Designd & Designed

Designd & Designed featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Cage

Cage lighting is produced with hot glass blowing and metal forming techniques. The amorphous and blown shaped units provide light refraction at different rates. Lighting units create an illusionic and crystalline effect on the glasses. Emphasizing the communication between light and freedom and the organic bond with a transparent, warm material like glass is the main idea in the design. Metal baskets resembling a cage are used in this series. One of them is the pinter, which is actually a tool used for fishing. This object is used as a lighting element in the design.

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Collection Crypto

Crypto is a modular lighting collection since it can expand vertically as well as horizontally, depending on how the single glass elements that compose each structure are distributed. The idea that inspired the design originates from nature, recalling ice stalactites in particular. The peculiarity of Crypto items stands in their vibrant blown glass that enables light to spread in many directions in a very soft way. Production occurs by means of a completely handcrafted process and it is the end user who decides how the final installation will be composed, each time in a different way.

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Ithaki Restaurant

The lighting design team was appointed to design the lighting scheme for the refurbishment of a fine-dining restaurant, located in the most prestigious area of the city’s Riviera. The restaurant comprises of interior as well as exterior areas. All areas are facing the sea. The lighting design scope was to deliver a glare-free lighting scheme that respects the night views to the sea and the night sky and also provides the immersive atmosphere to match the classy-chic tones of the interior design and enhances the culinary experience.

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Capsule Collection

Consistent with the Astro creative ethos, that good design demands simplicity, the Capsule Collection presents three stand out designs. io Pendant, Halftone and Orb transcend seasons and trends being functional yet beautiful, with each design unique from the materials selected through to the individual challenges that had to be overcome. Providing a platform to liberate Astro's creative process and reinforce the design led approach, Capsule Collection honours the design DNA of core Astro product, but is visually unique with delicacy that quietly compliments any design scheme.

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Buddy

Buddy is a minimal, playful table light designed by Mona Sharma and made by Gantri, who 3D print lights using PLA derived from sugar crops. The adjustable head was a key idea from the designer, resulting in a new, stock component for future designers on the Gantri platform - offering better products and open source design. Each light is locally made in California and hand finished using water based marine paints, giving luxury, made to order products that are attainable, sustainable and safer for the planet.

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Be Water

Be Water is a linear and modular, recessed, kinetic decorative LED lamp. A hypnotic effect in continuous motion that emulates sunlight reflected on the surface of moving water and projected onto walls, boat keels or under bridges. Available in four different colour variations and inspired by the four elements in nature (Water, Fire, Air and Earth) when combined with room fragrances and relaxation music playlists it offers a multi-sensorial experience. The lamp is suitable for residential, wellness, hotels, restaurants, reception and waiting areas. It's more than a lamp, it's an experience.

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