Playful Orbs and Original Metals Make Up This Season's Lighting Fixtures

Bauhaus riffs, inventive metals, and surprising uses of color make for playful new designs.
Copycat, designed by Michael Anastassiades for Flos, joins two spheres that meet at a single point. Made of aluminum and blown opal glass, it comes in 24-karat gold, polished aluminum, black nickel, and copper finishes.
Ex Novo’s new Section lamp is 3D-printed, but its high-tech properties actually make it more singular, not less: every piece is slightly different. It was inspired by the Cabinets of Curiosities of Renaissance times.
Nendo and Luca Nichetto collaborated to design Kurage—the Japanese word for jellyfish—for Foscarini. The lamp’s diffuser is made of washi paper, which is produced by processing mulberry tree bark.
Lee Broom’s Crescent table lamp comes from a collection titled “The Department Store,” and takes its cues from a classic Art Deco globe light. Opal acrylic, brass, and a gold fabric cable make up two illuminated half-spheres.
Inspired by the infinite nature of space, Vibia’s new Cosmos lights were designed by Barcelona design firm Lievore Altherr Molina. They’re available in clusters of three that only need a single power source.
Miguel Milás Cestita Metálica lamp from Santa & Cole is on the market for the first time since the ‘60s. The new version features updates like a glass shade and an optical leather handle.
Robert Sonneman designed the Grapes light to distribute light from special LED arrays. Two types of lenses provide direct or general illumination. They’re made of polished chrome with clear glass and satin nickel with white glass.
The new Mono Karman’s Stratos collection is a collaboration between a teacher and his student. Made in Italy of a fiberglass shade and rust-colored iron frame, the pendant pays homage to the bustier and crinoline of the Victorian period.
The Raio collection from Portuguese company Branca is crafted using that country’s traditional production techniques. The design of the PVC, cotton, and steel string suspension lamp is intended to create a compelling display of shadows when lit.
Michael Anastassiades’s Mobile Chandelier 10 overhead fixture features mouth-blown spheres combined with black patinated brass. Every piece is made to order, and engineered to balance in perfect equilibrium.
Daniel Rybakken designed the Stochastic piece for Luceplan. Each sphere is connected to steel rods of different lengths, which can be hung from the ceiling in different clusters for an infinite number of combinations.
Team Dixon teamed up with the Swedish design collection Front on the Melt lighting series, created through vacuum metallization. Melt is translucent when turned on, and mirrored when off.
The Ginger wall lamp is a new addition to Marset’s Ginger collection. Created of a laminate made by pressing wood and paper together under high pressure, the lamp gives off a subtle glow.
The painter Lucio Fontana inspired Artemide’s Reall floor lamp, made of die-cast recycled aluminum. The low-waste, low-consumption light’s head is movable, and the power cable is hidden in an aluminum stem.
Bec Brittain’s Zelda orbits fixture is highly adaptable: its flexible form can be set as a single diamond, fit into others like a linked chain, or arranged in orbit-like configurations. It’s made of solid brass and comes in nine different finishes.
The Beaubien lamp from Lambert & Fils is made of matte black powder-coated steel and aluminum and natural brass. The piece comes with special hardware so the lamp can be configured as a floor, suspension, or wall lamp.
Moooi’s newly released Raimond collection was designed by late designer Raimon Puts, who was fascinated by round shapes created of triangles. Here, hundreds of stainless steel ones combine into a perfect sphere.
The dandelion lamp looks just like the flower. Many shades with several LED circuits apiece make up this superorganism of lighting. The creation of German designer Burkhard Dämmer, it comes in 10 color options.
The Lewit Kvadrat lamp from the Metalarte Icons series has a cylindrical shade with Kvadrat fabric shades in coral, gray, and green. The Icon’s series was conceived to trump trends by taking cues from design greats.
The playful Piu LED wall sconce from Estiluz has a folded form that looks different from every angle. Designed by Serge and Robert Cornelissen, it comes in a standard white finish or in a number of different colors.
Paolo Navone shows her Memphis roots with the new Panda lamp from the Panda Landscape collection for Cappellini. The base is digitally printed with patterns created by the surface company Abet Laminati.

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