Nature always provides inspiration, and this year designers brought her together with modern materials to create some standout pieces at Euroluce. Yanzi, designed by Chinese duo Neri & Hu for Artemide, is a lightweight lamp that can either be suspended or used as a floor lamp. Slender steel rods provide the perch for ‘birds’, with brushed-brass bodies and globe-shaped light bulbs for heads.
Meanwhile, French designer Christophe Pillet produced Plume for Oluce. This family of table and floor lamps features a rectangular base supporting a slim stem that draws a curve in the air and ends in a feather-shaped lampshade. The finishings chosen for the collection nod to ‘50s design – think matt black for the base and stem, and brushed gold for the shade.