Home' Scoop Homes and Art : SHA 29 Winter 2011 Contents 62 HOMES & ART WINTER 2011
Ever y se cond year, Salone del Mobile is coupled
w ith Euroluce, one of the wor ld’s mos t significant
lighting even ts . And this ye ar, innovative light
ins t allations fe ature d in galler ies and othe r sp ace s
thr oughout ce ntral Milan, d ominated by the
progre ss io n of LED/OLED techn ology.
The vastly reduced size of the light source has a
profound affect on the shape , size and form of lamp
heads, taking lighting into a new era. All the major
players launched minimal profile lights – Artemide
with task lamps by Michele De Lucchi and Karim
Rashid and Flos with a light by Antonio Citterio,
for example. Similarly task and floor lamps by
Foster+Partners for Lumina echo the tubular profile
of Balance by Nathalie Dewez for Established &
Sons – designed to balance on a tabletop or shelf,
making it a mobile utility lamp.
Organic forms also flourished – one of the hero
lamps of Eu roluce was Clove r, by Londo n-bas ed
Australian Brodie Neill fo r Kun dalini.
Aside from big savings in energy, LED and
OLED offer more variety in colour, as shown by
Australian-bor n Be rlin-based lighting designe r
Flynn Talbot. His X&Y, a hand-blown opal-finished
glass sphere that sits independently on a circular
base, allows users to determine the colour and
intensity of light by adjusting the position of the
sphere. See page 66 for more on the X&Y.
CLOCKWISE from left The FLO reading light from
Foster+Partners; Balance by Nathalie Dewez for Established
& Sons; the X&Y by Flynn Talbot; the organic-looking Clover
by Brodie Neill for Kundalini.
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