Weekly Wrap-up: Bright New Ideas in Lighting Design

When the Lil’ Jon and the East Side Boyz released the song “Get Low” boasting lyrics “From the window, to the wall…” (and I’ll stop there), lil’ did they know these salacious words would come to define this week’s wrap-up of the best new ideas in lighting design for their varied design applications. This week’s bind features a little bit of everything – from a stairway banister created from long poles of LED lights to artist-designed architecturally-inspired ceiling pendants to an undulating wave of interlocking ceiling tiles that questions the real death of disco – the vitality of lighting design today is looking pretty bright.

Tripod Lamp. Designed by Takeshi Iue.

1. Takeshi Iue’s Tripod Lamp gives a fresh and organic-looking new spin on task lighting for the workstation.


Tripod lamp. Designed by Takeshi Iue.

2. Till Grosch’s Light Wave injects the days of disco into an ocean of color and illumination.

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Light Wave. Designed by Till Grosch.

3. Zoran Sunjic’s Blind LED lights the way through the stairwell and into the sunshine (photos are kind of cool, looks like Blind LED was shot wearing night vision goggles!)

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Blind LED. Designed by Zoran Sunjic of Zoon.

4. Olafur Eliasson’s Starbrick for Zumbotel is enough of a polyhedric masterpiece to give the honeybees a run for their money.


Starbrick. Designed by Olafur Eliasson for Zumbotel.

5. Though the final product of Foscarini’s Caboche Lamp doesn’t hold a candle to the stuff I bling out with my bedazzler, this ceiling pendant injects a notable dose of glam (Watch out Swarovski Crystal Palace.)


Suspension lamp. Designed by Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto for Foscarini.

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