Il­lu­mi­nat­ing ideas

This year’s Salone del Mo­bile was brighter than ever thanks to Euroluce, the bi­en­nial light­ing ex­hi­bi­tion.

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This year’s Salone del Mo­bile was brighter than ever thanks to Euroluce, the bi­en­nial light­ing ex­hi­bi­tion

When two de­sign events as ex­cit­ing as Euroluce and Salone del Mo­bile run along­side each other, you can ex­pect to be in­spired. You can also ex­pect to spot the trends cur­rently cap­ti­vat­ing the eyes and minds of de­sign­ers around the world. Per­haps most preva­lent was a pre­oc­cu­pa­tion with cir­cles and semi­cir­cles. Daniel Ry­bakken’s Com­pen­dium Cir­cle, for ex­am­ple, com­bines up to three rings of dif­fer­ent di­am­e­ters to cre­ate an ar­ray of con­fig­u­ra­tions. Lon­don-based de­signer Michael Anas­tas­si­ades con­tin­ued the con­ver­sa­tion with three new ad­di­tions to his Mo­bile Chan­de­liers col­lec­tion, which seeks to iden­tify time­less qual­i­ties of ob­jects.

Fin­nish de­signer Timo Ri­patti up­dated his U-Light col­lec­tion for Axo Light by in­te­grat­ing an LED into a se­ries of cir­cu­lar alu­minium frames to pro­duce a soft, dimmable white light. Mean­while, Francesco Lib­rizzi, a young Si­cil­ian ar­chi­tect work­ing in Milan, de­buted the Setareh ta­ble lamp for Fon­tana Arte. It’s com­posed of a sphere in hand-blown white satin glass, sus­pended within a thin me­tal cir­cu­lar struc­ture.

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