LZF Lamps and Sustainability

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We were elated to have Sandro Tothill from LZF Lamps visit Atlanta recently. We are always in awe of LZF’s stunning fixtures and the company’s dedication to sustainability. Technique, ethics, and aesthetics are equally prioritized in designing beautiful lamps with a reduced environmental footprint at LZF.

Here is their incredible Sustainability and Circular Economy Statement:

  • LZF works with wood veneer as their primary diffusing material.
  • For 29 years, LZF has been handcrafting wood-veneer lamps. They work by hand and do not use heavy machinery, only hand tools.
  • All LZF wood veneers are FSC-certified.
  • All of their wood veneer colors are from natural vegetable dyes.
  • The LZF wood veneer treatment is a proprietary patent called Timberlite®. It is a waterless, nontoxic treatment developed in-house to avoid using toxic solvents and resins. Timberlite transforms a delicate material into one that is exceptionally flexible and easy to manipulate.
  • LZF’s highly skilled artisans then drill, punch, cut, bend, and fold veneers by hand.
  • LZF has integrated the latest LED technology to stay abreast of energy saving and lower electrical consumption.
  • They prioritize eco-friendly packaging using compostable materials and recycled cardboard for boxes and supports. Fragile items are packed in potato starch bags and corn chips.
  • All of their main suppliers are within a 30-mile radius of the factory. They maintain an industrial fabric of small companies promoting local production and have closer and more personal contact with them, resulting in greater versatility and flexibility during production.

 

LEDucation 2022

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This year’s LEDucation 2022 Trade Show and Conference is being held March 15–16, 2022 at the New York Hilton Midtown. A premier trade show and conference for the New York lighting industry, LEDucation 2022 has more than 350 companies confirmed to exhibit, and an exciting slate of accredited educational programs.The 2022 Conference will open with six virtual sessions on Monday, March 14 and in-person sessions will take place on-site Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15–16.

Illuminations will be attending this year! Here is the list of our vendors that will be exhibiting:

Artemide – GB 919
Axo Light – GB 501
Bover – GB 411
Cerno/Revelite – GB 402/GB 404
Estiluz – AH2 4801
Flos – 2201
Folio – AH1 3009/AH1 3011
Ilex – GB 1019
LZF – R 6121
Marset – AH1 2401
No. 8 Lighting – AH1 3012
Pablo – AH1 2700

Can’t wait to see you there.

Not Your Typical Linear Suspensions – 10 Fixtures that Will Jazz Up Your Conference Room

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We have put together a list of 10 linear fixtures that will really shake it up in your office conference room or wherever you need a linear pendant. These aren’t your average suspensions, and we are looking forward to more projects with these interesting and conversation-starting lights.

 

Santa & Cole Lamina

A line of light and a thin metal sheet create the perfect diffusion in this aesthetically pleasing and soothing design. The Lamina explores the virtues of reflected light with simple lines in varying shades and sizes.

Santa & Cole Lamina

 

Luceplan Fienile

This suspension contains a homogenous light source for high performance without glare. The Fienile allows maximum freedom of movement with upward or downward directed light, thanks to the design’s 360 rotation, plus you can connect two of these via one power cord for longer applications.

Luceplan Fienile

 

Andlight Vale

The Vale suspends vertically or horizontally, and as a single or multiple pendant. Its edge-to-edge or end-to-end suspensions allow for many varied arrangements. The undulating and prismatic surface of the lens emits beautiful light and also creates a soft hue and ambient diffusion.

AndLight Vale

 

Marset Ambrosia *Available in the US in November*

This beautiful lighting system is available in four pre-set lengths ranging from 47 to 124 inches, with varying height options – allowing you to define and adjust as needed. The Ambrosia design stems from a tubular structure with gentle lines that attach to the ceiling, allowing the light to descend and gently illuminate any type of project.

Marset Ambrosia

 

Marset Ihana *Available in the US in November*

This stunning lighting system consists of several opal blown glass diffusers and a contrasting metal structure that determines the fixture’s height and fastens it to the ceiling. It offers ambient light to any classic or contemporary interior design project as its structure can be extended to include 14 diffusers connected to a single point of light.

Marset Ihana

 

LZF Dune

The Dune is made of two symmetrical ends and an irregular, bulbous-shaped center while the wood veneer diffuser houses the lamp’s dimmable LED light source. The downward light from the seed pod-like opening is softened by the glass. Each Dune is unique – the beauty found in the imperfections of hand blown glass ensures Dune as a piece of art.

LZF Dune

 

Lambert et Fils Dorval

This suspension lands somewhere between vintage and contemporary industrial design. Taking notes from airport runway lights and essential features of chandeliers alike – this intriguing fixture will be sure to zhuzh up your space and jumpstart conversation.

Lambert et Fils Dorval

 

Lambert et Fils Mile

This suspension offers a spin on the traditional linear suspension, pared down to its asymmetrical expression, two lines float in surprising equilibrium. A fun play on contrasts and angles – this collaboration with Canadian designer Guillaume Sasseville offers direct and indirect LED light as well. This fixture comes in a wide range of colors with fun finishes like green and burgundy, too!

Lambert et Fils Mile

 

Estiluz Circ T316

This glass globe and metal fixture provides direct and indirect light and can be mounted facing upwards or downwards. With three glass shades and one rotating arm, you can install the light at an angle if you please. It’s perfect for the conference room, but also for the living room, dining room, kitchen island, or bar counter!

Estiluz Circ T316

 

Cerno Una

The fixture’s exterior showcases the natural beauty of the wood construction, and ample light is shed from recessed light sources that preserve the linear form. This fixture is the zenith of many innovative fabrication techniques developed at Cerno. It also showcases what Cerno does best: showcasing the beauty of the materials in tandem with simple, gorgeous design. The perfect addition to your next office project.

Cerno Una