Shining Stars from Design-Conscious

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    Every now and then a new product comes on the market that just ticks every box – and these two new additions really do outshine the competition. Not only are they good looking, but they have both been designed utilizing LED and Fluorescent energy efficiency to great effect. Jacqui from Design-Conscious tells us more about the products…Dina is an archetypal image of a small lamp. It encompasses everything great about the hugely popular Miss K Lamp (by Philippe Starck / Flos), only ‘better’ (some may say) because it’s powered by energy efficient LEDs.

    A tough polycarbonate shade on an aluminium body, housing 6W of Cree LED (3000K, 400 lumen) complete with touch dimming. The light is soft and warm – the perfect table light, bedside or living room lamp.

    It’s nice to have a stylish, decorative, low energy lamp that can be used for design-conscious, energy-conscious applications, thinking specifically about projects that want to achieve part L or even part P status, or carbon neutral operating, as many hotels are now seeing energy efficiency as a consideration in design or refurbishment.

    Dina abat-jour is designed by Dante Donegani & Giovanni Lauda, 2 stalwarts of functional design. The lights are compact, stylish and understated and are available in a choice of four colours.

    Birdie lights (designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba) are available in two versions: A tall table light (great bedside or console table light) and quite a short floor light (the European size that stands nicely at the side of a chair or sofa).

    The slender form is particularly good for small rooms – a pleasant change from all the oversized designs of recent years that can make spaces seem cramped.

    These quirky lights make a great feature and even the control of the Birdie light is intuitive. The control dimmer is a five stage touch dimmer control and is cleverly incorporated into the design through the stem. This is also what makes Birdie special; it’s a fluorescent light that is dimmable, thus avoiding one of the main downsides of most fluorescent lamps.

    The Birdie Lights add cheerful character to any environment and are available in a great colour palette too.

    For quantities of 100 or more it is possible to have special colours of these lamps made to your specification. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

    Daniel Fountain / 13.09.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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