International lighting exhibition Euroluce is returning to Salone del Mobile in Milan this week. Hosted April 18–23, the biennial event—now in its 31st edition—will feature the latest in lighting design, covering everything from indoor/outdoor fixtures to light systems and beyond.
Ahead, 10 dazzling pieces to look for while you're exploring the show.
Tekiò Pendant, Santa & Cole
For those searching for a serene lighting option, these metal and Washi paper fixtures—designed by the London-based Anthony Dickens—find their roots in Japanese karesansui, a style of Zen gardening with raked sand. Crafted in Japan in linear and circular forms, the Tekiò pieces emit a soft glow thanks to warm-to-dim LED technology integrated into the fixture’s inner methacrylate diffuser. santacole.com
Plusminus Collection, Vibia
Sconces, pendants, and floor lights all have a place in Vibia’s new Plusminus collection, brought to life by Diez Office. Mounted via conductive fabric belts that come in four colors, the highly customizable fixtures can be used to produce a range of lighting effects, from 360-degree illumination to targeted accent lighting. vibia.com
Bols Collection, Estiluz
Created by Barcelona-based Mermelada Estudio, the new, outdoor-friendly Bols Collection from Estiluz—available in black, beige, and terra cotta—includes both suspended lamps and floor models. Bonus: The latter can double as a planter or a table. estiluz.com
Nut Bollard Fixture, Bover
Imagining softly lit landscapes was no doubt part of the creative process for Estudi Manel Molina, designer of Bover’s new garden-ready Nut Bollard fixture. An extension of the brand’s Nut line, the outdoor luminaire comes in two heights—roughly 2 and 3 feet—and beams direct light. bover.es
W222 Focal Fixture, Wästberg
Designed in collaboration with recent Pritzker Prize laureate David Chipperfield, Hon. FAIA, this unassuming luminaire offers a full spectrum COB LED with an optic lens. Composed of two track-compatible elements—a mounting bracket and a sleek light source—the aluminum and polycarbonate light has a color temperature of 2700K and an efficacy of 58 lumens per watt. wastberg.com
Skynest Pendant, Flos
As delicate as its name suggests, this domed modular fixture is covered in recycled and recyclable polyester mesh. Instead of relying on a central bulb, the pendant’s dimmable light emanates from a 78W LED network integrated into the structure itself. Available in a range of colorways, each pendant is assembled without glue so it can be fully disassembled and recycled. flos.com
Tri-Star Wall Sconce, Lasvit
New York’s Grand Central Terminal offered the perfect muse for architect David Rockwell, FAIA, who took creative cues from the station’s star-filled ceiling mural while designing his aptly named Constellations series for Lasvit. Like the other luminaires in Rockwell’s line, this sculptural sconce features a matte finish and layered glass domes. lasvit.com
Relay Floor Lamp, Michael Anastassiades
Magnetically attached to a base of white or black marble, these slender floor lamps rely on a linear LED integrated into an interchangeable opaline borosilicate glass tube. Available in two bulb sizes that offer up to 32W, each light is accompanied by a 2,500mm cord and a dimmer switch. michaelanastassiades.com
Stellar Nebula Collection, Artemide
Evocative of a glossy soap bubble, this hand-blown fixture—designed with Bjarke Ingels Group—is available in floor, table, and ceiling models. Although each Venetian glass diffuser is unique, the pieces get their rainbow sheen from a dichroic finish applied through a metal vacuum deposition process aimed at reducing emissions and waste. The luminaires sit on an aluminum body and, depending on the size, can deliver between 15W and 29W with a color temperature of 3000K. artemide.com
T.O Pendant, Pablo Design
The brainchild of Pablo Studio and product designer Carmine Deganello, the T.O pendant earns high marks for versatility. Woven-nylon suspension belts open the door for one-, two-, and three-light configurations, while the fixture’s various finish options make personalization a breeze. pablodesigns.com
A version of this article first appeared in the April 2023 issue of ARCHITECT.