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Elegant and versatile S71 family of lights from Axis71

Axis71 S71 floor light set Axis71 , the boutique lighting collection from Belgium, includes an elegant and very useful design -- the S71.

The largest version is the floor model above, from which you can see that it is a conventional base'n'shade, but with details that raise it above the throng.

Instead of being supported by a thin stem mounted on a base that is large and heavy (for stability) , the structure of S71 tapers outwards into a cone.

The supports for the shade are visible, tapering up towards the section of a larger cone that is the shade.

This arrangement of straight lines, tapering, cones and angles provides a language out of which other light types can be made. There are three sizes of pendant - here are diagrams representing each of the three, plus a larger colour rendering:

Axis 71 S71 pendant light

and a wall version with a shade that is the same size as the smallest pendant:

Axis71 S71 small pendant light and wall light

Then there are two table versions, one that uses the same small shade , and another that uses the middle sized shade:

Axis71 S71 table light

(As you may have guessed by now, the floor light uses the largest pendant shade.)

Here is the small table light being used in Liège's Hotel Neuvice, both on the table/desk and as a bedside light:

Axis71 S71 Hotel Neuvice Liege 1

and, in the same hotel, the wall version being used as a a bedside light:

Axis71 S71 Hotel Neuvice Liege 2

Click here for the flash catalogue, which you can also download. It has a helpful page that clearly shows the full range and how the models relate to each other:

Axis71 S71 all versions

There is also a beautiful walnut version that is exclusive to Roche Bobois.

Oh, and as wheat beer connoisseurs will affirm, Axis71's lights are not the only good thing to come out of Hoegaarden!


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Friday Fun: colour -- in a hotel guest room!

Au Vieux Panier panic_3All that colour in a hotel guest room! We work with lots and lots of hotel designers but we could not think of anyone with the courage/desire/client to do this one.

We did note that he or she had lost confidence half way through the job.

Well, it turns out that it was not created by an interior designer at all, but by the graffiti artist Tilt:

Au Vieux Panier panic_4It is in the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseilles, where each room has been designed by a different artist. This is what Tilt says about the commission:

The hotel Au vieux panier ask me to design a room, I first told them that I wasn't interested doing just decoration in the room but I wanted to create something that will look more like an installation.

I thought about it also as a huge canvas where I needed to think about the composition and play with the empty white part of the room to accentuate more the idea of Chaos on the other part.

Then I asked my friend Tober who gat a great old school style for tags, Grizz who is also the man behind the camera and Don Cho who is a Hip Hop singer from Marseille but who used to be a tagger from my home town Toulouse.

It took one week to do the whole thing cause the idea was to exaggerate what you can usually see in some abandoned places.

Too much tags, too much drips, too much sentences, too much throw ups ... What I also wanted to show is that people can appreciate any type of graffiti, even the more basic, it's just a matter of point of view ...

We thank Hotelchatter for bringing this to our attention. Go to the hotel's own web site to see the other amazing rooms that have been created so far. Au Vieux Panier looks like a cool place to stay in a cool city....

Au Vieux Panier panic 2They call it the Panic Room.

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