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.
People often have a love/hate relationship with crystal-adorned lighting designs. Many love the sparkle and glamour, but hate the uninspired designs. It’s an aspect of lighting design that has remained fairly consistent, going all the way back to candle-lit fixtures.
If you have a successful track record spanning more than 40 years, why mess with the recipe? That was our initial thought here at Hubbardton Forge, where we’ve been crafting lighting that blends design, technique and technology for several decades. But our design team is a smart bunch, and was convinced we could build on that success even further.
The integration of art and light in architecture dates back centuries, and is the reason why lamps have gradually shifted from being just an item emitting light to becoming a light sculpture which confers a special personality to the product and its environment.
Visualize entering a restaurant where a tremendous wood carp is suspended from the ceiling, its presence surreal, as though part of some mischievous fantasy. Glowing in a way that appears almost animated, the carp enjoys a view across the room, its darting eyes eagerly surveying all who dine there.
While trying to offer the best in modern lighting, our team at YLighting is always looking for new and exciting brands, unique designs, as well as handmade and one of a kind beauties. Even better, when such gems are produced in accordance with best technological and environmental practices. And our most recent example of this comes to us exclusively from Cerno.
Some may say it’s old fashioned, but we admire that all of Varaluz’s light fixtures are handcrafted out of eco-friendly materials in the Philippines. Traditional methods and ethical principles are what this company is founded upon, and their beautiful lighting shows for it. Check out all that this brand has to bring, designing unique modern lighting and fashioning it all by hand.