The Goods: Lighting, pt. 2

As light sources become more and more invisible, companies are willing to experiment with shape and form, while still refraining from brash, resulting in highly sophisticated statement pieces.

Bul-Bo Mini | Axolight

The original floor lamp version, designed by Studio Gabetti & Isola back in the early 1970s, has earned a bit of a following. So naturally Axolight wants to keep the love coming and has released a new table version, designed by Fabrizio Pellegrino and Lodovico Gabetti, now with several high-tech updates, including the addition of an adjustable swivel and an LED source instead of the original incandescent bulb. The rest remains the same: the onion-shaped base in black eco-leather, filled with marble granules, and tiltable shaft in aluminum terminates with the laser-cut silhouette of a lightbulb.

Shuttle | Prandina

Designed by Marco Alessi, the portable table version is an attractive addition to outdoor settings, with a rechargeable battery capable of eight hours of LED light diffusion across various intensities. The diffuser comes in transparent or opal white blown glass with a structure in painted metal. A suspension version for indoor use is also available.

Visio | Masiero

There is a distinctive nod to Surrealism in this new collection, given how many ways one can configure and reconfigure the facial geometries. Designed by young Italian duo Nava + Arosio, polished chocolate-coloured painted metal tubing is curved to replicate mouths, noses, ears and eyes either in the form of suspensions or as wall compositions.

Perpetua | Bronzetto

Designer Valeria Giuva’s unmistakable inspiration for this new line was the water drop (the name comes from the water nymphs of Greek mythology, after all), represented beautifully in a blown glass globule that hides an LED light source and embellished with a decorative brass element, available in a smooth or raw texture in four motifs. Available in floor, wall, ceiling and table version.

Atmosphere | Karman

“Every single blade of grass is meant for at least one drop of dew,” says Matteo Ugolini, quoting a Chinese proverb that was his inspiration for this new outdoor/indoor floor lamp. The stem, available in different heights, is a knurled fiberglass bar painted in white or black, placed on a round metal base (with additional ground support to protect the swaying effect), while the drop is a spherical reflective orb made of PVC.