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Hong Kong's Zodiac Lighting invites designers to re-think lamps by Vibia

by Sophie Cullen on Dec 2, 2016 in Lifestyle , Products
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One of the founders of Zodiac Lighting, William Chow added sketches to his lamp for the exhibition (All images courtesy of Zodiac Lighting)

One of the founders of Zodiac Lighting, William Chow added sketches to his lamp for the exhibition (All images courtesy of Zodiac Lighting)

To celebrate its 28th year, Zodiac Lighting invited 28 designers to re-design and modify 28 table lamps by Vibia before exhibiting them at Comix Home Base

Zodiac Lighting asked 28 designers from Hong Kong to reinterpret the Mayfair lamp from Vibia in honour of the firm’s 28th anniversary.  Entitled Connect, Create, Collaborate, the exhibition was held at Comix Home Base throughout November, where the anniversary celebration coincided with the unveiling of the lamps.

Designer Jessica Fong from agnes B with her lamp 'Axial'

Designer Jessica Fong from agnes B with her lamp ‘Axial’

Designers such as Jessica Fong from agnes B; Jack Cheung from I.T Apparels; Kevin Lim from openUU and Zodiac Lighting’s own William Chow took part in the event. A number of studios also collaborated on pieces, including M-9 Design Co and ARTTA Concept Studio.

From I.T Apparels, Jack Cheung created 'Pagoda' for the exhibition

From I.T Apparels, Jack Cheung created ‘Pagoda’ for the exhibition

To sustain the traditional architectural design of the venue, the exhibition integrated the lighting art pieces with the interior design of the space. To allow visitors to engage with the uniqueness of each lighting project, each of the pieces was assigned an individual space with unique lighting effects to help the audience catch the essence of the idea.

Inspired by the Egyptian legendary secret order, The Eye, Daniel Hui's lamp portrays a moment when perception and illusion coincide.

Inspired by the Egyptian legendary secret order, The Eye, Daniel Hui’s lamp portrays a moment when perception and illusion coincide.

Pieces ranged in concept and many stuck with the minimal form of the original lamp’s design. Other designers gave the product a whole new look by adding or subtracting from it, utilising a range of materials and applying different finishes.

 

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