This year for the Salone Samuel Wilkinson studio will launch three new products. A wooden stool BERET with Italian brand Crassevig and the inaugural two products, SMILE & CURLI, for new collaborative lighting brand BEEM.
Beret is a wooden stool that combines pure geometry with premium comfort. The idea was to design a stool with a surprising level of comfort within a slim minimal form. The combination is achieved through the complex curvature of the round 3d ply seat pan. Beret will be available in 3 different heights and a variety of finishes.
CRASSEVIG / Salone del Mobile, 20017 Rho / HALL 7 H21
BEEM seeks to reshape the world of light bulbs through innovative combinations of pure form and the latest LED technology. The new brand is a collaboration between designer Samuel Wilkinson and experienced lighting entrepreneurs Chris Stimson and Bujar Shkodra.
Soft-launching at Milan Design Week 2018 at forward-thinking new design district Ventura Future – the design destination showcasing the products of tomorrow – BEEM presents two striking lamps designs, scheduled to enter production later in 2018.
“We consciously set out to make contemporary forms. The bulb market is saturated with retro styling – it’s good to create something different. We realised that nearly all bulbs went downwards and appeared to flow out from the bulb holder. Our initial reaction was to make forms that do the opposite – why not go upward and try to visually separate the parts? A light becomes a sculpture in the air – why do you want to look at the lump of the bulb holder above it? Why not either hide it with the bulb, as in CURLI, or make it a key part of the design’s visual balance, as with the SMILE range”
Ventura Future @ Future Dome, Via Paisiello, 6, 20131
For more info about BEEM and Samuel Wilkinson, please contact Dorothy Bourne at email@example.com or on +44 (0)7939 200519.