As LED technology advances, designers are experimenting with lighter and finer structures, creating increasingly delicate and sculptural fixtures.
Made up of thin rods fitted with 3W LED bulbs, Arik Levy's Wireframe lamps for Spanish brand Vibia have 3D structures which appear flat when viewed from certain angles, much like a line drawing suspended in the air.
Hanging from very fine cables, the black conical or spherical pendants of Michael Anastassiades's String lights for Flos are fitted with LED light sources. Having launched in Milan last year, the design made its North American debut at NYCxDesign last month.
MartÃn AzÃºa's Light Container comprises a wire basket that holds an organically-shaped glass diffuser.
Launched during last month's ICFF in New York, Rich Brilliant Willing's Steel Chandelier i shade up of a series of jointed steel rods that can be twisted and contorted into different shapes. The oval cut-glass LED lamps are arranged across the composition and can also be twisted to direct the light.
Brooklyn-based design team Workstead design for British brand Another Country, the Brass Chandelier utilizes re-purposed O.C. White industrial joints, vintage Hubbell sockets, and brass. The arms can be articulated in multiple axes; the joints allow for 360 degrees of rotation. Sockets placed at the end of each arm have a turn-key function, allowing for 1-3 bulbs to be illuminated at any given time.