LZF studio visit


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via Design Corner by (author unknown) on 10/7/10

lzf studio in valencia, spain
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for the event of this year's valencia disseny week, spanish lighting company lzf has created 'armadillo',
a suspension lamp composed of many layers of polywood, the company's signature material.
designed by luis eslava, the lamp is featured as the focal point of the lzf booth at feria habitat valencia
which utilized more than 4000 wood veneer squares to clad the wall exhibition space.

polywood is essentially thin wood veneers treated with polymer to seal and strengthen it.
the resulting material is flexible and strong, yet thin enough to gently filter the light when lit
from behind. this method allows the studio to create designs that are often curvy and voluminous,
yet still natural in aesthetics and feel. the collaborative company hand-makes each product at
their workshop in chiva, a spanish village just outside of valencia.

a prototype of 'armadillo' in the lzf studio
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designboom, invited among other publishers and contributors of international design blogs and online magazines
- the feed program, first international design media and bloggers meeting - visited the studio, which is based out of a former winery facility. 

polywood squares
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iterations of the lamp
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testing the fish scale pattern
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'armadillo' at lzf booth at the feria valencia
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detail of the layered polywood
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exhibition view
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founders of lzf, marivi calvi and sandro tothill
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'guijarros' wall lights by marivi calvi
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'onion' suspension lamp by bang design (2008)
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lzf studio space
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making of 'poppy' designed by burkhard dämmer (2008)
production shot
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making of 'saturnia' designed by oskar cerezo
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video of lzf studio


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