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Akita Desk Range, by Tatsuya Akita for Plant & Moss
Plant & Moss discovered Tatsuya Akita at New Designers 2011 and immediately fell in love with the contrasting desk set and his Earthen Lamps, so much so that they decided to work with him to take his prototype designs and turn them into a reality. The intention of the designer was to exploit material characteristics: Concrete has weight, durability and a raw feel, the spun metal and turned wood relate to the function of the objects and result in a pure form. The range includes a pen stand, a tape dispenser and a desk lamp and is No. 1: of ten products (in no particular order) that have caught my eye from the exhibitor list at 100% Design.
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The Grapefruit, Arnold Goron
Hello all, I am back from my much needed blog holiday and to ease myself gently into the transition from S/S to A/W I am starting with a bright colour palette to liven up a clinical white room. The Grape Fruit light Designed by Arnold Goron is perfect for this update with the 13 different colour pendant lamps, each hand-thrown instead of cast. The lamps also each have different forms and sizes and are available upon request from www.arnoldgoron.com
Fresh: coloured bulbs.
Idea: group table lamps together for a variation on the theme.
1st: GREAT BRITAIN- Lee Broom- Crystal Bulb, £109
2nd: JAPAN- Ryosuke Fukusada, Wooden Light Bulb
3rd: SWEDEN- Eric Therner, Diamond Light, Rockett St. George, £35
Since the demise of the classic incandescent bulb designers reacted and are busy redesigning the previously ignored object. S/S/A/W have selected the bulbs that have suprised and lead the way.
In first place Lee Broom has individually hand blown each nostalgic lead Crystal Bulb and cut the glass with a classic crystal pattern. Second, Ryosuke Fukusada created the prototype of The Wooden Bulb using a traditional technique known as Rokuro which covers the surface with a thin layer of wood fine enough to allow the light shine through and third place goes to Eric Therner who describes his Diamond Light design as a ‘sculpture, with a function’. All winners and future classics.
Now it is possible to match your bulb to the style of your room, whether you choose one of the above or the cult filament bulbs it will be an object that you will consider alongside other decorative accessories from now on.