PSFK’s The Future of Home Living report showcased tomorrow’s ideas and innovations in modern urban life offering an unparalleled glimpse into the lifestyle of the ultimate, modern-day New Yorker. The exhibit received thousands of visitors and showcased a carefully curated collection of products, services and concepts that are a demonstration of the trends in the Future of Home Living report.
Luceplan caught our attention as an innovative market leader in the design lighting field. Luceplan’s commitment to the environment has won several international acknowledgements and its celebrated LED Bernice lamp sits on the desks of the New York Times building designed by Renzo Piano.
PSFK spoke with Giuseppe Butti CEO of Luceplan USA, about the ideas behind Luceplan’s design and what thinks will be the next trend in home living.
What is Luceplan’s design philosophy?
For Luceplan design comes always in conjunction with functionality and the search for something new. So it is not only the search for the pure design but it is the search for the combination of design and that something else that makes it unique. The world is full of lighting fixtures, but not of unique products.
What exciting developments/projects/products does Luceplan have coming out in the near future?
During the last Euroluce Luceplan has presented a few very unique products that will be available between the end of this year and the beginning of next year in the US. One is called Silenzio and is a combination of three elements : Light, Acoustical panels and a special fabric. The second one is called Illusion. This fixture is a wall / ceiling fixture based on LED technology that mixes the use of a Fresnel lens and polycarbonate. But the most important introduction will be this coming November with Synapse. Synapse, designed by Francisco Gomez Paz , opens a new lighting typology thanks to the LED technology, the typology of light used as a room devider.
What do you see as the next big trend(s) in urban living and why is this important?
The world becomes more and more energy conscious. Therefore when it comes to light, which is a very important factor in our everyday life, it is very important that we choose the right quality of light for our living space. Too often there is to less attention given to the illumination of our spaces.
What are three things (products, services, interior design solutions etc.) you’d put in your perfect home or apartment?
Appropriate lighting systems, advanced demotic systems and energy savings solutions.
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