Equo Gen 3 Desk Lamp
Available exclusively at Lumens in a sleek Chrome finish, Koncept’s Equo Gen 3 Desk Lamp boasts a barely-there design with bright right-where-you-need-it LED light. A discreet counterweight design makes for feather-light adjustability, with a special neck joint that maintains the head’s tilt as the arm swings up or down. A simple slide of the finger along the stem’s touch strip serves and as on/off function and controls the brightness of the lamp.
Nafir Suspension by AXO Light
Winner of a 2012 Good Design Award, the Nafir Suspension began with designer Karim Rashid’s thought of light as a complement to sound. For inspiration, Rashid was struck by the idea of flat surfaces becoming transformed into fluid shapes, with Nafir taking the form of a surface being pulled upward. The result is a sculptural, trumpet-like shape that is striking even when unlit, and LED lights make it a functional panorama of light and shape.
Things are about to get twisted. The Varaluz Slatisfaction Pendant is a large, gourd-shaped piece made up of sweeping curves of hand-forged recycled steel (the brand’s signature lies in using only recycled glass, steel, wood and more in its lighting designs). Curving open slats let light peek through and create a swirling pattern on surrounding surfaces. In addition to white, the Slatisfaction comes in 3 punchy colors with equally punchy names: Gilbert Grape, Radioactive Tangerine and Statue Garden.
An award-winning collection of sculptural lighting creations in all forms of artisan glass. The brand combines artisan-blown and kiln-fired fused glass, hand-hewn steel and other authentic materials with surprising contemporary design and meticulous attention to detail. Lightspann Studio, a Hammerton brand, is available exclusively at Lumens.com.
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Tam Tam by Marset
It’s a satellite...or a drum set. A constellation? The shapes in Marset’s Tam Tam Collection are both systematic and sporadic, evoking comparisons of the planetary kind and beyond. The multiple shades (available in multiple colors) are geometrically arranged and pointed in different directions to create a feeling of organized chaos. From French designer Fabien Dumas, the collection includes a Mini Pendant and Wall Sconce available exclusively at Lumens.
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Argent by Terzani
Imagine you’re in Paris, strolling near the Fontaines de la Concorde when the sun flashes on the silvery coins clustered in their watery depths. The Terzani Argent Suspension evokes such a dazzling moment with its own clusters of “coins” (or argents in French), each of which is meticulously shaped by hand to create multiple, angled surfaces. Once lit, the light bounces off of the many reflective surfaces to emanate a soft and shimmery glow that is at once playful and elegant. Designed by Dodo Arslan.
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A collection built by architects who wanted to return to what they loved about their craft: design, drawing and making things by hand. The company now literally turns trash into treasured modern lighting, using discarded cardboard boxes, newspapers and wood and making daily dumpster dives to salvage clean cardboard and create these ultra-unique contemporary fixtures.
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Flashwood Pendant by Masiero
A design by Studio Eggs, the Flashwood Pendant's natural oak arms branch out into 12 LED lights under matte methacrylate diffusers. Masiero designs and creates its fixtures right in its Italian workshop using unexpected materials and details to reimagine classic lighting forms.
Biegert & Funk
The modern clocks in Beigert & Funk’s QLOCKTWO collection are truly outstanding feats of engineering. Their square clock faces feature a matrix of letters that, when strategically illuminated from within by LED, tell the time in words. The company designs and make their clocks in-house in Southern Germany, putting exceptional quality and engineering in each and every one of their one-of-a-kind timepieces.
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CSYS by Jake Dyson
The son of high-profile inventor James Dyson—already a household name in vacuums and fans—Jake Dyson spent six years researching ways to improve the common desk lamp. The result is CSYS, which is built to last more than 37 years (thanks to advanced heat pipe technology packed inside), and to allow stable, droop free positioning of light wherever you need it.
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