Just returned from another visit at the Ingo Maurer showroom in Munich. Such an inspiration!
The most intriguing new introduction was definitely the LED candle My New Flame.
The candle itself is a thin strip of circuit board. Beautiful in its industrial simplicity. The astonishing part is how life-like the flame flickers. Just like the real thing, just that this candle never burns down!
Ingo Maurer Looksoflat
With a very fitting name, the Looksoflat table lamp by Ingo Maurer has both form and function.
Looksoflat is modeled after the classic Luxo task light that was designed by Arne jacobsen in 1937, but with its own special design “touch”.
Flat sheets of aluminum mimic the simple, overall form of the original lamp while creating an object
with distinct two-dimensional qualities.
Thin LEDs are sandwiched between the metal sheets.
I love it that Tech Lighting always looks for alternate designs.
Their collection does’t just include colorful glass shades (which of course are nice, too!), but they show design that are truly unique and different.
Antique meets modern in the Kiev pendant light from Tech Lighting.
It features a uniquely turned ornate glass fount paired with a simple tapered fabric shade with rolled edges.
Ingo Maurer Zettel'z
A dear client just sent me the following email: Dear Family and Friends…
Attention all modern architecture-lovers out there! On-going…right now…here in North Carolina…there is a juried architectural competition for the Best House in North Carolina. It is sponsored by TriangleModernistHouses.com, a wonderful website. Kenneth Hobgood, our architect, has submitted our house! A “public vote” component to the selection of the winning entry counts for 1/7th of the final decision (the 6 jurors count for the other 6/7ths)…which is why I’m sending you this e-mail…
You can do one of three things with this information:
1. If modern architecture sends you swooning and you have the time and inclination, you can indulge yourself and pour through the 19 submissions…then choose to vote (or not vote!) for your favorite…by clicking on the following link:
2. You can vote for our house…by clicking on the following link:
3. You can say “Screw it…I don’t need this stress!” …and hit DELETE…I’ll NEVER know!
Too bad they don’t ask for input from the owners who are living in the creations. If that were the case, we’d win for sure!
FYI…the “public voting” deadline is 5 pm, July 22nd. One vote per e-mail address!
She got the airy Ingo Maurer Zettel’z chandelier from us. Love how it looks in this beautiful home.
Access Lighting ZYXY LED Outdoor Wall Washer
This unique LED outdoor wall light from Access Lighting is a great wall washer.
At $165 it might not quite fit into our “Design for Less” category, but if you take the high quality LEDs into account the ZYXY fixture is still a steal!
Access Lighting LED table light Satellite, 70011
The Satellite LED table lamp by Access Lighting is great for camping, outdoor dining, a kid’s room – anywhere you want light without being plugged in.
The twelve LEDs give off enough light for al fresco dining without glare.
Ingo Maurer Kokoro
The Kokoro table lamp by Ingo Maurer is at once dramatic and poetic.
I took this photo in the Ingo Maurer showroom in Munich back in March.
In the background you see the Lampampe table lamp on the floor.
Fanimation Arden Floor Fan
Here is THE solution for cooling your apartment or any space where you just don’t want to go through the hassle of installing a ceiling fan. The Arden floor fan from Fanimation is pure form and function.
The Walnut legs and the fan’s finish recall the clean and classic lines of an architect’s tripod, dovetailing nicely with décor’s from modern to classic and traditional.
The Arden stands just under 44 inches high (including grill), so it is not overpowering.
Minka Aire Concept II
The Concept II Ceiling Fan from Minka Aire has been a bestseller for years and it’s easy to see why: Clean, pleasing lines paired with a strong motor that does the job. Where could you go wrong?
Electricians love it since it is extremely easy to install, which of course translates to savings for you, too.
Read more and order it here
- Minka Aire Concept II Ceiling Fan via Homegoods
Fontana Arte Tour Table in F + F Showroom
Got the Tour table by Fontana Arte in today. Such an inspiring, fun design! We immediately assembled it and it is now on display in our front window accompanied by an assortment of Tech Lighting pendants, an awesome cast glass sculpture by local artist Shel Neymark, the graceful Nobi floor lamp by Fontana Arte and the Poul Poul Table lamp by Ingo Maurer.
Collage pendant from Louis Poulsen
It is so much fun to choose all our favorite pieces for our new showroom. Here the Collage pendant from Louis Poulsen stands out . The Goggle wall lights from Luceplan are here purple, but they actually change color as you move around them.