The Flos stand at Euroluce 2017
Click title to see images...One of the most impressive stands at Euroluce 2017 had to be the Flos stand designed by Calvi Brambilla. It was designed to to look like a curtain that had been moved by a gentle touch.
The first thing we noticed as we walked on the stand was the Black Line trimless downlighters set into the ceiling. The black interior set against the grey ceiling looked fantastic. It was almost as if tiny halo's of light were bursting from the ceiling.
The second thing we noticed was the huge number of people. It was easily the busiest stand by a huge margin and we had to bustle to the reception desk to find our sales representative who gave us the tour of the stand.
We started by looking at the new exterior lights including the new camouflage range designed by Piero Lissoni who was there posing for some photographs.
Next was the new range from the now legendary Michael Anastassiades ( designer of the hugely successful IC light range ) with some interesting variations on the iconic Flos cocoon style. There were two pendants called the Overlap S1 and Overlap S2.
Philippe Starck designed a new range which resembled a classical oval mirror that had been given a contemporary make over with an LED light set into the surround. The range also has smaller mirror panels which can be attached onto the sides.
Konstantin Grcic has expanded the Taccia range with a new range of products that are called Noctambule and appear as clear glass tubes with black a trim which can be joined together to create different forms from long suspension pendants to floor lamps and table lamps.
Barber & Osgerby designed a fun collection called Bellhop which are little mushroom style rechargeable table lamps ( Bellhop T ) in bold colours which funnel a downward pool of light. This range also consists of a matching uplighter floor lamps ( Bellhop F ), wall lights ( Bellhop W ), pendants ( Bellhop S ) and also exterior lights.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec had a very futuristic range which appeared as long thin opal tubes surrounded by scaffolding. I can imagine applications in areas such as large commercial Atriums.
Vincent Van Duysen had a new range of table lamps on display. The frame of the lamp was a wooden square inside which were concealed magnets designed to hold in place a series of optional accessories which can be purchased separately. This allows the end user to adjust the design according to their changing requirements over time.
Two new designers to the Flos family are Nendo and Formafantasma. Nendo designed a range of tubular uplighters for table or floor mounting. Available in a choice of gradients and colours. Formafantasma had two products on display a long slender wall light called Wirering made from a soft rubber texture which protrudes like a leather strap holding a circle. The circle is filled with an LED strip casting light back onto the wall. The second design was a little abstract and featured falling coloured shards design to catch and dissipate light bouncing it around the room.