A glass cone holds the chromed aluminum reflector, supported by three slender metal rods. Equilibrium and lightness for this family of lamps available in floor and wall versions, for indirect light emission, and in a hanging version, for direct focused light.
Suspension lamp. Transparent borosilicate glass diffuser. Reflector in polished chromed aluminium. Transparent power cable. Glass cone houses a reflector held by three chromed arms. The light reflects around the cone thus giving constant downward emission.
The 12th century basilica of Siponto, on a quiet road outside Manfredonia, in Italy’s Puglia region, is easy to miss—just another church among the thousands around the country. But these days, it attracts a crowd, sometimes even queues. The reason isn’t the church in itself, though it is an authentic jewel—the last building standing of…
Yumi means bow in Japanese.Today, this simple shape is re-interpretedby Shigeru Ban for FontanaArte. Its absoluteharmony is destined to turn into a newuniversal classic. Yumi is both delicate andstrong: a clean design and simple shape thatblend into a lightweight yet sturdy structure ofcomposite material, wrapped in a carbon fi brecoat with a surface brushed to a gloss fi nish.170 LEDs are discreetly sunk into the structureof the lamp minimising the use of spaceand further enhancing the continuous lineof the bow design. Choosing materials that areresistant to high temperatures made it possibleto sink the wiring entirely inside the stemduring the production process. Yumi spreadsa warm downward glow which is ideal forcreating an intimate atmosphere. It addscharacter to different interiors with its distinctbut subtle personality.
Floor lamp. Composite structure coated in carbon fiber. Metal base. Available painted in white, black and red.
Designed by Gae Aulenti and Piero Castiglioni, the Parola lamp features three different kinds of glass working processes: opaline blown glass for the adjustable shade, natural glass for the stem and natural beveled crystal for the base. It is an exemplary model of technical integration between artisan and industrial skills. Available in table, floor and wall versions.
Table lamp with dimmer. Transparent glass base with transparent borosilicate glass stem. Diffuser in amber AM or white BI opaline blown glass. Braided fabric cable, black dimmer and switch.
Lambert “is the conscience of modern and contemporary architecture, protecting its past and advocating for its future as a vital art form,” said jury chairman Elizabeth Diller.
Her role as Director of Planning for the Seagram Building from 1954-1958 was highlighted by juror Robert A. M. Stern as, “one of the great acts of architectural patronage in modern times”, and that, “under Lambert’s leadership the CCA has amassed an incomparable library and staggering archive of drawings, and has mounted important public programs that have done much to rescue the profession of architecture from inertia and amnesia.”
“Phyllis Lambert has made an enormous contribution to how we think about architecture and cities. She has raised awareness and standards of research, scholarship, heritage preservation, and design to the highest levels,” added Current Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CCA, Bruce Kuwabara.
The Arts and Letters Award in Architecture will be given to four American architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction or who explores ideas in architecture through any medium of expression.The recipients who will each receive a $10,000 prize are respectively, Andrew Berman, Andrew Freear, Mimi Hoang & Eric Bunge, and Theodore Prudon.
This year’s winners were chosen from a group of 35 individuals and practices nominated by the members of the Academy. The jurors were: Elizabeth Diller (chairman), Henry Cobb, Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Hugh Hardy, Steven Holl, Cesar Pelli, James Polshek, Robert A. M. Stern, and Tod Williams.
The awards will be presented in New York City in May at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial. Work by the winners will be featured in an upcoming exhibition on view in the Academy’s galleries on Audubon Terrace from May 19 to June 12.