EDRA INES FLOOR LAMP

Edra floor lamp ines
Edra Ines lamp

Ines floor lamp  designed by Jacopo Fogging for Edra it is a polymorphic lamp. Sinuous and slender with very long legs. It is precious, coated with “pure gold.” It has a stem that branches out like a tree, the dynamics and proportions of an inverted chandelier. The light is diffused by three small abat-jours, deliberately placed asymmetrically. The structure is of hand-painted polycarbonate. It is an artistic lamp, a sculpture.

Each lamp of Jacopo Foggini collection is a different sculpture from the others. Height, width, shape, color and distribution of matter, molded by hand, make each one precious and unique. Each lamp has its own character, stylish and individual.

Edra Ines Floor lamp
Edra Ines Floor lamp

“I work with light in my sculptures. I wanted to create an object that would dialogue with those beautiful sofas that characterize Edra production. I wanted an important lamp but one that could be read as a natural element, molded in my characteristic materials, but also one that would give the impression of metal. Thus it was born Ines, dedicated to one of the most important women in my life. “ Jacopo Foggini.

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MOLESKINE BY DRIADE

When envisioning Italian notebook king Moleskine meeting furniture stalwarts Driade via French designer Philippe Nigro, the mind strings many a thought. Launching at IMM Cologne this year, the trio have joined forces to create a dynamic and modular ‘Portable Atelier‘.

Essentially a moveable office, each of the brands harnessed their specific expertise to form a smartly simplistic and refined collection. What began as a desk design has grown to a collection of fundamental workspace pieces, including a matching adjustable stool, a detachable shelf to slot into the desk and plenty of Moleskine-inspired accessories.

‘Portable Atelier’’s manoeuverable state brings to mind memories of Nigro’s transportable ottoman and ‘Coffre à Lutrin’ mobile office from 2013’s ‘Les Nécessaires d’Hermès’ collection. This, together with Moleskine’s travel-friendly, organisation-focused aesthetic and Driade’s expertise with lightweight contemporary materials, makes them a match made in heaven.

The collection is made of plywood, oak and matt steel, allowing for the perfect pack up office environment. But it’s not all serious office business; the range is also injected with playful fluorescent yellow and orange tones merging together with black and white basics, making it ideal for mixing and matching.

Described as ‘nomadic’, they developed the project from the concept of a moving, journeying office environment. ‘All the pieces interact with each other,’ explains Nigro, ‘but they can live independently at the same time.’ ‘Portable Atelier’ will soon be distributed by both Italian manufacturers, and there’s been talk of expanding the collaboration and introducing designers Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman to the fold. Watch this space. (source wallpaper.com)

LEXUS DESIGN AWARD

Lexus was launched in the U.S. in 1989 as a premium car brand from Japan. As a truly global premium car brand with the vision of Progressive Luxury, Lexus has been pursuing and presenting different values from those of conventional luxury cars. We have been striving not only to create a more luxurious experience through automobiles, but also to help in solving many issues that have come along the way. Lexus thinks that “DESIGN” is a process in problem solving and a solution to shape a better society and future.

Lexus is announcing the continuation of the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD to support future creators who can enrich the world. By providing the opportunity to embody unique ideas, create and exhibit prototypes through sessions with world-famous designers as mentors, we hope to help next generation talent flourish.

We welcome designers from all fields: architecture, product design, fashion. We’re looking for “DESIGN” that goes beyond the mastery of shape, form and function, and becomes a process and solution to overcome challenges. .

Prize:

1) Invitation to Milan Design Week 2016
2) Up to 3 million yen to assist in production costs of prototype
3) Mentorship

Four Prototype Winners will each receive a mentorship by an acknowledged professional to develop a model of his/her submitted Work. The Sponsor will cover the prototype production costs up to 3 million Yen (*includes tax, customs duty, construction fee and part of a packaging fee). Prototypes will be developed through sessions with the mentors.

 

In addition, the 4 Prototype Winners plus 8 additional panel finalists will receive a ‘Trip Prize’ to Milan, Italy during Milan Design Week 2016 (taking place between April 12-17, 2016) and are required to attend the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2016 Exhibition and Ceremony, where the four prototypes, and panel displays for the other eight awarded designs, will be exhibited.

Please read full description of benefits in the Official Rules


Mark Templin, LEXUS international’s executive vice president announces the theme of the 2016 LEXUS DESIGN AWARD
video courtesy of LEXUS – Designboom

LALIQUE & DAMIEN HIRST

Damine Hirst LaliqueEternal is the magnificent result of the collaboration between Lalique and renowned artist Damien Hirst, which uses the butterfly as its motif. The butterfly is close to the hearts of both René Lalique and Hirst, who share a sense of its magical and paradoxical beauty. The butterfly is presented in three design forms – Hope, Love and Beauty – in 12 colourways.

 

LUX PRESENTS LODOLUX

Lodolux: today’s flashes of an ancient village

Lux presents LodoluxThe light vibrates in fantastic shapes like the past shudders in the present of the ancient village; the images tremble of their inner strenght, stopped in dance movements in a continuous rhythmic palpitation, with a rousing emotional intensity.
The speed of doodles and bright spots goes through them creating a perpetual dynamism; and the country changes, rediscovering its roots and projecting in a bright future, both in real and in metaphorical sense.
On the roundabout access to the village, the graceful glow of a danseur announces the event in a joyful way; and other works of the prestigious artist camp out on remote walls, to arouse astonishment, in amazing continuity with all the rest.
They are the bright paintings and sculptures of Marco Lodola.
From there, the light and its colours, expanding themselves, radiate into the houses, the alleys and the caves, investing them of an unexpected vitality up to the Castle, superbly bound by fragments of the Baptistery of Pisa: a striking medieval excellence, disjointed and harmoniously recreated, invades the country and dominates it from the top, to remember the ancient origin, to place it in the centuries-old history of the lands of Pisa. Only the tower does not wear this new role; she observes it, she talks with it, she recognizes the undeniable mastery, but she continues to assert, proud, her own identity.
Under the brilliant impulse of Alberto Bartalini, the monumental icon – one of the miracles of the Italian art of the XII century – loses its architectural consistency to become an unifying prodigious scenic element.
The whole village is magically transformed into a theatrical event and people who spend there their lives become natural performers.
Therefore there is a new awareness: recognize themselves as actors of a long and fascinating plot, in an ambitious and forward-looking project of harmonious rebirth.

Ilario Luperini