Drop 3 Wall Lamp by Next. Liquid Light presents light in a fluid form. The different shapes of liquid light offer warm and diffuse light for any space. Illuminated drops float weightlessly in the air, run down a wall, build a soft rain of light or melt out of the ceiling like a viscid fluid. This award-winning series of lamps visually enhances every type of architecture.
Small 10.6 x 7.9 x 18.5"
Large 14.2 x 10.6 x 25.6"
Sophisticated, but not elitist...
... this is how Thomas Schulte, the owner and managing director, sees next home collection. Maybe it was this premise that, instead of pinning ones hope on important names to help a new company along, made working with young and yet unknown designers easier. The decision was courageous but proved to be a smart one. Already at next's first light+building in 2000 did three of their products win the Form 2000-award of the German Crafts Association (Bundesverband des Kunsthandwerks). Soon after, Liquid_Light received the award Design for Europe 2000 at Interieur trade fair in Belgium. It seemed as if Schulte's wish "to be available for everybody" was coming true. In the following years he expanded the collection in an increasingly close cooperation with the design studio Büro für Form. Thus he managed to draw a connection from products that work with a tongue in cheek (like Dicke Trude and FlipFlap, for example) to luminaires that convince with their functionality (Molecular_Light). "With the direction of the collection I am aiming at two markets that complement each other very well in anumber of contexts: projects and private homes," Thomas Schulte explains. The manifold application of next luminaries prove him right. Whether it's the opera Faust at Staatstheater Wiesbaden or Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Cornwall - the next home collection just shines.