Italian premium manufacturer are often produced using eco-friendly materials that are well suitable for later recycling. For this reason, it is already considered during the development and design process whether and to what extent the materials are suitable for recycling. The aspect of sustainability is thus not only limited to the individual production steps but rather involves the entire value-added chain. A further aspect is the subject of durability. The Luceplan lights are designed in a way that they outlast short-lived trends and fashions – timeless classics that even after many years do not lose any of their particular appeal. In this context, the service life also plays a role: all Luceplan lights and lamps are finished to a particularly high quality and are made from solid materials. Thus, Luceplan products turn out to be particularly durable which means that unnecessary waste is avoided and thus the environmental impact is reduced.
In order to achieve such ambitious goals, a sophisticated and well-conceived design is required.
In this respect, Luceplan also distinguishes itself as a world-class manufacturer that regularly collaborates
with some of the best-known designers in the field of lighting, including big names such as Giancarlo Fassina or
Ross Lovegrove, who designed the innovative Goggle wall light for Luceplan. One of the most important creative minds of the Luceplan designer team is the Italian designer Alberto Meda who created some of the most famous and successful Luceplan lights. Meda often cooperates with Luceplan co-founder Paolo Rizzatto while designing new light fixtures. A focus of activity of the highly productive designer duo is the creation of modern workplace lights that are well-advanced in terms of lighting technology. Rizzatto and Meda are, for instance, responsible for the successful Luceplan desk lamps
Berenice and Fortebraccio. Meda, who is known for his functional design that skilfully hides the underlying technology, is considered as one of the best-known Italian light designers. He attaches little attention to elaborate ornamentation and lavish decoration – the application and the functionality of the product are generally paramount. Meda himself considers his works as “simple things”.
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The cooperation with the crème de la crème of the international product and industrial designers proved to be extremely successful for Luceplan. Numerous lights and lamps by the Italian manufacturer already received prestigious design awards. Amongst other things, the company was repeatedly acknowledged with the
Compasso d'Oro, which is one of the most important awards in this field. Already three years after the company’s foundation, Luceplan won its first Compasso d'Oro for the unique D7 wall light. The D7 is a flexibly adjustable lighting solution with a sophisticated lighting effect. The major part of the light is emitted as zone lighting that is directed downwards – thus it is, for instance, ideally suited to provide zone lighting for desks. At the same time, some light is emitted through an additional light-emission aperture at the upper part of the luminaire so that the D7 also makes a contribution to illuminating the room. The duo Rizzatto/Meda received the next Compasso d'Oro for Luceplan in 1987:
the high functionality and the
contemporary design of the Berenice desk lamp were acknowledged by means of the coveted award.
Meda and Rizzatto are also responsible for the next Compasso d'Oro that Luceplan was awarded in 1989.
The Lola floor lamp has a modern and minimalist design language. The protagonist of the design concept is the light, which can be adjusted as required thanks to the flexible light head. In 1994, the Metropoli wall light was acknowledged with the Compasso d'Oro. The Metropoli light was created by the company founders Sarfatti and Rizzatto in collaboration with Alberto Meda. The rounded shape of the architecturally inspired light reminds us of a ship’s porthole. In 2005, the duo Rizzatto/Meda headed in a new direction in terms of workplace illumination as the two designers created the Mix desk lamp, which is a particularly efficient lighting solution. The Mix is another award winner in the Luceplan light range. This light was not only awarded the Compasso d'Oro but also received a Design Plus Award.
In 2009, the extraordinary Hope pendant light was introduced, which was created by the up-and-coming designer
Francisco Gomez Paz with the aid of
Paolo Rizzatto. The Hope light turned out to be a great success that was able to excel at several award ceremonies. Thus, Luceplan was not only lucky to receive the Compasso d'Oro but also the Good Design Award as well as the German Red Dot Award. Moreover, the most important Luceplan lights include the Costanza and Costanzina light families. Both light families comprise different types of light, including wall lights, pendant lights and table lamps. The Costanza and the Costanzina convince with their classic look and the traditionally formed lampshade. Thanks to this shade, the zone light is directed downwards and, at the same time, the surrounding area is softly illuminated due to the light-emission aperture on the upper part. The design of these two Luceplan bestsellers were penned by Paolo Rizzatto.
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Many of the Luceplan lights and lamps have an architecturally inspired design language. In order to expand the area of architectural lighting, Luceplan launched the retail brand “Elementi di Luceplan” in 2006, which is very successful and by now also internationally represented. Since 2010, the brand Luceplan is part of the lighting division of Philips, however, it continues to remain an autonomous brand.
The timeless character as well as the long service life of the products make the Luceplan lights a popular lighting solution for public buildings. The award-winning Metropoli, for instance, is used for illuminating the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam. Furthermore, the Berenice desk lamp can be found on the editor’s desks at the New York Times. Moreover, some of the Luceplan lights and lamps are exhibited in well-known museums, including the famous New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
Putting the focus on sustainably produced lights that convince with a
timeless design, Luceplan cultivates a tradition that is based on the principles of the corporate philosophy. At the same time, the Italian premium manufacturer always keeps an eye on contemporary lighting technology. The successful
Titania pendant light, for instance, was already introduced in 1989, however, thanks to the futuristic design and a sophisticated lighting technology, this light is far ahead of its time. Even today, about 25 years later, the extraordinary Titania stands for forward-looking illumination in a contemporary design. By now, many of the new Luceplan products are operated using energy-efficient LED technology. In addition to the previously mentioned Mix Tavolo, the Otto Watt desk lamp is to be mentioned, which is a further creation by the untiring Alberto Meda. In the case of the Otto Watt, the name says it all: being a workplace light of the future, the Otto Watt only requires eight watts (Italian: “Otto Watt”) to generate a light intensity of 330 lumens with an adjustable light colour that ranges from warm-white 2,400 Kelvin to
neutral-white 3,500 Kelvin.
The new Luceplan products also include light families with a design and structural shape that are particularly made for the use of LEDs. The extraordinary Tango floor lamp has a delicate and almost sculptural design language and thus creates a bridge between a lighting and a design object. The slim construction is only possible due to the use of compact LED modules. The Tivedo desk lamp is operated using energy-efficient LED technology and thus is the workplace lighting solution of the future.
In addition to the basic version, the Tivedo is also available with a practical occupancy sensor that switches off the light if nobody is present in the vicinity of the light for a longer period of time. Additionally, Luceplan reissued many well-known light classics using energy-efficient LED technology. Thus, for instance, the Berenice LED, the
Fortebraccio LED or the Costanza Terra LED are also available with energy-saving light-emitting diodes.