foster + partners and lumina's designs explore poetics of reflected light
 

foster + partners and lumina's designs explore poetics of reflected light

foster + partners continue their creative collaboration with lumina as they shed light on a new series of luminaries at euroluce / milan design week 2019. introducing three new pieces, the products pay tribute to the philosophies of the italian brand: honest aesthetics inspired by their function, the process of manufacture, and the tactility of their materials.


tia

 

 

designed to be used independently or as part of a constellation, the lumina ‘tia’ is a smooth pendant light. it combines an intricately hand-blown venetian glass shade with an integrated light engine in the center. the shade offers flexibility with three different sizes as well as availability in a variety of colors. the engine in the middle has a specially designed lens that distributes light evenly from the downward-pointing LED.


tia

 


pin

 

 

as an intimate light source for the bedside or table-top, the ‘pin’ is a small, sculptural lamp that is available in a range of metallic finishes. its single anodized aluminum and CNC-machined stem contains a single LED source that is then reflected off the inside of a circular top. this holds a bespoke flexer that distributes the light evenly. powered either by the mains or with a rechargeable battery, the design can be dimmed or brightened by touching its top.


pin

 


eve

 

 

building upon their ‘eva’ lamp, the collaborated has created a smaller version titled ‘eve’. as a mixture of glass and innovative technology, the design is a streamlined model of the original complete with an exterior framed by details of gold finishes on the top and bottom. inside, the top contains a thin light source that then interplays with the glass housing.


eve

 

 

right from our first collaboration on the flo lamp, working with lumina has been an exceptional experience. they have always shared our enthusiasm for the craft of manufacture and commitment to cutting-edge technology, themes that run through every lamp we have designed with them including the latest series. the new lamps embody an honest aesthetic that is inspired by their function, the process of making and the tactility of materials, yet serving varying functions – from an intimate light source to a pendant for ambient light,concludes mike holland, head of industrial design at foster + partners.

 

 

project info:

 

brand: lumina

designs: tia, pin and eve

collaborator: foster + partners

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