Shining Stars

Forget concealment and switch on to sculptural forms, futuristic shapes and sumptuous craftsmanship — the latest examples of lighting design are better suited to center stage instead of just bathing other products in glory. You can design your decor around any of these five.

GloBe Snow glistening under a Swedish moon inspired Torbjörn Lundell to come up with GloFab, a light-radiating "fabric" made from slender fiber-optic cables. Here, the material is draped around a transparent acrylic sphere to create a squiggly glitter ball. Other applications include curtains and wall hangings, yet Lundell's ambition is to get the yarn...

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