The new UMMO lighting collections have already conquered the hearts and tastes of many architects and other design enthusiasts. Now on our blog you can read more about the lamps that we presented during the Warsaw Home & Contract fair. You will also learn about cooperation with the Salak studio and the direction in which our brand is evolving. Come with us to the world of UMMOfixed with light!
How is the UMMO brand changing?
As the UMMO brand, we are constantly evolving and seeking new inspirations and ideas that we can translate into the language of lighting. This time, we decided to experiment with various variations around spherical forms. Above all, we elongate, narrow, and fold circles. We also worked on metal elements to achieve a lattice effect. Thanks to this technique, the light beautifully diffuses on the wall.
We are also becoming bolder with light sources. However, this doesn't mean that we have abandoned UMMO's distinctive feature, which is milky-white shades. Many collections still rely on spheres, not only glass ones. Some fixtures have been designed with the S14D elongated bulb in mind. In others, the light source has been cleverly concealed. We have also introduced our first UMMO lamps with textile lampshades. We remain faithful to white and black, so among the new proposals, you will find lamps in two color variants. We haven't given up on brass, but this time we have used this elegantly aging metal only in the details. Another novelty is the popular UMMO wall sconces with IP44 rating. With increased moisture resistance, they are perfect for bathrooms.
Cooperation with Salak studio
Working together on creating lamps was a completely new experience for us. We paved the way with SALAK Studio, and we already have our first success under our belt! The Sallo collection made it to the finals of the Good Design 2022 competition. In addition to Sallo, we also created two other series of fixtures: Suguri and Erter.
Collaborating with SALAK Studio turned out to be something natural for us. Our visions of the final result were remarkably aligned. Together with the Salak team, we created three completely different lines. The SALLO fixtures are based on a complex folded circle that houses a large milky bulb. This design evokes associations with a seashell, where a pearl glistens or heads adorned with lavish hats. In the ERTER collection of table lamps, we also utilize the folded circle concept, this time extending it over the bulb like a canopy. The slender "legs" of the frame are mounted on a sturdy hemisphere, which visually balances the construction. As for the SUGURI pendant lamps, they are based on spheres - glass and wooden ones - gracefully balancing around a metal rod, reminiscent of berries on a currant branch. The inspiration is already indicated by the name itself (Suguri means currant in Japanese).
In addition to the 3 collections with SALAK Studio, we have designed 8 completely new lines of lamps, half of which are dedicated exclusively to wall lamps, and it is with them that we will start. Among the fixtures that particularly enchanted the participants of the WH2022 fair were the ROKKE wall lamps. We combined a minimalist disc with a delicate brass accent, resembling an intricate clock pendulum. An additional advantage of the lamp is the beautiful light diffusing effect on the wall. And speaking of beautiful light diffusing effects, let's move on to the lattice fixtures: PARUMA, SAUVA, and OPMA. SAUVA is one of the fixtures designed for the S14D bulb. The elongated shape of the fixture complements the bulb, making them appear as an inseparable whole. Similarly, with PARUMA, but in the case of this wall lamp, the base takes the shape of a thin and long leaf. On the other hand, in the OPMA wall lamp, the bulb is concealed behind a lattice diffuser, scattering the light. The shape of the diffuser is reminiscent of a crescent moon, which, combined, creates a cosmic effect :)
Other collections, including lighting for various purposes, are:
KELLO, OIO, ISUULLA, SAKOSI. When designing KELLO, we combined a milky white glass shade with a semi-circular metal shade. But that's not all! The pendant is adorned with wooden balls, evoking a sense of harmony from the Far East. The OIO models also capture attention with a painted sphere that matches the color of the fixture. Additionally, decorative metal discs separate the rods of the lamps. Such a combination presents itself as a truly original whole. ISUULLA is another jewelry-inspired proposition. The pendant shade hanging on a thin metal ring resembles elegant earrings. The unique appearance of the lighting from this series will undoubtedly add character to any interior. Lastly, SAKOSI is our first collection featuring textile shades. They are produced for us by a Polish company specializing in supplying lampshades to hotels for many years. This ensures high-quality materials and craftsmanship. The simple shape of the shade and the consistent fabric color matching the frame create a modern and lightweight look, which was our intention.
These are all the novelties of the UMMO brand for the current season. Which one do you like the most?