Women in design: Zaha Hadid

July 16, 2019

How many female architects can you name? The late, great British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid (1950–2016) was a formidable character. An

Mariví Calvo discusses LZF’s approach to communication and graphic design

July 1, 2019

LZF has a unique ability to connect with an audience, by promoting its lighting products and ideas in a manner

Women in design: Ray Eames

June 21, 2019

How does one even begin to capture in words the character and spirit of Ray Eames? In partnership with her

NYCxDESIGN, Big Bird,

LZF wins Honorary Award at ADCV 2019 and enjoys NYCxDESIGN Award nomination

May 24, 2019

In 2020, LZF will celebrate twenty–five years of lighting design and innovation. From humble beginnings to its standing as a

Women in design: Eileen Gray

May 15, 2019

Any modern discourse on gender roles in design history will, unsurprisingly, have a bias towards men—during the twentieth century, male

Women in design: Aino Aalto

April 26, 2019

Unlike Charles and Ray Eames, the design duo name ‘Alvar and Aino Aalto’ does not roll so easily off the

A Q&A with José Manuel Ferrero of design atelier estudi{H}ac

April 3, 2019

Founded by José Manuel Ferrero, estudi{H}ac was conceived as a design atelier, one specialising in a tailored range of design,

Keeping things simple: a Q&A with creative design studio Yonoh

March 27, 2019

Yonoh is an award-winning and multidisciplinary creative design studio. Based in Valencia, it was set up in 2006 by industrial

A Q&A with long-time LZF collaborator and designer Ray Power

March 20, 2019

Ray Power was born in Ireland in 1975 and graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 1997, before moving

Women in design: Marianne Brandt

March 8, 2019

This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the Bauhaus, arguably the 20th century’s most influential college of art, architecture and

LZF’s Mariví Calvo in conversation with Ramón Esteve Studio

February 24, 2019

In a recent breakfast interview with Ramón Esteve Studio, LZF co-founder Mariví Calvo discusses LZF’s philosophy, design and the project she

Women in design: Florence Knoll Bassett

February 8, 2019

In this new monthly series, LZF considers the often overlooked and undervalued contribution of women in design. When we reflect

The co-working revolution: freedom and flexibility

January 31, 2019

When creating a workspace-based installation for 2015’s Workplace3.0 exhibition (an international biennial exhibit at Milan Design Week), celebrated Italian designer

Explore Lisbon with LZF’s smart tips for worldly travellers

December 14, 2018

Charming and colourful, hilly and historic, ravishing and rugged, optimistic and outgoing: words that aptly describe the Portuguese capital of

LZF shine in polished Spanish penthouse.

December 5, 2018

Valencia-based architectural studio Versea created a restful retreat for an individual who spends much of his time away from home—a person

Handsome Gifts for Guys by Gerard McGuickin

December 4, 2018

Let’s hear it for the boys. I would contend that come Christmas time and gift-giving, us guys often get a

Gracious Gifts for Girls by Tiffany Grant Riley.

December 3, 2018

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The season of goodwill, when everyone (it seems) is panicking and clambering to get the biggest, cheapest deal in the name of Christmas. Looking for some gracious gifts for the girls in your life? Check these out!

A cabin in the Norwegian woods.

November 21, 2018

Who wouldn't love to spend the winter vacation in the middle of snowy woods in northern Norway? Snorre Stinessen Arkitektur is the norse architecture studio behind the creation of this stunning contemporary family vacation home in Tromsø, Norway. Join us in this exciting trip to a fjord and a dreamy landscape in northern Europe. 

The Art of the Group: stacking objects to create design.

November 13, 2018

With our society becoming more and more focused on individuals and our own personal needs, it's more important than ever that we realize that we are stronger when we unite forces, love, creativity. Together we are more powerful to let our voices being heard, and tackle today's challenges.

“This is not a Poster” by Isidro Ferrer

November 6, 2018

In an exhibition without precedent and curated by Isidro Ferrer himself and the writer Grassa Toro, the poster collection, together with the original pieces that appear in them, can be seen in the Paraninfo Gallery of the University of Zaragoza (Spain) until January 12th, 2019.

Crafting authenticity at scale

October 31, 2018

In a world rife with overconsumption, waste and the exploitation of labour, there is a growing desire to conserve scare resources, an understanding that less is better, and a greater respect for craftsmanship and provenance. Today, craft is increasingly regarded as innovative and necessary, especially when set in the context of 21st century globalisation and mass consumerism.

The slow design revolution: the art of downshifting.

October 23, 2018

For people across the world, life’s pace can be relentless, its everyday labours frenetic, unforgiving and out of hand. For this reason, there is a steadily growing movement towards slowing down: seeking authenticity, finding balance and enjoying a less presumptuous approach to living. The revolution of slow design is here.

TGR Monthly: The Benefits of a Biophilic Home

October 22, 2018

Inevitably, humans are linked to nature. In modern housing, many times our need of that connection is overlooked but still it's very necessary for us. The benefits of biophilic design are already being seen in workplace environments, so how can we use it to enhance our connection with nature at home? 

A weekend in Paris: visiting the city of light.

October 15, 2018

Paris is always a good idea. It's such a cliché, but it's true. The good thing about Paris is that every season is perfect for a trip to Paris. So if you're willing to take a weekend away in Paris, this is the article you need.

Home is my utopia: a shelter for the soul.

October 8, 2018

We often lose sight of simple, daily pleasures and acts. Walking barefoot on a hardwood floor, feeling its smooth grain kiss the soles of our feet. Savouring the aroma of hand-brewed coffee, waiting patiently as the water drips through the freshly ground beans. Home is a physical and emotional expression of the soul, a private space that shelters many of the objects, memories and experiences that matter most. Home is my utopia. 

Wood being folded after being treated with Timberlite

Light seen through wood: LZF’s organic and original design.

September 25, 2018

Design is a pure vehicle of expression. In LZF we do believe that original design makes the difference and we put all our efforts together to achieve it. But there’s more than meets the eye: behind our original design there is also lots of work and efforts put together to transform an idea into a tangible reality.

TGR Monthly: How to bring warmth into your home this autumn

September 19, 2018

September marks the end of the Summer and the slow approach of Autumn to our lives. And so, we feel the need to bring warmth into our home to alleviate the coolness of the ambiance. Our TGR Monthly is all about tips and advices to bring warmth to your place and get off to a good start. 

Photography and design: styling guide for social media

September 12, 2018

In 2018 dozens, or even hundreds, of photos pop up on our screens, billboards, newspapers and magazines every day. Photography is not a simple document of reality anymore, but a personal interpretation of reality. If you want to get better photos, this read is a must.

FSC Certified wood: the sustainable way of working with wood.

September 5, 2018

Through the years we have worked hard and steady creating unique lighting fixtures. From LZF Lamps we try to make a difference combining design with a real concern about our environment. Making an eco-friendly statement with FSC Certified wood is part of our brand identity.

Traveling tips to improve your experience next time you’re abroad

September 4, 2018

Packing your bags, getting in time for the plane, having a schedule to avoid missing any important visit at the destination… We rely on guides to learn about every important place to visit but sometimes that makes us lose sight of the trip itself. Next time you’re planning a trip take a look at this article to learn how to prepare to make the most of it.