All posts tagged Falken Reynolds

Milan – from our Instagram

Collaborations between designers and craftsmen are one of the most exciting aspects of Milan Design Week. Design icon Patricia Urquiola worked with the expertise of the Czech glass company Lasvit to create these unmistakably soft and brilliant vases.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan_D1_FB--8

The Leclettico studio is showing an unusual and eclectic curation of collectible objects and bespoke craft. Jim Hannon’s three piece nesting table is cut from a single block of Carrara marble.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan_D1_FB-

Admiring the simplicity and craftmanship of the Cypris Mirror from Classicon.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan_D1_FB--4 2

Diesel’s stand for Moroso is undeniably rock-star. This bent and perforated steel cabinet combines an edgy masculine form with a feminine colour beautifully.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan_D1_FB--2

One of the many reasons we come to Milan is to see and feel (and sit…) so many products aren’t on show in local showrooms. Maruni‘s Roundish lounge chair passes the comfort test with flying colours.

Milan – from our Instagram

LED is coming into it’s own with applications that respond to the small size of the light source. Nebra, by Sebastian Herkner for Fontana Arte replaces the sphere with a disc of pressed cast glass which changes from a circle to and oval as one moves around the pendants.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan_2015_D2_132_FB

Mounted as a wall light, Clara, by Piero Lissoni for Flos, is a super flat light source. The polycarbonate lens diffuses the light to a gentle and consistent glow, hiding the panel of diodes shown here.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan_D1_FB--6

Film, from Davide Goppi, is both a wall light and a personalized art installation with gently flashing LED’s behind the client’s own photos processed onto slides, somehow marrying the essence of digital and analog.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan_D1_FB-

We were pretty intrigued by the Weeble Wobble base of the table and floor lamp versions of Pin, by Lchiro Lwasaki for Vibia. High output LED in a super compact and practical package.

Milan – from our Instagram

We’re huge fans of Vancouver’s Bocci Design, who have one of the most beautiful stands at this years Milan Solone del Mobile. The new “16” is the result of pouring 3 separate layers of molten glass on a horizontal plane with an LED. Configurable with infinite possibilities.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan_2015_D3_83_FB

Falken_Reynolds_Milan_2015_D3_109_FB

Several lighting companies are releasing tubular lights this year and Lee Broom was no exception. His Crystal Tube Light is one of the best we’ve seen, but the version in Carrara marble is simply stunning, and priced accordingly.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan_2015_D3_94_FB

Also by Lee Broom, a series of tables and objects combining layers of black & Carrara marble with acid yellow glass. He explained that an internal steel structure provides both strength and the intriguing contradiction of lightness of stone.

Milan – from our Instagram

Milan’s Salone del Mobile is the world’s most important design fair. 350,000 people pour into the city for the week to see the newest furniture & lighting from designers both established and emerging. We make the yearly pilgrimage to glimpse into the future – not just to see and touch new creations, but the join the conversation of how they will impact our lives.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan_2015_D2_101_FB

One of our favourite lighting designers Michael Anastassiades unveiled a new series of mobiles for his namesake brand. Pure and poetic, with layers of subtle detail – Mobile Chandelier 10 with a folded mirror.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan__2015_D1_05_FB

Foscarini is showing new interpretations of their most successful lamps, including an inverted, mostly translucent, version of the Chouchin pendant – top right.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan_2015_D2_131_FB

New York based Roll & Hill has carved our a niche in the luxury modern lighting with a distinctly American perspective – the lights all have a sense of substantive materiality and form. The Mini Farrago, by Jason Miller, is inspired by the masts of tall ships.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan_2015_D2_163_FB

Bocci’s stand was a highlight at Euro Lighting, the biannual focus on lighting at the Salone. Two new products unveiled including 73, which has a fabric texture achieved from blowing molten glass into a ceramic textile.

Falken_Reynolds_Milan__2015_D1.2_12_FB

Getting in a quick swing on Philippe Malouin’s installation before dinner hosted by Wallpaper Magazine and Caesarstone – thank you for a brilliant evening! Please note the palace required holding on to our champagne glasses at all times…

Design Tip: Authentic Approach

The previous renovation in this warehouse building covered up all the brick, beams and concrete with drywall. We chose to expose them again which gave this bachelor pad loft a healthy dose of authenticity.