Final Frame: Alessi's Light Bulbs Re-imagined

Alessi invited three young designers, Frederic Gooris, Giovanni Alessi Anghini, and Gabriele Chiave to re-imagine the LED light bulbs beyond their form-follows-function designs we're used to seeing today. Known as Alessilux, the designs were revealed at Milan Design Week, and will be available via Foreverlamp in Europe...

LED technology significantly reduces CO2 emissions thanks to its low energy consumption: it enables a saving of 80% over incandescent and halogen light bulbs, and the lifetime of a new LED bulb is a good 25 times longer than that of incandescent bulbs. LEDs also offer new extraordinary design possibilities as they enable the creation of smaller, vibration-free light sources that generate less heat. In collaboration with Foreverlamp, and considering the present relevance of this topic, Alessi decided to draw on a particularly fresh design perspective working with young designers Giovanni Alessi Anghini, Gabriele Chiave and Frederic Gooris. The topic naturally led us toward a sort of dissolution of the boundaries between the light bulb and the luminary: several of the designs are probably closer to a real luminary than a mere light bulb. I believe this new design project will open the door to a revolution in the world of lighting: it’s as if we no longer needed to hide the boring, nondescript and often truly ugly bulbs…

[via Design Boom]

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