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Trends spotted in Milan: Tubes

Spotted at Euroluce in Milan: Tubes. In all sizes, colors and materials. During our visit at the lighting exhibition Euroluce, that took place at the start of April in Milan, we spotted the tubes at most of the bigger and smaller lighting brands. Most of the products shown at Milan are still prototypes and not yet for sale. During 2017 these designs will be available at ACE. Here we share a few of the most catching designs.



This light by Flos is just a prototype, to be expected later this year. Created by the design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Flos. They have been working successfully with Flos since 2006. Available in different colors and types.

Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon shows a black aluminum pendant and floor lamp tube in its new collection. The pattern on the tubes provides a surprising light effect. The pendant tubes can be hung vertically and horizontally. The Tom Dixon tubes are available from june 2017.


DCW Éditions

This French brand surprised us with a very charming small tube. Next to the existing ‘In the Tubes’ by DCW, a design by architect Dominique Perrault and designer Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost, DCW now comes with a design by Ilia Potemine. The ISP can be used as table light and wall light. The light disappears into the tube when it is moved, as a way to dim the light and eventually turn it off. The moment this charming light is available and for sale, you will be able to find it in our store.











Vibia shows a glass tube with indirect light, transported through the glass. The glass tube only spreads the light on the low side of the tube through the carved lines. The light is not spread out inside the tube, but is transported from the upper side to the lower side. The tube will be for sale later this year.



A smaller brand, but with an eye-catching and industrial design. The Dutch brand Karven comes with a design by VanJoost. The ‘Roest’ series is a collection of rusty tubes with a warm light and shows the beauty of rust.


Ingo Maurer

Ingo Maurer keeps searching for amazement and an element of surprise. This time Maurer surprised us with a tube in a special combination of material and light. The tube of 180 cm is flexible and filled with air. The light is rolled up in a can, the user is able to blow up the lamp themselves. Blown up, it can stand up and simply lean against the wall or be fastened to the ceiling or wall with hooks or nylon cords. The ‘Blow me up’ is shown as prototype in Milan and for sale from autumn 2017.







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