IMM Cologne (january 13-19, 2014) is the first important design rendezvous of the year. It forms the kick-off for German interior enthusiasts and it’s the venue where new trends come to life. Time to look back!
Table lamps come in various shapes and sizes. Best example is the fact that you can find no less than 762 (on the moment I’m writing this blogpost) different table lamps in our webshop. In this number, color varieties are not included, so choice is enormous.
Of course, some of the table lamps look alike or have a really classic design, but from time to time one jumps out. It’s these lights we want to put in the spotlight. We present to you our most remarkable and outright wacky table lamps.
Pop the champagne bottles and slice the birthday cake! The Bourgie table lamp, one of the most iconic models in the Kartell collection, is turning 10! To celebrate this milestone, Kartell went looking for 14 talented designers. They had to ‘reinvent’ the Bourgie. The results are impressive, surprising and sometimes a bit excentric.
In the same way a petrol head gets his kicks at a car show, every truly commited interior design enthusiast goes bonkers over interior fair ‘Maison et Objet‘. This trade fair is held annually in january, in the European City of Light, Paris. Forgot to put it in your agenda or to busy removing your shipload of christmas lights? No problem, we’ll give you the five luminous eyecatchers that were presented at this year’s edition.
Actually, new is a big word for the brass color, since it’s the color that has always been hidden underneath the black or white powder coating. It is the first time though the natural brass color is also used for the outside of the Beat Light’s shade. Doing this, Tom Dixon reduces his famous collection to its purest form. The natural brass color gives the lamp a more outspoken character, which merely hides the inspiration source for this series.
Fontana Arte ended 2013 in style. In addition to opening its new flagship store in Milan, two of its models, Yumi and Yupik, won prestigious awards during the Good Design Awards. But more about that shortly, let us first return to the new flagship store.
The Good Design Awards, presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design are the oldest and most prestigious design awards in the world. They were created in 1950 by architects/designers Eero Saarinen, Charles & Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann Jr. They are pretty much considered as the Oscars of the design world!
An interior without colour is extremely dull. Yet, white combined with a bright colour can produce a stunning result. The Italian brand Kartell has grasped this message well and inspired by this, has developed a range of colourful design lamps. With these lights, you can add a fresh and lively touch to your living room, kitchen, bedroom or office in an instant.