Luminaire: Follow the Light, pt. 1

Experimentations with sculptural form and technical advancements represent a new era of lighting design and innovation.

Magellan | Kuzco Lighting

This statement piece was a multiple award-winner this year, including a Red Dot Best of the Best in lighting design, and Most Innovative Product of the Year at LightFair, and deservedly so. A dramatic focal point for any large interior, multiple spun-aluminum shades surround a hollow core in a static orbit. Indirect light is cast onto the shade interiors, creating an even, ambient glow, and each shade is an individual light source that can be mixed or exchanged.

Lily | Eureka

This ceiling suspended luminaire has a flexible 180° vertical pivot and 350° rotation around the vertical axis, controlled by a friction hinge ensuring the selected angle is maintained without slipping. Lambertian-type diffusion is delivered using an optical grade translucid acrylic lens and internal reflector, with outputs of 900 or 1,200 lumens. The organic shape is finished with architectural grade matte fine textured paint in one of five standard colours, and comes with an adjustable single cable suspension, but also has canopy mounting or track system options.

Hollowcore | Luminis

This reinterpretation of the traditional high bay pendant shape comes with a unique circular LED light engine and open centre concept and is available with either a high-efficiency diffuser or aluminum reflector. The pendant model features either an elegantly sculpted tripod interior stem or clean cable mounting. An independently controlled uplight component is available to provide additional upward illumination or to highlight ceilings.

Coordinates | FLOS

This dramatic lighting collection, originally designed by Michael Anastassiades for New York’s Four Seasons restaurant, features a series of interlocking linear LED luminaires inspired by the mathematical precision of the Cartesian grid. Illuminated and expanded to three dimensions, the luminaire comes in an array of set configurations, including four suspended chandeliers of different sizes and three ceiling-mounted luminaires, and also features a repeatable module that can be suspended or ceiling-mounted, ideally suited to impressive, large-scale installations.

Jefferson | Lodes

This Venice-based lighting brand was originally known as Studio Italia Design, and to coincide with the rebrand the company has introduced three new lines, the most notable being the Jefferson suspension lamp. Designed by Luca Nichetto in celebration of the company’s 70th anniversary, this reinterpretation of a vortex pattern typical of Bohemian crystal is created through a special pressing technique that imprints details on the crystal surface. Standard sizes include the mini, which consists of two elliptical crystal diffusers joined on the black chrome frame so that when lit, the undulating pattern on the crystal bodies appear to spin.