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5 April 2019 Permalink

Now available at David Village Lighting: New exciting designs and cutting edge technology from Tom Dixon.


Last month, the team at David Village Lighting explored exciting new exhibits at the Stockholm Furniture & Lighting Fair (a fantastic annual event showcasing the latest creations and design ideas from the biggest brands in the industry). Here we saw the inspired work of Tom Dixon, the London based design studio.


Usually, when we think of Tom Dixon, we think of cleverly metalized plastics used to produce a futuristic take on a slightly retro-inspired design such as with the Mirror Ball and Copper Round pendants. At this year’s exhibition, however, we were welcomed by a new style of Tom Dixon lighting: minimalistic, contemporary with cutting edge integral LED technology.


The new Opal collection caught our attention:


Tom Dixon Opal Collection


Without the effect of high shine metallic finishes, the Opal collection is a surprising move away from the brand’s iconic metallic look. The collection maintains the brand’s retro design and use of the versatile material polycarbonate but with a pleasantly unexpected finish: the polycarbonate spheres have been specifically developed to create the opalescent effect of glass. The pendants are striking but subtle in their presence, and the floor lamps are grand with their unique structures elevating the opalescent spherical feature to another level.


New Integral technology:


Of particular interest to us at David Village Lighting are Tom Dixon’s developments in the integral LED technology of their new products. Tom Dixon have worked hard with their German Engineering partners to produce a brilliant integral LED light source, comprising of a ring of 30 LEDs for even light distribution. The compact nature of the light source allows Tom Dixon to use this in a multitude of their existing designs and newly developed ones. Not only does the LED ‘ring’ have a long lifetime of approximately 50,000 hours, it can also be repaired once the LED fails.


Another new collection - Spring pendants:


Tom Dixon Spring Pendants


The Spring pendants share the clever LED technology which lays within the Opal light range. For this design Tom Dixon revert back to a metallic style, yet instead of mimicking the look of metal with a mirrored finish on polycarbonate, the Spring pendants actually are metal and are made from stainless steel strips. One of the benefits of Tom Dixon’s usual use of plastics is that the products are always very light. However, this benefit is not lost with the new Spring pendants: although they are made from steel, the thin ribbons create a lightweight mesh. There are three sizes of pendant within this range and even as the pendant gets significantly larger in size, it does not feel intrusive due to the airy spaces between the metal strips.


The design has been likened to a spirograph, a flying saucer and even a pumpkin. The form of the shade is designed much like that of a whisk, the strips of metal curve around the light source and meet at the bottom. This design also allows the user to adjust the body into a shape which suits them.


From what our team saw at the Stockholm show, a new type of Tom Dixon product is emerging: delving into new materials, refining their style and introducing cutting edge integral LED technology. Both new ranges, the Opal collection and Spring pendants, are now available to order from our website.


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Tags: Euroluce, Interior Design, Lighting, Milan, Tom Dixon, Tom Dixon Studio

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23 February 2018 Permalink

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Flos


Celebrating 100 years of Achille Castiglioni


This year marks the centenary of the birth of Achille Castiglioni. The iconic designer was born in 1918 in Lombardy, Milan.


He began studying classics at the Liceo Classico Parini in Milan later moving to study The Arts at the Liceo artistico di Brera. After the second world Achille Castiglioni studied and graduated from the Politecnico and joined his brothers architectural design practise. In 1952 Castiglioni left the practise and worked with Pier Giacomo until Piers death when he decided he would work alone.


Achille Castiglioni went on to create timeless designs for both the lighting and interior industry. Featured below are a handful of the beautiful designs by Achille Castiglioni for Flos.


Flos Arco


Flos


Flos Snoopy


Flos


Flos Parentesi


Flos


Flos Taccia


Flos


Click here to view more by Achille Castiglioni and here to view the whole Flos collection!


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Tags: Achille Castiglioni, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Flos, Interior design, Liceo Classico Parini, Milan, Pier Giacomo, Politecnico

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20 April 2017 Permalink

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 Anthony Dickens – New designer for Santa & Cole 


Santa and Cole Anthony Dickens


At Euroluce 2017 we had the pleasure of meeting Anthony Dickens (on right), Santa & Cole’s newest collaborative designer and creator of Tekio. Tekio is a Japanese word meaning adaptation – the term completely encapsulates Dickens unique design which can assume a number of forms.


Santa and Cole Anthony Dickens


Dickens has created a lighting system formed of flexible paper structures, these modules are held together with magnets for complete adjustability.
The paper used in this design has been folded to create a strong and malleable material to work with, as well as produce a soft delicate light.


Santa and Cole Anthony Dickens Tekio


Tekio was inspired by the designer’s trip to Asia back in 2010, seeing the traditional paper lanterns known Chochin as used in everyday life. These Japanese lanterns encapsulate their local cultural heritage and set of skills that have been passed down through generations. 
Dickens set out to redesign the Asian lanterns with a contemporary edge and modern LED technology but still paying homage to the radiant glow of the traditional design.


Anthony Dickens is a successful designer which has worked with a number of British brands we are very familiar with:


Innermost Origami


Origami for Innermost. A collection of angular shaped tables inspired by an oriental design for contemporary living.


Decode Halcyon


Halcyon for Decode London. Statement contemporary lighting designed for functionality and style.


Anglepoise Fifty


‘Fifty’ for Anglepoise. A homage to the original design in 1932, fixed at 50° this design pays tribute to the friendly and iconic style.


We cannot wait to see more from Anthony Dickens and the response to his new collaboration with Santa & Cole…


Santa and Cole Anthony Dickens Euroluce


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Tags: Barcelona, design, Euroluce, Euroluce 2017, lighting, Milan, Salone de Mobile, Santa & Cole

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7 April 2017 Permalink

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Photo Diary


Over the last few days some of the David Village Lighting team have been in Milan exploring Euroluce, seeing the latest designs and timeless classics from some of our favourite brands. The Exhibition is the largest of its kind and below are some of the beautiful stands we saw!


 Moooi


Moooi


Moooi


Moooi


Arturo Alvarez


Artuo alvarez


Artuo alvarez


Foscarini


Foscarini


Foscarini


Kartell


kartell


kartell


Oluce


Oluce


Artemide


Artemide


Artemide


Artemide


Artemide


Flos


Flos


Flos


Bocci


Bocci


Bocci


Bocci


Bocci


Marset


Marset


Marset


Muuto


Muuto


Muuto


Santa & Cole


Santa & Cole


Santa & Cole


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Tags: Artemide, Arturo Alvarez, Bocci, David Village Lighting, Euroluce, Foscarini, Kartel, Marset, Milan, Moooi, Muuto, Oluce, Santa & Cole

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6 April 2017 Permalink

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Euroluce - Salone del Mobile Milan 2017


This week some of our team are in Italy visiting the 29th edition of Euroluce. Spread across 38,000 square metres and with 450 of the best exhibitors from all over the globe, the exhibition is recognised as the global benchmark lighting exhibition. Our team will be exploring the show, seeing all the latest designs from some of our favourite brands.


Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as we post live from the biggest lighting design exhibition in the world.


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Tags: David Village Lighting, Euroluce, Interior Design, Lighting Exhibition, Milan, New Designs

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Bover at Euroluce Milan 2015!

23 April 2015 Permalink

Bover pendants new euroluce 2015


Bover copper pendants euroluce 2015


Bover Euroluce 2015 pendants


Bover Euroluce milan wall light


Euroluce Milan 2015 saw home to Brilliant designer brand Bover, exhibiting their very interesting new collections. Bover's designs have unique forms and with a range of materials to create some truely lovely lighting pieces. 


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Tags: Barcelona, Bover, designer, Euroluce, exhibition, lighting, Milan

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Foscarini at Euroluce 2015!

21 April 2015 Permalink

A stunning entrance as always from Foscarini at this year’s Euroluce Milan exhibition, where the ‘Tunnel of light’ became a huge feature of the display! Surrounded by lights, mirrors and Foscarini’s designs - it proved to be quite the attraction.


Foscarini euroluce milan 2015 expo


The new lighting on show featured some unique pieces such as lamps inspired by jellyfish and wire shapes creating optical illusions upon walking around the light. These are the Spokes suspension lamps which caught a lot of attention because of the interesting design and beautiful effect it creates. The display also revealed an addition to the Aplomb range, a mini version available in all colours. From seeing the display in Milan there are some exciting new collections for the coming year, we can’t wait to see more!


Foscarini Euroluce 2015 Expo new products


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Tags: 2015, Design, Euroluce, Expo, Foscarini, Italian, lighting, Milan, NEW

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