Vertigo Bird


Vertigo Bird: product news

Vertigo Bird Lanterna C and D table lights Vertigo Bird have just announced various product changes.

Several items will only be available until the end of 2012. After that, they will sell off what is in the warehouse, so it will be first come, first served.

Lanterna C and D (pictured above) will continue to be available, but Lanterna A and Lanterna B will not.

I love the quirky Smoke series. Smoke Car and Smoke Parking Lot go, but -- hooray -- Smoke House...

Vertigo Bird Smoke House floor light

...and Smoke Factory...

Vertigo Bird Smoke Factory floor light


By the way, in case it is not clear what is happening with the Smoke series, the playful conceit is that the Tyvek "cloud" is of smoke coming from the house or factory chimney. The parts (other than the Tyvek) are available in off-white, musty grey, dust blue, dirty yellow or olive drab.

The last deletion is Uli Budde's Balloon Wall, but Balloon Table remains:

Vertigo Bird Balloon Table set

See our January 2012 post about this effective light here.

Finally, note that their new price list comes into force on 1 January 2013. The latest date for ordering goods not in stock is 1 December, and for for goods that are in stock, 8 December.

So those are the dates by when you must confirm an order if you want to buy at 2012 prices, or if you want to be certain to receive a light that is about to be deleted.


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New to the Light Finder: Vertigo Bird

Vertigo Bird antenna-studio-b (1) desk light Vertigo Bird is our first Slovenian manufacturer! They were founded by the owner of one of the country's most successful lighting resellers, Arcadia Lightwear [sic], and the owner of the experienced lighting manufacturer, Sijaj Hrastnik. They have then commissioned lights from a most impressive international roster of designers -- the perfect combination!

We were impressed with what we were seeing in the media -- and even more impressed at Light+Building, where we could see the pieces close up for ourselves for the first time.

They have a motto: unpredictably elegant + unexpectedly functional. We agree with the "unexpectedly functional": all the lights in these images do their jobs very well, but they can also be minimal, have added visual references, have personality, and be playful!

Antenna (above) by Neil Poulton is a minimal task light, that also brings to mind, well, an antenna.

Slim, by Bevk Perović:

vertigo bird linear pendant light slim_1_01_b

is a linear pendant. Having the transformer in the light fitting itself obviates a box on the ceiling. The design is minimal in that it has no superfluous form or decoration (for all you Ornament und Verbrechen fans!): the lamp section, the transformer and the cables are all allowed to be what they are, no more and no less.

If you put several together, they look like a disembodied sword fight:

vertigo slim_1_05_h linear pendant light group

May the force be with you.

Here is A+A Cooren's Kokeshi table light:

vertigo bird kokeshi-ambiental-b (1) table light

The light section is usefully offset and slightly tilted, allowing it to be a task light. But it also has personality -- it is a little person in a big hat (kokeshi are Japanese dolls).

And if Kokeshi is also a little person, Böttcher+Henssler's Mantis is also an insect:

vertigo bird mantis-ambiental-b desk light

The most ludic design in their current collection is the floor light, Smoke, also by Bevk Perović:

vertigo bird SMOKE_2_01_br floor lights

The lamp is in a puff of Tyvek. Then, instead of a conventional round metal base, there is added interest and meaning from having the smoke produced by a car, a house, a factory --  or even a car park:

vertigo bird smoke_1_02_b car park floor light




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Uli Budde: Balloon Lamp

uli budde: balloon lamp Berlin-based designer Uli Budde has developed Balloon in collaboration with Slovenian lighting brand Vertigo Bird.

The design recollects antique oil lamps and candle holders that have a reflector behind the flame that reflects and directs the light.

The 7W LED light source is situated inside the cylindrical base. Light shines up onto the reflector, which tilts forwards, re-directing forward, and diffusing it.

Virtigo Bird ask: is it a balloon soaring into the air, a small glowing sun or an oversized light bulb?

It was shown at IMM Cologne in 2011.

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