Axo Light – Venetian craftsmanship
"Reflecting the light" is the motto of the Venetian light manufacturer Axo Light. A look at their own glass blowing workshop and production facilities for fabulous creations made of fabric, metal, plastic and wood, proves that this guiding principle is absolutely correct. Luminaires by Axo Light not only supply pleasant illumination and create fantastic lighting scenes, but they also stand out for innovative design concepts. The creations by Axo Light thread the fine line between excellent craftsmanship and avant-garde art objects.
Already since 1996, the company based on the Venetian mainland has been closely cooperating with internationally renowned designers and light artists. For instance, the pieces by the British light artist Alan Jaras are featured on the front pages of the extensive Axo Light catalogue. Moreover, the light manufacturer from the picturesque lagoon city was able to win over designers like Karim Rashid
and Dima Loginoff
. The latter made various designs for Axo Light, for instance, the beautiful Mountain View Suspension
. It is a symbol of the great craftsmanship of Venetian glass blowers. Its dome-shaped shade is provided with a naturalistic mountain relief on the bottom side that always offers a new fascinating view, depending on the perspective.
Thanks to so much inventiveness and creative power, it is no surprise that the products by the Venetian light manufacturer attract attention in international interior design and furnishing magazines. For instance, the Axo Light Mountain View was the centre of attention during an exclusive photo session when it was shot for the ELLE Decoration.
Naturally, the lights from Axo Light already won numerous prizes and awards. These include prestigious awards such as the Good Design Award or the Spark Product Design Award. Here, particularly the Muse
family needs to be highlighted, which won the Good Design Award of the Chicago Athenaeum in 2009. Its characteristic feature is an elastic fabric shade that is pulled onto a metal frame consisting of many spokes. The wall
and ceiling light
instantly reminds us of a stylised blossom. The icing on the cake is that the shade is available in seemingly endless colour variations and it can be exchanged and washed, as required.
One of the bestsellers of the design company Axo Light is the Clavius light family
. Already since 2004, the series with the characteristic square-shaped fabric shade has been elaborately handcrafted by the Venetians. For this purpose, silk threads are individually stretched on a metal frame and subsequently sewn with a cloth. This way, a charming shimmer of light is created that is glare-free when is escapes to the sides. Consequently, the table lamp
, wall light
and pendant light
turn out to be true eye-catchers for the living room, the bedroom and the dining room.
A further highlight from the glass collection by Axo Light is the Aibu
. The small table light is made of hand-blown triplex glass that is cut and polished by hand. Furthermore, it also impresses in terms of energy efficiency. The Aibu light is operated using a G9 LED retrofit lamp that only consumes 2.5 watts. This means that the light source by Axo Light are particularly environment-friendly and energy-saving.
The designs by Axo Light stand out for their exquisite material composition. They rely on the concentrated and traditional know-how of the Italian lagoon city Venice. The result is exquisite wall lights made of metal such as the Polia
. The Axo Light lamp named after a romantic novel from the Renaissance consists of several metal strips that can be easily bent forwards and therefore look like an open book. Moreover, the wall light supplies indirect and excellently glare-free ambient lighting. In this regard, the Uriel
should also be noted. A wall lamp made of metal, whose shape is reminiscent of a closed eyelid.