New York Design Week 2013: Off the Grid: Lighting Trend
In conjunction with NYCxDESIGN and WantedDesign, this month Manhattan’s Gallery R'Pure presented "Off the Grid," an exhibit featuring new pieces from Brooklyn-based, French-born FranÃ§ois Chambard and New York-based Frederick McSwain. The presentation of furnishings that require no electricity inspired us to get unplugged-what better way to unwind after NYC Design Week than by enjoying a cold drink by the warm glow of firelight?
Craft System variations for “Off the Grid” by UM Project: At Gallery R’Pure’s aforementioned NYCxDesign exhibit, Chambard presented pieces from his Craft System in variations with battery-powered LEDs or candles. www.umproject.com
Finally Alone by Kartell: Kartell’s second candelabra by Philippe Starck, Finally Alone is a nine-inch transparent prism available in twelve vivid colors. Water pressure inside the cylinder pushes a candle up as it burns down. www.kartell.it
Globe by Vauni Fire: An ethanol fireplace with a flueless design, the Globe is at home indoors or out. The freestanding sphere rotates 360 degrees and is available in black with a cast iron or granite liner, or in white with a granite liner. www.vauni.com
VLamp Raw by Jacob de Baan: The VLamp’s high-shine reflectors direct candlelight to surrounding surfaces. Made of sustainable coconut timber and aluminum, the design is available in a variety of sizes and heights. www.jacobdebaan.com
Daze Fire Ring by Haskell: Headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, eco-modern home decor company Haskell has made its first foray into outdoor fire elements. The wood-burning Daze fire ring is a four-legged steel cylinder that radiates heat and casts a warm glow in urban and rural settings. www.haskellcollection.com