Sixteen lighting designers spotlighted at Look Book 2024 at ICFF

Concrete and glass lamp by John Sheppard Studio

Promotion: creative networking event Look Book’s 2024 edition will feature 16 craftspeople and design studios specialising in creating lights and lamps.

In its eighth year, the Look Book annual event, featured as part of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), showcases North American designers and studios, attracting international architects and interior designers to explore their latest products. The event aims to create connections and foster collaborations with design studios, artisans and makers.

This year’s (ICFF) will take place from 19 to 21 May at Manhattan’s Javits Center in New York.

Read on to discover 16 of the lighting designers who will be exhibiting their products at the fair  as part of the 66 studios showcasing in Look Book this year. Among the highlights is a studio creating sculptural lights referencing both minimalism and Japanese aesthetics as well as a lighting collection made out of mycelium and hemp

Lamp on desk

Anaïe Dufresne

Based in the Canadian city of Montreal, design studio Anaïe Dufresne works with various materials including acrylic, wood, ceramics and metal to create dynamic lighting fixtures.

At this year’s ICFF, as part of the Collectif Ensemble, Anaïe Dufresne will present her ceramic and acrylic series of lights – comprising wall, table, floor and hanging lamps – that demonstrate the brand’s goal of creating skilfully designed and manufactured lighting solutions.

A red metal lamp designed by D'Armes

D’Armes

Two collections, named 1979 and Rico, will be launched by Montreal-based design studio d’Armes.

Emerging designers Florian Martin and Will Choui are responsible for designing the collections, which contain table, wall and floor lights as well as pendant lamps.

Metal lamps by Daughter Manufacturing

Daughter Manufacturing

Established by founders Mario and Kitty Costello, Daughter Manufacturing is a design company set to present its new Empire lamps at ICFF.

The duo specialise in metalwork and produce lighting and clocks from their machining workshop in Camden, Maine.

Concrete and glass lamp by John Sheppard Studio

John Sheppard Studio

Based in New York City, John Sheppard Studio produces textural wall hangings as well as lighting fixtures, which are informed by both the natural world and urban environments.

According to the studio, its products explore “the tension between geometric precision and handmade imperfection”. They include chandeliers, sconces and table lamps.

Round biomorphic light by MushLume Lighting

MushLume Lighting

MushLume Lighting is set to unveil a 10-year anniversary collection called An Ode To Nature, which comprises bio-fabricated lighting fixtures made from hemp and mycelium.

The brand is based in Brooklyn, New York. The company says its products “sit at the intersection between science and design”.

Spherical lamp on a ceramic stand

TAV Ceramics

Vancouver-based TAV Ceramics’ newly launched X Collection of lights is a reflection of founder Tanvi Arora’s multidisciplinary design background – she worked in interior design before beginning to work with ceramics.

The range includes a table lamp, a wall sconce, and vases, which share a clay materiality.

Hanging lighting above a table

Tibo

Design brand Tibo will be exhibiting its Data and Bouquet lighting collections at ICFF, which demonstrate the studio’s dedication to artisanal craftsmanship as well as refined mechanical manufacturing processes.

Founder Jean-François Thibault designs and manufactures his products in Quebec, where his family have run a shop specialising in lighting for the last 60 years.

Three lamps and a bowl

Vy Voi

With studios in both New York City and Ho Chi Minh City, designer Steffany Trần creates a range of furnishings, including lighting, for her brand Vy Voi that all reference Vietnamese culture.

The Rể Cây and Nấm collections will be displayed at Look Book, which contain table and floor lamps, wall sconces and design objects.

Ceramic light by Daniel Shapiro

Daniel Shapiro

The Flummoxing Rumpus Collection, featuring some eye-catching lighting, is set to be unveiled at ICFF by Saint Louis-based studio Daniel Shapiro.

Each piece created by the designer is unique and carries an individual number to reinforce this.

Pendant light by Pax Lighting

Pax Lighting

Ceramics and brass are the two core materials featured in lighting designs by Nebraskan studio Pax Lighting.

The brand produces wall, ceiling and pendant lights that can be decorated with custom glazes – each piece celebrates the concept of being ‘perfectly imperfect’, according to the brand.

Blue conical light with doughnut-shaped bulb by Noiro Studio

Noiro Studio

A collection of floor lamps with donut-shaped light fixtures are being shown at ICFF by New York-based design label Noiro Studio.

The Cosmos collection is the brand’s debut range and references the theory that the universe is donut-shaped.

Yellow and peach-coloured light by Michiko Sakano Studio

Michiko Sakano Studio

Glass artist Michiko Sakano – who produces products and objects from her studio in Brooklyn, New York – is set to display her Droplets lighting series at ICFF.

The range, like all pieces in the studio’s catalogue, is informed by Japanese design as well as minimalism and simplicity of form.

Wall light

Simon Johns

A collection of lighting named Future Fossils is being unveiled by Simon Johns, a designer based in Quebec.

The series also contains a sconce and floor lamp as well as two tables, which all share a ribbed surface texture that appears to have been formed by nature.

Pendant lights with fringes made from metal by INDO-

Indo

Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Indo is a lighting and furniture design brand that looks to the founders’ Indian heritage to inform its designs.

Pendant lights and sconces from the brand’s Durbar range will be displayed at ICFF – alongside the tables and mirrors also in the collection – that celebrate Indian craftsmanship and artisanal prowess.

Red hanging light

Laylo Studio

Chicagoan design brand Laylo Studio has produced limited edition furnishings and lights that counteract the contemporary norm of mass-produced furniture.

The studio’s Nymph Floor Lamp, which forms parts of the Pushing Daisies series, is being highlighted at the event.

Gold hanging lights

Umbra & Lux

Kinetic sculptural mobiles and suspended lighting fixtures are among the Nymphaea collection created by Vancouver-based design company Umbra & Lux.

The pieces in this series are characterised by the lily pad-like metal plates used as both decorative elements as well as light shades.

To register for a complimentary pass to ICFF, please register here. This is open to all trade; manufacturers and independent reps are not eligible.

ICFF will take place from 19 to 21 May 2024 in Manhattan, New York. Read Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.

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