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LZF shines brightly at German Design Awards

November 2, 2017 12:50 pm Published by
By Stephen Lacey.
Banga Lamps, German Design Awards at Le Meridien Hotel, Tarragona, Spain

Banga Lamps, winner of German Design Awards at Le Meridien Hotel, Tarragona, Spain

Stitches lamps: from left to right Stitches Djenné and Stitches Tombuctú

Stitches lamps by Burojet for Lzf at Le Meridien Hotel, Tarragona, Spain: from left to right Stitches Djenné and Stitches Tombuctú

Here at LZF we don’t like to boast…well actually we do. And we’re proud to say it’s time to make more room in the trophy cabinet after picking up two major gongs at the prestigious German Design Awards 2018.
 
The German Design Awards are bestowed by the German Design Council. The Council was established on the initiative of the German Bundestag (the lower house of German parliament) as a foundation in 1953 to support the industry in all matters consistently aimed at generating an added brand value through design.

Past winners have included the calibre of Philippe Starck. Patricia Urquiola, & Jonathan Ive. 

LZF is delighted to become part of the German Design Award’s illustrious history.
We are thankful – but not modestly surprised – that the judges recognised LZF’s Banga and Stitches collections for the Excellent Product Design (Lighting) category at this year’s Awards. We are in good company.

Banga, the parasol light

With a form evoking a well-dressed parasol, Banga evokes the elegance and glamour of 1920s Paris, with just a touch of the Orient. Designed by Yonoh, the lamp is crafted using a series of individual sheets of veneer, each one connected via a lustrous metal strip.
 
LZF commissioned the uber-talented Yonoh Creative Studio to design the Banga. Yonoh is a multidisciplinary studio, established by Clara del Portillo and Alex Selma in 2006. The studio is characterised by it’s simple, yet functional designs, as exemplified by the Banga.
Banga SM and Banga SG. Both of them are available in 11 colours.

Banga SM and Banga SG. Both of them are available in 11 colours.

 Stitches, the embroidered light

Although, all our beautiful wood veneer lamps are made by hand, Stitches takes this craftsmanship to the next level, with veneer lengths crafted in a traditional sewing fashion way: by marking out a pattern and cutting it. Just as a dressmaker makes a dress or a tailor makes a suit, the Stitches pattern is repeated to produce an individual lamp (there are presently four lamps in the Stitches family).
Stitches was designed for LZF by Egbert-Jan Lam of Netherlands-based  Burojet Design Studio.
 

Each of the Stitches models Mopti, Tombuctú, Djenné and Bamako is named after a town or city in Mali, as their shapes allude to the adobe mosques found across the West African nation.

Stitches Mopti, Palau de Casavells, Girona (Spain). Stitches Family: Mopti, Djenné, Bamako and Tombuctú, winners of German Design Awards 2018.

Stiches Mopti, Palau de Casavells, Girona (Spain). Stitches Family: Mopti, Djenné, Bamako and Tombuctú, winners of German Design Awards 2018.

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