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Decorative Lighting as Artpieces for a Glowing Winter

Decorative Lighting as Artpieces for a Glowing Winter
Lightbone. Courtesy of Oblure.

Maison&Objet provided an excellent platform for brands to showcase their latest decorative lighting products. Here are a few of our favorites from the event.

January 18-22, 2024—During our tour of Maison&Objet in Paris, we spotted several new lighting products that will make any interior shine. The pieces in our selected choice magnetized our eyes as we wandered the halls. Why? Each product highlighted in this article can be considered artwork either from its form and/or from the materials used to produce it. Enjoy browsing our list to find the next best thing for a current or upcoming project.

Creating an Element of Surprise with Oblure

Swedish brand Oblure unites charm with the tangible, working with international designers to generate original, bold, and beautiful lighting products with character and elements of surprise. Among the new pieces presented at the fair, one of our ultimate favorites is the home version of the Lightbone designed by FÄRG & BLANCHE. While the brand first presented the original in Milan in 2017 as part of the Armour Mon Amour exhibition, they have taken this textile version and transformed it into solid Oak wood made in Sweden. The name Bone refers to the specific connection made by the spherical glass itself, connecting the wood parts.

Lightbone. Courtesy of Oblure.
Lightbone. Courtesy of Oblure.

Bathing in Light, an Artful Approach with Schneid Studio

Among its new products, German brand Schneid Studio exhibited its poetic Stucco lamp designed with an interplay of smooth and tactile ceramic surfaces. It reveals depth and character and something about it makes you want to feel its texture as though it will transport you to a natural atmosphere of serenity, complete with minerals to enhance your well-being. The Stucco lamp stands out with its paired sculptural pieces — a meticulously crafted canopy for the ceiling and a socket designed to embrace the warm glow of a globe bulb.

Stucco. Courtesy of Schneid Studio.

Using an Eco-responsible Composite and a Cold Process with Manufacture XXI

Young French brand Manufacture XXI opened its doors in 2020 with a savoir-faire based on Cogitech‘s industrial production facilities—a 2500 m2 workshop equipped with digital tools (machining center, 5-axis waterjet cutting, 3D printing machines), production and finishing areas (molding, woodworking, paint booth, etc.). The brand presented its first lighting collection called Noda comprised of various sizes. As we toured the fair, we continued to return to the booth to admire these lights. They’re made from an eco-responsible composite, formulated from recycled cellulose. Cold-processed, this solution can be molded or shaped. Tinted in the mass with natural pigments, the collection consists of 7 shades, but the color possibilities are infinite. Textured, smooth, matte or gloss finishes are all possible.

Noda. Courtesy of Manufacture XXI.
Noda. Courtesy of Manufacture XXI.
Noda. Courtesy of Manufacture XXI.

New boules Lamps by Sebastian Herkner for pulpo

We have been pulled into German design brand pulpo since Ursula and Patrick L’hoste founded the company in 2013. It never fails to launch exquisite products in lighting, furniture, and accessories in collaboration with designers with an eye for detail. Drawn into the booth when we spotted the cactus lamps by Mickaël Koska (2020), we quickly veered toward the new boules lamps by Sebastian Herkner. Inspired by the traditional French Pétanque game, this version of boule resembles playful toys with luminance by stacking different version of plain and colored hand-blown glass, set on a base of hand-made ceramics with a satin glaze in varous heights and colors.

Boule lamps. Courtesy of pulpo.

Resist Eating the Patisserie Wireless Table Lamp by Yellowdot

Studio Yellowdot designed additions to its Patisserie collection, including tableware and objects but also a tasty-looking lamp: Biscotto Wireless Rechargeable Table Lamp. Its glazed ceramic top resemples a delectable treat. Don’t be fooled, it’s strictly to elevate the ambiance of a room. The warm 2700K color temperature, sequential touch dimmer, and cordless design make it perfect for intimate dinners or entertaining friends. Based in Hong Kong and Istanbul, Yellowdot’s designs are produced by Gorbon Bespoke in Istanbul, a tile manufacturer using today’s technology with the ancient natural richness of Anatolian soil.

Biscotto lamp by Yellowdot. Photo: Ozan Gur.
Biscotto lamp by Yellowdot. Photo: Ozan Gur.

Smart Gifts: Simplistic Lanterns for Multiple Situations by Kreafunk

In addition to launching it’s very first kids collection, Danish brand Kreafunk displayed a variety of products from its Spring/Summer 2024 catalogue in the smart gifts section of the fair. One such product stood out to us, the Beam light. Its modern and minimalistic style is perfect for creating a cosy ambience. It has a USB charger and can be positioned on its base in any direction, offering multiple ways to light a space. It can be removed from the stand and used as a lantern as well. Its touch-sensitive button makes it effortlessly easy to turn the light on and off and adjust the brightness level to suit your needs.

Beam. Courtesy of Kreafunk.

Ateliers d’Art de France: Sculpting Lights from Paper 

After our visit to the booth for Ateliers d’Art de France, we retained three names of artists whose sculpted lights embodied the creative limitless of paper: S-Kif, N-Lobjoy, and Ale Casanovas. Each one uses paper in a unique way to produce eye-catching lights. S-Kif, run by Sandy Pouget, produces raw works with a Brutalist decoration style in tune with wabi sabi. N-Lobjoy combines wallpaper and lighting, modeling them into a traompe l’oeil object. Ale Casanovas creates unique series in small series from paper, metal, wood, and LED.

Maison&Objet Paris 2024. Courtesy of Ale Casanovas.
Les Affranchies. Courtesy of S-Kif.
Clochettes. Courtesy of N-Lobjoy.
Les Affranchies. Courtesy of S-Kif.
Courtesy of Ale Casanovas.
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