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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 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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The Daily Lamp – Spin Light, from Lucie Koldová

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Lucie has a skill that not a lot of people possess — she has more brain power than most, and her work represents her inner and outer beauty.

For the firm Lasvit, Lucie pulled out a remnant from her childhood (well, most of our childhoods, really) — the spinning top.  Lucie took the idea of the top and turned it into a light that would look awesome anywhere.  That, my friends, is probably why Lasvit wanted it.

From the product page for Spin Light:

Small, medium and large transparent pendants multiplied. Spin light’s expression of dynamics is based on a simple rotational form resembling a child’s toy known as the spinning top or the silhouettes of whirling dervishes. It gives the lights a basic graphic impression. Clear transparent airy lamps with a touch of color on top are powered by small LED efficient discs which highlighting strong silhouettes and let them float freely in the space as empty volumes.

I think it is gorgeous.  Check it out, and check out Lucie Koldova’s other work — well worth the view!

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The Daily Lamp – Daikanyama Pendant Lamps from Thomas Bernstrand

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If you’ve ever seen anything else that Thomas Bernstrand has made, you’d notice the following passage from his website – a quote about Thomas Bernstrand by journalist Mark Isitt:

“Thomas Bernstrand’s objects are not meant to be placed on a pedestal. They are meant to be used. Yet not in the customary manner: not as one usually uses furniture and lamps and flowerpots and coat hangers and notice boards and towel hangers and ladders and everything else he has designed. But more… intensively… You should be able to swing from Thomas’ things. Dance on them. Dismantle them. Cause they can take it. They are made to use. All designers, of course, say they would never design something simply for the sake of design. But Thomas isn’t just talk. When he comes to work in the morning, unlocking the buckled iron door of his white-painted studio – what was once a bakery –and puts his feet up on the window table and looks out at the neighbouring pool hall, tattoo studio and Asia travel agent, his thoughts are not, “What should I design today? Should I design a chair?” But instead, “Should I design something to work in, relax in, bounce in or whatever?” He thinks in terms of verbs, rather than nouns. In actions, rather than typologies.

Meet the Daikanyama pendant lamp, displayed at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair:

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From the product page at Thomas’ website:

The Tokyo district of the same name inspired DAIKANYAMA; the pendant and cables create spatiality on a pleasant scale for both large and small areas. In zigzag, stricter or even slightly chaotic configurations between walls, ceilings and poles, with the electric cable running along the wire from one to the next. There are endless possibilities for this playful pendant with painted aluminium in standard colours: white, black, red, yellow and orange.Diameter 420 mm, height 300 mm. LED or 18W compact fluorescent.

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I love how utilitarian these lamps are, but at the same time have a grace and civility that brings forth the real shape of the design.  It’s a true form and function piece, I quite like it!  These pieces were manufactured by Bla Station – and obviously debuted at the Fair:

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All images from Thomas Bernstrand’s website, all rights are his.

The Galaxy Pendant from Objects with Light and Georgiosi

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From Georgiosi and OWL (Objects with Light) comes an interesting pendant style fixture that casts a great projection from within its cage-like wrap.  None of the cage-like essence of the Galaxy lamp shows until you get close up on the pendant, and you realize it’s made of wrapped metal fencing.  Georgiosi says about this pendant:

This galvanized steel
Comes rolled up in reel
To make it look brighter
I supply an uplighter.

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This is a lovely piece.  Its simplicity creates such a complex pattern.

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Shoutout to We Waste Time!

Allison Patrick’s Awesome Artichoke Pendants

Have you seen these amazing lamps?!  A designer that has her stuff on Etsy, Allison Patrick of the 3R’s Blog (Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate – 30 projects in 30 weeks) has created some pretty cool pendant shades that are pretty representative of the beautiful shape of the artichoke.  But – the shade is made of recycled pages from books and magazines!  Allison’s lamps are very cool, they remind me of the decoupage projects my mom would do with us as a kid.  Just recently she got featured on Fab.com, and that has pushed her work sky high!

Allison’s got a pretty awesome story with her luminaire design business (which is called Zipper 8 Design, by the way) – she graduated with her Masters, and like many people, she found herself with lots of time and no job.  So, she did what we do when we want to change things – she busted her ass making a bunch of really great lamps!

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Allison, JimOnLight.com thinks your works are awesome.

Thanks Inhabitat for the original article!