Trendwatch : Casting a Shadow

Influenced by traditional Moroccan and Ottoman lighting, designers are bringing a new concept to contemporary lighting design by casting their shadow. We have hand-selected designs that exceed the notion of mood lighting and move into a space 3-Dimensionally to frame the entire room.

The shadow becomes the identity of the lamp, and projects on the walls – the finished work, like an artist’s signature.

 

The milky way lamps, design by Dennis Parren are pendant lamps that projects lines of colors, and with a spin the Milky way appears in motion.

 

Written by Sylvie Lekarski

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Image above and to the left  Dennis Parren

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WaWa Catellani & Smith

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UUfie

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Tom Dixon

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Poetic Lab

The hand blow bulbs on brass stand, designed by Poetic lab, create attractive and dynamic shadows that imitate movement of water.

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Nervous System

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Anila Quayyum Agha

Anila Quayyum Aghh plays around with Islamic influence by balancing the static and dynamic light and shadow with her over-sized, lace motif wooden box.

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Charles Kalpakian

Charles Kalpakian project is a cross between art and design, that continue exploring the limits of the 3-dimensionality of surfaces. Its graphic composition becomes a texture lit up by the LED bulbs places inside the various elements, creating a canvas of shadows.

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Foscarini

 

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