Office fit out specialist fuse design+build, working with Close Consulting, were behind the opening of the new creative office for one of Britain’s biggest social brands, The Beans Group. With themed meeting rooms including the Library, Fairground, Space, Brainstorm and Chintz, striking artwork with murals and vintage wallpaper were used, plus an array of cool lighting products installed by fuse. The contemporary office space creates a fun working environment, rich in colour and vibrancy that will inspire creativity.
As part of the Relighting Gino Sarfatti collection for Flos, Model 548 is a table lamp that emits both reflected and diffused light. With an adjustable spotlight in white-painted aluminium, mounted on a tubular stem in polished or burnished brass, which also acts as a counterweight, Model 548 is fitted with a cup-shaped diffuser in white, blue or orange methacrylate. Without detracting from the integrity of the lamps original forms, it was essential to bring the objects into the present day by adopting cutting-edge LED technology, which had to be sophisticated without being invasive.
The Spotnic compact LED or halogen spotlight from Deltalight is a versatile classic with a modern look. Available on a square or elongated base with one or two spots, or as a recessed version for use in profiles, the Spotnic is easy to direct and makes the ideal emphasis light to highlight a photo, piece of art or architectural detail. Spotnic’s light source is set deeper inside the unit to prevent dazzling, and its fresh white colour makes it a classic light with a new appearance.
The idea behind the Pavalle XXL grey from LumineurLightstyle designer Felix Karow was to create an extraordinary pendant light floating in space. Karow chose natural goose feathers combined with a filigree metal structure to gain a celestial effect. Designer and founder of LumineurLightstyle, Karow’s idea and aim for each lamp is the reconciliation of supposed opposites, like light and shadow or extravagance and modesty. Karow creates handmade lamps in his Berlin-based workshop.
Nola introduces the Bill Post, a reinvented notice board with an architectural element by Broberg & Ridderstråle. Crafted in the shape of a column, the notice board is easy to see and offers a bigger surface area than traditional display boards. It also includes integrated lighting at the top that illuminates the signs, notices and advertisements pinned beneath. The column’s distinctive shape draws attention to the notices attached to it and could provide a meeting point in public areas.
Berlin based LumineurLightstyle introduces the Ariadne S floor lamp, designed by Felix Karow. Both the shade and base are each spooled from one single fiberglass string using a special technique, making it possible to give an organic structure to the whole design. As a result of its construction, the Ariadne S floor lamp creates an extraordinary shadow play on the surrounding walls, especially from its shade.
The Skelp light from Deltalight is available in one surface-mounted and two recessed versions, either with or without trim. There is also an outdoor fitting, incorporating the light into a post, while in development is Skelp XL, a large-format fitting that enhances the effect of indirect light still further. Skelp features a slim design, ideal for small spaces such as a narrow hallway, while in shops or office lobbies multiple Skelps can be combined to create a stylish composition.
The handmade Karma light from Nayef Francis Design Studio is a product of design distillation, leaving only the presence of the object itself, performing as both a floor lamp and side table. A seamless metal tube hides an LED light which shines onto the circular table top, maximising the utility of the table. The fully customisable product comes in steel, brass or stainless steel, with a wood or marble tabletop in marquina black or statuario white.
Designed by Alex de Witte for lighting brand Dark, the Big Bubble light is unique as every piece is a mouth-blown glass bubble. The light reflects child-like imagination and beauty, inspired by catching breath in a transparent fragile form when blowing soap bubbles. Big Bubble is available in smoke, smoke-green and amber or in a transparent finish, measures 900x375mm and won the 2013 Design District Award for best product.
The Cornet table lamp from Tse & Tse associees follows the wall, suspension and clip-on versions of the designer light into production. The lamp is available with either a matte or glazed porcelain shade, pictured, or a two-tone anodised aluminium shade in grey with black, orange, pink, red, turquoise or yellow highlights. The Cornet table lamp measures 42x23cm and features oiled plywood legs with a 3m transparent electric cord.