London-based Luum Studio launched in the recent Euroluce lighting exhibition, part of Milan International Design Week 2015 new collection of lighting.
New British lighting design studio and manufacturer Luum are delighted to announce their launch following their unveiling of three installation designs at Euroluce, the prestigious world lighting Biennale held at Salone del Mobile from 14th to 19th April. The exhibited designs, Pollen, Flame and Bangle, demonstrated Luum’s inspiring, contemporary approach to lighting design, capturing the imagination of those in attendance.
London-based Luum is the brainchild of Chris Fox, the original designer and Creative Director and lighting manufacturer Andrew Watson, who is Director of established lighting company Heathfield & Co. Fox and Watson combine years of knowledge and industry experience in the conception and delivery of inspiring lighting installations for distinctive interiors.
Luum’s process is defined by a thoughtful and considered approach, sensitive to the relationship between architecture and light. They tailor their services to each project, offering adaptable and scalable lighting designs that may also be specified in custom materials, finish and scale. The modular flexibility of their work enables individual components to be grouped and reconfigured as desired. For something unique, Luum’s clients also commission the design and manufacture of one-of-a-kind bespoke lighting installations.
Luum’s collections harness the qualities of a variety of materials, from hand-blown glass, metal, wood and fine ceramic. Alongside production in their own Manchester-based factory, Luum appoints some of the finest European artisans, craftspeople and producers to realise their lighting. Drawing on a collective spirit and address book of first class manufacturers, Luum can develop seemingly effortless forms that are both innovative and technically complex.
Chris Fox’s inspiring designs for Luum are described as highly contemporary and poetic. His lighting conjures up magical worlds, taking the viewer on a journey through a combination of sculpture and light that transforms and enriches its environment.
Pollen is like a microscopic creature or the eye of a flower enlarged to an unexpected and monumental scale. Strong tubular rings support hand blown glass spheres, arranged in the concentric structure of a classic tiered chandelier design. Pollen’s playful simplicity and modern presence are in tension with the complexity and formality of traditional chandeliers and candelabra; history is re-imagined through contemporary eyes.