Ramun, Amuleto design Alessandro Mendini.

Euroluce, Design Week 2013: lighting.

At Euroluce and at the events of Milan Design Week 2013 we’ll see technology, design and lifestylees “translating” into lighting; artificial light considered as an actual planning material, tool serving planning creativity to give the built-up area full functionality, as well as aesthetic and communicative qualities.

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1 Ramun, the new lighting brand inspired by Amon-Ra created by Atelier Mendini, presents its LED light collection Amuleto design by Alessandro Mendini at Galleria Jannone (Corso Garibaldi 125).

2 Prandina, Elle T1, desk lamp, design by Jannis Ellenberger.

I was aiming to design a lamp with a minimum of materials used. Not only in a sense of reduced design – I always design items in a straight and uncomplicated way – but also in a sense of saving resources. A simple strip of sheet metal seemed to be a very good approach. Besides the flat led is in perfect accordance with the sheet metal and considering the constraint of saving energy and resources, the usage of led technology was obligatory. Folding strips of sheet metal gives great opportunities for design. I started to work with paper models right away and designed the whole lamp without one sole sketch or drawing. Working on a cardboard model one to one scale is a very important step in a design process promptly providing a great feeling in regards to proportion, shape, dimension and function. It was a pleasure to start with that step right away” (Jannis Ellenberger).

3 Luceplan, Ascent, an object of striking poetic content,design Daniel Rybakken.

The fundamental novelty lies in the unusual gesture made to turn on the lamp, adjust its intensity or turn it off. A vertical movement, very different from the typical way of using a dimmer. The small shade slides along the slender stem with a fl uid, continuous motion, from top to bottom and vice versa, dimming the light output by moving the head up and down. An intriguing gesture whose simplicity actually conceals a complex process of design and engineering” (Daniel Rybakken).

4 Zava, Freccia, design Lorenzo Damiani.

“Freccia is a table lamp has a double lighting system. It looks like two different types of separate units: you can clearly feel it merges parts that are generally unlinked. The light source of the lamp arm is completely adjustable. The lamp has two joints to use it properly” (Lorenzo Damiani).

5 Zava, Libra, design Giampaolo Allocco Delineodesign.

It just takes one metal sheet to produce Libra lamp. After laser-machining and bending the sheet, two contrasting colours are used for powder paint coating. This lamp needs a book to stand upright. It obviously forces us to always keep a book (already read) within our reach” (Giampaolo Allocco).

6 Axo Light, Shatter Linea Lightecture, design Serge & Robert Cornelissen.

 “Shards, shining fragments created by an imaginary cosmic Big Bang, reorganised in a flashing dynamic that takes place as you look at them. Novel lights that act as a badge of personalisation: Shatter is a succession of elegant volumes that appear to have been detached from a single large Pangaea. The various parcels of light live singly or in original stylish sequences” (Serge & Robert Cornelissen).

7 Karboxx, Nyx, design Moreno De Giorgio.

Visual comfort, energy saving and long life of the lighting fixtures. The collection is available in three stylistic levels Line, Stick and MiniStick a project also evolved in terms of flexibility, with the ability to handle the type of light source, the dimensions, the colors and the finishes of each model, with great freedom.

8 Mondo Luce, Eva, design Hans Thyge Raunkjær.

Family of suspension, floor and wall/ceiling lamps bell-shaped, characterized of a white glossy ceramic or dark cotto with beeswax finishing diffuser. Antique and strong materials, converted in a archetypal form with a content volume.

9 Bocci, scultura luminosa 57, design Omer Arbel.

The Canadian company that will attend at Euroluce for the first time, presented its glass and light sculptures in occasion of the conference “Phenomenology of Light, beyond the physical, the choreography of immateriality” with the participation of the artist-designer Omer Arbel, Bocci’s art director.

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