A pair of winners
Axo Light’s Nafir lamp and Bonaldo’s Still table have won the Good Design Award 2012, once again confirming the companies’ role in the international design scene. The Good Design Award, organized by the Chicago Athenaeum, is a well known and much appreciated international award that guarantees the excellence of a product’s quality and design.
Nafir is the first lamp that Karim Rashid has designed for Axo Light. The Canadian designer sketched it while thinking of light as a complement to music, imagining a fluid surface pulled upwards in several places: the three-dimensional handling of the surface, little by little, took shape and began its transformation into an object that resembles a trumpet. Nafir is made of white injection molded plastic and is available in three different colours: chrome exterior/white interior, white exterior/gold interior and white exterior/white interior. The canopies are made of the same material as the lamp and with the same colours and finishes. The light source is GU10 LED, which guarantees excellent performance levels in terms of energy savings and is readily available in shops.
Before winning the Good Design Award, Nafir was nominated Best of Year 2012 Honoree by the U.S. magazine Interior Design and was finalist at the Spark Design Award 2012, organized by Spark, the community of designers and creative people that every year select and award those products that can make significant changes in the world.
Still is a collection of six tables, designed by Bartoli Design for Bonaldo and first presented last year at the Salone del Mobile. Conical concrete legs support the wooden tabletop and emerge in an original manner through the tabletop. The tabletop, especially, aims to stimulate the senses (in the walnut version the veining can be seen and felt). Still has concrete legs and a wooden tabletop in two versions: solid walnut and white painted ash. It is available in a square version, a rectangular version, and a round version.