Joe Colombo (1930-1971) was an Italian industrial designer who believed design should be democratic and functional flexible and always of benefit to the user. Karakter a newly established Danish lifestyle brand searches for unusual designs new and old that are imbued with “character”.
Daphne Laurens is an Eindhoven-based design studio whose works mesh a poetic style of design with an industrial edge. A young studio its burgeoning project portfolio is bold and quite beautiful. The Cirkel wall light (currently a prototype) presents a geometric and contemporary view of a more traditional product design.
Danish lighting luminary Louis Poulsen recently launched Cirque a twisting and twirling collection of pendant lamps designed in cooperation with Clara von Zweigbergk a Swedish designer and graphic artist.
We already alluded to the fact that lighting fixtures in modern time shave gone way beyond being just a source of illumination. They are a great way in which you can usher in visual and textural contrast break the monotony brought in by the excessive use of simple straight lines and add something unique to a mundane contemporary home.
If you wish to go down the simpler path then there are the Edison bulb pendants that are currently a hot trend or even sculptural masterpieces that seem less like a lamp and more like a work of art. You will be amazed by the sheer ingenuity and versatility on display!
The handmade bohemian glass pendants from BROKIS are equally captivating while &tradition aims to combine simplicity with color and contemporary aesthetics. From Danish and Scandinavian design to those with Mediterranean zest and minimal style there is plenty to choose from here.