Halo-shaped pendants based on prosecco bubbles and counterbalanced office lamps feature among US reporter Eleanor Gibson's selection of the top lighting designs presented at this year's Interior Design Show Toronto.
The fair included furniture designed by guest of honour Yabu Pushelburg, an interactive installation of sculptural kitchen islands by Snarkitecture, and talks by Jay Osgerby, Shauna Levy and "Hip Hop Architect" Michael Ford.
Lighting was the strongest product category at the show, and we've picked five of our favourites from the crop of launches:
Mile by Lambert & Fils
Montreal-based Lambert & Fils and designer Guillaume Sasseville stacked two linear lights at right-angles – one facing up and the other pointed down – in this reimagining of typical strip lights found in offices.
Halo Chandelier by Matthew McCormick
These circular pendant lights by Vancouver-based designer Matthew McCormick are "inspired by the golden bubbles floating in an Italian prosecco". They can be set to hang at different lengths, and loop through a metallic support available in brass, copper, nickel and 24-karat gold.
Lantern Pendant by Hollis + Morris
Three black squares linked by matching chord form the silhouette of this pendant light, which expands in the middle to resemble a lantern. Designed by Hollis + Morris, a studio located outside of Toronto, the model was also launched as a column-shaped version.
New York design studio Pelle surrounded a lightbulb with a triangular arrangement of metal panels, to diffuse light in different directions. Available as both a pendant and a sconce, the design is small enough to suit a variety of homes.
Mila by Matthew McCormick
Another design by McCormick, the Mila is a pendant featuring hand-blown glass globes that appear to balance at the base of looped metal frames.