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Omikron Design acquires majority stake in Nemo

Milan-based Omikron Design has signed an agreement with Poltrona Frau Group for the acquisition of its majority stake in Nemo, the lighting division of Cassina.

Omikron Design will acquire 51% of Nemo Design srl into which the Nemo operations will be transferred.

Nemo, established by Cassina in 1993, produces decorative lighting designed by, amongst others, Carlo Forcolini, Foster+Partners, Karim Rashid and Vico Magistretti.

Recently, we have praised them for taking a lead in the most important trend in decorative lighting at the moment -- the re-editing of the greatest 20th century designs. As a result, we've welcomed back lights by Franco Albini, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand.

States Federico Palazzari, Chairman and CEO of Omikron:

“Challenge for growth, in particular among design companies, implies a constant research to identify best balance between technical innovation, aesthetics and experimentation. LED revolution is in its early stage and we believe that Nemo’s know-how, alongside with Omikron’ experimental spirit, will deeply strengthen the company position as one of the leading players”.

 

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In The Wind by Arihiro Miyake for Nemo Cassina

nemo-in-the-wind-arihiro-miyake-pendant-light There is a super-elegant recent introduction by Nemo Cassina: In The Wind, designed for them by the Helsinki-based Japanese designer, Arihiro Miyake.

The 185cm-long body is in aluminium, which has either a polished black or matt white finish. There are opal diffusers.

Here is the floor-standing version:

nemo-in-the-wind-arihiro-miyake-floor light

Lovely things.

Nemo Cassina In The Wind pendant light

Actually, there must be something "in the wind" because, at about the same time, itre launched the much-discussed Aki pendant light by Studio Dreimann:

Aki pendant light by Studio Dreimann for itre

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Uma Chandelier By Giancarlo Tintori

uma chandelier giancarlo tintori Uma, designer Giancarlo Tintori's contemporary take on the chandelier for Nemo Cassina, comes in the form of a concentric cascade of methacrylate cones, "offering the same lustre and visual magnificence as its traditional forebears, and an even greater sense of allure and mystique."

Read more at Locomoco.

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