Staff -- Interior Design, 8/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
biproduct: Biproduct's trophy design for the honorees at the Interior Design Magazine Hospitality Awards was the inspiration for a new lighting collection, including a stacking acrylic table light formed from bands of colored and translucent acrylic with anodized-aluminum feet. Also available as a hanging lamp (see section cover) or a 'puck' light, color palette ranges from blues to oranges. biproduct, 236 West 26th Street, 604A, New York, NY 10001. www.biproduct.com.
Sirmos Lighting: Constructed of overlapping forms of translucent resin, this table lamp is part of the new Lufo Collection by multi-faceted designer Adam D. Tihany. Inspired by the glass forms of Carlos Scarpa, the collection includes table and floor lamps, pendants, and wall sconces. Sirmos Lighting, 979 Third Avenue, Suite 1634, New York, NY 10022.
Butter: The new Dumpling pendant shade is the latest in a line of elegant and accessible lighting fixtures from the design team of Lindsey Adams Adleman and David Weeks. Created from two flat pieces of glass-fiber paper sewn together and clasped with a metal bracket, it measures 15 in. by 10 in. by 7 in. Butter, 10 Jay Street, #801A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. www.butter-ny.com.
Gecko: The new Popperlight, designed by Katherine and Geoff Ladd, can be used individually or in groups to form sculpture-like installations. Slightly offset from the wall, it emits a soft ethereal light. www.geckodesigns.co.uk.
David Weeks Lighting: Brooklyn-based designer David Weeks adds these porcelain sconces to his award-winning, eclectic lighting collection. Measuring 7 in. by 5 in. each, they come in simple white. David Weeks Lighting, 61 Pearl Street, #612A, Brooklyn, NY. www.davidweekslighting.com.
Baldinger: The Finlandia Collection, a collaboration with the Helsinki-based manufacturer Artek, brings the lighting designs of Alvar Aalto to North America. Included is the 1954 Beehive, an incandescent hanging lamp constructed of layers of painted matte white steel and brass, 13 in. in diameter. Baldinger, 19-02 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11105. www.baldinger.com.
Olafur Thordarson: The ultimate objet d'art, designer Thordarson's creation, the UL 2 lamp, clearly reflects his training in architecture. Cast-resin slabs, each emitting light, are vertically suspended off a cast concrete base. The seemingly translucent structure measures 24 in. by 6 in. by 6 in. Olafur Thordarson, 71 Broadway, 13D, New York, NY 10006. www.thordarson.com.
Flos: The Apollo, designed by Marc Newson, is hewn from anodized aluminum and rests in an orange plastic case. Its sleek silver design is inspired by Apollo, the god of light, and Greek ideas of manhood. It measures 9 in. by 2 in. Flos USA, 200 McKay Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746. www.flos.net.
Jolt: The new Mumbo light uses obedient tubing for a smooth articulating arm and can be mounted with an edge clamp, a panel bracket, or a freestanding base. Simple, economical design available in blue or haze. Jolt Lighting, Inc. 1261 Wiley Road, Unit I, Schaumburg, IL 60173. www.joltlighting.com.
Alkco: The Mobilé track-lighting system is constructed of lightweight, extruded aluminum louvers with a semi-gloss silver finish. Fluorescent uplighting and diffused downlighting can be enhanced with a wide range of additional components and optional accents. Alkco Lighting, 11500 Melrose Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131. www.alkco.com.
Resolute: The Mary Pendant is the newest addition to the Glass Lights collection, designed by Douglas Varey, and combines the clear low light of the MR11 lamp with a graceful, transparent glass shade. Colors are wheat, steel, and aqua. Resolute, 2101 Ninth Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121. www.resoluteonline.com.
Penta: The Maxi hanging lamp from the C'hi collection is formed of a satin nickel with a transparent blown glass shade. Floor, table, and wall lamps are also available with transparent or silver glass shades. Through DDC, 181 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016. www.penta-lucearredo.it.
Evanson: The Shark table lamp is part of the new Lightcasts collection by James Evanson. In order to create lighting as art, the lamps are crafted from wood with bronze and aluminum accents, and accented with a linen shade. Available with a horizontal or vertical base. www.evansonstudios.com.
City Studio: Part of a new collection defined as functional sculpture, the Le Sudan Floor Lamp is available in walnut or ebonized alder, with polished brass or nickel plate fittings. City Studios, 8444 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.citystudiola.com.
K Inc. Designs: Antique lighting inspires the Beatrice sconce designed by Kevin Kolanowski. Made entirely by hand, strands of rutilated quartz crystal are hung from suspended bells. The sconces are available in various finishes and a choice of shades made using other semi-precious stones. K Inc. Designs, 8659 Holloway Plaza Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90069. www.k-inc-lighting.com.
Aqua Creations: The Suspended Mandala of African and Far Eastern inspiration is part of the new Mandala collection by Ayala Serfaty. Fabricated of plastic and tech textile vinyl, it is offered as a wall sconce and pendant. Aqua Creations, 69 Mazeh Street, Tel Aviv, Israel 65789. www.aquagallery.com.