Hand-made wood-veneer lamps
In 1994 we started designing and manufacturing hand-made wood-veneer lamps from a small studio in Valencia’s historic centre. Since that time we’ve grown to become one of the world’s most respected boutique lighting companies.
Despite our growth, we still make everything from hand. And we still believe nothing diffuses light as beautifully as natural timber-veneer.
For the past 20-years our team has enjoyed all the challenges, the ups and downs, the friendships forged, and the sheer act of creating beautiful light. We hope the next two decades are just as exciting.
The Koi (above) is a huge carp made of light and wood, a spectacular light structure, half-lamp, half-sculpture, designed by Mariví Calvo for LZF. The inspiration for this wonderful idea came from an interlacing wood system and the transparencies it produced when lit. The system, consisting in the overlaying of wooden slats as if they were fish scales, is called the “Koi Fabric”, and was used for making iluminated walls.
The result is a stunning handcrafted piece measuring more than three metres from head to tail. Koi consists of a wooden frame, constructed using traditional Valencian carpentry techniques, which supports the skin made of dozens of small wood veneer pieces.
After a collaboration of more than ten years, Dandelion is Burkhard Dämmer’s latest contribution to LZF. The Dandelion (Right) can be considered as one single lamp or a combination of lamps. Inside, every shade several LED circuits are hidden, which can be lit all at once or by sections to meet the requirements of the room and the time of day. Outside, the LZF wood veneer enfolds every geometrical shape, like cones sinking at different depths into the heart of Dandelion.
The result is a very original lamp, a geometric puzzle of light which resembles one of the most basic forms of life.