Somewhere between sculpture and lamp, Emotional Light is as poetic as it is innovative – a combination that may well stand out in your office reception. 

One of the most talked-about displays at the Euroluce lighting fair this year has been Arturo Alvarez's lighting, inspired by nature and designed to evoke emotions. 

The exhibition, part of Milan's famous Salone del Mobile 2017, featured seven of Alvarez's collections, including a shell-shaped ceiling light and a floor lamp reminiscent of a brittle bird-nest. 

Although it was originally designed for homes, we think Arturo Alvarez's lighting has its place in the workplace too.

arturo alvarez conversas
Arturo Alvarez conversas

Poetic and playful at once, his lamps distinguish themselves through the use of patented SIMETECH®, a handcrafted material composed of a stainless steel mesh coated in silicone. Highly malleable, this mesh allows its designer to unleash its creativity and add a sculptural depth to his work.

This resulted in highly innovative, elegant and contemporary lighting solutions which, if placed strategically throughout your office, could leave a good impression on both employees and potential prospects. And since first impressions are the most lasting, we can already picture a set of the Pili pendant lights pictured below, hanging over the waiting area of your reception area.

Pili pendant lights Arturo Alvarez
Two Pili lamps lend some warmth in a concrete interior

If you want to set yourself apart and be considered as a modern, design-led workplace that also oozes personality, you should opt for state-of-the-art lighting that is sophisticated and down-to-earth at the same time. Not an easy balance to strike!

Pili table lamp Arturo Alvarez
Pili table lamp Arturo Alvarez
Onn wall light Arturo Alvarez
Onn ceiling light Arturo Alvarez
Ura pendant lights Arturo Alvarez
Ura painted steel mesh lamps Arturo Alvarez
Encontros Arturo Alvarez
encontros Arturo Alvarez
Opening image: Blum wall lamp, Arturo Alvarez

Made in Bulgaria, raised in Morocco, "matured" in the UK, Elissaveta is our Editor-in-Chief. Her career started in the field of architecture and design where she developed a talent for creative thinking and an eye for aesthetics. In 2014, she found her calling in design journalism and now has over three years’ experience in writing about design & architecture.