Behind the Scenes
During our recent trip to Milan Design Week, we took a little detour to Rubí, Spain (a suburb of Barcelona), to tour the studio of Xavier Mañosa, one of the top designers for the Barcelona-based lighting brand, Marset. Rarely do we get the opportunity to see our brands’ designers at work in their personal studios. So it was exciting for us to experience in person a space that regularly produces intriguing and artistic ceramic pieces.
Every year, the best furniture, lighting and home accessories designers in the world gather for Salone del Mobile and Euroluce. Taking over the city of Milan for a week, exhibitors introduce their latest designs to the world in a variety of ways.
Multi-functionalism is at the core of BuzziSpace designs. For 10 years, the Belgian studio has created innovative acoustic solutions for the home and office—products that bring quiet, private space back to many open-flow floorplans.
During last month’s Milan Design Week, Tom Dixon debuted several new lighting collections including the Cut Family, available exclusively at YLighting.
Shining bright year after year (29 to be exact) Euroluce, the International Lighting Exhibition runs alongside Salone Del Mobile aka Milan Design Week. With over 450 of the best lighting exhibits, the event is recognized as the global benchmark in lighting, a place where technology and design take spotlight in influencing the latest in indoor, outdoor, and industrial lighting.
“It’s not just design, it’s music and art too.”
This is the philosophy of Albi Serfaty, Creative Director for Aqua Creations. For more than 20 years, Serfaty has been leading the creative charge of this lighting and furniture studio, which combines art and function into seamless designs.
The ELEMENT Reflections Collection by Tech Lighting utilizes a first-of-its-kind technology in recessed lighting. It combines decorative domes with glare-free LED indirect lighting, which enables downlights to become an essential decorative component of a multi-layered lighting design.
Robert Sonneman, “Lighting’s Modern Master”, has pioneered contemporary lighting design for over fifty years. Since their introduction in the 1960s and ‘70s, many of his designs have become classics of the modern era. Sonneman has gone on to release over 3,000 products you can find in high-end showrooms and galleries. Here, the creative visionary speaks to us about Suspenders Precise, which adds lighting functionality and performance to the Suspenders System introduced in January 2016.
David Trubridge’s lighting designs create maximum impact in any application through shadow patterns that wash across the ceiling and walls, impacting the space well beyond the limits of the fixture itself.
Vibia has long been known for its eclectic, modern lighting—designs that don’t just illuminate a space, but often contribute to a unique overall aesthetic and function that range from sleek and simple to daring and different.
Meet Alex Fernàndez and Gonzalo Milà. These two designers have worked on several collections for Bover, a Barcelona-based leader in lighting design, bringing a fresh perspective to the craft. Each brings a subjective view about lighting that goes far beyond lamp design. In fact, it offers a new way to look at life.
Imagine an evening in the not-so-distant future. Your phone unlocks the front door to your house. As you walk in, the lighting in your house adjusts instantly to your personal preferences. In the morning, a wristband senses when you’re entering light sleep and cues your floor lamp to brighten slowly, simulating the sun rising.