Inspiring Spaces: LZF’s Most Stunning Installations
LZF is renowned for producing lighting that makes a statement in a range of settings. A giant koi in a José Andrés restaurant. A natural, warm suspension light in a Miami hospital. Just a super-cool lamp for a chic bachelor pad. Check, check, check, and more. Here is a collection of projects curated by co-founder Sandro Tothill that have incorporated LZF designs in simply stunning ways.
Who wouldn’t love to spend their winter vacations in the middle of snowy woods in northern Norway? Snorre Stinessen Arkitektur designed this stunning contemporary family vacation home in Tromsø, Norway to be one with the woodsy, snowy countryside. And to continue the natural feel with the lighting, they chose LZF's wood-veneer creations.
The Miami Cancer Institute is a new facility built in a park-like setting with a design inspired by its natural surroundings. One of LZF's most charismatic pendant lamps, Spiro, was selected to complement the harmonious and relaxed spaces meant for recuperation and the healing process.
Near the town's Historic Park and Civic Center, this lantern-shaped building combines different materials like steel, stone, porcelain tiles, and wood screens in its structure.. For finishing touches the architects chose to fill the halls with Anfora pendant lamps, designed by Miguel Herranz, and add some Agatha lamps, by Luis Eslava, in the reading rooms.
The Salamanca district represents cosmopolitan Madrid, and is home to the restaurant Alemeda. The two-story restaurant has been designed with a nod to the 19-century housing of this district, yet combines nature and urbanism. Taking center stage is the majestic Candelabro lamp; designed by LZF co-founder Marivi Calvo, the Candelabro is a collage of LZF’s greatest hits.
With three children, three dogs, and a passion for entertaining, the homeowners were desperate to overhaul their inadequately sized kitchen. To that end, designer Caitlin Stothers expanded the footprint, added a 14-foot island and topped it all off with sculptural interest and a pop of color in the form of an LZF suspension.
The Link was specified for this very funky bachelor pad in Toronto, Canada. Interior designer Stephane Chamard has created a space in a '70s office building that is at once elegant and uber-cool. The owner, a doctor, wanted to use original '50s and '60s vintage pieces throughout, including an Eames House Bird. As the images show, the Link works really well with the retro aesthetic.
LZF was incredibly thrilled to supply two of their signature handmade wood veneer pendant lamps to none other than Walgreens, the largest drug retailing chain in the United States, and not because they were hoping to get a discount on prescriptions.
LZF’s singular larger-than-life-size collection represents a remarkable feat of design, craftsmanship and technical innovation. In many ways, LZF’s three oversize pieces—Koi, Elephant and Fish—act as unofficial brand ambassadors, their presence inspiring a sense of wonderment and giving rise to much delight wherever they appear. With the quality of seeming custom-made, these creations have the unique ability to transform a space, their strength of personality and poise providing an immediate attraction.
Restaurants such as IZAKAYA Munich and Fish by José Andrés appear to stress the importance of clean, natural ingredients, with a sense of refinement and a certain focus on theatricality. Added together, this combination of elements typify a level of urbanity and self-possession that ensure a sculptural light such as Koi is entirely at home.
The large LZF Link pendant, designed by Irish designer Ray Power, is just one of the alluring and winsome features to be found in this award-winning Pennsylvania residence.
Switzerland is known for three things: cheese, chocolate, and yodeling. And while we absolutely love chocolate and cheese, and have been even known to yodel around the factory, we certainly do not think of Thai food when we think of Switzerland. Also on the menu: LZF's Mini Mikado created by the very well-bearded Miguel Herranz, a man who described his work ethic as ‘regulated chaos’.
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