New from Stephanie Ng are these wonderful Scoop pendant lights. The concept behind Scoop was to create a simplistic form with clean contours that wrap gently around the globe reminiscent of an ice cream cone.

The bright coloured ring pops suggesting different flavours that appeal to various individuals with option to alternate with bright coloured cords. The top of the light is turned hard wood and provides a tactile surface before curving into the metal spun cap that lives right on top of the globe to minimise glare from light shining directly at you. This allows the eye to wander above to appreciate the beauty in the natural element of the design of the wood grains and knots. 

For further information visit stephaniengdesign.com

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New from Stephanie Ng are these beautiful handmade, 100% treated merino wool woven ‘Luna Lana' lights. The quirky design come with an extra long flex cord allowing you to drape, wrap and intertwine to create you own look.

Available in both junior and jumbo sizes Luna Lana was launched at Design.Made.Trade.  For further information visit stephaniengdesign.com

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Conceptually launched in Europe in 2012, Artemide Australia is excited to welcome the very first product from the IN-EI range to our shores, Hoshigame.

Co-developed with ISSEY MIYAKE, IN-EI is a sophisticated collection of freestanding, table and suspension lights.

Miyake’s trademark folding technology combines with a special fabric derived from recycled PET bottles to create sculptural yet rigid forms. Designed to be collapsible, the geometric shades retain their form perfectly without the need for an internal frame. The range’s intricate shades were designed using complex 2 and 3 dimensional mathematical principles. This harmonious blend of light and shade to results in a form that’s visually enchanting.

For further information visit artemide.com.au or visit the Artemide Melbourne store, 46-48 Rathdown Street, Carlton.

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Local design talent Stephanie Ng has launched her first solo project, the Halo Modular Lighting. Made up of singular modules that join together to form a continuos link that grows as far as the space allows. We love when innovative design allows people to play and customise a composition to create their own look.

Made from spun steel with a powder coat exterior, the Halo Modular Light is available in speciality colour options upon request. Visit stephaniengdesign.com for further information

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Loving the Kahdu collection by ilanel (creator of Ora and Rain). Each lampshade is beautifully hand crafted and based on a mathematical composition of a high-impact pattern.

Reminiscent of the Op Art movement of the 1960s, Kahdu offers a bold sculptural presence and is a perfect statement to any modern space. Available in various shapes and sizes and 20 colours. 

For further information visit 
ilanel.com

Urchin, by designer Chris Hardy, is a contemporary chandelier. It’s body is constructed using Direct Digital Manufacturing to create a form that is relatively unachievable in terms of traditional manufacturing processes.  Light is managed using contemporary high flux LED technologies.  

Urchin is made to order and may be finished in colours and LED Kelvin temperatures as specified (warm, neutral and cool). For further information contact Cafe Culture Melbourne.

ORA is an interesting lighting project from ilanel (creators of Rain), meditating between light and darkness through transparent colour.

It is an interactive luminary that engages in experimentation and exploration of coloured illumination.

ORA enables personalisation, for coloured light can have an emotional meaning and therefore can influence the atmosphere of a space.

The intention behind ORA is physical interaction - Act to affect. To control its outcome, three knobs were fitted; each adjust one colour spectrum - red, green and blue. 

Adjusting the intensities of these light spectrums, results in endless coloured light options. For further information visit ilanel.com

Earl Pinto is a Melbourne based design studio crafting signature furniture and lighting combining new technologies with traditional hand craftsmanship. Along with a growing range of products, Earl Pinto custom design and make for both commercial and residential markets. Earl Pinto is a unique collaboration between two designers who create with a pallet of solid timbers, plywood, acrylic, polypropylene, brass and steel. 

I enjoyed a casual chat with the designers, Alex Earl and Gerard Pinto. Both Earl and Pinto design for the label as well as taking on special commissions and project work. You can check out the Earl Pinto designs in their workshop and showroom space in Sackville St. Collingwood.

What was the inspiration behind the Anise light concept?
Gerard Pinto: “The Anise light was the first collaboration between Alex and myself. The form was built up from a simple geometry study of shapes, experimenting with how we could create complicated three-dimensional forms out of flat shapes. The finished product ended up looking very natural and organic.” 

Is the pen mightier than the computer?
Alex Earl: “The short answer is no. However that doesn’t mean that we don’t sketch, we sketch a lot. More often than not however scale mock-ups and material studies have a lot more to do with the development of an Earl Pinto product than sketches do. Of course all of our pieces are computer cut, using CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology.” 

Gerard Pinto: “All ideation starts in the sketch book. Of course designs are refined through computer technologies… CAD drawings are no substitute for the understanding of form and proportion that sketching gives you. 

Alex and I often sit down together when working on a new concept and discuss various construction methods before we touch the computer.”

Who is someone that you would like to collaborate with in the future?
Alex Earl: “I’d like to collaborate with Henry Selick, a stop motion director who created scenes like the Jaguar Shark animation in The Life Aquatic. I really admire people with great imagination who create worlds that tell a story.” 

Does working in Melbourne influence/ enhance your work?
Gerard Pinto: “We sell our work all over Australia and around the world. The majority of our customers are local (Melbournians) and they do like a certain look, which is all about playful details and quality finishes. We work collaboratively with amazing crafts people in Melbourne like Thomas Burless who makes anything we need out of metal, enhancing our pieces.” 

For further information visit earlpinto.com.au

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James Hargraves trained in Mechanical Engineering, but after graduating, gravitated towards Multi-Media & Graphic Design.

Later his work extended beyond 2 dimensions with exhibition design. In 2009, he designed his first piece of furniture as an exercise to advance his burgeoning computer modelling skills. After receiving a couple of awards, he was encouraged to pursue product design.

His work explores structural optimisation and the formal potential offered by the coupling of 3D modelling with digital fabrication techniques, married with hands on craft practices. 

I was lucky enough to catch James via email whilst he was out of the country. James is a highly conceptual designer, his designs are meticulously hand crafted (typically hand assembled laser cut pieces) and very well thought out. You can view the WEFT designs at www.tongueandgroove.com.au.

1. What was the inspiration behind the WEFT 056 concept?
“This project was unusual, because I developed the technique without having a form in mind. And that came about by playing with paper & scissors.”

2. Is the pen mightier than the computer?
“No, computer modeling is a profound advance on drawing for both visualization & documentation of design. But that is not to say that it has made sketching redundant. Both pen & computer are just tools for externalizing design which is essentially a mental activity.”

3. Does working in Melbourne influence/ enhance your work?
“I find walking and looking a great source of inspiration; and Melbourne is a great city for a wanderer. So I would agree that being based in Melbourne enhances my practice but my Influences are from all over.”

4. Who is someone that you would like to collaborate with in the future?
“No-one I can think of, offhand. It is not something I have given much thought, but I am open to invitations.”

5. What experiences/ projects are you looking forward to? 
“I’m in New York, this moment as I right this, and despite feeling at home in Melbourne, there is nothing better than getting far away…So in answer to your question I would say: future travels.”

For further information visit jameshargraves.com
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Love the ‘Rain’ multi-sensory lighting by design studio ilanel. Mixing sight and sound it invites touch and interaction.

Rain captures the shimmery sparkle of raindrops frozen in descent and voices a whimsy chime of flutes. Individual drops are visually quite subtle, but gain tremendous strength when multiplied and clustered in large groups.

A playful piece with the sleekness of a design classic that is suitable for residential and commercial use. For more information and Melbourne stocks visit www.ilanel.com

These vibrant coloured lamps are designed by Ferruccio Laviani and availible at Space Furniture in Richmond and Port Melbourne. Take your pick of colour to best suit your space and create the mood. Made from polycarbonate the range comes in crystal, green, red, orange, blue, yellow and matt white or black.
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These vibrant coloured lamps are designed by Ferruccio Laviani and availible at Space Furniture in Richmond and Port Melbourne. Take your pick of colour to best suit your space and create the mood. Made from polycarbonate the range comes in crystal, green, red, orange, blue, yellow and matt white or black.

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This magnificent ‘Waratah’ design can be utilised in a range of indoor or outdoor settings. It comes from the Lump Sculpture Studio found in Fairfield, Melbourne. Lump were responsible for great designs in the Masterchef set.
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This magnificent ‘Waratah’ design can be utilised in a range of indoor or outdoor settings. It comes from the Lump Sculpture Studio found in Fairfield, Melbourne. Lump were responsible for great designs in the Masterchef set.

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