Contract - June 2012 - (Page 42)

product focus Bright Lights, Big City Spanish lighting company LZF outshines the Vegas neon at HD Expo 2012 1 2 3 Manipulating wood veneer as if it were paper for origami, Valencia, Spain–based company LZF (formerly known as Luzifer) has been impressing designers and architects with exquisite light-fixture designs since it was founded in 1994. Eighteen years later, the company continues to push the limits of what it deems a “noble material” with the help of a bumper crop of talented collaborators, and has earned such distinctions as the Good Design Award and the Red Dot Prize. And just last month, the company snagged an IIDA/HD Product Design Award in the lighting category at the Hospitality Design Expo + Conference (HD Expo) in Las Vegas. LZF’s introductions at HD Expo—Link Chain, Raindrop, and Spiro—all exhibit the sculptural quality that the company is best known for, but each design has a decidedly different personality. Link Chain (1) is built on a previous award-winning design from 2007. Created by Ray Power, the original Link utilized the moebius strip to achieve a fluid 42 form; for Link Chain, Power collaborated with Mariví Calvo to stack the strips three and four times, reaching lengths up to 43 or 57 inches for a dramatic effect. Raindrop (2) looks just as it sounds, with a teardrop-shaped body finished in one of eight hues ranging from a juicy orange (pictured above) to a soft ivory. Designed by Javier Herrero Studio, Raindrop pendants come in four sizes with different drop lengths, as well as in clusters of three, five, or seven pendants varying in drop length and shade size. For the third introduction, Spiro (3), designer Remedios Simón has taken the traditional drum pendant to new heights by incorporating an intricate composition of spirals within the shade. Currently available in a 30- or 38-inch diameter version, the lamp can be further customized with contrasting colors for the circular modules. —Sheila Kim reader service No. 219 june 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - June 2012

Contract - June 2012
Industry News
Exhibition: HD Expo
Product Focus: Bright Lights, Big City
NeoCon® Preview
Best of NeoCon® Jurors: What They Look For
Cranbrook Art Museum
Enzo Ferrari Museum
Tampa Covenant Church
Vancouver Community Library
Julia Ideson Library
Competition: Library Interior Design
Book Review: Rethinking Design and Interiors; The Designer’s Guide to Doing Research
Designers Select: Hospitality Products
Ad Index
Exhibition: Herman Miller Pops Up in SoHo

Contract - June 2012