Jansen & de Bont Luminous Entity Type I Light

An innovative gesture-controlled light from a new Dutch design duo

Industrial designers Matthijs Jansen and Jorg de Bont launched their eponymous studio Jansen & de Bont and their debut product, the Luminous Entity Type I light fixture, at now! Le Off, one of the venues at Paris Design Week 2016. While an attractive light on its own, the patent-pending gesture-control technology that commands it is a fresh and innovative approach to managing light and brings …

Maison & Objet 2014 with Luka Luna

The Parisian shop's founder takes us through her highlights from the Paris Design Week event

by Caroline Kinneberg While design weeks in London and Milan are oftentimes as much about marketing and events as they are showcasing new designs, Paris Design Week is considerably more retail-oriented. This is especially true at its main attraction, Maison & Objet, where people have their wallets out and homes waiting to be filled. “I’m always excited to discover new creations, to feel alive intellectually …

London Design Festival 2013: Hunting & Narud

The design duo draws from their native Norway to create functional but wondrously sculptural mirrors

by LinYee Yuan Rough quarry granite, matte steel and a highly polished copper mirror are the elements that make up one of the most visible design objects at this year’s London Design Festival. The sculptural Copper Mirrors series from Norwegian-born, London-based designers Amy Hunting and Oscar Narud were originally conceived for Fashion Scandinavia at Somerset House during the recent London Fashion Week. But their striking …