10 captivating luminaires from Euroluce 2023

May 1, 2023
These lighting products, which include several international collaborations, were showcased as part of Salone del Mobile.Milan.

Milan Design Week, held April 18–23, closed on a high note with the 61st edition of Salone del Mobile.Milano reporting 307,418 attendees, up 15% from last year. This year also saw the 31st iteration of the biennial international lighting exhibition Euroluce, which brought together 321 product manufacturers as well as several educational sessions and designer installations. Below are 10 luminaires suitable for commercial, residential, or exterior use that caught our eyes from the extensive selection displayed at Euroluce. 

Moon, Thomas Bernstrand for Abstracta

This huggable, globe-shaped pendant mitigates acoustic noise with its polyester felt wrap and sound-absorbing core, which comprises recycled PET bottles. A 23cm-diameter cut-out in its 55cm-diameter body provides direct, dimmable task lighting at 2700K, 3000K, or 4000K with a CRI of 90. “I’ve given a lot of thought to outer space and the Moon—to the kind of vacuum that exists there. A place with light, yet utterly silent,” said designer Bernstrand in a press release. Moon is intended to be reused and offers a 10-year parts warranty as well as a zero-waste recycling service. Available in light ray, dark gray, beige, and dark blue, with a complementing cord. abstracta.se

Awa, Fumie Shibata for Brokis

This hand-blown glass fixture takes on the shape of its namesake, the Japanese word for a bubble of air trapped within a liquid, according to the manufacturer. The design aims to give the impression of a ball of air floating in space. Wood and metal components mimic stoppers that keep the fixture’s contents from escaping. Offered in a medium or large size, in clear, smoke gray, or smoke brown glass. Recommended lamps for the dimmable luminaire are a 12W E27 art or filament LED. brokis.cz

Buso 80, Lym

Engineered in collaboration with Malara Associati studio, this recessed spotlight snugly fits in a 79mm-diameter ceiling cut-out and installs quickly using a patented magnetic system. An aluminum cone with a COB source snaps to two above-ceiling metal flanges; a rubber gasket and height-adjustment system ensures the light is flush with the ceiling surface. The result is a minimalist, trimless look in white, black, bronze, copper bronze, or natural aluminum that delivers 98 W/lm. lym.it

Stick, Studiopepe for Contardi

In the Stick floor luminaire, the latest iteration in the series, light emanates through a ribbed Plexiglass diffuser constructed with a triangular metal body finished in satin copper or gold nickel. The dimmable fixture uses a 2700K LED with a CRI exceeding 90. The indoor lamp is also available as a pendant or wall-mounted fixture. contardi-usa.com

Cordea, Favaretto&Partners for Masiero

Inspired by the iconic lights of industrial warehouse, Cordea is a collection of outdoor pendants and wall lamps that have a bell-shaped metal body topped by a radial heat sink and belted by a wide rubber band. The small and large pendants have a diameter of 22cm and 36cm, respectively. The body is available in six colors while the rubber band comes in five with a golden brass buckle featuring the Masiero logo. Cordea is also available as an indoor collection. masierogroup.com

Delta, LumoLamp

This modular system can join light tubes with metal pipes in playful and creative arrangements suitable for a range of environments, including hospitality and retail. The smooth LED tube–pipe transition uses an intuitive “star” connector that transfers electricity without additional cables. The tubes and pipes each come in seven shapes and can be suspended or wall mounted. Available CCTs are 3000K, 4000K, and 5000K. lumolamp.eu

Cim, Estudi Manel Molina for Luxcambra

A wall lamp is the latest addition to this collection of conical luminaires that output uniform and subtle light through a continuous cotton shade and diffuser. The luminaire takes an 8W E27 LED behind its 40cm-diameter face, which comes in black, gray, or white. luxcambra.com

Constellation, David Rockwell for Lasvit

Launched as part of Lasvit’s It All Comes from Above design concept at Euroluce, the Constellation series comprise six luminaire designs that “bring the light of distant stars down to Earth.” Architect Rockwell was inspired by the night sky of New York and the celestial ceiling mural at Grand Central Terminal. The three latest additions, the Ursa Minor chandelier, Cassiopeia wall sconce, and Gemini table, join three prior releases, the Polaris floor lamp, Cassiopeia chandelier, and Tri Star wall sconce. Each luminaire features hand-crafted metal and glass domes over the light source. lasvit.com

Metope, L&L Luce&Light

This minimalist and rectilinear sconce is suitable for outdoor use, including the exteriors of residential and hospitality buildings. The wall-mounted fixture comes in three sizes and with a single or double beam. Standard finishes include white, anthracite, and Cor-Ten; the fixture can also be finished with a primer coat for painting in the future to blend with its wall surrounds. lucelight.it

Modula, Elisa Giovannoni for Slamp

This suspended or floor luminaire delivers unique refractions through its diffuser, available in two textures: Plissè, which “linearly undulates much like Medieval columns”; and Crystal, a “sparkling entanglement of reflections.” The dimmable luminaires deliver 3000K light with a black or light gray structure. The suspended version comes in 192cm and 96cm lengths, while the floor luminaire stands 194cm tall. slamp.com

This article has been updated since first publication. An excerpt of this story appeared in the Spring/Summer 2023 issue of Architectural SSL.

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Wanda Lau

Wanda Lau was the editorial director of Architectural SSL, LEDs Magazine and Smart Buildings Technology for Endeavor Business Media. She was formerly the executive editor of Architect magazine.

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