The dynamic and prolific partnership between Foster + Partners and Lumina began with the iconic Flo lamp more than a decade ago. To celebrate this special anniversary, Lumina are releasing a series of luminaires designed by the practice that explore the mechanics and poetics of reflected light – on display at this year’s Milan Design Week.
Mike Holland, Head of Industrial Design at Foster + Partners said: “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.”
Pin is a small lamp that can be used as an intimate source of light for the bedside or table-top. It has a single anodised aluminium and CNC-machined stem that contains a single LED light source. The light is reflected off the inside of a circular top that distributes the light evenly around the stem. The light can be dimmed or brightened by lightly touching the top of its circular top and is available in a range of metallic anodised and paint finishes.
Tia is a glass pendant light designed to be used as a single luminaire or in a cluster. It combines a hand-blown Venetian glass shade – available in three different sizes – with an integrated light engine at the centre. The light engine has a specially developed lens that evenly distributes light from the downward-pointing LED onto the glass shade. The luminaire is touch-dimmable, with the glass shade available in a variety of colours.
Following on from the success of the Eva lamp, Lumina is releasing a smaller version called Eve – a streamlined version of the original that contains a thin metal bevel at the top and a touch dimmable base that replaces the dimmer-wheel.
The full range of Foster-Lumina lights is on display at Euroluce, Salone del Mobile in Milan from 9-14 April. The display stand – designed by Foster + Partners – is located in Hall 09 - Stand D10 D14