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Light + Building Report: Design Recap

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Glass Mygdal Plantlight with LED lighting from Nui Studio

Our top five lighting trends from the bi-annual fair, held March 18-23 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Plant Life

Glass Mygdal Plantlights with LED downlight from Nui StudioNui Studio

Mygdal Plantlights from Nui Studio not only light up the dark, they also bring nature indoors — even into spaces without any daylight. Thanks to SmartGrow technology, the plants do not require any care: Just water before installation and the plant maintains its own ecosystem. www.nui-studio.com








Vibia’s Palma Collection with one thin black line, three glass orbs and one plant with a direct LED lightVibia

Vibia’s Palma Collection features blown glass diffusers that incorporate dimmable LED lighting plus planters for vegetation, joined together by a strap and aluminum. Pendants, wall fixtures and table options are available. www.vibia.com








Rechargeable LED Portables

Cylindrical Come together portable LED light in silver and gray from ArtemideArtemide

Artemide’s Come Together portable LED light maintains a USB charge for eight hours. The 3.5W, 210 delivered lumen light can be used indoors or out with its three light levels and easy portability. www.artemide.com










Salt & Pepper rechargeable LED luminaire from Tobias GrauTobias Grau

Tobias Grau’s Salt & Pepper rechargeable LED luminaire features warm-dim technology in its petite 7-inch-tall frame. Both Dark and Light finishes are available, inspired by the table seasonings. www.tobiasgrau.com










Leather Straps

Fico 2 pendant with leather strap in Cognac from Hind RabiiHind Rabii

Hind Rabii’s Fico 2 pendant with a Putty ceramic shade is set off with its hand-sewn cognac leather strap. Also available in white and black versions. www.hindrabii.net










Two of FontanaArte’s Galerie floor lamp in copper with marble basesFontanaArte

The shining stars of FontanaArte’s Galerie floor lamp are the leather straps that allow the diffusers to be hung in different positions. The combination of glass, leather, metal and marble create a luxurious piece, also available in a wall version. www.fontanaarte.com










Negative Space

Utu’s Loop I suspension in copper with one glass orbUtu

Utu’s Loop I suspension is one of a series of designs in this collection. Shown here in a copper finish with a glass globe. www.utulamps.com










Hoop with one orb surrounded by orange lines from Zero LightingZero Lighting

From Zero Lighting, a slightly elliptical globe rests in Hoop’s system of rings and illuminates the inner sides, producing a surprising effect. Available in white, blue and orange. www.zerolighting.com










Pastel Glass

Aura wall light with light pink glass from MarsetMarset

Marset’s Aura was inspired by a traditional glass carafe. The opalescent, transparent or colored glass of its lamp shade allows the LED light to bathe the wall and creates a luminous effect without harshness, while also generating a point of interest in the space. www.marset.com










Macaron table light with hand-blown glass in pastel shade from BROKIS

In the Macaron table light from Brokis, opposing domes of delicate handblown glass surround a piece of onyx stone, making the lamp live up to its name. The piece comes in three sizes. www.brokis.cz

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