The creator of Willowlamp, Adam Hoets in Cape Town has released his 2017 collection. Combining metal ball chain with laser-cut stainless steel frames, a wide variety of sensuous, curved shapes can be made. They can be customized in detail and also in size. Even when large, they are not heavy in weight, or heavy-looking.
After the summer break, and the September trade fair season, we’ve got some exciting new brands to share with you!
The first is Vetrart, a glassworks about 50 miles north west of Venice. The brilliant designers of our Nelly and our Sommerso ranges, BrogliatoTraverso, have created for them a contemporary collection.
What do we look for when we are assessing the design of a glass light?
From the designer, a genuine, real feeling for glass – what makes it unique and what it can do best. As the oldest man-made material, is there will be an awareness of its cultural history? How do they handle the junction of glass and metal?
From the glassworks, the quality of the glass and how it has been worked. Exceptional clarity in clear glass.
Cones have been around for as long as there have been lamp shades. The empire shade is a cone with the top cut off to let out the heat of the lamp. A basic metal school pendant is a cone. But recently, cones have become a Thing....
The typical lumen output per watt of LED lamps is now great enough for cordless lights to be a viable option in many situations. As proof of this, a rash of them broke out all over Euroluce last month. So for the first time we can now see how cordless lights will develop, and identify the issues that you should bear in mind when specifying them.