During the 2017 edition of Euroluce, the biennial exhibition at Salone del Mobile Milan, 450 exhibitors from around the world created unique environments representative of their brand evolving style and technological advances that shape the industry.
The exhibit provided a resource for indoor, outdoor, industrial and specialty lighting, but most of the focus was on indoor designs for homes and public spaces.
ArchiExpo caught up with several designers and editors to discuss how traditional materials and techniques continue to generate innovation, and how new technologies, and evolving safety and environmental regulations, are influencing design.
Paris-based designer Dan Yeffet introduced several lights at Euroluce and Salone del Mobile for Roche Bobois, Haymann and other companies. An addition to his Highlight collection graced the Varonese stand.
An elegant glass tube in hand-blown Murano glass, Varonese’s signature material, stands on a marble base topped by an identical marble piece. When Highlight was first released last year, the LED light source was in the bottom piece. “I’d wanted the light in the upper part because I like the ambiguity of hidden light sources. But I wasn’t satisfied moving the electrical cord up top because people are used to turning on a lamp from the bottom,” said Yeffet. “But in the design process, what you intend gives way to what you find along the way.” For the newest version, the marble ends are interchangeable. “We decided to let the user choose if the cable and light source [should] go on the top or bottom,” Yeffet added.