ocean lamp, we’d be calling it the Bismarck Lamp.  From designer Valentin Loellmann, here’s a lamp that takes the idea of a ship hull and flips it upside down — the ship provides refuge right side up, but upside down offers illumination:

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The Daily Lamp – SLAMP Presents Avia and Aria from Zaha Hadid!

Please excuse the radio silence yesterday, I had to buckle down hard and put out another few dozen resumes and applications for some work!  Speaking of…  anyone in the market for a lighting designer and industry expert with 15 years of production design experience and 7 years of market writing and communications?  I’m your guy!  Email me!

Today’s Daily Lamp is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL – world, meet the Avia and Aria Series for Slamp from Zaha Hadid, a genius of light:

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I can only imagine what Avia or Aria would look like with a clear enveloped large filament lamp inside…  can you image what this beauty would do with that kind of lamp?  You’d have the most gorgeous shadows on everything in that room!

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On Avia and Aria from SLAMP:

Aria by Zaha Hadid

Aria is a lamp designed by Zaha Hadid which combines dramatic architectural features with the intrinsic weightlessness of the materials, creating a sculpture of light and technology that fascinates and enchants observers.

The 50 individual layers of Cristalflex (a techno-polymer patented by Slamp) work together to make Aria seem as if is about to take flight, characterised by complex yet harmonic forms that embrace the light source in a veiled breath.

The large lamp is formed of a central structure capable of flooding the entire room with light, thanks to 6 light sources and a spotlight directed downwards.

With an 90 cm diameter and 130 cm high, Aria enhances any space, rendering it luxurious without losing any of its contemporary style.

The elegant black veiled finish lends a touch of mystery and seduction.

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Avia combines the majesty of great architecture with a lamp for day-to-day use, perfectly integrating large volumes with advanced lighting techniques and technology.

To give shape to such an ambitious project the designer used 52 different layers of Opalflex, a techno-polymer patented by Slamp, creating an effect of fluidity, dynamism and harmony resulting in a perfect architectural form that gently embraces the light source.

Avia captures the gaze of anyone who draws near, offering constantly changing perspectives and reflections, transforming itself from a simple light source into a genuine sculpture to be admired, making any space more suggestive.

The central structure is capable of providing 360 degrees light, thanks to its numerous light sources and a downwards-facing spotlight.

The lamp is available in 4 different sizes, making it capable of adapting to any kind of space: two smaller sizes, ideal for use at home and two larger versions for enhancing large-sized spaces. Two colour tones are available: the uncontaminated purity of total white and the absolute elegance of total black.

Fluid and dynamic, Avia is a miniature piece of architecture, perfect for adding stature to the home. 52 different layers of Opalflex® transform it from a source of light into an object of admiration with soft, amplified tones and reflections. The lamp is available in four sizes: two small and two large.

From DesignBoom, where this lovely beauty of a lamp originated:

presented at euroluce during salone del mobile 2013, ‘aria & avia’ lamps designed by zaha hadid for slamp combine dramatic architectural features with the intrinsic weightlessness of the materials from which they are made, creating illuminated sculptures that fascinate and enchant their observers.  Over 50 individual layers of a techno-polymer medium work together to make the hanging lights seem as if they are about to take flight, characterized by complex yet harmonic forms that embrace their brilliance in a veiled breath.  The large fixtures are formed from a central structure capable of flooding an entire room with 360 degrees of ample illumination, thanks to six lucent sources and a spotlight directed downwards.  The hanging pieces bring together the majesty of great architecture for day-to-day use, perfectly integrating large volumes with advanced lighting techniques and technology.  Available in four different sizes, they are capable of adapting to any kind of interior environment: two smaller sizes, ideal for use at home and two larger versions for enhancing large-sized rooms.

This might be my favorite lamp from the last few weeks.  Zaha, I think you are an amazing designer!

Readers, you have GOT to go check out more of Zaha Hadid’s work – Zaha Hadid Architects is one place, and also check out her vast collection at SLAMP.  Flip through the gallery below, click on any image and it opens up into a blackbox to get the full effect of this amazing design!

The Daily Lamp – A Special Treat, The Fuck You Lamp from Andrea Maestri

Today’s Daily Lamp goes out there to all of the negativity and poo-poo in the world – and I introduce the lamp stylings of Ms. Andrea Maestri to kick it off for us here at JimOnLight.com.

Andrea?

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Yeah!  Andrea’s Fuck You! lamp is “price available on request,” so there’s another middle finger right up there!  From the Andrea Maestri website on the Fuck You! Lamp:

Table lamp
Aluminium, leather, studs, polycarbonate, plexiglass
Ø20 x 56H cm (Ø7.8″ x 22″H)
2011

That’s all she wrote, folks!  Andrea, we here at JOL – LOVE IT!

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Thanks Designboom, and Refinery 29, and Incredible Things!

The Daily Lamp – It’s Only A Paper Moon!

Really now, all you need is an element, some paper, and a clip.  What happens then is called It’s Only A Paper Moon from London-based designer Kazuhiro Yamanaka.  Like so:

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For the ultra-low-materialists out there, It’s Only A Paper Moon is pretty much nothing but a chunk of paper, a clamp base with a lead, and light source.  And, in case you were wondering, yes you can use your own paper:

The lamp simply consists of only three elements, a wooden peg, a piece of paper and a light bulb. A fan shaped paper can be rolled up to be clipped by the large peg to wrap around the bulb. Any type of paper, different colors, shapes, can be used for showing distinct appearances with different lighting effects. The lamp is carefully designed in order to balance the weight.

For all of you Saturday readers out there, here’s another version on the paper lamp from Kazuhiro, a paper tube with an LED inside, attached to the inside.  Clever?  Simple, that’s for sure!

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Thanks, DesignBoom!

The Daily Lamp – Fellow Lamp from Yours Design

Today’s Daily Lamp reminds me of something that at any time could just hop out of its inanimate state and start running down the hall at my wife — ladies and gentlemen, the Fellow Lamp from New Zealand studio Yours Design:

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From the pages of Yours Design on the Fellow Lamp:

Fellow Lamp provides any desk or with a sense of personality and companionship. With an undertone of elegance, beautiful hand turned wooden legs are angled to hold a specific posture. An adjustable head completes this piece and provides directional light.

Dimensions: Height 500mm
Materials: American Ash, spun Aluminium, Steel, Fabric Flex cable
Finish: Clear Satin wood lacquer, anodised Matte Black OR powder coat Gloss White

The Yours Design (or YS Collective, as they are now called), is made of three designers:

Y.S Collective is a contemporary design company based in Tauranga, New Zealand.

Founded by Daniel KampJames McNab and Samuel Griffin in 2012, Y.S Collective produces beautiful, innovative furniture and lighting as well as interior design solutions, for both residential and commercial settings.

All Y.S products are meticulously designed in our Tauranga studio and manufactured at different locations around New Zealand, using the combination of skilled labour, from some of the country’s best craftsmen, and modern manufacturing technologies. Our products then return to us for assembly and finishing touches before being sent out to our stockists, or direct to you.

The Y.S design process centres around quality and innovation. Each new project, to design a product or environment, is headed by one of our three designers and developed collaboratively, until it reaches perfection.

“We would describe our first collection as fresh and bold, almost basic, in the fact that the combination of simple forms and contrasting materials is consistent throughout. Exposed fixings and honest structural elements, give a clear insight into the assembly of all of our pieces. There is no design trickery here!” – our designers.

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GAH!  I love this thing — it does seem to be saying “hey hey!  let me light this up for you!”  But just so you know, it’s telling you that to the tune of $695 bucks.

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Thanks to Contemporist and The Design Home!

 

The Daily Lamp – Light Forest, from Ontwerpduo

Today’s Daily Lamp just blows my mind — meet Light Forest from Ontwerpduo, which consists of Tineke Beunders and Nathan Wierink of the Netherlands.

From Tineke and Nathan’s catalogue page for Light Forest (ps, it’s a PDF link):

On the ceiling or on the wall,
Light Forest grows where other lights will not go.
As a climbing plant the system spreads itself through
the space, to give light with its calyxes.
Using obstacles, height differences, beams,
 flat walls and ceilings, the lighting system is installed.
Small and geometrical or large and chaotic.
Custom made for each space.

So Ontwerpduo comes in and does each of these installations to fit the space that they’re going to live within — I call that some excellent design!  Check out this beauty — or at least some examples of it, as each one is customized:

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Something I find kind of awesome — the designers posted their prices online too for this custom install:

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I also adore the text they add in the catalogue that explains the install process:

1.  Ontwerpduo makes a composition of Light Forest directly in the designated space. Together with the customer we discuss possibilities and wishes, and we will make a layout of Light Forest in the space with tape. In this way it will be clear how the lamp will be positioned in the space. After approval this composition will be measured. In the workshop of Ontwerpduo the lamp is made. Then we visit again to place Light Forest permanently onthe wall and/or ceiling.

2. Ontwerpduo receives the customer’s dimensions of the space, possibl y supplemented by photographs.  Based on these measurements and the wishes of the customer we make a visualization of Light Forest. This composition is discussed and may be adjusted.  After approval, the lamp is made in the workshop of Ontwerpduo. Then we come with Light Forest to the space, and we will place the lamp to the wall and/ or ceiling.

3. Starts with the same procedure as No 2. but we don’t place the final lamp ourselves. Light Forest will be shipped with instructions, and the client assembles Light Forest himself in the space.

Lovely, Ontwerpduo.  I am a huge fan of this piece!

The Daily Lamp – Nao Tamura’s Venetian Cityscape Chandelier, Flow(t)

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Process sketches from Nao Tamura’s design for Flow

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Process sketches from Nao Tamura’s design for Flow

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Process photo work from Nao Tamura’s design for Flow

Back after last week’s pause — The Daily Lamp for today is a memory-based, quite earthenly beautiful chandelier called Flow(t), from designer Nao Tamura for retailer WonderGlass.  From the WonderGlass website:

The reflections of the Venetian cityscape glistening on the evening water hints at an imaginary city below the moving surface. There is a border between the world under and the land above. In the city of Venice, where the real world and fantasy coexists, this chandelier is the embodiment of the beauty of dual worlds.

‘Flow[T]‘ is a contemporary chandelier inspired by the colours of the Venetian lagoon and customised to the desires of each owner. Each piece enjoys its own shape, and in multiples, they create a sculptural display of lighting.

This is a really beautiful piece!  It’s subtle without being background, and it’s beautiful enough to be a center illuminator for a room.  Check it out!

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Thanks, Spoon and Tamago!

The Daily Lamp for My Birthday Girl – Arik Levy’s Wireflow is Actually Distilled Freaking Genius

I found the coolest Daily Lamp for today, since it’s Laura’s birthday and she is my world.  Check this out, when I saw this I had an audible “awesome” come out:

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These are the braingasm of Arik Levy, who’s been on JimOnLight before with his WellofLife series.  He’s awesome.  So are these lamps, which he calls Wireflow.  There’s quite the series on Arik’s website, you must check them out.  Here’s some of my favorites:

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The series was made for Vibia — from an awesome post at DesignBoom:

‘wireflow’ explores geometries in two and three dimensions through a series of pendant lighting fixtures which are composed of simple elements, whereby from certain angles they appear flat, like a line drawing suspended in the air.  designed by arik levy, the structures are formed by thin rods which end with LED terminals (3W) for illumination, continuing the visual fluidity of the lines. produced by spanish company VIBIA, ‘wireflow’ explores presence and absence, transparency and luminosity, light and fluidity.

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Look at that smile on Arik’s face!  HE KNOWS he’s genius!  GAA!

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The Daily Lamp – COSMO, from Delightfull Designs

It’s like Sputnik meets the American 1950’s meets boutique hotel in-room chandeliers!

Today’s Daily Lamp is a piece from design firm Delightfull in Portugal — it’s shiny, it’s pendant-y, and it’s got its own flare. Check out COSMO:

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From the Delightfull website on COSMO:

Inspired by the space with all its galaxies and planets, we are proud to present Cosmo. A dynamic piece full of energy and versatility, since all its spheres can rotate within 2 axis which enable it to cast light into any spot. Composed by 11 illuminating spheres of different sizes, the majestic lighting piece is made in aluminum and a brass body structure.

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Sexy!

The Daily Lamp – The Peel Light, from Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto

Today’s Daily Lamp rocks harder than others I almost picked for today.  Meet the Peel Light from Japanese designers Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto:

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From Naoki Ono’s product page on the Peel Light:

A wall light that looks as if a corner of a wall were peeling and light was leaking therefrom. OLED is used to make the light source as thin as possible and the electric cable is let to stay along a corner of walls so that it doesn’t stand out. It can be fixed to the wall with a hook.

Category : Wall light
Material : OLED, PMMA
Dimensions : H430 W335 D63 mm
Year : 2012

I love this thing!  Now I want one in all four corners of my studio, each with independent color control and intensity!

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Therefrom indeed.  Therefrom indeed.