Allumette by Knauf & Brown
Moments of intensity often arise out of sharp monumental contrast. Vancouver design duo Knauf and Brown debut Allumette as an exploration of monolith forms in aluminium. The floor lamp soars high until two recessed panels pull away to diffuse internal light and act as reflectors. The hard industrial character of of the design is softened by carefully-formed cruves. Its name is a play on the French word for matches but also the core material.