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Design Count

Design Count featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Oplamp

Oplamp is composed of a ceramic body and a solid wood base on which an led light source is placed. Thanks to its shape, obtained through the fusion of three cones, the Oplamp's body can be rotated to three alternative positions that creates different types of light: high table lamp and ambient light, low table lamp and ambient light, or two ambient lights. Each configuration of the lamp’s cones allows at least one of the beams of light to interact naturally with the surrounding architectural settings. Oplamp is designed and made entirely by hand in Italy.

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Little Kong

Little Kong is a series of ambient lamps that contains oriental philosophy. Oriental aesthetics pays great attention to the relationship between virtual and actual, full and empty. Hiding the LEDs subtly into the metal pole not only ensures the empty and purity of the lampshade but also distinguishes Kong from other lamps. Designers found out the feasible craft after more than 30 times experiments to present the light and various texture perfectly, which enables amazing lighting experience. The base supports wireless charging and has a USB port. It can be turned on or off just by waving hands.

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The Intelligent Eggshell

It is a combination of traditional hand-made eggshell porcelain and modern voice control light. It is an attempt to revive the folk arts that may not conform to the functions and aesthetics of contemporary society. The housing is ergonomic with a tapered design which is not only curved back to fit nicely in your hand, but also not easy to be knocked over. The point-line-surface carved texture like a shining night sky in the light. It can also have your hands free for the voice control function.

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Benaki Museum Pavilion, Greece

The signature entrance iron door holds exhibit cases and the concept was the lighting to be part of the structure. The lighting of the interior is also discreet and achieved with adjustable spots in recessed tracks between the ceiling wooden beams, so as not to interfere with the general aesthetics, but to provide lighting adaptability. The aluminum foam shelves with their shimmering glow are given more emphasis with a dramatic effect of the cove lighting in cool white. The desired atmosphere was completed by tiny recessed track spotlights in the shelves, to highlight the artifacts.

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Xtension

Xtension is the first completely adjustable lamp in all its forms. It can extend and retract and be fastened to uneven surfaces thanks to its spherical latch points. This makes it capable of become a living object in one’s decor. When installed in a cluster it can become an element of communication, since its LEDs are programmable. Thus it becomes a signal light saying what is going on behind a door,like if a washroom is occupied, or indicate directions of intended travel. The combinations are limitless and can also be applied to art.

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Buzao Qie

A simple and clear integrated design of pendant light made from concrete. One version of the Qie pendant light uses a metallic end, makes the contradiction of colors and textures between volcanic rock and metallic surface is fascinating. Insulating concrete makes it safe from occurrence of electric shock and the concrete itself is so durable that you might not have to get a new one at anytime.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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