This year’s edition of Milan design week took place from 17 to 22 April. It saw lighting designs showcased all over the Italian city, with some presented at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair and others unveiled inside brand showrooms in Brera and elsewhere.
Read on for our pick of the top 10:
Luzy Take Five by Ingo Maurer
Created by German designer Ingo Maurer, this unconventional set of lights features blue plastic gloves with frosted lightbulbs attached to the fingertips. The vibrant blue hue is reminiscent of Yves Klein’s signature shade.
Moirai Chandelier by Ini Archibong
Ini Archibong‘s multicoloured Moirai Chandelier consists of traditional hand-blown glass vessels that can be combined in different ways, forming what the designer calls a “constellation of clouds”.
1.625m/s2 by Hiroto Yoshizoe
Japanese designer Hiroto Yoshizoe explores the relationship between the moon and the sun with this illuminated mobile. The piece contains a single light-bulb stand, but the light it reflected by a series of suspended mirrors.
O by Elemental
Alejandro Aravena’s architecture firm Elemental is behind this ring-shaped outdoor light, which is designed to be as inconspicuous as possible. Launched by Italian lighting brand Artemide, the light is fitted with sensors and only turns itself on when it senses movement.
On Lines by Jean Nouvel
French architect Jean Nouvel describes On Lines as “a simple and precise game of coloured surfaces.” Created for Italian brand Nemo, it features a series of multicoloured squares and rectangles that are designed to emulate the colourful lights that illuminate city skylines.
Musa by Note Design Studio
A small, hand-blown opal-glass sphere forms this light designed by Note Design Studio for Barcelona lighting brand Vibia. It is available as a wall sconce or a table lamp, in shades of white, salmon or mink grey.
Padirac by Eric Schmitt
Two elements, one hanging and one standing, form this light shown by French designer Eric Schmitt in Milan’s 5VIE district. Made from cast, spun and lacquered aluminium, the two lighting pieces can be installed on an axis or entirely offset.
Xi lamps by Neri&Hu
The soft glow of these lamps, designed by Chinese studio Neri&Hu, is intended to emulate the early morning sunlight at the start of the day. Created by Italian brand Poltrona Frau, the lights incorporates two different types of blown glass, held together by leather bands.
Aurora by Lee Broom
According to British designer Lee Broom, this “scalable chandelier” has infinite adaptions. Featuring rings of LED lights, it was showcased in Brera during Milan design week, along with the rest of Broom’s new outer-space-inspired lighting collection.
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