New at Aura
1.Artemide: El Poris
El Porís is a modern, graphic, rigorous chandelier, yet one that is also truly spectacular and sculptural. Introduced in 2021, it is now also available in a smaller version, which is perfect not only for large spaces but also for applications in settings with less impressive heights.
In both versions, a large elementary, geometric structure features light bulbs housed in traditional E27 sockets, leaving complete freedom of choice as to what sources to use. Calendared steel tubes of decreasing diameter are joined by four vertical mounts. The simplicity is immediately apparent, revealing design and production know-how that can solve the complexity in elements and details that disappear into the main structure.
2.Artemide: Stellar Nebular
Stellar Nebula is a family of lamps designed by BIG to interpret and enhance artisanal glass blowing with innovative PVD finishing techniques.
Values, roles and limits of industrial and artisanal production are the core of this project idea, which aims to find a solution to industrial uniqueness.
The shapes of the hand-blown diffusers are always unique. The suspension has three different sizes while the floor, table, ceiling and clusters are only in the medium one.
Artisanal know-how and industrial innovation thus come together in the beauty of the material that enhances the magic interaction between glass and light.
Artemide celebrates Tizio’s 50th anniversary with a special version in Richard Sapper’s favourite red. Tizio is not only a masterpiece of the Artemide collection but also an icon of Italian design. Designed 50 years ago, it is still absolutely contemporary also thanks to a new integrated LED source. An elegant synthesis of intelligent components elaborated by Richard Sapper has created a timeless product.
“When we presented it, there was nothing like it on the market, it was revolutionary. Tizio is beautiful in any different position, it is a harmonious object in all its parts, you move it with one hand and it is always extremely precise. It is not that we don’t change anything over the years because we can’t, we don’t change anything because that’s the way it is.” –Ernesto Gismondi, 2014
Horo is inspired by the shape of a circle in all its infinite expressions such as the sun, a disc of light and a universally recognised symbol, as old as the world itself. Horo is a simple, minimal collection, a “graphic form” given a vintage mood by the special metal and glass finishes.
5.Maseiro: Mother Teresa DW
With the Maria Teresa model with a patented Dynamic White LED lighting system, the light temperature can be customised to recreate the natural cycle of the sun, following the rhythm of the circadian cycle. The white light can be adjusted to a temperature between 2700K and 6500K. The LED technology thus makes it possible to provide the comfort and wellness needed by the human body.
The Nappe collection is an expression of the company’s close ties to the local area. It is inspired by the “nappine” (tassels), typically used to close curtains and adorn Venetian salons in the old days. Ten different tassel shapes have been stylised by disassembling and simplifying these decorative objects.
7.Lasvit: Upside down
Designer Boris Klimek created the Upside Down lighting concept which combines two completely different approaches: the spectacular with the simplest one can imagine. LASVIT is proud to present this special and unusual chandelier as part of the Milan Design Week. The upside down serves as a contemporary lighting fixture which simply spectacular due to its limitless composition and contemporary design.
The floating cables are attached to two rods. Their length can be changed depending on the height of the ceiling and the client’s wishes by sliding or retracting. It is also possible to choose the number of chandelier arms. Each arm always has its own light source which is hidden in glass with metal plating and takes the form of an atypically cylindrical shape. The lighting is available in two color options – rose gold and glossy black. The floating cables are attached to two rods. Their length can be changed depending on the height of the ceiling and the client’s wishes by sliding or retracting. It is also possible to choose the number of chandelier arms. Each arm always has its own light source which is hidden in glass with metal plating and takes the form of an atypically cylindrical shape. The lighting is available in two color options – rose gold and glossy black.
The idea behind Frames was to depict the very thin border that lies between our inner and outer worlds, reminding us of the precious moments in life when we felt fulfilled and joyful. Frames can be windows, doors, skylights, everything which connects our indoor sanctuary with the outside world. The Frames can be customised and is highly flexible in those terms, it involves glass work and its inspiration comes from fine jewllery.
Frames is a gateway into our imagination, symbolizing people’s desires as well as new prospects. This unique spacial concept complements the interior as a single element which is able to stand out, as well as create playful compositions among several of them. “Frames tell the story of our dreams and experiences transferred to glass,” describes Maria Culenova, head of the LASVIT Design Team and the concept’s author.
9.Lasvit: Hidden Light
When you think ‘designer lighting,’ you think about the look, the shape, the colours; but Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus thought further; they thought about the inner spark. They asked themselves the most vital question: what is light? And their designer lighting is this metaphor materialized – light hidden within the cage of the mind.Once switched on, the inner light shines outward. It is a symbol of the fact that if a person is brave enough to follow their inner light, no cage can contain them. This light fixture is a unique take on craftsmanship. To create the reticulated surface, the glass must be blown into a special metal cage. It is really difficult to create a perfect metal form, which would let the glass flow in and out easily. This piece is a challenge for glassblowers also in terms of its size. The blower must make five trips to pick up enough glass to finally blow the lighting.
Volcanoes are the best representative of the fire element on Earth. And what other material would better reflect this element than glass, which is born of fire as well? The glass is blown into the form of a special texture which resembles the surface of the landscape around volcanoes where lava cools down and hardens. The lighting plays counterpoint to Velčovský´s previous lighting collection – Frozen. While Frozen was inspired by ice and its myriad sculptures, the Volcano is inspired by the many shapes of fire.