We were going to save this little gem for a Furniture Free Friday this week at the Blog but we just can’t wait. It’s too good.
The hypnotic Rita Hayworth – beautiful, flighty, rhythmic and engaging. The Bee Gees, brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice, blessed with voices of vibrato and falsetto forming tight harmonies pumping 1960’s dance floors the world over.
You may ask why we vocalised those two sentences. Well here you go. Our friends over at LZF Lamps happened to forward onto us this little gem someone presumably had a lot of fun putting together.
We’d never think of merging Hayworth and the Bee Gees but someone did, and my word are we glad that they did. The video should speak for itself. Enjoy!
Alright, alright. We know it’s Furniture Free Friday here at the KE-ZU blog but we’re just a bit excited – so forgive us…
LZF Lamps specialize in the manipulation of plywood, producing lights and lamps of patterned, twisted form – finding themselves wholly remarkable as standalone pieces but holding the ability to group together harmoniously to extend the aesthetics of the singular piece.
LZF Lamps’ brand management is second to none – holding their own aesthetic and style at the top of their game.
Nothing has been spared in their Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano 2013 campaign “High Fidelity”.
We don’t want to give away too much too early (believe me, more is to come) – but if you want to get ahead of the game see the video below outlining their new collection for the forthcoming design calendar period.
It’s no secret where the inspiration for LZF Lamps’ latest lighting feature ‘Raindrop’ has come from. Javier Herrero Studio designed Raindrop to fall from the ceiling into a delicately handcrafted drop shape, plied from fine wood veneer, through which light emanating from a centralised glass sphere flows into its space.
Raindrop falls into the larger LZF Lamps catalogue of finely tuned wood products, embodying their mantras “wood touched by light” and “light and nature”.
KE-ZU’s co-owner and resident style guru Caron was recently featured on KE-ZU supplier LZF Lamps’ blog together with her executed LZF Telegram Interview – you can find the interview here, and below a copy Caron’s entertaining Telegram!
Info on some of LZF Lamps’ new pieces will be coming to the KE-ZU Blog shortly…
Air and Power. We know them well, not like this however. Welcome to LZF’s lighting adventure, Air.
Designed by Ray Power for LZF (pictured above), Air is made of a single Polywood sheet, bent to its exciting and engaging shape and held in its graceful profile. Falling into the LZF family of experimentation with form, Air is packed with fluidity and light as a feather.
Perfectly slotting into residential or commercial spaces as a table lamp or a wall-mounted lamp, Air is a quiet little achiever made of 100% sustainable FSC certified materials. You’ll find Air available in eight different wood veneer finishes, all of which radiating a welcoming glow.
LZF, being the progressive design gurus that they are haven’t forgotten the graphic styling to accompany the Air family – check out these cool illustrations.
Not to be forgotten are the handy LZF desktop calendars. Each month LZF release a calendar and September is another stellar offering! The calendars are available from LZF’s Facebook site here.
In a city famed for its love of light, it’s no mean feat that Spanish lighting gurus LZF lamps have taken the city’s huge Hospitality and Design trade-show by storm, winning both the Best Stand Award and Excellence in Lighting Award for the second year running!
Showcasing for the first time, their new collections SPIRO and RAINDROP, Sandro and Marivi of LZF have once again demonstrated that the successful production of award winning lighting is to marry an in-depth, artisanal appreciation for your core material with a boundless, artistic motivation.
Working with Remedios Simon to design Spiro and Javier Herrero Studio to produce Raindrop, the outcome is a collection of new timber luminaires that are at once sculptural, engaging and entirely practical.
Spiro was given a sneak peek unveiling in Sydney last year when LZF held an exclusive workshop at the KE-ZU showroom, the concept is now in production and available in an array of amazing colours.
Raindrop is a family of suspension pendants ranging small to extremely large – this light has huge potential in atriums, voids and works wonderfully in clustered installations.
Adding to the excitement of these new releases as well as the recognition in Las Vegas is the news that LZF is also now fully FSC certified – 100% sustainable timbers are used in all their lights. Great news that only reinforces the ‘looks good / feels good’ LZF ethos.
In November the 2011 Tokyo Designer’s Week (TDW) saw Spanish brands curated en masse in an exhibition titled: SPAINALIGHT a celebration of ‘light and passion’ staged at the Spanish Embassy in Tokyo .
Spainalight’s mise-en-scene pays tribute to the warm, Mediterranean light which Spanish designers make full use of in their work – a charming, playful light conducive to creativity, which celebrates innovation and avant-garde experimentation.
Showcasing 116 pieces by 43 designers and 52 companies, the exhibition was very well recieved and highlighted the shared Spanish/Japanese ethos of innovation as a driving force in creative persuits. Sancal, nanimarquina, Vondom, Andreu World, and Lzf Lamps (amongst others) celebrated the recent works of Patricia Urquiola, Bouroullec Studio, Mariscal and Jaime Hayon!
Recent disasters in Japan did little to dissuade participants and visitors to the annual fixture on the creative calendar. German architect Florian Busch was engaged as creative director for 2011. In the central exhbition centre not far from SPAINALIGHT the concept of exhibiting was given a fresh perspective:
By putting no restriction on the booth height and by arranging the booths in checkerboard street pattern, we have created a town-like exhibition space…
Lzf Lamps have done it again. Awarded the prestigious National Craftsmanship Award of Spain, Sandro, Marivi and their team have been duly recognised for their commitment to fostering artisanal practices in commercial design and manufacturing – A clear nod to their efforts in sustaining a “hands on” approach to lighting design. having already won the WAN best lighting product award this year for Agatha, the team go from strength to strength. Congratulations guys.
On October 26th, Berlin’s decommissioned and wonderfully atmospheric Tempelhof Airport, will for the first time, become Europe’s new Mecca for furniture professionals and design enthusiasts. Qubique is promising to be a Next Generation Tradeshow.
Concerts, exhibitions and presentations act as an interface between the areas of design, art, architecture, and music, increasing the value for both exhibitors and the visitors in the process.
Taking the fair out of the endless exhibition halls and soulless convention centres, Qubique frames the latest in design with a venue that imbues the tradeshow circus with a whole new sense of character. Inspiring as it is breathtaking the expansive hangars, baggage halls and airfields become a pop-up city teaming with creativity, repurposing the historically rich location.
It was with sheer delight and great anticipation that we welcomed Marivi and Sandro from LZF back to KE-ZU last week.
As part of their whistlestop tour through Australia and New Zealand the pair had promised to unveil for us their newest creations and we are pleased to inform you that big, beautiful things are coming out of the LZF camp in coming months – you won’t be disappointed! Whilst we can’t share all the details just yet we can let in you in on their inspired “Spiro” Concept (as depicted above).
Their study in timber veneer as a decorative element has for years now proved fruitful with some of the most beautiful, warm lighting in the marketplace. In ‘Spiro’ – Lzf have raised the bar again. The concept is one that empowers interior designers and specifiers with the creative stronghand – employ the swirls of decorative timber as a screening system, a floor detail, a pendant light – the choice is yours.
The range of timber loops can be recessed in walls, encased in perspex or even housed in glass and back lit – their application is entirely flexible, the possibilities are infinite and the result is guaranteed to be captivating. For more info on the new Spiro system dont hesitate to drop KE-ZU a line to discuss the potential for your fit-out.