Peter Arkle

Creating high design spaces that also require ample illumination can be tricky. Large office spaces and classrooms, for example, require a lighting plan different from that of cafés or restaurants. This week’s product collection puts the spotlight on luminaires that aim to address the broad range of commercial lighting needs. From a floor lamp whose slatted shade turns light into a sculptural element to a pendant with an acrylic baffle that emanates a soft glow, these pieces are certain to light up the room.


Rituals, Foscarini
The weightless appearance of Japanese paper lanterns inspired the design of Rituals by Italian architects Ludovica and Roberto Palomba for Foscarini.  Made of blown glass in a satin finish, its series of horizontal lines vary in thickness and modulate the intensity of the light that shines through. Available as either a table and or a suspension lamp, with a G9 or E27 lampholder.

Hansen & Søn

The Pendant, Carl Hansen & Søn
First designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1962, the Pendant luminaire has been reissued by Carl Hansen & Søn. A stainless steel handle allows users to raise and lower the fixture without touching its aluminum shade, which comes in black or white. The 20”-diameter fixture stands approximately 14.5” tall.


Staple, Peerless Lighting
A staple is an essential item that can be called on for myriad tasks. Staple from Peerless Lighting applies the concept behind its namesake to a lighting fixture. Available as a pendant or wall-mounted luminaire, each of which are lamped with a T8 or T5/T5HO, Staple comes in 4’-, 8’-, or 12’-long sections that can be installed as a singular unit or be connected into an array. The luminaire offers 65% indirect and 35% direct light distribution, and is available with daylighting and occupancy sensors.


Schwarzes Gold, Ingo Schuppler
German designer Ingo Schuppler created Schwarzes Gold for her namesake design firm. Schwarzes Gold aligns with the philosophy that lighting fixtures should be energy efficient, made with sustainable materials, and manufactured using eco-friendly practices. Made from FSC-certified charcoal and copper, the fixture uses an LED source. To discard it, users can dissolve and compost its charcoal-based component, and recycle its copper components separately.


Ray, Fabbian Illuminazione
Created by Barcelona, Spain-based Lagranja Design, Ray from Fabbian Illuminazione allows to light to escape through slats meant to mimic traditional Persian blinds. Available as a suspension, table, and floor lamp, Ray is constructed of white polycarbonate with a powder-coated metal frame. Its E27 coupling can accommodate a halogen lamp.

Lucifer Lighting

Cylinder LED Luminaire, Lucifer Lighting
A surface-mount with an integrated power supply offers extra versatility to design professionals who specify this LED fixture. From Lucifer Lighting, the Cylinder LED Luminaire features a 361-degree swivel rotation around the mounting base and a 45-degree tilt. The fixture can be mounted to the ceiling as a downlight or to the floor as an uplight. Made of die-cast aluminum, it measures 6.82” long and 3.13” in diameter, and is available in brushed aluminum, powdercoat, and plated finishes.

Cameron Design House

Hanko, Cameron Design House
Pendants often cast light in one direction, limiting their potential as sources of ambient illumination. Hanko, from London-based Cameron Design House, features a 12-volt circular LED tube ringed with cut plywood pieces to diffuse light in all directions while casting a warm glow. The 67cm- or 30cm-diameter pendant comprises 80 or 50 pieces of plywood, respectively, and suspends from three cables that also supply power. Available in laminated birch, American black walnut, and English Oak, the plywood fins are connected to a cast-acrylic suspension frame.

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