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As new technologies revolutionize life, the humble light bulb has become a point of reinvention among a few bright minds in the design new wave.
Like the guys behind the Plumen, the trio behind the AlessiLux Portable Table Luminaire collection wanted to re-imagine the bulb as something that is no longer ugly or banal. So young guns Giovanni Anghini Alessi, Gabriele Chiave and Frederic Gooris came up with an LED collection in collaboration with Foreverlamp that boasts powerful rechargeable batteries and an elegant touch dimmer an makes the bulb the very star of the lamp.
Whether you go with the UFO or these lantern styles, these LEDs will light up the faces in a room. LED means C02 emissions are reduced by 80% compared to incandescent sources. It also lasts 25 times longer. Light touch to turn light on, more on and finally off.
These rechargeable lights are cordless and can be used anywhere. There's a 5-plus hour life at full light output; over 100 hours when dimmed. An early adopter at our La Brea store snapped up a couple of the Parrafina styles for a mood-setting alternative to candles on his dining table.
The Ricordo Paraffina, inspired by an oil lamp, was designed by Frederic Gooris.
The Lumière Flame takes its form from the first source of light both in terms of fire and the electric bulb and is by Giovanni Alessi Anghini & Gabriele Chiave.
A name nearly synonymous with modern Italian design, Alessi defined the post-modern 1980s with its superstars Philippe Starck and Michael Graves. However, the company was actually founded almost 100 years ago in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi, as a tableware workshop producing items in nickel, chromium and silver-plated brass in Valle Strona in the Italian Alps. Son Carlo Alessi, trained as an industrial designer, brought modernism to the fore in the 1930s and later his brother Ettore Alessi began the practice of collaborating with outside designers.
By the 1970s, the company teamed with the likes of Achille Castiglioni and Ettore Sottsass before ushering in its most iconic decade. Now under Carlo's son Alberto Alessi, collaborations continue with a new generation, including Jasper Morrison, Mario Botta and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. "A true work of design must be able to move people," says Alberto, "to convey feelings, to trigger memories, to surprise, to go against the grain."