The Dome Table Lamp by Todd Bracher is a charming lighting solution. The lamp was inspired by the phases of the moon and its contrast between light and shadow. Bracher designed the lamp to be a perfect half-sphere so that it is evenly lit on all sides. Just as the moon’s source of light is the sun, the perfect globe shade of the lamp is illuminated by its “sun” within, the light bulb. Bracher takes an honest approach to design. His Dome Lamp is all about achieving flawless light in a thoughtful way. The lamp doesn’t need any extra elements, aside from the four ideal colors. The design is simple and sleek. A quiet lamp like this would be the perfect addition in my bedroom. It is not too bright and not too flashy, just delightfully stylish.
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Paris based designer Leonard Kadid, who’s work has previously been featured on Minimalissimo with his Bookmark lamp, has also recently designed this minimal and delicate looking Mountain lamp. This refined lamp with sharp lines is made of 0.7mm steel pieces, and is of course shaped like a mountain as its name suggests. It is illuminated by pulling on its thin blue wire. A very efficient use of materials, resulting in a beautiful piece of design, which would perhaps fit well as a couple of bedside lamps.
Renowned Italian lighting company Foscarini have collaborated with Barcelona based design studio Lievore Altherr Molina to produce the beautifully simple and understated LED table lamp, Anisha. Anisha is available in two sizes and two colours – pure white or red. The design is based around a halo of diffused light, creating a backlight effect to see and appreciate the figure of the lamp in the best way possible. Foscarini describes the design: Like a fluid and enveloping frame, an irregular ellipse that gives a sense of becoming, Anisha outlines an empty space, defines it and fills it with its light, producing a magical sensation. Its plastic, dynamic shape generates multiple reflections on its surface and reveals its sculptural essence.
Italian Graphic designer Luca Vagnini, based in Pesaro, is the creator behind Chick Lamp – a simple, attractive and portable rectangular light on legs. The simplistic and modest form of the Chick Lamp allows it to be used as a table lamp due to its size, or as a portable floor lamp, providing a lantern-like effect. Made with oak wood, the lamp has been designed with the option of both black and white lacquered iron rods. The whole structure is fixed by only two small screws located under the wooden box and is best used with low energy bulbs. It has a retro quality to it, which certainly appeals.
This collection of minimal lamps, rightly called Les Fines, was created by Paris based designer FX Balléry and manufactured by Goodbye Edison. And as the brandname implies, this design is a nod to the disappearance of traditional light bulbs and the advent of new light sources. The pieces are comprised of an aluminium diffuser and steel base. The light source itself is an LED 24V lamp. These thin and delicate parallelepipeds with softly diffused LED light create ambient frames for any objects put inside them. The lamps are available in two sizes and come in mat black and shiny white.
Beth is a recently produced table and floor lamp designed by the Italian architect Carlo Colombo for the also Italian manufacturer Oluce. Beth is made in a shiny aluminium cylinder structure with an angle cut, and features a touch dimmer. The design was inspired by the 70s. Colombo explains the inspiration: The lamp hints at the ”futuristic” furniture design when science fiction first came around. Beth is a great and elegant design, successfully creating points of indirect and ambient light.
At this year’s London Design Festival, British designer Mark Holmes of Minimalux presents the brand’s latest creation, Bulb – a simple table lamp in the shape of the classic incandescent light bulb. Comprising of hand blown opal glass with a subtly branded machined brass stem, the table lamp exudes elegance in minimalist lighting. Offered with or without a dimmer, Bulb is energy saving compliant, equipped with an energy efficient, compact fluorescent light source providing 10,000 hours of life. One would typically associate this type of bulb in its customary upright position, however Minimalux designed it such a way it can be simply rested on its side. Photography by Peer Lindgreen
Taiwanese design studio QisDesign have created the Coral Reef Light. The chic and elegant LED light has been produced as a silver-coloured table lamp and a metallic floor lamp, both composed of aluminium alloys and polycarbonate. Inspired by the natural theme of the coral reef, the light is a collaborative project with Taiwan’s National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium (NMMBA). Activated by a touch dimmer on the side, the Coral Reef table lamp features an adjustable lighting platform enabling users to simply change the lighting angle. The floor lamp however, features three overlapping lighting layers, each of which can be activated independently by being swivelled. This cleverly symbolises an ever-changing natural light movement of which the design is based.
Finnish designer and co-founder of Aimo Design, Timo Niskanen has created the beautifully minimal Loop table lamp. The efficient loop shaped LED lamp is designed to stand the test of time by remaining classic and stately in its form. This lamp strongly reflects his philosophy on design: We are surrounded with complicated and unnecessary things. I think a good product feels natural – it only bears the essential. A good designer creates an experience out of something simple and functional. An experience that is meaningful. DMY International Design Festival in Berlin chose Finnish design as its theme this year, and so Niskanen’s Loop lamp was featured. Although currently a prototype, the production of this lamp is surely imminent. Fantastic concept design.
Antago is a new luminaire series introduced by the Hamburg based manufacturer Viocero. Antago comes in a range of colours. The lamp’s base is made of multiple processed and refined aluminum. The lamp shade is a self-supporting, double-walled structure of matalloid woven fabric. Interestingly, apart from the regular range, Viocero also offers the Antago ID, a fully customizable version. You can individualize colors and materials of each component – all the way down to the dimmer unit and the power cord. I like the great finishing with attention to each detail and the use of the different materials.
Elica is a table lamp designed by Brian Sironi, for the Italian manufacturer Martinelli Luce, and received one of last year’s iF product design Gold Award. Elica is composed of a metal body and an aluminium arm that are white painted. There are no switches because the lighting is controlled by the arm rotation, so the result is a very simple and smart design. It uses LED light sources and is available in two sizes.
Designed by Moritz Böttcher and Sören Henssler of Berlin-based studio böttcher+henssler, Coen floor and table lamps are a great simplification of the classic bedside table lamp. The lamps have been reducing to a single sheet of steel, giving it a great feeling of lightness. Coen lamps are available in white and silver matt with halogen bulbs. They are produced by German lighting manufacturer ANTA.