A loud party makes intimate conversation difficult, but BuzziSpace may have a solution. As the result of a joint collaboration among four young Belgian furniture designers, BuzziShade reduces external noise levels while illuminating a space. Made of recycled PET plastic and aluminum, the 110-cm-diameter, 60-cm-tall fixture comes in 10 colors and uses an E27 LED bulb. buzzispace.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who writes about new products and sustainable design.