Luminaire: Follow the Light, pt. 2

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

Vollmond | Gantri

Cologne-based industrial designer Peter Otto Vosding drew inspiration for this table lamp from the “unique silhouette cast by a full moon rising over the German Alps” (hence the name: German for “full moon”) and the result is clean and simple: a spherical, exposed diffuser casts a warm glow while supported by a crescent base (available in three colours).

Keglen | Louis Poulsen

Born out of a successful collaborating with BIG Ideas (Bjarke Ingels Group’s product division) on the Tirpitz Pendant, created for the Tirpitz Museum in Blåvand, Denmark, this new lamp series was launched with four pendants as the key pieces. Exceedingly simple in design, the diffusion of light is created using a curved, organically shaped glass insert which is built into and adapted to each version of the shade, available in black or white.

Halo | Valerie Objects

Designed by Brussels-based Maarten De Ceulaer, this collection is composed of a half circular rounded element of glass and a rounded metal base. Light travels through the glass invisibly and only illuminates the sandblasted rounded edge, creating a glowing halo effect that seems to float in space. Available in a range of typologies, including a table-, wall-, floor- and suspension lamp; all in black aluminium and brass.

Peggy | Modo Luce

Studio BMB Progetti clearly have a love for basic archetypal shapes — in this case the cone, sphere and disc — and their strict adherence to the rigorous lines and dimensions of their combination are admirable. Available in metal pendant or ceiling versions enhanced by a wide range of colours, there is also a fabric option that turns the disc into a functional element that helps reduce sound reverberation.

Y | Karman

This wall mounted fixture designed by Lennart, Edmondo Testaguzza and Matteo Ugolini for the always-irreverent Italian lighting brand Karman is intended for “classy contract environments,” although they admit it is versatile enough to go anywhere someone may want three black aluminum lines quietly watching over them.

Palomar | Foscarini

Ludovica and Roberto Palomba’s interconnecting design brings to mind a chic telescope: the upper metal ferrule acts as a traditional illuminator projecting intense upwards lighting, while the two translucent compartments at the bottom bring diffused ambiance lighting downwards to seating level.