Renowned Italian lighting company Martinelli Luce has been making a name for itself with high-quality lighting solutions since 1950. Founder Elio Martinelli is known for his innovative and contemporary designs that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing, featuring geometric and natural forms. His most iconic design? The timelessly elegant ‘Serpente’ lamp, to this day a must-have on the wishlist of many design afficionados worldwide. Just like the Pipestrello Classic or Cobra table lamps.
Since 1997, John Fearon and James Bassant, founders of Astro Lighting, have shared a passion for British lighting design and a vision to create products of distinctive quality. Now, for the first time in 20 years, they are introducing three new ranges of lighting designs with precisely crafted translucent porcelain shades. In which the light is softly diffused, including a rich, warm glow for any room.
HIND RABII LIGHTING STUDIO
For more than 20 years, Hind Rabii has been producing light collections that merge the colours of the Mediterranean with the clean lines of Scandinavian design. With a variety of materials and elegant details: from perfectly finished metal components to Murano glass or ceramics from Venice.
Minimalist elegance, a holistic approach and a passion for innovation embrace German design brand Occhio, which designs light fittings according to the principle of ‘form follows function’. From the inside out. “We bring light culture to people,” explains Axel Meise, founder and chief designer of Occhio. “Our light is not meant to illuminate a room, but to make a living space shine.”
Design technology company prado has been more than loved in the international design world since it was founded in 2020. The success? Founder Thibault Renson created technological solutions that highlight what prevails, without being present himself. At prado, you will find clever combinations such as light + ventilation or light + motion, the first recessed spotlight with invisible motion sensor that creates the ultimate form of tranquillity on the ceiling. As well as a lighting collection, sockets and push buttons with a unique design that balances form, material, functionality and technology. Surplus? Prado’s innovation is modular and circular, where parts can be replaced and recycled separately.
Stéphane Davidts, these are 100% Belgian lighting fixtures, loved worldwide by decorators, interior designers and designer. With its greatest asset being its particular expertise in handmade lampshades and signature Lighting Collection, crafted from high-quality brass. Comprising a range of metal finishes from bronze to satin brass, nickel, chrome and white or black textured.
Deltalight, Flos, Ingo Mauer, Foscarini, Louis Poulsen,… King’s shops sells a surprising mix of design lamps and lighting from more than 150 renowned brands. With almost 50 years of experience in the lighting sector, the branches in Forest, Kraainem and Waterloo continue to develop continuously in a market that is constantly evolving technologically. From design to installation, the lighting consultants play both the design-architectural and technical landscape, including the outdoor segment, with their knowledge.
COUP DE FOUDRE
Porcelain light art, that’s how Coup de Foudre came into being. The exclusive Kortrijk light object label by Goedel Vermandere, Jan Arickx and Lonne Deliens. Their signature? Transforming the beauty of natural imperfection into organic, custom-made light sculptures that blend with the architecture of their surroundings. With inspiration in nature, fashion and other art forms and a focus on matter, atmosphere and uniqueness, because no light object is the same twice.
CATELLANI & SMITH
Catellani & Smith reflects the artistic personality of its founder Enzo Catellani, who has been creating in constant evolution between art and craftsmanship for more than 30 years. On the radar? Both private and public spaces, including museums, art galleries, theatres and prestigious hotels. Our favourite? The Ensō lamp, a nod to the period when Catellani lived in Japan. “During that time, I took calligraphy classes and it changed my life. I still practise this art and try to find the essence of those slow, precise movements. Ensō, for example, the circle symbol of enlightenment and wholeness, has always fascinated me. It encompasses everything and nothing. At that time, adding three-dimensionality to that stroke was natural for me.”
For a home automation system, user-friendliness is very important, with the room controller an essential component. Our favourite? Basalte’s Deseo, designed from a quest to balance functionality, ease of use and aesthetic design. With the Deseo, you control both the blinds, air conditioning, your music and ventilation, and it also functions as a thermostat. Surplus? No superfluous buttons or lights, no big screen with endless complicated choices and scroll functions, but a clear message in a large typography, showing only the function you, the user, are working on. When you touch the surface, the multitouch function kicks in and you can switch all functions on or off in one move.
JUNG is the only manufacturer worldwide to offer switches in the 63 original colours of Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier. A grandiose surplus for colourful architectural designs. And there is more, thanks to the growing partner network around Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier, you can now also set up a colour synergy between JUNG light switches and FSB door handles, a manufacturer of door and window fittings. The product classics from both manufacturers are now uniformly available in the Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier colour palette and thus provide aesthetic harmony in your interior.
FORBES & LOMAX
Founded in 1987 and with showrooms in London, New York and Los Angeles, Forbes & Lomax has always approached switches from an aesthetic point of view. That’s why the brand launched The Invisible Lightswitch®, out of nostalgia for the elegant glass, nickel and brass switches that disappeared in the 1930s and a lack of modern, high-quality equivalents for prestigious projects. The result: a transparent acrylic plate with an elegant metal toggle switch at its centre. Over the years, Forbes & Lomax has expanded its range, producing high-quality switches, sockets and dimmers in a variety of finishes. The company retains its long-standing heritage, as all plates are made and assembled by hand in the Forbes & Lomax workshop, where it all began, in Battersea.
Discreet wall sockets? They do exist. Working with a team of experts, Belgian brand Rond, part of prado since the end of 2021, has launched a redefinition of traditional square sockets, switches and usb ports. The unique, minimalist, round design, combined with seamless integration into the wall, creates a striking finish in interiors. Thanks to recent developments, round sockets can now be integrated into different wall materials, from wood and veneer to stone and plaster. Goodbye cover plates!
With intelligent solutions from Gira, you can operate your home conventionally or control the Smart Home intuitively. This not only increases living comfort, but also saves energy. And they’ve understood this at the Red Dot Awards. Since 1954, a jury of renowned experts from the Design Zentrum Nordhrein-Westfalen has been awarding coveted seals of quality. This year’s design award went to the Gira Tastsensor System 55 push button sensor, an intelligent switch that enables intuitive operation of your KNX smart home with functions such as switching, dimming, blind control or temperature control.