Cordless power and USB charging: the Fab lamp relaunched

In 1991, ISM Objects design studio developed the Fab lamp; 25 years later it has released the Fab 25 lamp. The original Fab lamp, a flat-pack self-assembled table lamp, was an immediate success. It won an ‘Artist & Industry’ award for design and production, retailed in the MoMA gift shop in New York, and Country […]

From the ashes of Melbourne: Igneous light

The Igneous light by James Walsh and Ash Allen takes an iconic Melbourne material and reimagines it in a new way. Developed in collaboration between the two Australian designers, the wall sconce light uses the bluestone foundations of Melbourne as a driving concept. The inventive Igneous light will be shown as part of the Melbourne […]

See the light

Written by Annie Reid. Image above, Christopher Boots’ Nepenthes pendant light. Today’s designers are busy with tomorrow’s next lighting collections, and there’s plenty on offer for all things bright and sparkly. Annie Reid rounds up lighting’s best and brightest. One thing’s for sure: glamorous pendants for residential applications are now equally at home within commercial […]

The Raso pendant at Meizei

ThinkLab by Luxxbox acoustic lighting

“The ThinkLab acoustic lighting range utilises the void between the desk and the ceiling plane. This is a previously untapped space in work places,” said managing and creative director, Jason Bird.

Into the light

“Light in its purest form is about perception. It literally changes the way in which we see the world,” says Melbourne-based lighting designer, Volker Haug. MEZZANINE talks to Volker and other designers about new technologies that are bringing aesthetic opportunities to their work, and allowing them to set a new mood of sustainability.

Dyson’s enduring light bulb moment

It is lamentably rare to have the inventor of a product speak about it publicly. Intriguing inventor and product designer Jake Dyson visited Dyson’s Sydney headquarters last month to give an insight on the development process and breakthrough technology behind his slick CSYS range.

Shining a light on Indigenous craftsmanship

From the tropical forests of Elcho Island comes a range of lighting that simply cannot be replicated. MEZZANINE takes a look at Yuta Badayala (In a New Light) – part of an ongoing collaboration between Sydney furniture studio and store, Koskela, and the Yolngu weavers of the Elcho Island Arts Centre.

The practical future of lighting

“What the end game actually is, is to provide lighting as seamlessly as possible,” says Steve Cahill, CEO and co-founder of enLighten Australia, ahead of his presentation at Total Facilities next week.

Adamas pendant light by Savage Design

The cylindrical brass that makes up the Adamas Pendant Light features textural juxtapositions that combine with raw tones for a lighting fixture sure to garner attention.