13 groundbreaking lighting innovations from NY Design Week

June 6, 2017 by  
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Of all the fields of industrial design, lighting seems to evolve the quickest as designers harness innovations in materials, manufacturing, and technology. We recently hit the shows of NYCxDesign to bring you a first look at some of the world’s freshest lighting designs – including lamps that sustain life, wild experiments with new materials, and interactive lamps that respond to touch, movement, and music. Check out 13 of our favorite lighting innovations from Sight Unseen Offsite , Wanted Design , and ICFF after the break. Reflected Sequence LED Lamp by Frederike Top Dutch designer Frederike Top has developed an amazing collection of lights and mobiles made from a new material that combines acrylate with iridescent foil. Her Reflected Sequence Table Lamp consists of a single LED bar slatted with sheets of acrylate that reflect the light and make it appear to branch off into complex geometric forms. The material’s foil backing makes the lamp appear to change color and shape depending on the angle from which it is viewed. Globe Terrarium Lights by Richard Clarkson We love terrariums , and we love LED lighting – put them together, and we’re in heaven. Richard Clarkson Studio ‘s hanging Globe lamps are self-sufficient worlds complete with LED lights that sustain the plants within. They’re great for adding a touch of green to any room, and they’re made to last – Clarkson says that some of their terrariums have been thriving for several years now. Janus Lamp by Trueing Studio Trueing Studio ’s elegant Janus Lamp is named after the two-faced Roman god and Saturn’s outermost ring. A band of LED light reflects off a slice of dichroic glass, casting colorful reflections reminiscent of the Aurora Borealis. A post shared by Inhabitat (@inhabitatdesign) on May 19, 2017 at 3:01pm PDT Holon Spheres by Martens-Visser Martens & Visser ‘s amazing Holon orbs look like gigantic spinning soap bubbles! Each Holon is made from long strips of transparent foil connected to a spinning electric motor that causes the bubble-like forms to bounce and shimmer. Double Boom Chandelier by Stickbulb Stickbulb recently debuted a gorgeous new line of LED lighting made of wood salvaged from New York water towers. Their Double Boom fixture is made of reclaimed redwood that has been carbon dated to be three centuries old. Mobius Bench by Louis Lim X 3form At first glance, the Mobius Bench appears to be a simple seat – but when you touch it, a wave of color and light washes over the bench’s serpentine form. Louis Lim teamed up with 3form to create the interactive installation, which stole the show at Wanted Design . Voronoi LED Edison Bulb by Tala These might look like classic Edison bulbs – but they’re actually low-energy LEDs! Tala ‘s Voronoi Bulbs are modeled after forms found in nature – and the company plants ten trees for every 200 products sold. A post shared by Inhabitat (@inhabitatdesign) on May 21, 2017 at 11:45am PDT Aurora Rhythm LED Visualizer by Nanoleaf We’ve featured Nanoleaf ‘s beautiful Aurora LED panels in the past – but we’ve never seen them light up quite like this! The company has developed a new Aurora Rhythm module that listens to nearby sounds to transform your wall into a giant music visualizer. Nanoleaf plans to launch the new device this coming September. Module Lamps by Dear Human Dear Human ‘s stackable Module Lamps consist of individual pieces that can be combined in an endless number of ways. The modules are made from an innovative material called “Paper Rock” that consists of 100% recycled paper and cement. Bottle Cap Lamp by Mutan Argentina-based Mutan collects thousands of discarded plastic bottle tops and transforms them into captivating lamps! Each light is made from 600 bottle caps saved from the landfill. Aural Planes by The Principals X Calico Wallpaper The Principals teamed up with Calico Wallpaper to create a mesmerizing chandelier that reacts to human touch. The lamp’s long tendrils are fitted with capacitive sensors that read your body’s electric charge and then interpret it with flashing lights and sounds from nature. Urchin Softlight by Molo Molo has redesigned their Urchin Softlight to incorporate an LED lighting element within its flexible honeycomb form. The lamps can be opened, closed, flattened, and expanded to suit a wide variety of lighting needs. Echo Felt Lighting by LightArt LightArt ‘s Echo lamps provide both illumination and sound absorption – and they’re made from 50% recycled PET felt. The lights can be hung alone or installed in sets to create multifunctional ceiling landscapes. + NYCxDesign

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Blackbodys luminous LED FIRE RING turns head at London Design 2016

September 26, 2016 by  
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There is a lot to soak in at the London Design Festival , yet the sparkling FIRE RING display by Blackbody catches the eye immediately. Luminous OLED lights of varying colors hang delicately from overhead, mimicking the dance between warm and cool hues seen in a flickering flame. Blackbody has impressed us before with its dazzling installations at the Milan Furniture Fair and ICFF in 2013 , as well as at Wanted Design 2014 . They do not disappoint with their latest creation, which is similar in design to the renewed I.RAIN product series. The use of 100 percent recyclable Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) fixtures means a lightweight, glare-free, and heat-free glow that is as environmentally responsible as it is beautiful. Related: Blackbody’s stunning OLED chandeliers welcome visitors to Wanted Design 2014 Each member of the I.RAIN family can be customized in a variety of finishes: white painted brass, brass, glass, copper, chrome and black nickel. The unique design of FIRE RING , however, is like no other, producing the imagery of “a fire projecting numbers of sparks.” We spotted the stunning display at designjunction , in its newly relocated spot in King’s Cross. +Blackbody + London Design Festival Images via Inhabitat,  Maison & Objet

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Gorgeous wooden horn speakers are made from reclaimed liquor barrels

May 31, 2016 by  
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https://vimeo.com/165917138 Fiddle + Hammer was founded by Jordan Waraksa, who brought his background in sculpture and music into the making of the Bellaphone. The design was developed over a decade. “The horn is a testament to harnessing the resonant and warm qualities of the wood which they are carved from,” said Waraksa. Each custom-built speaker can be built to a variety of sizes, from two feet in height to a towering six feet. Related: Gigantic wooden megaphones amplify the sounds of the forest in Estonia Waraksa has thus far created a few prototype Bellaphones from reclaimed tequila and whiskey barrels. He also writes and records music that he tests out on his creations. The Bellaphone was recently presented at Wanted Design for New York Design Week. + Fiddle + Hammer Via ArchDaily Images by MannFrau

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This water-filled lamp makes it rain in your home

May 21, 2015 by  
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If you thought water and lighting are two things that should never meet, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this mesmerizing new “Rain Lamp” by designer Richard Clarkson . The nature-inspired Rain Lamp uses a pump system to circulate water through a glass globe, allowing for a slow, steady drip of droplets that are projected by light onto surrounding surfaces. The steady drip of the lamp results in a mesmerizing ripple effect on your floor. Read on to see a short video of this unique light in action. Rain Lamp from Richard Clarkson on Vimeo . Read the rest of This water-filled lamp makes it rain in your home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Drip Lamp , nyc design week , projection lamp , Rain Lamp , Rain Lamp by Richard Clarkson Studio , richard clarkson , Richard Clarkson Studio , ripple lamp , wanted , wanted design , wanteddesign , wanteddesign 2015 , water balloon lamp , water droplet lamp , water lamp

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Controversial Texas hunter bags his $350,000 endangered black rhino

May 21, 2015 by  
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We’ve been following closely the story of  the Texas man who paid $350,000  for the chance to kill an endangered  black rhinoceros , and we’re sad to report today that the hunter has succeeded. Corey Knowlton purchased the permit to kill the endangered animal in an auction in January 2014, igniting a firestorm of controversy . Less than two months after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sanctioned the hunt , Knowlton traveled to Namibia and killed a bull rhino with three shots. Read the rest of Controversial Texas hunter bags his $350,000 endangered black rhino Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: african black rhino , auctioned black rhino hunt , black rhino hunt , black rhinos , black rhinos in africa , corey knowlton , dallas safari club , endangered animals , endangered species , rhino killed , rhinos

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20 Fascinating Design Finds Spotted at WantedDesign 2015

May 16, 2015 by  
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WantedDesign has become one of New York Design Week ‘s most popular shows and, as usual, this year’s lineup did not disappoint. The innovative collection of home furnishings, decorative objects and art took over Manhattan’s Terminal Stores starting yesterday, turning it into a block-long tunnel of design eye candy. We encourage you check it out yourself before it ends on the 19th, but if you aren’t able to make it, come along on our photo tour of our favorite designs from the show! Read the rest of 20 Fascinating Design Finds Spotted at WantedDesign 2015 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , eco products , energy efficient lights , green design , green interiors , new york design week , new york design week 2014 , nycxdesign , nycxdesign 2015 , nydw , sustainable design , wanted design , Wanted Design 2015 , wanted designs , wanteddesign

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10 Awesome Small Designs that Could Make a Big Difference

May 26, 2014 by  
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The Hottest Green Designs from Wanted Design 2014!

May 16, 2014 by  
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While ICFF has long been considered the centerpiece of New York Design Week , another show called Wanted Design has been making a name for itself as a must-see collection of emerging designers you may not have heard of before. The Inhabitat team is at Wanted today scouring the floor for the most groundbreaking green designs. Keep refreshing below as we add our favorites! Read the rest of The Hottest Green Designs from Wanted Design 2014! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , eco products , energy efficient lights , green design , green interiors , new york design week , new york design week 2014 , nycxdesign , nycxdesign 2014 , nydw , sustainable design , wanted design , Wanted Design 2014 , wanted designs , wanteddesign

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Clothing for Furniture: Sinje Ollen’s Colorful Knits Give Old, Damaged Furnishings a Fresh New Life

May 23, 2013 by  
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New York-based textile artisan Sinje Ollen ‘s Clothing for Furniture brings new life to dusty and damaged furnishings by covering up holes, stains and other blemishes. Ollen’s colorful removable covers are made from hand-knit wool, and she carefully consults with all of her clients before beginning work – so each piece is unique. We had a chance to check out this amazing project at Wanted Design during New York Design Week – read on for a closer look! Read the rest of Clothing for Furniture: Sinje Ollen’s Colorful Knits Give Old, Damaged Furnishings a Fresh New Life Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair , Berry Pi , clothing for furniture , eco design , green design , green interiors , knitted covers for furniture , new york design week , New York green designers , Sinje Ollen , sustainable design , textile arts , textile designers from New York , wanted design        

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VIDEO: How to Use Cloth Diapers

May 23, 2013 by  
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Approximately 27.4 billion disposable diapers end up in US landfills each year, and then they take about 500 years to decompose once they get there. If you want to stop contributing the the problem with your baby’s diapers, cloth diapers are a great option, but getting started does seem a bit intimidating. Inhabitots recently caught up with Carolyn Sutton of Charlie Banana to learn about the basics, and they made a great video so that you can follow along step by step. Click here to check it out! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: buying green diapers , carolyn sutton , charlie banana , charlie banana diapers , cloth diapering , cloth diapering how to , cloth diapers , diapers , eco baby , eco friendly diapers , eco-friendly design , green baby , green design , green diapers , guide to cloth diapers , how to cloth diaper , how to use green diapers , julie seguss , Luca        

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