With the falling temperatures and the shorter days we make ourselves more comfortable in our own four walls. The light season 2016 is in full swing and the one or the other concerns himself with room lighting again.
In recent weeks different designers have presented their new lamps and collections. We are looking forward to giving you a little insight into the developments that we have picked up on various channels and introduce our favorites!
Louis Poulsen presents his limited edition of the PH 3½-2½ floor lamp.
Louis Poulsen is undoubtedly one of the most renowned and innovative lighting manufacturers. The design of the PH lamp is one of the most famous of the company and is loved for its sublime craftsmanship and perfect light. With the introduction of the new floor lamp as a “Limited Edition”, the company celebrates the 90th anniversary of Poul Henningsen’s iconic three-shade system.
The PH 3½-2½ copper floor lamp is the third lamp of the already successful PH 3½-2½ copper series. The floor lamp is based on the original designs from the year 1933. Similar models were produced by Louis Poulsen until 1951.
This admirable system was developed in 1926 and patented in 1929.
Poul Henningsen devoted most of his life to the taming of the light bulb. He had a clear idea of how artificial light should be used by people. His mantra was a glare-free light and if you are discussing this concept or on the Internet, you will sooner or later stumble over his name and his lighting designs. Today his lamps are used in exhibitions, operating rooms, dental clinics and Hollywood films. The table lamp can be seen in the current film adaptation of the comic series “Doctor Strange”. This limited edition of the PH 3½-2½ copper lamp can be purchased in selected countries until December 31st of this year.
Some people view it as an investment, others as a collector’s item; whatever the perspective, most people consider it a daily delight to experience illumination from a beautifully refined, painstakingly designed lamp. The light is a chapter unto itself.
Launch of the Anglepoise + Margaret Howell Collection.
Through the long-standing business relationship between Anglepoise and Margaret Howell, the table light “Type 75” was developed in two new colors. With “Saxon blue” and a beautiful “sea green” the new designs form a successful addition to the already existing yellow variant. The new designs were presented to the public for the first time in their flagship store in Paris during Paris Design Week.
Margaret Howell worked with Anglepoise for the first time in 2003 to design a new version of the “Type 3” lamp in turquoise. Inspired by the 1227 original design, the “Type 3” was originally conceived by the British product designer Sir Kenneth Grange.
It feels as if I've always lived with Anglepoise lamps. During homework under the light of an original black Anglepoise or later with differently colored variants of the 60s and 70s. One favorite was the yellow model 90 which served as the inspiration of the newly-launched Type75.
LZF Lamps presents its lighting designs in a new light.
We have already reported on LZF Lamps at the beginning of the year, but this has not stopped us to keep an eye at the development of the Spanish company. The designers of the creative wood-fired luminaires have approached us with new headlines in the light of the 2016 season.
LZF is well familiar with the potential of well-communicated design. The Designlabel recently won a Red Dot Award for its brilliant “Telling Tales” campaign. The award for Telling Tales is another well-deserved feather in the LZF cap and builds on the reputation of the brand for original communication projects.
For the company’s new catalog, no effort has been spared to make the most complex photoshooting ever organized at LZF. The co-founder and designer Marivi Calvo had the task to select the lamps for the appropriate ambience which we think was very successful. Palacio de Casavells was chosen as the ideal setting for this original photoshooting.
The Palacio de Casavells is a beautiful restored gallery of contemporary art in a building dating back to the fourteenth century. This historical context subtly permeates the LZF images. With an exquisite taste and clear passion, Marivi Calvo designed and directed a creative series of eye-catching images, the styling of which is dramatic and expressive. The result: another unambiguous LZF-triumph. For a look behind the scenes, LZF Lamps has published a few pictures on the website.