The Right Light
Breakthroughs and refinements in
digital technologies were the main
themes at Lightfair International 2016
in San Diego, with manufacturers
highlighting impressive control systems
to help optimize LEDs, as well as new
aesthetic directions for LED and
decorative lighting. These trends are
echoed in the efforts of lighting
companies around the world this year.
For example, the young British brand
Tala, which won an Editors’ Award
at ICFF in New York, offers the look
of incandescent lighting using 90
percent less energy.
By Paul Makovsky and Avinash Rajagopal
01 FOSCARINI BUDS
At the 2016 Milan Furniture Fair, Rodolfo
Dordoni marked the 25th anniversary of
his first collaboration with Foscarini with
the Buds lamp. The mouth-blown shade
has five layers of glass—crystal, colored,
white, paliesco, and crystal again—so it
changes color when the light is turned on.
02 HUDSON VALLEY LIGH TING
FLEMING PENDAN T
Fleming pays homage to the 1920s with
Bauhaus-inspired obloid shades held
in arms that look like Jazz Age trumpets.
The pendant is part of a collection that
also includes a flush-mount version
and multiple wall-sconce options, in an
aged-brass or a polished-nickel finish.
03 CERNO CALX SCONCE
This sconce coordinates with its
namesake pendant and is designed
to bring some texture and dimension to a wall. It comes with a warm
2700K LED and a shade that combines
walnut wood with metal in a brushed-aluminum, rose gold, or brass finish.
04 MOOOI COPPÉLIA CHANDELIER
To design this fixture, Arihiro Miyake
imagined that the dancers in the
ballet Coppélia left traces in the air as
they twirled. The dramatic wire-frame
fixture employs 54 LED tubes held in
a stainless-steel structure.
05 LUTRON PALLADIOM QS KEYPAD
Whether in a home, a restaurant,
or a conference room, this keypad
can fit any aesthetic because almost
every aspect can be customized—
from the functions of its large, flush
buttons to the brightness of the
backlighting. It is available in 10
matte plastic and 11 metal finishes,
and 1 white-glass finish, as well
as in rectangular and square formats.