It's been a busy week wrapping up projects and "thinking" about packing for our vacation (although I haven't actually started packing yet :) We are excited for a little time off! Before I go I wanted to send out my second post about lighting from the ICFF. (first one here). There's some really great ideas, what do you think?! You can click on the titles of each section for links to learn more.
Very eye catching designs with lots of pattern and geometry. My hands down favorite was the entire linear suspension line. So unique and beautiful. Technical and fluid at the same time, all around a great design.
I also liked this drum pendant design
Portugal based lighting designs, organic here meaning looking natural (not made with "organic" materials) with it's branch-like tentacles grabbing onto glass droplets. Together this creates a very sculptural & unique lighting fixture.
Well with a name like and a website full of interesting and unique projects it sounds like they can make anything custom. Here are two of my favorite lighting designs they had.
What started as a company that created 3D printed jewelry has now expanded into lighting. Each lamp is unique and casts an organic pattern through the open latticework.
His clever use of screw mechanism as part of the design allows for easy height adjustments. And I liked his sketch.
Make no mistake - the name is no coincidence. This is in fact the son of Dyson vacuum inventor. Except Jake decided to pursue lighting. I've seen this concept before but it was pretty cool to see it in person. LED lights last a long time but with the designs extra venting and cooling system they last even longer - 37 years! The video of how it works is really great, you can check it out here.
There are way too many fantastic designs to choose from, I could do an entire blog post on some of these companies. So instead I recommend you browse through the website to see them all. Here are a few of the most different designs I wanted to share.
These look like mini punching bags and they are always self-adjusting to achieve upright balance. Piccola
Lighting as furniture?
The shade below is actually made of polyester material that is suspended between 2 open loops that hang from a tripod. Unexpected use of materials to still achieve such a clean straight look.
This is a great way to make a functional item look good while adding yet another function. The Container Store should get in on some of this action!
This little lamp has a lot to offer, including some personality that could possibly rival Pixar's lamp. This Trapeze lamp rotates with a propriety wire free ball socket and uses LED light with diffuser.
This company sells a lot of different contemporary lighting fixtures. Here are a few of my favorites.
Again with the light and shadows this shade creates depth and interest even though it's all white.
These look like little ballerina lamps or dresses.
It would be cool if these were solar powered...
This one is interesting although the photos is not the best - the shade is part of the base is part of the socket...
And we'll wrap this post up with Tom Dixon, a pretty well known name for design accessories. He has quite a few lighting designs that use metal, or metallic minimalism as he says. They also had quite an impressive and intimidating display at ICFF where they were running metal parts through the lasers, and also were cutting and stamping rulers if I remember correctly.
Impressive the amount of small detail you can get into these pendants. The light must be beautiful coming through there.
I love the metallic interior of this pendant lamp below.
And there it is! My full summary of ICFF lighting! Hope you enjoyed scrolling through! Have a great weekend everyone and I'll be back to post more later in August!