Milan Design Week 2009: Flos

Flos had an impressive number of new products at Euroluce, starring Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders and Paul Cocksedge among others.
Milan Design Week 09 - Flos

Philippe Starck signs with Eugeni Quitllet the fantastic K-Ray lamp, to be pronounced carai as the Spanish expression for wow; a brand new typology of object, intriguing, lightweight, innovative, one of the pieces in my wish list. 
Marcel Wanders goes romantic with his new wall lamp for outdoors Wallflower, the archetypical shape of a flower made of a transparent solid material spreads out its sparkles on architecture. His Can Can pendant lamp is as simple as it is clever; the rounded shade lamp reveals its beauty only when looked from underneath, a draped white textile hides the light source giving the object and the emitted light a nice intimate character. 
British light designer Paul Cocksedge signs Skin, an ultra-slim pendant lamp made of two sheets of metal slightly curved in a corner as if it was a piece of paper, the opened vertex unveils the inner surface of a vivid red and the string of LEDs. Also from Cocksedge the innovative Life 01, which combines light, organic life and water in an original piece with the appearance of a regular crystal vase for flowers; as long as the flower lives the vase will emanate light but once the flower dries out the light will switch off, until the next fresh flower. 
Patricia Urquiola Euphorbia's collection of fixtures made of laser cut and bent steel felt a bit toned down for the Spanish designer's standard, she has accustomed us to more expressive and emotional products. 
Flos also presented the LED versions of the beautiful Kelvin T lamp designed by Antonio Citterio and the Tab lamp designed by the british duo Barber & Osgerby.
All the pics after the jump.


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  • Interview: Eugeni Quitllet
    When we first saw his name close to that of Philippe Starck we googled, with no luck. There was no human trace of Eugeni Quitllet and we thought, for a brief moment, that he could be an invention, some sort of imaginary alter ego created by his famously provocative partner. But shortly after all this revealed to be a product of our unquiet imagination: he is for real, thank goodness.

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