As Seen in Dwell February 2012
Pairing art with science has long been a strategy for designers among all industries, but Tech Lighting has mastered the two exceptionally well. The Chicago-based company has become a leader in both innovative technology and sophisticated design, traveling the globe to gain inspiration from everything from furniture to fashion. Add in precision engineering, and Tech's line embodies the key elements of lighting to match any taste or style. Across all Tech Lighting brands—which include 2Thousand Degrees and Tech-Tiella Lighting—every detail counts.
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Equally casual and elegant, the Spire Multi‐Point Chandelier pairs plush felt fabric with sophisticated tapered forms of five clustered pendant lights. The Spire comes in both a pre‐cut length option, with a set configuration of the pendants, or standard length, with eight feet of cable that can be cut to create custom lengths for each pendant.
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This wall sconce is as versatile as it is charming—with five felt or fabric shade options, two finishes and a choice of either a round or square-shaped shade. The clean and contemporary base is available in antique bronze or satin nickel, and the ambient uplight is available in both incandescent and energy-efficient compact fluorescent.
Playfully sculptural, the Egg Vase by Moooi found inspiration in perhaps the unlikeliest, most unpredictable place. Its intriguing, organic shape is based on—of all things—hardboiled eggs stuffed into latex condoms. Oddly enough, it showcases that pretty well. Designed my Marcel Wanders in white porcelain and three sizes.
Playfully sculptural, the Egg Vase by Moooi found inspiration in perhaps the unlikeliest, most unpredictable place. Its intriguing, organic shape is based on—of all things—hardboiled eggs stuffed into latex condoms. Oddly enough, it showcases that pretty well. Designed by Marcel Wanders in white porcelain and three sizes.
Another creation from Marcel Wanders, who cofounded Moooi in 2001 and named it after the Dutch word for beautiful—but adding an extra “o”, because of course, Moooi pieces are extra beautiful. The Container Table Round is mounted onto a hollow, flared foot, designed to be filled with sand or water as needed for stability.
Fabulous functionality is one thing Kartell delivers seamlessly, with its collection of original polycarbonate furnishings and home accessories. Following his principle of designing for human beings, Piero Lissoni created the Lizz Chair to be elegantly minimal, while still comfortable, stable and durable. Available in a range of vibrant, glossy colors and suitable for outdoor use.
The Verona Rug is a worldly type: handmade along the banks of India’s Ganga River from 100 percent New Zealand wool with Tibetan hand-knotting workmanship. The pairing of the rug’s warmth and texture with contemporary lines help it subtly unite the pieces of room, no matter what the style.