Developed by LED Enterprise of Japan, Huug is a unique lighting fixture in the shape of an oval with LED illuminants which are only a few millimeters wide so they can be tucked away from the surface of the light, hidden from sight. Currently available in the Sky (ceiling recessed) and Air (ceiling suspended) models, Huug emphasizes the flexibility and potential of using LED in lighting design to illuminate interior spaces. Light source of Huug001 is set at the center of the fixture upwards so that the light is reflected from the oval shaped dish giving the effect of indirect lighting. This is exactly the balance of light and shadow that the Japanese have cherished. What I love about Huug other than its minimal, inconspicuous design, is that the light is developed around the technology to achieve the softness in lighting and shadows for illuminating interior spaces. And that you will not have to change a lightbulb for a really long time. You can follow Huug’s updates on their Facebook page.
These fascinating lamps were created by London based designer Michael Anastassiades. The configuration of each chandelier changes as its various parts move at the joints. Each piece has a different span, depending on the amplitude of the moving segments. Made from black patinated plated brass and mouth blown glass, these objects balance between fine art and design. Minimal and utilitarian, subtle and full of vitality, they call for participation and interaction… Anastassiades’ work is featured in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. These particular lamps were spotted at the Moss gallery, New York’s design mecca, which closes its doors later this month.
Nissyoku, inspired by the astronomical phenomenon of the solar eclipse, is designed by Hungary based designstudio Igen. Igen was founded by Daniel Lorincz and Alberto Vasquez, both students Industrial design in Budapest. The lens-shaped panels on both sides can move in multiple directions. You can easily adjust the direction and strength of the light by turning the panels, fixed on the lamp by magnets, in a preferred direction. You switch the light on and off by gently touching the metal ring in the middle. Due to the clever design the lamp can be used as hanging chandelier, table or wall lamp. The lamp is fixed with a magnetic console and a metal ring. Using it as a wall lamp, the two panels are fixed to two metal rings, while using it as table lamp, the two panels are joined to each other. (Thx, Alex!)
The LED chandelier is minimalist from several points of view. First; the LED chandelier is a wonderful minimalist piece of lightning designed by George Simionopoulos and Erica Pecoskie, a.k.a. Group Two Design, from Toronto, Canada. The chandelier is made by casting a LED linear lighting strip into translucent resin. The fixture of the lights, made of 5 identical pieces radiate around the power supply, is the backbone of this beautiful lightning. Second; using LED technology the chandelier is sustainable and is respectful for the environment. LED lights use less energy, are long lasting, are durable and are mercury-free.