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.
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.
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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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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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 desk and floor lamps, which are 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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