Banga and Stitches collections of LZF Lamps, winners of German Design Awards 2018

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Banga y Stitches, two of the new lighting collections of the Spanish company LZF Lamps, have won the Excellent Product Design Award at this years’ German Design Award in the category of Lighting. 
 
Banga, the parasol light 
 
Designed by Yonoh, the Banga pendant exemple of the Valencian based creative design studio’s quest to bring an understandability and functionality, freshness and uniqueness, to its creations. 
 
Available in two sizes, Banga is crafted using a series of individual sheets of veneer, each one connected via a lustrous metallic strip. The Banga light combins veneer pieces and a metal frame that bears a resemblance to a plush brolly or indeed, to a well-dressed parasol. 
 
Banga enjoys an expressive Eastern world-like quality, together with a nod to neoclassicism and its principles of simplicity and symmetry. 
 
Yonoh Creative Studio is a multidisciplinary creative studio set up by Clara del Portillo and Alex Selma in 2006. The studio is characterised by it’s simple, yet functional designs. 
 
Simplicity, innovation and originality, without extravagance, is the backbone of their design philosophy studying each small detail minutely in each of their projects.  Their versatility, timelessness and adaptability are the cornerstones of the work done in their studio. Clara and Alex, industrial designer by training, developed their careers separately during years until they met on a young designers exhibition in 2004. 
 
Stitches, the embroidered light 
 
Egbert-Jan Lam of Netherlands-based Burojet Design Studio has designed and ‘embroidered’ a new family of lamps for LZF
 
Known as Stitches, veneer lengths are 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.) 
 
Where hemming is normally used as a garment finishing technique (with the edge of a piece of cloth folded and sewn), the Stitches lamps each have a visible hemstitch. Light then shines through this hemstitching, cleverly simulating the embellished stitches found on cloth. 
 
With its four original Stitches models—known as Mopti, Tombuctú, Djenné and BamakoLZF has created an aesthetic and innovative range of handmade wood lamps. Each lamp is named after a town or city in Mali, as their shapes allude to the adobe mosques found across the West African nation. Moreover, Mali has a long history as a producer of embroidery, something embodied in the Stitches collection. 
 
German Design Awards, the experts’ Design Awards 
 
The German Design Council, the expert for brand and design in Germany, bestows the German Design Award. Commissioned by the highest authority to represent new developments in the German design industry. Established on the initiative of the German Bundestag (the lower house of German parliament) as a foundation in 1953, it supports the industry in all matters consistently aimed at generating an added brand value through design. 
 
As a result, the German Design Council is one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and brand management in the field of design. The exclusive network of foundation members includes in addition to designers and design associations, in particular the owners and brand directors of numerous renowned companies. 
 
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