Apollo Chandelier

by Taylor McKenzie-Veal and Brendan Keim

Concept Statement: The Apollo Chandelier features an symmetrical array of LED lights housed within glass and brass shades that seamlessly blend with the structure of the fixture. The shades span out from a central point as if on a linear trajectory in each cardinal direction. This symmetrical composition is balanced between the designs unique double stems. The result is a poised form that hovers over a space, reaching outward to spread light evenly. The low voltage, dimmable LED fixture outputs light with a color rendering index greater that 90 and a color temperature of 2700 kelvin, resulting in a design that is considerate of both form and function.

Project Specs: The Apollo Chandelier consists of of blow-molded glass, machined brass and a milled hardwood canopy. The fixture is 53.5 inches long and 6 inches wide. The drop height can be specified from 12 to 60 inches. The finish on the brass armature is a matte black powder-coat. The machined brass has a brushed and waxed finish. The white oak canopy is oxidized to create a complimentary blackened and textured surface.

Bio: Taylor McKenzie-Veal and Brendan Keim launched their studio with the aim of establishing a new standard in contemporary lighting. They met in graduate school while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design. After receiving the MFA's in Furniture Design, they began their own design practices, became design educators, and worked for renowned designers like Linsdey Adelman and Patrick Townsend. Now they bring together their creative experience and talent with meticulously detailed, modern light fixtures.

URL: www.mckenzieandkeim.com

Place of Origin: Chicago, Illinois, USA / New York, New York, USA

EastWest Light

by Ákos Huber 

Concept Statement: The EastWest Light tracks the path of the sun, which rises every day in the East and disappears below the horizon in the West. The light is an abstract shaping of this cyclical process, which combines mood lighting with an interesting structural solution. Thanks to the geometric construct, one curved form conforms to the other. The physical balance between the luminaire and the bottom part is created with thin cords. The contrasting effect and the simultaneous harmony of the two dominant materials reflect a balance occurring in nature. The bottom substantial block of high quality white concrete ensures stability. The top lightweight mobile curve, covered with polished brass, hides the lighting fixture. Its light is clearest in the upper position and the color temperature gradually changes as the lighting ball is rolling down. The white light gets warm if it is turned right and cold if left.

Project Specs: Date of design: 2017 Dimensions: in middle position 16" x 16" x 3.7" Materials: white concrete, brass sheets, brass rod, brass ball, stainless steel ball, plywood, white paracord, stainless steel turnbuckle, plexiglass, linear potentiometer, white adjustable LED strip lighting, dimmer. Manufacturing processes: pouring concrete, making plywood shapes Fabrication: concrete body and upper part roping together, covering plywood with brass sheets and inserting plexiglass panel, assembling lighting fixtures in the upper part, rope tensioning with turnbuckle

Bio: Ákos Huber is a Hungarian born architect and designer currently living and working in Portland, Oregon. He completed his Master degree in architectural design at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. Ákos worked in architectural studios in Berlin and in Munich. After that he moved to London and worked as a freelance designer. His work has covered many fields ranging from the design of furniture to architecture.

URL: https://www.akoshuber.com/

Place of Origin: Kecskemet, Hungary


by Tom Fereday and Rakumba Lighting

Concept Statement: Mito is an exercise in balance and proportion, with feature reflectors carefully balanced along a fine thread-like stem – hence the name. The Mito lighting series was designed to celebrate the natural beauty and character of raw materials. Minimal in design, Mito juxtaposes precision manufacturing techniques with natural hand finished timber and stone to create a truly sculptural light. Warm, indirect light flows across domed forms carefully crafted from natural materials, and can be used to create flexible accent lighting effects through rotating the reflectors. Modular in design, the Mito series may be configured at any angle and comes in a variety of both wall sconce and floor lamp configurations.

Project Specs: Style: floor lamp & wall sconce Material: Natural stone, American ash, steel, aluminium Dimensions: Floor 35cm diam x 170cm high, Wall 35cm high (per module) Light source: integrated Tridonic led per disk // 3.9w // 400lm (module) // 3000k // cri90 // 100-240v driver Dimming: wall sconce: non dim / switch-dim / Dali Floor lamp: switch-dim Lamp cordset: 2m black textile flex // inline switch dimmer // driver & plug

Bio: The Mito series is a collaboration between designer Tom Fereday and Rakumba Lighting. Tom Fereday designs products on the principle of honest design – celebrating the manufacturing processes behind furniture and products, and designing from the inside out. Rakumba started making beauty in 1968. Our team of Designers are Australian-based and internationally present. We take influence from the intersection between design and craft and our pursuit for perfection is continuously evolving and influencing our designs.

URL: https://rakumba.com.au/lights/mito/

Place of Origin: Melbourne, Australia


by Stickbulb by RUX Studios

Concept Statement: This is a new series of LED chandeliers with explosive forms made from and inspired by destroyed buildings. The concept sits at the intersection of creation and destruction, forging a balance of energy and history in the form of function and design. At the center of the fixture is a singularity of cast-brass joints, elegantly curved to dramatically reflect the geometry of the fixture. Linear wooden bulbs – made from redwood reclaimed from demolished NYC water towers – in varying lengths cantilever from the brass core, each one emitting a line of even light in a different direction. The result is an explosion of richly textured wood that casts dynamic patterns of light and shadow.

Project Specs: Boom is an LED fixture made from sustainably sourced or reclaimed wood and a cast brass joint. Wood types available: Maple, American Walnut, Ebonized Oak, reclaimed Heart Pine, reclaimed Water Tower Redwood, and Custom. Metal available: Polished Brass and Custom. Product dimensions for the four sizes include: Little Boom (31.9” x 38.5” x 34”), Middle Boom (41.7” x 50.51” x 44.6"), Big Boom (60.9” x 74.2” x 65”) and Double Boom (98” x 86.3” x 50.4”).

Bio: Stickbulb was co-founded in 2012 by Russell Greenberg and Christopher Beardsley as a way to combine their mutual love of architecture, modular systems, and sustainable manufacturing. Designed by RUX, Stickbulb LED fixtures are handcrafted in NYC from sleek wooden beams using reclaimed materials sourced from locally demolished buildings and sustainably managed forests. Stickbulb products range from small desk lamps to room-filling custom installations and can be found in a growing list of international showrooms.


Place of Origin: New York City, United States


by Petra Stanev

Concept Statement: Balance derives from the equivalent action of opposing forces and may lean towards the precarious or the certain. Cube makes the case for the beauty of sure footed balance that can be carved from disparate elements. Through the use of light, it illustrates the complexity that can lie hidden behind a simple exterior surface. Cube incorporates several opposing elements: transparency and opacity, rectilinearity and curvilinearity, geometric and natural form. These opposites work in consort to demonstrate the transformative power of light. Dormant, the fixture is a simple suspended cube; illuminated it is activated to reveal internal contrasts in equilibrium. The layered opaque and translucent planes of the fixture filter light to expose a rounded 3-D contour between the rectilinear shell and the biomorphic inner void. Echoing Vitruvian Man, the outer geometric shapes contain and define the naturalistic form of the interior.

Project Specs: This hand assembled 8” x 8” fixture consists of chemically adhered, layered, laser-cut acrylic sheets suspended from a stainless steel cable. It is currently lamped with a 2W 3000K LED.

Bio: Founded in 2007, Philadelphia-based Stanev Potts Architects works at a variety of scales. Wether in architecture or product design, our goal is to create works of quiet innovation, generated through an intensely collaborative process that integrates creativity, experience, and close attention to detail. Light and its ability to transform shape and space is a fundamental focus of our explorations. Stanev Potts Architects is a recipient of the AIA Philadelphia Emerging Architecture Prize.

URL: www.sparchs.com

Place of Origin: Philadelphia, USA


by David Grifols

Concept Statement: Just Another Lamp appeared with a small sketch while we were doing one of our weekly meetings, those meetings in which you don’t just talk about work and in which great ideas appear without intending it, that's how JAL knocked on our door, with a simple "form" in one of our Sketch book. We thought how to carry it out, if our "hourglass" shape had the function of lamp holder in the union of the two cones, we just had to add a simple thread, a light bulb and a cable to get JAL. It is a lamp based on simplicity and purity of materials, and furthermore, as we have said before we always look for added value. The simplicity of its form allows integration in multiple contexts.

Project Specs: JAL is handmade by the glass blower Ferran Collado. Dimentions: JAL Mini: 8,6'x7', JAL: 13'x7' at 1:1 scale The JAL Fully Transparent: Bare. Pure. The JAL Frozen White creates a different atmosphere in two parts: a unique light effect in the lower, and a diffusion of luminescence in the upper. Add personality to your radiance: the color of the lower part of JAL Dark Blue contrasts with the transparency of the upper.

Bio: MOS is a Barcelona based design studio that started its own product range, named SOM. SOM: Our own concepts, simmered down to design that is simple, fresh, unique, and practical. Our essence made tangible. MOS team is comprised by David Grifols, Co-founder and Design Manager. David Roselló, Co-founder and Creative Director. Victor Castanera, Graphic and Product designer. Mar Peñalva, Graphic designer and Marketing.

URL: http://www.mosbcn.com/just-another-lamp/

Place of Origin: Barcelona

L n°004


Concept Statement: Our pendant lamp is characterized by its simplicity and pure form. Stripped of all unnecessary, a logical composition of cylindrical shapes creates a subtle and poetic object. The lamp only consists of three cylindrical aluminum pieces, a light source and a power cord. We consciously chose to treat the wire as an even part of the design. It adds a graphic touch and literally connects the aluminum pieces. Due to the asymmetrical position of the upright tube a tension arises. The weight of the lamp searches for the center of gravity and determines the position, giving the lamp a certain lightness and elegance. By using aluminum in its natural color - finely sanded and treated with natural wax - the tight shapes are given extra warmth and texture. Therefore each lamp will be unique Our aim to create an honest object, both in form and construction, results in this balanced image. 

Project Specs: L N°004 consists of three aluminum cylindrical shapes. The aluminum is used in its natural color, finely sanded and treated with natural wax. The socket holder and the upright tube are welded to the main disk. Both have a drilled hole allowing the cable to find its way to the ceiling. disk : diameter 48cm, thickness 0,3cm socket holder: diameter 4,8cm, height 7,5cm upright tube: diameter 1,5cm, height 27cm light bulb : diameter 9cm


Our name refers to the unique design language of each individual working on a project. Form and function are always intertwined. The entire process, from prototype to finishing, is seized as an opportunity to create a durable, honest and universal design. Our DIALECT signature is as important to our made-to-measure projects as it is to our personal work.

URL: http://www.atelierdialect.be/

Place of Origin: Antwerp, Belgium

Orbital Series

by Michel Duvernet

Concept Statement: The Orbital Series merges a chandelier with a mobile. Suspended it is Orbit, when standing it is Floorbit. “Balance” is at the core of this design and its celestially inspired movements. Challenges resolved: weighting and balancing; modularity and scaleability; a bright and compact light source; standards compliancy and the sourcing of quality Canadian materials. The rotating mechanism is at the heart of the design. It is robust, virtually frictionless, invertible and rotates unhindered by its wires. The recent patent approval for the mechanical connection has enabled its release to the public. 3D printing was employed to produce the light diffusor and custom LED cluster, a method which is cost effective, low waste and allows for in-house manufacturing. The solid wood version is made of gluelaminated local wood and made locally. The CNC cut versions are made of Quebec maple plywood instead of the more common imported Baltic/Russian plywood.

Project Specs: Orbit: suspended version (can be larger or smaller) -static: 5’ x 5’ x 2’ deep -dynamic: 9’ x 9’ x 2’ deep Floorbit: floor-standing version (can be smaller) -static: 5’ x 5’ x 6.5’ tall -dynamic: 9’ x 9’ x 6.5’ Materials: -Wood members: glue-laminated redcedar and sitka or CNC cut Quebec maple plywood -mechanism: machined Aluminium with bearings -Floorbit stand: welded aluminium -lighting: 12v LEDs. 3D printed light diffusor (Orbit) or Acrylic sheet (Floorbit)

Bio: Barn-Barn design is lead by Mich DuVernet who embraces a hands-on approach to his work that merges old-school techniques with new technologies. Nestled in the mountains of Canada near Nelson BC, his converted barn now design studio and workshop has evolved into a space for exploration, fabrication and play.

URL: www.barn-barn.com

Place of Origin: Nelson, Canada


by Adrian Fisher

Concept Statement: OVO embraces the concept of balance with a simple yet striking presence. The symmetrical design culminates in a physically balanced luminaire made from contrasting materials with an environmental conscience. Design objectives included the utilization of unique materials to create a production ready light fixture while balancing social and environmental responsibilities. OVO achieved these through LED technology, material selection and a minimalistic design philosophy. The thin wall design has a rigid cement base juxtaposed with a light, soft and flexible silicone shade. Meeting the objectives resulted in structural and manufacturing challenges for the base. Coconut fiber was incorporated into the cement strengthening the walls and a collapsing core mold was developed to eliminate de-molding issues. Social responsibilities were further addressed by demonstrating that another non-traditional material could be used in a unique way. Powdered egg shells were incorporated into the silicone producing a unique frosted appearance that is OVO.

Project Specs: Projected dimensions: 165 mm Length x 114 mm Width x 356 mm Height. Diameter: 165 mm. Prototype 1/2 scale. Base: Cement with 5% coconut fiber by weight. Shade: Silicone with 10% powdered egg shells by weight. Fabrication/Process: OVO is cast using two part molds made from polyurethane and 3D printed parts. The cavity and core are spaced to allow material to be poured in and vent. The base mold has a collapsing core for de-molding.

Bio: Adrian Fisher

B.A.Sc., EIT

Adrian began his career as a Mechanical Special Effects technician in the local Vancouver Film industry. After 12 years of experience he decided to complete his formal education and therefore obtained his Engineering Degree from the University of British Columbia in 2014. He has since worked in product development for the medical, fuel cell and film industries. Following his passion for design and creativity he is excited to create lighting designs.

Place of Origin: Vancouver, Canada


by Lake & Wells and Karice

Concept Statement Precariously balancing two surfaces, wall and floor, Portal is neither sconce nor floor lamp, and yet it is also curiously both. The elongated form and reflective, polished brass core nod to the mirror as a literary object of magic, a portal to other worlds. Like our own world, Portal finds stasis in polarity. Favoring neither pole, Portal has no upside down as form balances function for lighting both up and down. In exploring theories of balance, tension, and light we fell upon this primal object of the between, equally of that which it connects and divides, and yet an object of neither.

Project Specs: Materials: Brass and LED, Dimensions: 60”tall x 16”wide x 24”deep (when leaning against the wall), Fabrication: Formed and Machined Brass. Matte and Mirror polished. Fixture mounts to the wall using a discreet mounting bracket for stability.

Bio: Designed by Mark Kinsley and Tamera Leigh Staten of Lake + Wells.

Born in Chicago, Lake + Wells Studio brings stories to life in artisan-made furniture, lighting, and objects. Marrying age-old, living materials and hand-crafted methodologies with modern elements and technology, the husband-and-wife studio’s principle desire is to discerningly bring forth fresh, evocative designs in timeless form.

URLwww.lakeandwells.com & www.karice.com

Place of Origin: Chicago, IL & Vancouver, BC