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.
For the London Design Festival 2017 Samuel Wilkinson studio will be showing a new LED lighting collection, CRINKLE, and an installation called Paper curtain.
Crinkle is new series of linear LED lamps with an irregular crinkled surface. The lamp was designed as antithesis to the usual sterile offering of linear lighting products so is very suited to both domestic and contract markets. The outer surface of the extruded aluminium shroud has an asymmetrical pattern that will reflect and distort the light across the rippled surface.
The collection will be exhibited within in a new stand / installation concept also designed by the studio for DECODE. Called Paper curtain, the installation will consist of 3m pleated curtains that are hung around the various lighting collections. The curtains will be handmade from differently coloured rolls of photography paper.
21-24 September / Stand B21 / Design Junction 2017, Granary Sq, King’s Cross, N1C 4AA
See you there!
MAISON OBJET 2017
Samuel Wilkinson studio is pleased to announce the launch of 3 products @ Maison & Objet 2017 as part of new brand collaborations with Italian bathroom brand EX.T, and Austrian artisan’s Lobmeyr. The products include 2 mirrors, Float and Gravity, and candelabra Zymbel.
MAISON & OBJET January 20-24th
EX.T / Hall 7, A57
LOBMEYR / Hall 7, H124
See you there!
LDF 2016: Design Undefined #2
We have created a bespoke installation in the ground-floor Keep to debut his new Brace chair. Crafted from steam-bent ash wood with 12 bends in its structure, Brace is named in tribute to the ‘arch brace’ supports used in traditional steam-bent designs.
Offcuts from the factory floor will be used to create the surrounding structure, turning it into a cocoon of suspended wooden pieces, with the chair itself displayed on a mirrored floor.
Sat 17 September — Sat 25 September
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