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TRENDS

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July 2016

Lightened-up lights!

 
 trend design aout 2016

Through minimalist shapes and pure lines, lighting uses understatement to valorise a poetic technical aesthetic.

 

Alphabet of Light
Design Carlotta de Bevilacqua et Laura Pessoni, Artemide

Each shape is created by connecting simple linear or curved modules together by means of electromagnetic joints that are invisible when lit, thereby making it possible to design light in space to make words, figures and signs.
artemide.com


Cell
Design Patrick Naggar, Veronese

The French manufacturer of light fittings using Murano glass has released four new products designed by Dan Yeffet, Reda Amalou, Tristan Auer and Patrick Naggar. The stretched curvy shape of the latter’s Cell wall light derives from chromosome DNA. A limited edition.

verone.se


Vent
Diesel Living & Foscarini

This is a homage to industry, its circular shape channelling the design of factory air vents. Wall light and design object both, Vent uses optical effects to sculpt space, its metal rings creating clever plays on light and shade.

foscarini.com