Compact Discs: Lighting Trend

Compact Discs: Lighting Trend

Flat LED panels have changed the shape of lighting, making previously unthinkable designs possible. Thinner, brighter and more sculptural, we take a look at 5 recent lamp launches that take advantage of the flexible, flat LED panel.

Compact Discs_ Lighting TrendOK_design KONSTANTIN GRCIC

A rework of an old classic, Konstantin Grcic‘s OK lamp for Flos is based on Pio Manzù and Achille Castiglioni’s 1972 Parentesi lamp. Retaining the original’s design principals, Grcic has updated the design with a flat LED disc that slides up and down a steel cable and rotates 360 degrees, and an easy-to-install conical weight.

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The new ultra-thin Cielo pendant lamp by Pablo is designed to cast balanced, glare-free light onto the surface below. The LED disc connects to the other components without fasteners, giving the lamp a seamless look and allowing the structure to adapt to table, floor, and ceiling applications.

Compact Discs_ Lighting Trend_Lamp 11811

The new Lamp 11811 by Klemens Schillinger features a 360° rotatable LED disc light source. Thanks to a series of clever components that pass the electricity through the metal structure, the seamless design is completely uninterrupted by messy wires.

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Launched at ICFF earlier this year, the Monocle lamp by New York-based designers Rich Brilliant Willing, is an adjustable, wall-mounted bedside lamp. Available with both a flat and  frosted dome-shaped diffuser, the milled aluminum lamp provides a strong yet warm beam of LED powered light.

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With a shade made from photo-etched optical polycarbonate and an internal reflector in photo-etched ABS, the Aim pendant lamp by French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Flos features an LED light source, whose direction and height can be adjusted using the system of long cables.

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