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Lighting Aug 14, 2020

Euro Nouveau Designer Spotlight: Karboxx | Serien | Slamp

In the world of lighting innovation, some designers stand out from the rest. Today we’re featuring three renowned designers who have worked with some of the leading lighting brands in the world today, including Karboxx, Serien and Slamp. 





Born in Milan, David Dolcini’s approach to design has been shaped by his educational and professional experiences abroad. He studied at Milan Polytechnic and then worked as a design project manager in Italy, as well as several other countries. In 2007 Dolicini opened his own firm, David Dolcini Studio. With a shared vision and sensitivity to design, a collaboration between Dolcini and Karboxx was a natural progression, with Dolcini first being introduced to the Karboxx brand over 10 years ago at a trade show. Mirage is Dolcini’s creation for Karboxx and reflects the relationship between the indoors and outdoors. This dynamic suspension luminaire changes form depending on the angle it’s observed from.




German native, Benjamin Hopf was born in Hamburg but moved to the USA after high school in 1990 to study Design at the Miami International University of Art & Design. He then moved back to Germany in 1992 to study Industrial Design at Polytechnic University Munich. He co-founded Design Studio Büro für Form in his final year of studies, with the focus being lighting, furniture, interior design, industrial design, product design and graphic design. Hopf then left Büro für Form in 2007 to open his own studio, Design Studio Benjamin Hopf. He has worked with a number of esteemed clients including German lighting brand Karboxx for which he produced Pan Am. Aptly named after the airline due to its streamlined, brushed aluminium design, Pan Am is a simple yet straightforward lamp with a tiltable and rotatable head.



Studio Job was founded in 2000 by couple Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel after they graduated from the Dutch Design Academy in Eindhoven. The pair took a Renaissance approach in establishing the studio and use a combination of traditional and modern techniques. These contemporary pioneers of personal expression incorporate technique, science, and ornamental designs into their work. Smeets describes their work as ‘new Gothic’, while Tynagel likens it to ‘a symphony orchestra where a cohesive piece of music is created from an abundance of different sounds’. Studio Job’s Lighting Archives collection was inspired by Slamp’s iconic Tube which was first produced in the nineties. The collection comprises 7 lamps – Labyrinth, Love Peace Joy, Perished, Peace Skull, Faena Art, Bananas, and L’Afrique.


Find the latest lighting solutions from these international designers now available locally at Euro Nouveau.

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