Details of several new lights have landed on my desk this week. So I’ve rounded them up into one bite sized review. Including pieces from Buster+Punch, Hand & Eye and Martin Huxford.
Danish architect and cabinetmaker Esben Klint has joined Carl Hansen & Son’s prominent group of designers with the EK61 Opal Pendant (shown above) added to the company’s growing lamp collection. The classic lamp, which was designed in 1961 but never produced, is now available in mouth-blown, opal glass and solid oak. Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Carl Hansen & Son, says “When the Klint family introduced us to the Opal Pendant we were convinced that we wanted to give the design the life it deserves. The pendant is understated and elegant and its soft, indirect light and classic materials give it a tactile expression that goes incredibly well with the rest of the Carl Hansen & Sons collection.”
Created for Stellar Works by award winning Danish designers OEO Studio, the Mūn lighting collection reflects Asian design sensibilities – mūn is the Japanese word for moon. The range includes a desk lamp, floor lights (shown above) three sizes of pendant plus a rechargeable lantern that can be used both indoor and outdoor.
Plato is a vibrant range of lamps now available from Susie Atkinson. Inspired by a 1940s conical leather lamp, which Susie sourced for a project, Plato is made from powder coated steel in bright, high gloss colours including blue, red, yellow and pink. The lamps sit on four, spherical brass feet and are the result of the difficulty Susie had in finding colourful lamps. She says, “Lamps are a great way to inject a pop of colour into a space and make a statement without dominating the overall style of the room.” Plato lights are available in two sizes
The Melina, vertical chandelier is new from Hand & Eye featuring the same dimpled glass shade as the Melina wall light. Strung onto bronze coloured flex the translucent, etched glass shades hang delicately and emit a gentle inner glow when lit. Melina is available in three standard options with either one, two or three glass shades. For larger, more intricate arrangements these can be combined to have up to six shades. Bespoke options are also available.
The Heavy Metal pendant from Buster+Punch was first launched in 2014, but it is now available with the brand’s diamond-cut knurl design in either Gunmetal or Burnt Steel. Combined with the signature Buster Bulb, the Heavy Metal Linear pendant light is an interesting twist on one of the brand’s most popular designs. (You can find out about the man behind the Buster+Punch brand here)
Martin Huxford completed the Element Vessel chandelier just in time for the Lighting By Design show at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. If you missed the show, which ended this week, a larger version will take place at the Design Centre in 2022. The geometric shape of Element Vessel is created from hundreds of hand finished sold brass pieces, each interlocked to create an intricate structure which refracts the light source to form subtle patterns.