On the move
In an age when everyone wants flexibility, several portable lighting designs have emerged with perfect timing. A highlight at Ingo Maurer’s stand was the inflatable Blow Me Up lamp, designed to lean against the wall or fasten to the ceiling or wall.
Collapsible Moon by Japanese designer Kazuhiro Yamanaka for Pallucco has two points of inspiration: the moon and the world of photography – specifically, the reflectors used for photo shoots. Collapsible Moon comprises a technical fabric held in place by a tempered spring steel, and an LED strip that’s placed inside the edge of the frame and which diffuses the light toward the centre of the circle. The result is a fully illuminated circle, much like a full moon.
Way ahead of the curve is Spanish manufacturer Marset, which launched its portable FollowMe lamp in 2014. An update was on show at this year’s Euroluce. It’s larger than its predecessor (and thus capable of producing a greater light output) but similar in the fact that it uses LED technology and has a tilting polycarbonate screen that offers both atmospheric and direct reading light. A three-position dimmer regulates light intensity, allowing for a continuous output of between five to 20 hours, while a USB cable means that FollowMe can be recharged.
Another fresh face from Marset is Bicoca, a colourful and lightweight portable lamp made of polycarbonate and designed with a flexible shade to direct the light. A powerful magnet on the fixture’s base lets you fix it to metal surfaces, or you can use the special accessory to attach Bicoca to a sofa or the head of a bed.
Meanwhile, Santa & Cole presented a wireless adaptation of Miguel Milá’s iconic Cesta collection. Like its inspiration, the Cestita table lamp is an ovalshaped glass sphere supported by a wooden structure that morphs into a carrying handle. Unlike the original, however, Cestita is rechargeable.
Ingo Maurer’s Blow Me Up lamp
Bicoca by Marset
Collapsible Moon by Japanese designer Kazuhiro Yamanaka for Pallucco
Santa & Cole launched a wireless adaptation of Miguel Milá’s Cesta collection, called Cestita