Technology is no longer the litmus test for the progression of lighting design. Rather lighting design has taken a revolutionary turn to a more a meaningful, artsy of interpretation of how we illuminate our spaces in a more stylish way that ultimately effect the way we live, think, feel, and experience the environment around us. LZF works with a host of different designers to synthesize a new way of thinking about modern illuminations using the ideas that contemporary luminaries (designers) of the age have to offer.
FUNNY FARM by Isidro Ferrer and LZF Lab
Well, it’s always important to start any story with a little laugh. Funny Farm by designer Isidro Ferrer in cooperation with LZF Lab is a rather peculiar funny family of farm animals made into small designed accessories, almost toy-like. Mr. Ferrer describes the creative process that it took to develop this collection saying “… I began to experiment with the shape and the look of their lamps, and began to play with small wooden pieces inspired by the morphology of their products. My experiments led me to a peculiar, funny family made up of nineteen wooden animals, including, among others, monkeys, a fish with legs, elephants and rabbits. That was when knew I had created the Funny Farm.”
CERVANTES by Burkhard Dämmer
Cervantes is the work of German designer Burkhard Dämmer, who made it to be a suspension lamp as well as a unit for the ceiling and/or wall. What’s most striking about this lamp is its lattice of wooden veneers, creating a beautifully intricate pattern in addition to the way these veneers are spread in all directions creating a concave effect. The main inspiration for this product was ruffs, neck ornaments from the Baroque period often found in paintings of famous figures such Miguel de Cervantes, from which the product gets its name.
KOI by Inocuo The Sign and LZF Lab
Being part of the company’s long-term project, Inocuo The Sign has been one of LZF Lab’s longest standing initiatives to make lighting solutions from the shapes of different animals using Koi fabrics, a system of overlaying wooden slacks that make of the scaly skin of a carp. Koi in essence is a rather large carp, made out of wood and light, considered by many to be half lighting fixture and half sculpture. This creation becomes a dynamic element for any interior it is placed in, adding a sense of movement, with the same gracefulness you would see in that of any other marine creature.
PIKNIK by Macalula
Well, it does look like a picnic basket, but there’s than meets the eye with the Piknik lighting unit by Macalula which consists of a tubular piece of veneer that covers the light source and a handle on top. In this particular unit, the free-hanging lampshade moves with the breeze creating a candle-like sense of tranquility.
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