Designer lighting for the home: Bright designs at 2017 Milan Furniture Fair’s Euroluce Festival

The International Lighting Exhibition sees some gorgeous contemporary designs

Apr 15, 2017 | By AFP Relaxnews

Tom Dixon — ‘Cut’

The Milan Furniture Fair—an annual event for design fans and industry professionals—closed April 9, 2017, in the Italian city. This year’s fair also hosted Euroluce, the International Lighting Exhibition. The festival is in its 29th year running, and lauded as the global benchmark lighting exhibition. Here’s a look at some of the standout designs from the 2017 edition of Euroluce.

“Coassiale” by Vittorio Venezia for Martinelli Luce


This year, Martinelli Luce presented “Coassiale”, a sculptural ceiling light featuring two LED spotlights housed in cylinders positioned at the ends of two cables. One of the cylinders serves as the ceiling mount and the other its counterweight. Between the two, an opal white methacrylate disc reflects the light and creates different effects.

“Mamba” by Emiliana Martinelli for Martinelli Luce

The “Mamba” ceiling light is another design for Martinelli Luce. Thanks to its small size, this hanging light fixture is suitable for domestic use or for large spaces.

“Past & Future” by Piet Hein Eek for Veronese

After discovering thousands of Murano glass ornaments in the basement of the Veronese workshop, the French brand’s creative director Ruben Jochimek called on Dutch designer and keen upcycler Piet Hein Eek to put the trinkets to use. The designer created a series of modular glass tubes with LED lights inside, decorated with all kinds of glass ornaments.

“Yanzi” by Neru & Hu for Artemide

For Artemide, Neru & Hu designed a surprising light with a structure evoking the branches of a tree. Sparrow-like creations perch on the branches, with brushed copper bodies topped with lights.

“Perch Tree” by Umut Yamac for Moooi

London-based architect Umut Yamac also brought a tree-like creation to Euroluce. The paper and brass design features birds perching on its branches.

“Cut” by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon channeled futuristic inspirations with “Cut”, a faceted ceiling light.

“Astrup” table lamp by Sammode

2017 sees Sammode celebrate its 90th anniversary, as well as 50 years of the firm’s tubular lighting solution that features in all its lights. To celebrate, Sammode Studio collection gets three new table lamps — a first for Sammode, which is more accustomed to integrated lighting solutions.

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