THE YOUNG DE­SIGNER

DIMA LOGINOFF

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If light­ing is the jew­ellery of the home, then Loginoff is mak­ing a name for him­self as a mas­ter jew­eller. The per­pet­u­ally in­ven­tive de­signer has been wow­ing the in­ter­na­tional de­sign scene with his flow of imag­i­na­tive cre­ations, con­ceived in his Moscow stu­dio.

His ex­quis­ite ‘Moun­tain View’ pen­dant light, pro­duced by Axo Light ( be­low cen­tre, £ 1,790; ital­ian-light­ing-cen­tre.co.uk), made waves for reach­ing far be­yond tra­di­tional de­sign into the realm of art­ful folly, with a sculp­tural moun­tain range cap­tured in­side a piece of blown glass.

Loginoff in­tends for en­tire in­te­rior schemes to be based around his prod­ucts – they’re de­signed as strong, stand-alone con­cepts. Driven by ex­per­i­men­ta­tion, this pro­lific de­signer cre­ates many de­signs ‘just for fun’, with no par­tic­u­lar client in mind. This sense of play­ful­ness pro­duced his ‘Fe­dora’ pen­dant lights, which were a mere con­cept for six years be­fore be­ing picked up by Axo Light (far right, from £269; ital­ian-light­ing-cen­tre.co.uk). Mean­while, his se­ries of cop­per, gold and chrome ‘Me­mo­ria’ pen­dant lights for Evi Style ( bot­tom right, from £402; light11.eu) are strik­ing in their jewel-like ap­pear­ance, dan­gling like neck­laces from the ceil­ing. Also beau­ti­ful is his ‘Nos­tal­gia’ se­ries for Stu­dio Italia (top right, from £211; dm­lights.co.uk), a set of retro, glis­ten­ing, hand-blown forms in metal­lic fin­ishes – we love the cop­per.

Most re­cently, Loginoff has once again teamed up with Axo Light to cre­ate the ‘ Ur­ban’ se­ries. These sim­ple, rounded nickel, white and bronze ceil­ing or pen­dant lights ( be­low, £189 each; ax­o­light.it) show a much more re­strained and min­i­mal aes­thetic – and yet, they still pos­sess the de­signer’s trade­mark scen­esteal­ing power (di­malogi­noff.com).

Driven by ex­per­i­men­ta­tion, this pro­lific de­signer’s imag­i­na­tive light­ing cre­ations have wowed the in­ter­na­tional de­sign world

From left Loginoff’s ‘ Ur­ban’ light­ing se­ries for Axo Light. The ‘Moun­tain View’ pen­dant light for Axo Light. The de­signer’s ‘Me­mo­ria’ ceil­ing lights for Evi Style

Above The ‘Nos­tal­gia’ light­ing se­ries for Stu­dio Italia Right Loginoff’s ‘Fe­dora’ light­ing col­lec­tion for Axo Light

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