DA VINCI COLLECTION wins PLATINUM.
The Da Vinci collection is inspired by one question: If Leonardo, the great Renaissancian, were alive today, how would he incorporate 21st Century technology into his designs? This has been the inspiration and guide in creating this handcrafted light. The Leonardo 1482 poetically resembles a rising sun, borrowing heavily from Renaissance-era mechanics, and is appropriately named for the year Leonardo da Vinci began designing and developing his inventions.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Leonardo 1482 is like nothing ever seen. It reflects the Renaissance era, but uses modern led technology. The light uses machine gears, along with magnifiers that are used to intensify the light source, that are reflected onto mirrors. With a simple pull on the chain, eight gears move simultaneously to redirect the light reflection on the mirrors onto the wall or the floor. Using the latest in lighting, machining, and metalwork technology the light brings the Renaissance back to life.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The led lights are installed so that the light points directly to the magnifying glasses. The magnifying glasses reflect the lights onto the mirrors. By a simple pull on the chain, 8 wheels move simultaneously to move the mirrors. The mirrors then redirect the light from the wall to floor and back again.
About the European Product Design Award™
The European Product Design Award™ The European Product Design Award™ was created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with their practical, well-thought-out creations. We reward the strategic thinking and imagination which goes into making a great product.
Farmani Group assembled European Product Design Award to bring attention to international product design and promote the winning designers to the prominent audience in Europe.
The Farmani Group, established in 1985, is the organizer of International Design Awards (IDA), Prix de la Photographie in Paris, London International Creative Awards, and the Annual Lucie Awards for Photography, which has emerged as one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards.
Meet Retta. Inspired by nature’s log jam on the shores of BC’s beautiful Harrison Lake, Retta takes her name from the Italian word for “straight line”. Retta’s meticulously machined end caps with light gold anodized finish resembling brass, decorate the ends of this trendy design. The grooves in the end caps create visual interest with three smooth surfaces. With Retta we have a classy, sleek fixture set to highlight any residential, corporate, or hospitality design. The Retta lighting line is a fresh remake of the minimalistic linear light.
Karice has enormous passion for creating beautiful lighting products, pushing creative boundaries to craft the unimaginable with their cutting-edge, lights. Founder, Maurice L Dery believes aesthetic beauty is the by-product of intelligent design and dreaming up what has never been done before is just a part of daily life at Karice. Following a minimalist approach, Karice strives to refine their products to be as simple and efficient as possible. Each piece follows this passion for doing the seemingly impossible, and reflects a creative, practical solution to a complicated design challenge