the biannual lighting show Euroluce took place this year, but the most intrig uing design i saw was also one of the simplest. Experimental studio formafantasma’s Blush lamp for the italian manufacturer flos, made from an LED strip and a piece of dichroic glass, casts brightly tinted reflections on walls.
the vogue for light refraction and rainbow hues was evident in furniture, too. amsterdam-based designer germans Ermics’ Ombré chair was a standout at gallerist Rossana Orlandi’s inventive space. assembled from coloured panes of glass without any visible fixings, it takes inspiration from shiro Kuramata’s 1976 glass chair. the Japanese designer decided to make it after being disappointed by the sets in stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, which relied on existing furniture. Ermics’ innovative work is similarly ambitious. the future looks bright.
1 Kazimir pendant by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio for Roll & Hill. 2 Crystal sticks by Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Atelier Swarovski. 3 Ombré chair by Germans Ermics. 4 Pli side tables by Victoria Wilmotte for Classicon. 5 Prism tray by Tomás Alonso for Atelier Swarovski. 6 Blush lamp by Formafantasma for Flos