Lamp-Vase by Roger Arquer for Bosa

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London designer Roger Arquer has designed these lamps which are operated by touching the flowers in the adjoining vase, presented in Milan earlier this month by design brand Bosa. Using touch sensitive technology the Touch Lamp Vase is operated by the flowers in the vase. This piece has been launched at the Salone di Mobile, Milano 2011.

Touch is an hybrid between a lamp and a flower base. The flowers work as a switch for the light: when touched, the light goes on or off.

Touch invites you to a playful experience combining water with light, yet being 100% safe. Touch sensitive technology is being used here, while the high content of water on the flowers makes them conductive and sensitive when touched. This piece will add an accent of colour as an ambient light. It can be placed in restaurants, hotel rooms, lobbies, home entrance or hallway.

The vessel is made of one entire ceramic piece. The lampshade is made of fabric. Electricity runs on 12V. The water can be easily replaced when need it.

Roger Arquer graduated from Escola Superior de Disseny Industrial, Sabadell in 1998. Soon after graduating, he moved to New York, where he worked for several designers and artists. In 2003, he moved to London to attend an MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art. He opened his studio in London in 2005 and since then has worked for companies such as Royal VKB, Eno, Thorsten Van Elten and Mathmos. He teaches at Central Saint Martin’s and in Camberwell. Arquer is interested in how quotidian objects have the capacity to give us pleasure as we use them, “good designs have that extraordinary power of making life easier and more enjoyable”. His work has been exhibited around the world, from Milano to Tokyo and his native Barcelona.

Rubik’s lamp

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Perhaps such toy was in every family, somebody even kept it till the present days. Rubik cube is the favorite toy of million of people became the symbol of unique style which is possible to get to know everywhere. Fascinating Rubik’s lamp returns to the 80s with various combinations of lights. Can you assemble the Rubik’s cube?

Invented in 1974 by the Hungarian sculpture Erne Rubik this complicate conundrum inspire with the geometrical simplicity and brightness. What the designers can think out: pictures of Rubik cube, letter-generator – Rubik cube and many other.

The Rubik’s lamp was worked out by Eric Paulz, modeled as a real “magic cube” made of 26 small connected cubes. Cubes can be changed between each other. Creating 43 various color combinations they begin to cast the pleasant colorful glares to the walls of the room. Colored patterns and chaotic, kaleidoscopic lighting can be created by not leaving the main rows parallel to each other.

The model of white color looks like the Rubik cube made of ice, its details can also move. Simple and light forms for adherents of minimalism and the mysteriousness of light call the association with spiritual sessions.

This lamp sure would bring a little cheer to a kids room or game room where it’s original design can be appreciated. The real decoration of any living room or bedroom is a colorful lighting which can be assembled like Rubik cube by colors. The lighting sides of this lamp create celebration mood and the white variant gives the romantic tone.

Standard lamp “Vaka” by Ian Bach

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Original standard lamp “Vaka” was presented by young London designer Ian Bach recently. The form of the lighting looks like the tree on which branches the lamps are situated. A cross between a tree and a lamp-post with glowing orbs, “Vaka” will be the life or “light” of the party. No matter what mood you are in – chilling out listening to some tunes, romantic evening with your special someone, or a bass thumping party, “Vaka” will be your perfect companion.

The distinctive feature of this model is the possibility to twist off lamps from the basic construction and take them with you or place anywhere you might need more light. The bulbs are made out of silicon, and can be squeezed to turn them off or on or twisted to make the light more dim or brighter. Inside these amusing and practical lamps there are two very bright light-emitting diodes supplying from recharged lition batteries. Outside they are wrapped with the line of recycled felt textile which protects the owner against possible burns while contacting with heated lamp and also supports the pleasant tactile feeling. The frame of the model is made of wood with natural finish owing to which the lighting looks stylish and natural. It took 9 months for the author to realize this project. Creative and practical, amusing and functional the lightings “Vaka” will surely find their place in modern interiors.

The designer table lamps

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On the passed recently international designer exhibition Design Miami/Basel – 2010 studio Kranen/Gille (Hesden, Netherlands) demonstrated its new project. The collection of table lamps which got the name “Tesla” looks stylish and interesting. The models are founded of bronze and the distinctive feature of their design is the big crack which lays on the whole surface of body through which the light leaks. For working out the conception of this lamp the designers were inspired with the matters of influence of industrial revolution on design and form and also with processes of industrialization which brought their new special aesthetic to traditional and useful arts. According to the idea of authors the most of things which surround us are produced with industrial methods and keep the principles of producing process. The designers from company Kranen/Gille decided to join the habitual forms with the elements of decorative and applied arts. As a result the lamps impregnated through with the spirit of industrialization and outwardly looking like reactors which give light and warmness at the same time appeared.

Swedish designer Jesper Jonsson is sure that the creative uncommon interior is possible to make only with the beautiful unique elements of decoration. He always tries to avoid standard decisions and it was reflected in his new original project. The model which corresponds the small lighting on sun batteries got the name “Soul Cell”. Owing to its compact size this funny uncommon lamp can be easily put into the pocket. As it was already noticed the sun energy serves as the power supply for it. This way if you put it under the sun during the day the lighting will charge with energy and in the evening you can unfold it and use as a small but comfortable lantern. Besides this the model looks interesting and creative. Simple form, laconic design and practicality will make useful and ecological lighting “Soul Cell” to be the real godsend for those who like original and functional decisions.

Table lamps in retro style

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Talking about lamps it is impossible to miss one wonderful event which is taking place in Italy now. On the 12th of May in Milan the grandiose exhibition “Space Age Lights” started in Triennale Design Museum. As it is known, the 60-70s were fairly called the Cosmic era because the human intended to win the Universe, discover and explore all possible and impossible planets.

Until the 5th of September all visitors in Milan have the possibility to choose and purchase one of more than 60 table lamps created in 60s and in the beginning of 70s from the international collections in the limits of mass production or the unique works of the design of famous masters. Among the designers whose lamps are sold there are Joe Colombo, Vico Magistretti, Giotto Wick, Gino Sarfatti. This is very suitable exhibitions for the connoisseur of retro and just lovers of industrial design.

The Triennale Design Museum in Milan tells and portrays the history of Italian design
from different perspectives, through different stories, interpretations, and approaches. The first exhibition in 2007 was entitled “Italian design’s seven obsessions”. 100 Italian design objects set against films, created by film maker Peter Greenaway. The second installation in 2009 was called “Serie fuori serie” and showed products manufactured in series and one-off pieces, curated by Andrea Branzi. The museum is directed by Silvana Annicchiarico, who has been
the curator of the permanent collection of Italian design of the Triennale for nine years.