A Second Chance

A Second Chance

As the name suggests, “A Second Chance” is the latest upcycle project for the VitrA brand that breathes new life into factory waste components. Derived from discarded basin mixer handles, oak elements are added to complete the handles and hold individual candles. The oak box base supports the handles for easy carrying and doubles as storage for additional tea lights.

0 Designers: Meriç Kara & Serda Çamlı

This Retro Tube Clock is WINNING

This Retro Tube Clock is WINNING

Looking at the clock after it’s already shown you the time is a total snooze. We have time-telling products all around us but we only tend to notice them when we need tbem. Blub Uno is a desk clock which holds its own as both an object of function when you need it and of beauty when you don’t! The individual glowing numbers, housed in a glass cylinder, are a beautiful alternative to the common digital and analogue displays we’re so used to seeing.

0 Designer: Duncan Hellmers

The light that does lots!

The light that does lots!

However minimal, this home lighting concept packs major multifunctionality into its compact form. Its many features include an 80DB speaker driver with passive bass, built-in microphone for mobile calls, 2 hidden USB ports for charging devices, wireless smartphone syncing, a haptic button that allows you to take/ignore calls or disengaging the phone’s alarm clock, and finally… a color-adjustable light customizable to thousands of different hues! Yessss! But will it blend?!

0 Designer: Patrick O’Connell

Hang in there!

Hang in there!

One thing that still amazes me about product design is that sometimes a good product can be painfully simple, yet strikingly alluring. The Little Bishop Pendant Light Hook embodies that aforementioned fact. It replaces the ugly hooks you use to hang your lights from the ceiling, and looks so voguish, the way it ‘wears’ the electrical cord like a muffler!

0 Designer: Antony Richards

The Roly Poly Lamp

The Roly Poly Lamp

Mool Bit is the playful go-anywhere glow pod for your home! The lightweight teardrop design features a tactile top that makes it easy to carry from from place to place with merely a pinch. Power up without a connecting cable by placing it on the wireless charging plate before toting it to an area that needs a little more illumination.

0 Designer: Yeontaek Lee

Hot Diggety Dog!

Hot Diggety Dog!

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. So what do you do? Design a new dog! In comes the LUMINOSE Lamp, created by Márton and Elizabeth. Modeled to adopt a pooch’s personality, the lamp literally brings a smile to my face with the way it looks and stands (let’s not forget the adjustable tail)! There’s a special term I have for times like this…aDOGable!

0 Designer: Márton Lente and Elizabeth Zimmerer

Honey I printed a lamp

Honey I printed a lamp

2015 is the year of the 3D printer. You’ll pretty much be able to print anything soon. But what about the poor little ink printer? Everybody just takes it for granted. The guys at YOY decided to give our little forgotten friend some street cred. Here’s the ultra simple Poster Lamp. Printed on a simple sheet of paper, just about anybody can put one together. And let’s not deny, it looks just about as classy as Champagne and Caviar!

0 Designer: YOY

Putting the Light in Lightweight

Putting the Light in Lightweight

It’s been a while since I’ve seen an iconic/memorable lamp design after the Pixar logo, Luxo Jr. Designers at Gagan Design in Canada have been working on a lighting design that is built out of aerospace parts. The Maverick lamp is as beautiful as it’s sleek. Resting on two wooden legs, the Copper tube houses a strip of LEDs in a way that makes the design ultra compact and awe-inspiring. And it’s all made out of aviation parts. The cherry on the cake is, Gagan in Hindi means “sky”. What a lovely coincidence!

0 Designer: Gagan Design

The iNightlight

The iNightlight

The Mod. lamp is a no-frills reflection of our modern tech-driven world. It utilizes your iPhone flash to illuminate your bedside area. Minimalistic, thin and flexible, it supports your phone in any position while taking up very little space. Don’t worry about draining your battery, it plugs directly into the socket and does double duty as a phone charger.

0 Designer: Mitya Katkin

In Light of Eternity

In Light of Eternity

A winner of the Franz Award for Porcelain Design, the Sphere pendant find inspiration for this year’s “eternity” theme in the visual symbol. Now in its three dimensional form, the two overlapping ellipses meet at the center where there is a focused, direct beam light. On either side are horizontal extensions with embedded LEDs that cast a softer ambient light. With filigree, complex shapes, the design is also an example of porcelains many applications, even for intricate details.

0 Designer: Markus Kurkowski

The Lightest Lights

The Lightest Lights

The Airy Lamp Series is so named for its barely-there materials and faint cut-out form that together make it no more than a subtle silhouette during the day and soft, diffused glow at night. The design kit utilizes delicate Japanese rice paper made durable and strong with lamination. A simple slot-in assembly of the five and six panel designs means each to be shipped flat-pack and the finely cut perforated pattern in each panel allows the user to extrude each panel into their desired form.

0 Designer: 24° Studio

The Power of Bamboo

The Power of Bamboo

Jordan Koroknai’s Bamboo Torch flashlight aims to reduce material waste with a more sustainable, ecological and financially beneficial solution… bamboo! The design utilizes bamboo’s natural cylinder shape which is perfect for housing components. Its tactile feel and natural antibacterial quality are a refreshing change to cheap, brightly colored plastics and metal. Jump to the vid!

0 Designer: Jordan Koroknai

The Chimney Effect

The Chimney Effect

The Chimney Lighting is a warm and ambient light that enhances its beauty with the help of Lycra. Inspired by the chimney and its color and soft feeling, the wooden handle features the form of a simplified chimney. The hole on the Handle has its reasons, for example it can be hung on a hook or at the end of the string from the ceiling. A leather strap on back face of lighting adds more analogue feeling into it. A neat style to integrate in a roomy space!

0 Designer: Donghyun Kim

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