7) Bamboo Floor Lamp by Sarah Kim
First in the Bamboo Lighting Series, this lamp makes brilliant use of bamboo stalks that are skilfully arranged into a stunning modern design. The unique structure of the lamp helps produce a subdued gleam of light.
8) ‘The Leone Series 01′ by Lanzavecchia + Wai
As a way of paying tribute to the traditional Chinese Lion Dance, Italian-Singaporean design studio Lanzavecchia + Wai has collaborated with an Asian craftsman to create ‘The Leone Series 01′ of eco-friendly tabletop, floor and hanging lamps.
Taking after the fascinating shapes and colors of the Lion Dance masks, these designer lamps are made using flexible bamboo strips that are covered in white rice paper. The startling orange paint on the inside of the lamp actually creates a brighter glow.
9) CONSTANTIN by Andrea Claire Studio
Brooklyn-based artisan and fabricator Andrea Claire, of the Andrea Claire Studio, is the maker of the magnificently artistic CONSTANTIN lighting collection. First displayed at the 2011 ICFF, this collection consists of handmade floor lamps, chandeliers and table lamps.
Borrowing from Isamu Noguchi’s works and also the traditional pendant-shaped Chinese lanterns, the designer has carved the basic structure from bamboo. The bamboo lampshade actually produces a warmer glow. The individual lamps are connected by means of brass tubes, making the whole set-up look like branches of a tree.
10) Xuan Lamp by Innovo Design
The 2011 Milan Furniture Fair witnessed a rather unusual lamp design in the form of Chinese brand, Innovo Design’s Xuan Pendant Lamp. Xuan, in Chinese, literally means disorder. Made from a wispy mass of superfine bamboo threads, the highly unorthodox design of this lamp is indeed quite refreshing.
11) ‘Fusion’ Lighting collection by Fernando and Humberto Campana
The ‘Fusion’ series of eco-friendly lighting is the result of the amalgamation of French and Brazilian cultures. Created by designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, in association with crystal maker Baccarat, these lamps are undeniably elegant in their appearance. The intricate rattan structure, coupled with the elaborate crystal ornamentation makes for a striking picture.
While the hanging lamps are built using interwoven strips of bamboo, the tabletop lamps are made with lithe, cylindrical bamboo segments. The collection also includes a spectacular chandelier piece with curved bamboo arms.
12) Moso Pendant Lamp by Brian Schmitt
The man behind the famous 2005 Adrift Mobiles, designer Brian Schmitt is known for using sustainable, environment-friendly substances in most his designs. The Moso bamboo lamp, another of Schmitt’s creations, was launched back at the 2007 HauteGREEN exhibition.
Built almost entirely using organic materials, this lightweight hanging luminaire consists of a bamboo veneer lampshade, that is then coated with a concoction of low V.O.C linseed oil and tungsten oil. It does not use an synthetic glue. The presence of an energy-saving LED bulb makes the lamp all the more efficient.