To celebrate 30 years of collaboration, Foscarini commissioned Italian photographer/director Gianluca Vassallo to produce Notturno Laviani, an abstract photo project inspired by Laviani’s designs for the brand. The project captures the pieces in unorthodox locations, taking them out of the home to kindle new interpretations.
There is something special about making interior design selections that are personal, reflecting our taste and vision—like ones from Luminaire Authentik, an innovative custom lighting brand that creates one-of-a-kind pieces for both residential and commercial spaces. Luminaire Authentik gives clients complete creative control through a customizable design experience. And now, that experience is available in Toronto.
Within a boxy aluminum frame painted black or white, a large and a small illuminated orb appear to float in Karman’s Abachina lantern, made in three sizes, including a wall-mount. From German designer Edmondo Testaguzza, the blown-glass spheres reference an abacus’ moving beads.
Following their aesthetic principles faithfully and with a commitment to sustainability, Lock & Mortice decided that using a region-based approach to wood furniture would be the best means to bring together all the ends.
What started in 2014 as founder and sole designer Mischa Couvrette “smashing things together in a two-car garage” has grown to 15,000 square feet of manufacturing space that puts out a considered line of lighting, furniture, and accessories. Hollis + Morris teams tend toward the minimal with biophilic inspirations—the Willow Sconce is the newest addition to the line’s Bloom Collection.
The Vancouver-based multidisciplinary creative heads a practice that cultivates a fluid position between the fields of design, invention, sculpture, and architecture.
These lights draw attention to themselves while accenting the surroundings, the hallmark function of great design.
This year, we don’t have to remind you, is a little different. But DesignTO, the week-long festival celebrating creativity and design, is thriving nonetheless.
Over at Cadillac, there’s a whole different conversation going on about lighting.