Lampersand. An Ampersand Lamp Keeps Type Lovers Illuminated.

Ampersand lamp

The new Ampersand Lamp (or Lampersand) from Goodwin and Goodwin will illuminate any type lover’s life. Made in England, it’s white powder-coated metal with a red cord and makes a perfect bedside or table lamp for the font-friendly. Read more

Modern, Adorable and Affordable Lamps from BuoKids.

BuoKids is a personal project of Roberto Celada and Raquel Esteve, members of “rqrstudio”, and children Angela, Carlos and Daniel who are their inspiration and who give the nod to their products.

Their selection of stylish and customizable paper lamps work for any gender, any age and with any type of decor. Each style is available in your choice of six colors and prices begin at $24.

Custom name lamps in several colors are also available:

BuoKids wants to contribute to a world based on values such as respect, cooperation, sustainability and imagination with their work. For this reason all of their products are designed with respect for the environment.

32 cm (12,6 inch) diameter and 19 cm(4,78 inch) high.
Maximum height of 91 cm (35,83 inch).

It comes with the electrical system, so you just have to hang it and put in a bulb (not included). Using energy-saving bulbs or LED bulbs is recommended.

Shop their Valencia, Spain store here

Shop their English store here on etsy

An Origami Artist & Aqua Creations Introduce Molecules, A Lamp Collection

Recently unveiled at Milan Design Week was this new collection of lamps. Molecules is a comprehensive lighting collection based on the origami art of Ilan Garibi and designed in collaboration with industrial designer Ofir Zucker and Albi Serafty of Aqua Creations*.

The traditional Japanese art of paper folding begins with a blank sheet of paper which is folded and sculpted by hand into tessellations of individual molecules, with no cuts. The paper used for the origami lamp shades perfectly diffuses the light and easily resists the folding.

A complement and contrast at the same time are the superior wood structures which derive their shape by digital wood carving. the on/off switch is seamlessly integrated into the wood neck:

and the base has a subtle convex curve to accommodate the cord:

The lamps are powered by digitally dimmable LEDs, operated and controlled by touch. In Aqua’s tradition, natural materials and artisanal manufacturing interact with technology; the result is an elegant and luxurious lighting collection.

*Aqua Creations Lighting & Furniture Atelier was founded in 1994 by designer-artist Ayala Serfaty and photographer Albi Serfaty.
*Ilan Garibi is represented by Talents Design in Tel Aviv.

Allê Design’s Whimsical Hybrid Furniture Collection Made Of Methacrylate.

Brazilian design and manufacturing firm allê have released a series of new pieces in their Hybrid collection. Designed by José Marton, the striped lamps, side and coffee tables, follow the success of their ‘Entrelinhas’ range seen at this year’s 100% Design. All made from Methacrylate, the pieces are a quirky, fun use of their unique manufacturing process.

above: Designer José Marton with his Hybrid mirror and table

In addition, the range partially uses waste product from other designs in the allê range and in turn any waste from Hybrid is re-used. This is in keeping with allê’s remit to produce 0% waste in their manufacturing process.

The collection is called Hybrid, as some of the pieces have a dual-purpose, whereby a table is also a lamp. A wall mirror has a shelf, a coffee table has a built-in vase. The pieces appear as one moulded form, without any joins or seams.

The collection is made of Methacrylate®, a durable, stain resistant, flexible acrylic, which is 100% recyclable. The product can be produced in up to 60-colours in transparent or opaque finishes.

The allê range is available from a range of stockists, including:
The Silvia Nayla Gallery

Currently Chaplins and Silvia Nayla are the only ones to carry the Hybrid collection.

Alle Designs

Meet Rasmus Fenhann: A Contemporary Craftsman

Rasmus Fenhann custom wood creations

In my usual scouring of the web, I came across a young and very talented craftsman named Rasmus Fenhann. His work is beautiful and I wanted to share it with you. Read more