Italy has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to cool architectural lighting brands—Artimede, Foscarini, Flos, Luceplan, and FontanaArte (seriously, it’s sickening). Leucos is another. Known for products with hand-blown glass and a quirky (with a little edge) take on contemporary design, the company has introduced five new products that are, at once, cheerful and dark, but not in a bad, creepy way (more Daniel Craig in Casino Royale and less Charlie Sheen hopped up on blow or Stoli). The products include Block S100 and Block P100, Laguna S75 and Laguna S105, and Witch. www.leucosusa.com.
The Block S100 suspension model and the Block P100 wall unit complete the Block suite of lights. Featuring silk-screened glass on bright steel structures, the units use fluorescent light and come in three color combinations. Block S100 measures 39 3/8 inches in length and 4 3/8 inches in height, while Block P100 measures 39 3/8” in length and 4 3/8 inches in height.
Laguna S75 and Laguna S105 fixtures complement the sconce and ceiling models already available. The Laguna models feature an external glass profile with a decorative centerpiece, and both use energy-efficient fluorescent lamps. Laguna S75 measures 29½ inches in length and 8¼ inches in height and S105 is 41 3/8 inches in length and 8¼ inches in height.
With an incandescent light glowing expressively through its center, Witch is a blown glass suspension light with a mysterious quality. It comes in four colors and hangs from a white-painted metal canopy. It measures 17¾ inches in diameter and 9 7/8 inches in height.