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FOUR SEASONS KUWAIT MILAN DESIGN WEEK 1880 SINGAPORE LINDSEY ADELMAN | BEYOND THE DEEP • MATTHEW HILTON • LIGHT + BUILDING REVIEW • FABER DESIGN • HARSDORFFS HUS


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HELEN ANKERS • EDITOR This issue's front cover comes with thanks to Lindsey Adelman Studio and Calico Wallpaper as part of our Milan Design Week coverage. The 'Beyond the Deep' installation immersed visitors in an aquatic-inspired world of alchemy and decay and was absolutely breath-taking! Euroluce might not have taken place this year, but it didn't stop the lighting design industry coming out in force to present some of their most creative installations to date. You will find twelve pages of inspiration from the week's events starting on page 88. As well as Lindsey Adelman's installation, which you can read about on page 92, another highlight for me was the Preciosa Lighting installation 'Breath of Light', which works to connect people through the use of light and sound. I spoke with Preciosa's Creative Director Michael Vasku in Milan about where the inspiration for this piece came from, read more on page 100. It was also great to see UK designer Lee Broom take his latest lighting designs to the next level with Observatory (page 96). His most progressive work to date, new stellarinspired designs play with proportions of vertical and horizontal space, sculptural, spherical form, and the refraction and reflection of light. As a huge fan of Michael Anastassiades, it was also wonderful to see his latest chandelier collection 'Arrangements' displayed at the Flos showroom. Midway between a light sculpture and industrial design object, it is a modular system of geometric LED elements that can be combined in multiple compositions as a single or connected chandelier. If the lighting industry was supposed to be having a 'year off' I cannot wait to see what Euroluce has in store for us come 2019! Our big project feature focuses on Yabu Pushelberg's work at the Four Seasons Hotel in Kuwait. Working with lighting specialists VISO they have created stunning bespoke lighting features that work to enhance the building's grand architecture and interior design, you can read more from page 17 onwards. We profile Matthew Hilton's latest collaboration with Heal's on a new lighting range on page 48 and also have comment from Faber Design's Creative Director Tony Matters on how to make the most of lighting in bars on page 50. If you're heading to ICFF or Clerkenwell Design Week, make sure you check out our #darcthoughts talks hosted by Emma and myself. We'll be speaking with industry experts Leon Jakimic of Lasvit; iCrave's Renee Joosten and interior designer Paris Forino at ICFF and Goddard Littlefair's Jo Littlefair; Haberdashery's Jennifer Pakuls and lighting designer Paul Nulty at Clerkenwell, about the importance of lighting and why it should never be an after-thought! And for those of you coming to this year's darc awards / decorative party, I can't wait to see you there for a great night of socialising, creativity and fun!

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Cover: Beyond the Deep installation - Lindsey Adelman Studio & Calico Wallpaper.

Image: Lauren Coleman

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What | darc awards / decorative When | 31 May, 2018 8pm-1am Where | Fabric, London The darc awards / decorative are the only international peerto-peer awards celebrating the very best in lighting design. Hundreds of you from the design community entered your projects and products and you have now picked your winners! And as a thank you for voting, you should have received your complimentary ticket to the BEST awards party in London! #darcnight will take place at the iconic London nightclub Fabric, just a short walk from Farringdon station. Doors open at 8pm and there is a strict guest list, so remember to bring your ticket on the night! Internationally renowned product designer Job Smeets of Studio Job, will host this year’s awards presentation, ensuring a night not to be forgotten! If you’re worried about dress code, don’t! There’s no need to dig out your black suit or cocktail gown for our awards, instead, come as you are and enjoy a night socialising and exploring our sponsors’ light installations, live entertainment, free street food and free bar! The darc team looks forward to welcoming you on the night! For more info visit: www.darcawards.com/decorative

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017 Four Seasons, Kuwait

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Yabu Pushelberg and VISO team up to deliver stunning lighting.

REGULARS

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048 INTERVIEW Matthew Hilton talks about his new collaboration with Heals, the impact the internet has had on design and what's next in the world of lighting.

012 FOCAL POINT OLAFUR ELIASSON, DENMARK 014 FOCAL POINT CRESTRON, NETHERLANDS 042 FOLIO A WORK OF SUBSTANCE 044 MATERIALS Suzusan Studio brings a contemporary relevance to the centuries old family tradition of shibori.

050 BAR / LOUNGE LIGHTING Introduced by Tony Matters of Faber Design, our case studies focus on decorative lighting in bars and

055 JD'S PLACE NEWYORK 056 AMSTERDAM BREWERY TORONTO 058 ALBARINO WINE BAR NEW JERSEY

DESIGN SHOWS FOR 2018

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INSTAGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

PROJECTS 017 FOUR SEASONS, KUWAIT Yabu Pushelberg and VISO collaborate to design a game-changing, immersive and memorable hotel experience. 024 1880, SINGAPORE Timothy Oulton Studio integrates work and pleasure using a multisensorial design at members only club, 1880, Singapore.

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design for new flagship restaurant

East meets West in OEO Studio's Sticks ‘n’ Sushi, Copenhagen. 037 JACK RABBIT, PORTLAND US-based PUNCH Architecture and

066 PALETTE BAR ZURICH 068 G HOTEL BAR PESCARA

070 IFFS SINGAPORE REVIEW New products launched in Singapore. 072 INDEX DUBAI REVIEW Your guide to everything presented at this year's show. 074 LIGHT + BUILDING REVIEW The best of this year's decorative lighting from Light + Bullding Frankfurt. 088 MILAN DESIGN WEEK All the launches and events from this year's Milan Design Week.

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Tony Matters of Faber Design talks decorative lighting.

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060 THE SKY BAR HELSINKI

064 MOTEL ONE LOUNGE

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048 Matthew Hilton

A multi-sensorial design from Timothy Oulton Studio.

108 WANTED DESIGN NEW YORK WantedDesign Manhattan develops Look Book for 2018. 110 CDW, LONDON PREVIEW Your guide to this year's Clerkenwell Design Week.

Illuminate Lighting Design transform a dated and dilapidated space in Portland, Oregon.80,

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focal point HARSDORFFS HUS COPENHAGEN, DENMARK Olafur Eliasson has illuminated Copenhagen’s historic Harsdorffs Hus with his latest installation - Tre verdener, to møder oget mellemværende (Three worlds, two meetings and an unsolved conflict). Three polyheda chandeliers suspended from the ceiling interact with corresponding patterned mirrors in ‘Udenrigsministeriet’ previously the office of the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs. Constructed from a combination of transparent glass and colour effect filter glass - a special material that reflects certain wavelengths of light while allowing others to pass through - the chandeliers are fitted with lamps at the core, with the shapes casting geometric shadows onto ceilings and surroundings. The choice of material causes the installation piece to change as the viewer moves around it. The three polyhedra are like three spheres of relationships, relating to the idea of being active at a local, national, and global level, and as in many of Eliasson’s other works and projects, the surrounding space demands participation and engagement. www.olafureliasson.net Image: Anders Sune Berg


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focal point AT SEA RESTAURANT DRONTON, THE NETHERLANDS Sitting in a unique, waterfront location in Dronten, the stunning “At Sea” restaurant boasts beautifully unspoilt views of the Netherlands’ sunset, authentic local food and faultless interior design that is perfectly integrated with Crestron technology. Every element of this unique restaurant has been thoughtfully created with its location at the forefront of the design process. The Crestron-controlled lighting scheme has been designed to transport the diner into an ocean realm of splendour and the epitome of coastal dining. The space spoils visitors with sanded natural wood flooring, a stunning stained glass window that beautifully spills natural light, blue wooden clad walls that mirror those of a beach hut and solid reclaimed wood tables that emulate the appearance of driftwood. Crestron skilfully utilised the natural light available within the space and seamlessly complemented it with an inspiringly creative light scheme. www.crestron.com Image: Morelight


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The Refined Traveller The Four Seasons Kuwait is a game-changer in the hotel operator's portfolio thanks to sleek design from Yabu Pushelberg. Working with lighting consultants VISO, statement pieces adds to the hotel's immersive and memorable experience, as Helen Ankers discovers. Image: Yousef Menem

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The Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait has been designed with sleek, avant-garde luxury and is the stylish new centrepiece of Kuwait City. Part of Burj Alshaya, a glittering new two-tower complex that is close to many business and leisure amenities, it is a focal point for the city’s elite social scene. With interior design from Yabu Pushelberg, this property is a game-change in the Four Seasons portfolio and has upped the ante in design terms, making the hotel experience completely immersive and perhaps most importantly, extremely memorable. “This particular hotel was designed with a guest in mind who is refined, well-travelled and culturally informed,” George Yabu of Yabu Pushelberg tells darc. “There is a distinct connection to ‛place’ within the design vocabulary of the hotel, and even though the context is from within the Middle East, visitors are transported beyond the

boundaries of Kuwait.” One of the first pieces of striking lighting guests encounter as they enter the hotel lobby is a Lasvit crystal installation. The largest crystal the Czech company has ever produced, the installation represents Yabu Pushelberg’s interpretation of what guests would normally expect to find in the lobby of a grand hotel, except more modern and utterly unique. “Our client initially asked us to make a grand statement in the hotel’s lobby and asked us for an oversized crystal chandelier,” explains Yabu. “We pared back this notion and designed the world’s largest crystal. We believe the impact is stronger and clearer, but just as special. The crystal’s multifaceted asymmetry is extremely compelling and reflects light and its surroundings in a beautiful way. “The dramatic triple-height space in the

Opening page Two custom installation from VISO can be found in the hotel - one on the ground floor and one on the first floor. Each cluster contains 231 brass plates that come in five different organic shapes. Each plate features a champagne finish and sits on a gimbal, which allows the plate to rotate 360º and tilt 20º left and right. Each fixture is lit by a four-inch LED board covered by a prismatic milk acrylic diffuser. This page Yabu Pushelberg was asked to make a grand statement in the hotel's lobby with an oversized crystal chandelier. The designers pared back this notion and designed the world's largest crystal instead, representing their intepretation of what a guest would expect to find in the lobby of a grand hotel, except more modern and utterly unique. The impact is stronger and clearer, but just as special. Produced by Lasvit, the crystal's multifaceted asymmetry is extremely compelling and reflects light and its surroundings in a beautiful way.


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lobby required something monumental, something elegant and bold that would leave a lasting impression. Soaring ceilings enhance the sculpture quality of the architecture, which is punctuated by the iconic suspended crystal sculptural installation.” The installation contributes to the overall welcome and residential quality of the hotel. Layered throughout, are subtle references to Middle Eastern art and architecture, detailed and re-interpreted in a modern way. Materials, a sense of texture, patterning and colours in particular, are all informed by the intensity of the desert and the local climate, playing with the contrast between daytime heat and cool nights. In the guest rooms, the design is explicitly chic with every comfort carefully

considered. Upon entry, guests follow a short millwork-lined corridor as the room unfolds beyond. Neutral furnishings are complimented by moments of bold colour, while curvilinear furnishings soften sculptural framed elements. Up-lit indigo glass, decorated with a dissolving motif, frames the area behind the bed and on the opposite wall, while burnt orange lacquer defines the entry niche, pantry and stationary wall. Patterning on sliding glass doors, leading to the generous bathrooms, mimic the glass panels behind the bed. Wrapped entirely in stone, with small mosaic tiles on the curved wall behind a freestanding tub, slabs of the same stone feature on the walls, floors and vanity top. The vanity has been designed as a furniture piece and includes the same

bronze accents as the custom furniture in the guest room. Layered, framed mirrors with integrated lighting complete the bespoke look. “Good lighting is integral to what we do,” says Yabu. “It always sets the mood and tone of a space. We try to work with the best in every aspect of our design and this includes bringing in the best lighting consultants to each project.” With this in mind, Yabu Pushelberg chose to work with VISO on the design-engineering and fabrication of the bespoke decorative lighting elements throughout the rest of the hotel. The task was to create luxurious, unique, yet timeless designs to support the interior elements and bring the story of the Four Seasons Kuwait alive. Utilising elements such as brass, glass


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and resin, VISO created stunning fixtures for the hotel, including the custom brass chandelier that hangs in the lobby lounge. Collaborating closely with the team at Yabu Pushelberg, they developed a design that balanced the aesthetic with the scale, while still communicating the story set forth in the brief. One of the key decorative lighting considerations Yabu Pushelberg wanted to focus on was the communication of organic elements within the designs, as VISO's Tzetzy Naydenova explains: “While guests are indoors, the designers wanted them to enjoy a sense of calm and serenity that nature provides. They provided us with their ideas and inspirations in the form of sketches and images of the lighting in order to inspire our team and create the fixtures they

envisioned. While some of the sketches were very specific and included measurements and material requirements, others only indicated the inspiration and design intent. This was all we needed to get started… We knew that Four Seasons and Yabu Pushelberg stood for the best of the best and our task was to create just that. “Once the fixtures were determined, the next task was to install them in a way that didn’t interfere with other elements in the space. A lot of balancing and calculations were involved, along with some sleepless nights! But we think the final result could not have been any better.” VISO’s work can be found in the hotel’s restaurants, business lounge, ballrooms, meeting rooms, pool area, hallways and common areas. As well as the brass

A large custom brass structure from VISO hangs from the ceiling in the lobby lounge is constructed from rectangular brass tubes and features a handmade hairline bronze finish. The chandelier is lit with 1,241 2W integral LEDs with remote drivers located in the ceiling. VISO conducted gravitational studies to ensure proper alignment of each branch. There are no visible screws and each LED board is covered with a sand-frosted crystal cylinder and finished with an anti-static solution.


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chandelier in the lobby, bespoke fixtures include custom ceiling installations on the ground floor and first floor; rectangular pendant clusters in the meeting rooms; four large dome pendants in the first floor lounge, a custom steel pendant lamp in the fourth floor dining area; a dandelion suspension lamp on the ground floor; geometric pendants in Elements restaurant; and glass and metal pendants in the pool and spa area. “The pool features dozens of glowing lanterns hanging above the pool itself,” says Yabu. “This is flanked by archways and alcoves, which create semi-private, intimate lounging areas for guests, all enveloped in a palette of deep indigo stone with dramatic veining and smooth and textured limestone. The oasis, grotto aspect of the space is both calming and inviting. Mysterious, mood lighting enhances this feeling in a restrained, ethereal way.” In terms of challenges with this project Naydenova tells darc: “The high ceilings at the Four Seasons Kuwait are one of the many

stunning architectural details. They convey a sense of drama but also created a designfabrication and installation challenge for us. We worked on developing fixtures that didn’t get lost in the space or overwhelm the interior design. Not only was the design a key component, but the engineering process to create structurally sound fixtures was just as important. “One of the bigger challenges our team faced was with the large brass chandelier in the lobby lounge. Due to its unique design and extremely large size, the design and engineering teams had to find the perfect balance that worked with the structure’s architecture. The structure is made from rectangular, L-shaped brass panels and features a handmade hairline bronze finish. If the L-shaped pieces were not put together exactly as per the mathematical calculations, it would have posed a structural risk to the fixture as a whole. For this reason, the specific size and placement of each L-shaped piece was calculated accordingly to find the precise

joining / suspension point in order to achieve structural balance and symmetry in the space.” Another challenge for VISO was the large dome structures the team fabricated for the business centre of the hotel. “Yabu Pushelberg wanted to have four acoustical dome fixtures that can absorb noise over each meeting table,” says Naydenova. “This way, meetings conducted in the room could not be overheard and privacy retained. At the same time, the domes were specified to have a metal finish, be manufactured in one piece and to have indirect light emanating from them.” Meeting all of these requirements for one specific structure was a challenge for the VISO team, because metals don’t meet the acoustical requirements and such large domes need to be fabricated in two or more sections. According to Naydenova, there was no precedent for a light fixture like this before and her design and engineering team spent a large chunk of their time on R&D to find a solution.


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What they came up with was a carbon fiber dome that could be fabricated as one piece. This was followed with an application of a special acoustic resin to allow it to absorb sound. Next, the domes were finished with a unique paint that gave them the look of metal. Finally LEDs were installed inside the cove on top of the dome to provide a metallic glow and to illuminate the ceiling. “There were so many design elements in this hotel and we appreciate we played just one of many roles in its development,” says Naydenova. “For us, lighting helps tell the story by translating the organic elements of the design as well as utilising luxurious materials and textures in both large and small scale. As discussed, the hotel had many large spaces for the lighting to fill and it was sometimes challenging for our team to envision the final result. The entire interior design just works beautifully and our fixtures are part of that! “I want to thank Yabu Pushelberg for choosing VISO as their decorative lighting partner on this project. The stand out

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feature for us, was to see our fixtures fit in with all the other lavish elements of the hotel. Working on this unique project has been an amazing experience; it challenged our team in many ways and it is because of these learning experiences that we continue to design and fabricate lighting fixtures.” “Lighting has an enormous impact on the way a space is perceived and the way it feels,” concludes Yabu. “If lighting isn’t done well, everything else can falter. Lighting is seductive, the fine precision required to accomplish this is what is difficult to explain and difficult to achieve, but is entirely with the effort. “Good design should transcend trends. We try to create environments that speak to hotel guests on a visceral level, we believe we have achieved this with the Four Seasons Kuwait.” www.yabupushelberg.com www.visoinc.com

design details FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, KUWAIT CLIENT: FOUR SEASONS INTERIOR DESIGN: YABU PUSHELBERG LIGHTING SPECIALISTS: VISO

lighting specified BESPOKE LIGHTING PIECES DESIGNED BY YABU PUSHELBERG AND FABRICATED BY VISO BESPOKE CRYSTAL CHANDELIER DESIGNED BY YABU PUSHELBERG AND FABRICATED BY LASVIT

1. Dome pendants from VISO feature in the first floor business lounge. Each fixture is finished with a metallic coat and made from a special acoustic resin. 2. VISO created six custom rectangular pendant clusters for the meeting and board rooms. Each is lit with a full size LED board specially developed for this fixture. 3. In the pool area, VISO design engineered and manufactured custom glass pendants in three different sizes. They have been specially treated to withstand the humidity of the pool. 4. For the Elements restaurant, five custom geometric pendants in three shapes were created by VISO from solid brass metal rods and finished in dark bronze. 5. The guestrooms are explicitly chic with every comfort carefully considered. Up-lit indigo glass decorated with dissolving motif, frames the area behind the bed and on the opposite wall.


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Light At The End of The Tunnel Timothy Oulton Studio integrates work and leisure using a multi-sensorial design, at the exclusive members only club 1880, Singapore. Images: Courtesy of Timothy Oulton Studio


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Overlooking Robertson Quay in Singapore, the 22,000sqft members club 1880 takes its name from the decade the quay was established. Founder Marc Nicholson and CEO Luke Jones envisioned a design that would spark imagination and encourage unplanned conversations and engaged Timothy Oulton Studio to do just that. “When I spoke with Marc and Luke and learned about their ideas for upending the traditional old style members club, and creating a place where life and work all come together in a totally modern way, it just seemed right up our alley,” Timothy Oulton tells darc. “They wanted to create somewhere that would encourage unlikely connections and unplanned conversations. Part of the brief was to create a home away from home for both the diverse membership from Singapore as well as their international

members, so incorporating both Asian and Western elements into the design was very important and flexibility was key. 1880 has a really varied program so they didn’t want the design to limit the type of activities and events they could hold, and that was a challenge.” The studio responded to the brief with a multi-sensorial design, seeking to activate and energise the senses at every turn. Members enter through a kaleidoscope tunnel, a portal that separates the outside world from the club. Ascending the escalator, members arrive at the Rose Quartz reception desk, a 1.5 tonne rock crystal, mined from Madagascar. This 25 million year old mystical love stone emits energy under pressure – the piezoelectric effect. One of Timothy Oulton Studio’s biggest projects to date, 1880 is also the first co-

working space the studio has designed. “The workspace is different from a breakout space, which is what we’ve been known for, but now we’re learning both disciplines,” says Oulton. "The space is called Bardo, a Tibetan word that means ‘intermediate state’, just below heaven limbo an idea of blending work in. That’s what 1880 does – it blurs that line between work and leisure because there’s no such thing as a traditional work life balance anymore, its just life. My favourite features of the club are the reception desk and the kaleidoscopic tunnel entrance, it’s covered in mirrored triangles that play with the light. We wanted to create an experience that felt as though you were being transported into the world of 1880.” One of the club's highlights, where work and leisure blur together is The Double,


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a casual cafĂŠ in the daytime, suitable for relaxing or holding a business meeting, which dramatically transforms into an intimate, seductive bar at night. As the sun goes down, a hidden, fully stocked bar shelf is lowered from above, elegant lighting appears from the ceiling and the leather banquettes rotate to face the bar, cocooned by a sweeping silk curtain adorned with a golden dragon. Reclaimed mahogany flooring has been used in The Studio, to allow for the array of casual and formal activities held here, black velvet drapery can be pulled back to reveal an entire wall of antique mirror panels when a more glamorous atmosphere is called for. Inbuilt cupboards made from reclaimed English timber house the technical equipment for the in-house cinema and the wine cellar forms the backdrop to

Leonie’s Restaurant, where burnt timber arches stand at just under three metres high. Multiple brass rods connect the arches, supporting 700 wine bottles, each one individually lit. In the lobby, the Cabinet of Curiosities is filled with curios from Oulton’s personal antiques collection, while in the members lounge 360 antique English teapots are contrasted against a wall of reclaimed bricks etched with Chinese motifs. 1880 is built around the concept of colliding ideas, a place to forge unlikely connections. Old things need revisiting and rethinking, to be made relevant today. The club's curated membership of movers and shakers is a melting pot of personalities, including both locals and ex-pats, and Asian and Western influences have been incorporated throughout the club, along with

Opening spread Coloured mirror stainless steel triangles with pinhole fibre optics adorn the Kaleidoscope Escalator Entrance, transporting members to the reception area of this exclusive club Previous page Custom-made and hand-blown Flame lights illiuminate the bar, its soft organic shape contrasts beautifully with the harder metallic lines of the bar. This page 1.Timothy Oulton Night Rod pendants in a natural finish can be found above the custom-designed tables in the dining area. 2. Both Asian and Western influences have been incorporated throughout 1880 to reflect the melting pot of of local and international members.


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feminine touches for a lighter atmosphere. Versatility was a key element of the brief for Oulton, from private dining to board meetings, yoga, salon discussions and private events, the extensive programming in the club means that the rooms are in constant demand and serve multiple functions. “The brief definitely developed over time, the initial discussions we had with Founder, Marc Nicholson, were very collaborative as we began to map out how the space would be used, Oulton says. “The events programming followed later and with this the demands on each space increased. Every space needed to become more adaptable and flexible than originally discussed. We wanted to ensure that when you are in the space the design lends itself to how the room is being used at that time and elevates the overall experience.” It was vital to the design that the different

spaces in the club connect and the lighting is one of the main ways that this was achieved. The private dining room is styled quite differently from The Double, but the walls between the two spaces can open up if needed, connecting them for larger events. The feature lighting is the same in both areas helping tie them together when the space is opened up. The lighting in Leonie’s brings a subtle elegance to daytime dining but in the evening the nine Night Rod pendants are much more of a dramatic, romantic feature of the space. Similarly, The Double which serves as a casual café in the day transforms at night to a theatrical but intimate cocktail bar: the banquettes turn, the silk curtain is drawn and the bar shelf and feature lighting descend from the ceiling. “We wanted the space to be almost unrecognisable after the transformation, and

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the lighting plays a really big part in that,” Oulton continues. The feature lighting in the club was all made in-house. Night Rod, Core, Stellar, and Gradient are from the Timothy Oulton collection, Khan is from Halo Established, and the Flame bar lamp and Carrousel pendant were custom made by Timothy Oulton Studio. The Gradient pendant was chosen because of its impressive scale, which links with the feature columns in the Members Lounge and Leonie’s restaurant. Flame was handblown in the studio’s in-house glass workshop, the soft organic shape contrasts beautifully with the harder metallic lines of the bar while Carrousel draws its inspiration from traditional Chinese lanterns. Khan was used in the club lobby, its circular form and different sizes allowed the designers to play with positioning the lights along the entire length of the lobby as a way


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of connecting the different areas in the club and also to act as a subtle marker for some of the secret hidden doors. “As with any project there is always some degree of modification as the concept develops and evolves but one thing that remained constant throughout was the dedication to using reclaimed materials,” Oulton says. “They’re authentic and they bring character to the space, which works together with other design elements to create a truly unique environment. "With the lighting, we wanted to create an atmosphere that is comfortable but at the same time makes each individual feel special, it is the details and considered elements of the design that come together to do this and lighting is an important part of that.” 1880 is an environment designed to energise the senses and provoke conversation; every

detail has been designed to spark the imagination. For Oulton, luxury is not about things, its about experiences, meaning and connection. “I wouldn’t change anything about this project, that’s not how we look at it,” he says. “The space was designed to bring people together, there will always be some elements that people might respond differently to but that’s part of what makes it interesting, it starts a conversation or a discussion and in doing so provokes interaction.” www.timothyoulton.com

design details 1880, SINGAPORE CLIENT: MARC NICHOLSON & LUKE JONES INTERIOR DESIGN & LIGHTING DESIGN: TIMOTHY OULTON

lighting specified TIMOTHY OULTON COLLECTION NIGHT ROD, CORE, STELLAR, GRADIENT HALO ESTABLISHED KHAN CUSTOM-MADE FLAME PENDANT BY TIMOTHY OULTON CUSTOM-MADE CARROUSEL PENDANT BY TIMOTHY OULTON

Previous page 1.The lighting in Leonie's restaurant brings a subtle elegance to daytime dining but in the evening the nine Night Rod pendants are a much more dramatic and romantic feature. 2. The kaleidoscopic tunnel exit that leads to the 1.5 tonne rock crystal desk. 3. A custom-made Timothy Oulton lantern pendant in glass and brass. This page 1. A closer look at the Timothy Oulton Night Rod pendants in the dining area. 2. Khan from Halo Established illuminates the spa area.


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East meets West East meets West in OEO Studio's design for new flagship restaurant Sticks ‘n’ Sushi, Copenhagen. Images: OEO Studio

Copenhagen-based OEO Studio has completed the design of a new flagship restaurant for Sticks ‘n’ Sushi. Located on the top floor of the new Tivoli Corner building in Copenhagen, overlooking the city’s historic Tivoli Gardens and skyline, Tivoli corner is a multi-functional development designed by renowned architects Pei Cobb Freed & Partners of New York. The newly built space is home to retail outlets, restaurants, a food hall and 21 new guestrooms for the Nimb Hotel. Sticks ‘n’ Sushi approached OEO Studio in the summer of 2016, the studio worked on the project for a year and half, transforming the restaurant's Japanordic brand DNA into a unique and bespoke spatial experience. The design concept devised by OEO reflects the meeting of East and West and draws on inspiration from Japan reinterpreted into a modern European context. The result is a warm and welcoming space with many evocative details, bespoke design elements and high quality materials blended together to offer a taste of Japan in central Copenhagen. Early in the design process, OEO Studio was faced with a challenging rooftop restaurant and the complex architecture of the building itself. “The building is unusual in that there are no straight walls in the space and floorto-ceiling windows on both sides,” OEO Studio Creative Director and Founder, Thomas Lykke tells darc. “We noticed that a birds-eye view of the building resembled the shape of a fish and chose to use this apparent outline as an abstract starting point for designing the restaurant space.” The design team employed deep, earthy ceramic tiles by Italian company Mutina on the floor of the restaurant to subtly represent the scales, fins and eye of the fish. The whimsical design detail would be impossible for the human eye to grasp while in the space without prior awareness of the designer's intent. Bespoke artwork has been introduced to elevate and enhance the

diner’s experience, including a small group of handmade wire fish created by Danish designer Anders Hermansen. The fish gently guide diners from street level to the heart of the restaurant on the third floor. The restaurant design comprises a mix of dining-height and high counter seating, offering a range of views to the open kitchen and out across the city skyline. A private dining room that can accommodate groups of up to 20 diners features a bespoke stained ash 6.4m long table designed by OEO Studio and warm wooden oak flooring. The space, when not in use for private dining, offers casual seating for smaller groupings along the table. The designers at OEO paid careful attention to the acoustics of the space to balance the bustle of a busy restaurant with intimate dinner conversation. Innovative Rhomb panels in a dark anthracite shade by Troldtekt have been introduced to strengthen acoustics, resulting in an unobtrusive and discreet decorative look. Throughout the restaurant, OEO Studio has incorporated superior interior materials including high-quality ash and oak, Swedish Oland limestone, hot rolled steel and Italian ceramics. Large Pico tiles by Bouroullec for Mutina feature in the bathrooms along with bespoke wooden cabinets, natural stone wash-basins, black Dornbracht faucets and lighting by Danish design brand Frama. The centrepiece and focal point for all of the action taking place in the heart of the restaurant is the kitchen structure and pavilion. The custom-built wooden structure provides a skeletal frame with built-in direct light as well as diffused light on order to enhance the overall dining experience. The surrounding decorative lighting takes inspiration from both Japanese lanterns and traditional Chinese rice lamps. A considered restaurant lighting programme is comprised of both mood and technical solutions, which blend perfectly to support the entire spatial experience. OEO Studio worked closely with the lighting brands and

suppliers in order to optimise the sense of ambience, light sources and functionality. Soft mood lighting includes the use of transparent Knit-Wit Light by Iksos-Berlin for Made by Hand. The 360° 3D-knitted lamp design takes inspiration from the sun and the traditional Chinese rice lamp, symbolic of the Far East. Shy Berry-coloured perforated Satellite pendant lights by Mathieu Mategot highlight the bar area, while a magnetic LED spot solution from Deltalight creates a sense of theatre around the restaurant’s open kitchen. “Lighting is essential in creating a welcoming atmosphere,” Lykke says. “Good lighting supports the dining experience no matter where you are seated in the restaurant, whether you want an intimate setting or wish to be seated more casually by the bar counter. No matter where you are in the restaurant you have great views overlooking Tivoli Garden or the city’s skyline. “Despite the open space with floor to ceiling windows on both sides the result is a warm and welcoming space with many evocative details, bespoke design elements and highquality materials that blend together to reflect the meeting of East and West. ” www.oeo.dk

design details STICKS 'N' SUSHI CLIENT: STICKS'N'SUSHI ARCHITECT: PEI COBB FREED & PARTNERS INTERIOR & LIGHTING DESIGNER: OEO STUDIOS

lighting specified MADE BY HAND KNIT-WIT LIGHT - IKSOS-BERLIN MATHIEU MATEGOT PERFORATED SATELLITE PENDANT DELTALIGHT MAGNETIC SPOT SOLUTION

Sticks 'n' Sushi's bar adorned with Made By Hand Knit-Wit pendants, designed by Iksos-Berlin. The western influence can be felt in the heart of the restuarant, while Mathieu Mategot Perforated Satelite Pendants illuminate the dining room's tables in a contemporary shy-berry colour.


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Light Cycle US-based PUNCH Architecture and Illuminate Lighting Design transform a dated and dilapidated space in Portland, Oregon into a hip new restaurant experience that perfectly reflects the city's roots and ethos. Images: Mark Mediana

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The Duniway Portland Hilton hotel in the US is redefining the hotel dining experience through its Jackrabbit restaurant. A return to the heyday of luxurious hotel bars and a snapshot of the best of upscale Portland dining, the hotel caters to locals and travellers alike, with unexpected and memorable menus and experiences. The design concept for Jackrabbit combines the creative approach of Chef Chris Consentino’s behind the scenes kitchen craftsmanship with the grit, flavour and character that makes Portland one of the country’s premier dining and lifestyle destinations. As with kitchen environments, the ingredients of Jackrabbit’s interiors have been meticulously selected and come together to create vignettes that highlight key areas of use. Cosentino’s philosophy is to use everything the animal gives us and this has been reiterated in the restaurant design by utilising the entire space, this was further

developed by keeping to his holistic approach of simplicity, sustainability, authenticity and craft, with the design embracing Portland and Cosentino’s approach to cooking and lifestyle - working in tandem with the kitchen and bar. The result is a synergy between flavour and atmosphere, place and taste, embodying Portland’s spirit of conviviality. Punch Architecture was brought on board to work on the restaurant’s interiors, based on the design studio’s existing relationship with Delicious MFG. Having engaged the hotel owners to go over the key directional points regarding the overall feel of the public space, it was established that the bar and restaurant should not feel as though they were located in a hotel space, this in turn influenced the entire public space environment for the hotel. Illuminate lighting design came on board to support Punch’s vision and design, by enhancing the space through discreet architectural lighting

design that is functional, but doesn’t have a seemingly noticeable presence. The architectural lighting was there to make the decorative lighting features, which are very prominent in the project, work in such a way that they provided the right amount of sparkle without creating too much glare. “Thankfully the concept and design brief didn’t change over time and there weren’t any real value engineered revisions that we had to do for this project,” Zak Ostrowski, a Partner at Punch, tells darc. “The decorative lighting elements were key to the design from a conceptual and aesthetic perspective – while also tying in Chef Consentino’s passions and roots. Key considerations were to make sure all of the custom decorative lights were locally made, which they were. We designed the fixtures in line with our design sensibilities – a little rough around the edges, a splash of bling and a general amount of being ‘rad’.” The bike chandeliers in the dining space


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came from a discussion about Chef Consentino’s passion for cycling, lighting and Portland. The designers used recycled Schwinn bike frames, blown glass and low rider inspired Dayton rims with old school Castle spikes for the design. “This tied in nicely with our interest in tricked out objects of movement," says Ostrowski. "We added some nice touches of brass for that bling factor and blackened steel to add consistency to the restaurant's overall design.” The custom designed minimal blackened brass chandelier is a simple rectilinear form that is understated but monolithic. It creates a presence of masculinity and femininity while gently floating above the reclaimed live-edge white oak drink rail at the bar area. The centrepiece of the main dining room is the large wood and steel box beam. “We wanted to create this massive object that again floated above the space filled

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with rich earth tones,” Ostrowski explains. “It reads as a massive felled timber beam with industrial steel brackets, tying into Portland’s logging history and use of wood structural beams and columns for multiple projects. It also ties in nicely with the exposed wood beams at Chef Consentino’s restaurant Cockscomb in San Francisco.” Each decorative lighting feature was carefully considered for a space that serves different functions in the same location. For example the design for the articulating chandeliers was based on the need to rotate the fixtures to tie in with the private dining rooms, which expand in size. The custom live edge walnut tables can be put together to become one giant bookmatched slab and the designers wanted the lights to do the exact same thing. “We collaborated with Savoy Studio on making this happen,” says Ostrowski. “The independent chandeliers have the ability to become this slick and organic giant 20ins chandelier made out

Opening page The Custom designed PUNCH chandelier illuminates the main dining area. Made from recycled Schwinn bike frames, along with blown glass and low rider inspired Dayton rims. 1.Tom Dixon Cog Lights adorn the bar on the lobby side.Image: Will Pryce 2. Amunual lighting can be seen illuminating the eclectic and earthy lobby area. Image: Will Pryce 3.The Vintage Brutalist Torch Cut Brass Fixture is the focal point of the private dining area dubbed 'the rabbit hole'. Next page PUNCH The custom wood beam fixture designed by PUNCH and built by Savoy takes centre stage in the restaurant's dining area.


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of blackened brass, steel and handblown glass.” The decorative glass elements are leaf shaped to represent Portland’s lush vegetation and complement the original artwork and leather belt feature wall in the space. The primary lighting design from Illuminate complements the interior design and enhances the dining experience by layering several lighting components to create a scheme. Architectural light fixtures are hidden among the wooden beams in the ceiling to provide functional lighting for table surfaces, but are discreetly and strategically placed so as to give the decorative fixtures a significant presence. A combination of recessed and stems mount downlights while the precisely calculated beam spreads light over the tables and food on display, while warmer decorative ceiling and wall fixtures provide the glow that complements the interior style. Key features such as brick walls, leather clad walls and burnt wood screens are grazed with tighter beam downlights and linear grazers. A further detailed layer of lighting is added using linear LED fixtures, integrated within display shelving, uplighting shelves above eye level and downlighting shelves below

eye level, eliminating any possibility of looking into a bright source of light. “The lighting scenes in the space are designed to create various moods throughout the day from breakfast to late night and after hour’s settings,” Niha Sivaprased, Senior Designer at Illuminate Lighting Design tells darc. “An added layer of complexity lay in the need to respond to the incoming daylight and the brighter light levels in the hotel lobby. Smaller groups of fixtures are controlled together to achieve higher control granularity allowing for more meticulous lighting scene settings. “The perfect balance between sparkle and soft light, functional and decorative light, and ambient and accent light fashions an enticing spectacle from the outside and a comfortable ambiance on the inside. At Jackrabbit, light plays a vital role in bridging the gap between the physical space and the human experience within it. “The space is rich, relaxing and masculine at surface level, but as one peels back the multiple layers of the project; a subtle femininity comes out with the warm materials, artwork and intimate decorative lighting.” “The project team was able to turn a dated and dilapidated space into a completely

new environment that fits into Portland perfectly, while also reflecting Chef Chris Consentino and the hotel’s new direction,” Ostrowski concludes. “It’s one of the coolest Hilton Brand Hotel projects out there and we are proud to have been a part of it.” www.puncharc.com www.illuminateld.com

design details JACK RABBIT RESTAURANT, THE DUNIWAY, PORTLAND CLIENT: DELICIOUS MFG & C.O. INTERIOR DESIGN: PUNCH ARCHITECTURE LIGHTING DESIGN: ILLUMINATE

lighting specified CUSTOM DIA BIKE CHANDELIER, DESIGNED BY PUNCH AND MANUFACTURED BY SAVOY CUSTOM LINEAR BRASS LIGHT FIXTURE DESIGNED BY PUNCH AND MANUFACTURED BY SAVOY PUNCH WOOD AND STEEL BEAM CHANDELIER CUSTOM ARTICULATING GLASS CHANDELIER REJUVENTATION HOOD PENDANTS REJUVENATION NEHALEM PENDANT CUSTOM ARTICULATING LIGHT FIXTURE DESIGNED BY PUNCH AND SAVOY VINTAGE BRUTALIST TORCH CUT BRASS FIXTURE TOM DIXON COG PENDANTS YLIGHTING PHAROS TRANSPARENT PENDANT LIGHT


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A Work of Substance Folio is our regular feature highlighting the importance of decorative lighting in the work of a design studio. This issue we present A Work of Substance a collective of people who’s positive madness and overwhelming passion produces not just empty pretty things, but wickedly beautiful executions with substance.

JinJuu CALIFORNIA TOWER, HONG KONG The grid like scaffolding around the bar area is inspired by intricate Korean joinery. Large in mass but not in density, the structure was given life by exhibiting chandeliers of Korean knots and pearl lights emphasising its ephemerality in such a high space. The bar demonstrates original Korean apothecary, mounted on a plinth of industrial New York City columns as legs. The furniture family was designed around traditional details from the past, Chosun and Ming dynasty merged with contemporary form. Image: Dennis Lo

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Inspired by the luminous, aqua blues of the Mediterranean Sea and Italy’s maritime heritage, Osteria Marzia is an elegant and cosy seafood restaurant that evokes the mood and flavours of the Southern Italian coast. From the street, glimpses of the restaurant’s light-filled interior beckon through full-height glazed windows. The sea is also expressed in the maritime signal flags and fire coral motifs of the restaurant’s logo and branding graphics. In the main dining area, tables are fitted with reflective tops, which simulate the ocean’s shimmering surface, illuminating the restaurant space. Blue and white ceramic floors and coral-blue glazed tiles add classic Italian touches. Image: Dennis Lo


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The Fleming WAN CHAI, HONG KONG A Work of Substance was tasked to redesign and rebrand The Fleming Hotel, originally opened in 2006. The multi-layered design concept draws inspiration from the location and history, leveraging Hong Kong’s maritime heritage and 70s’ industrial era to create a cultural, social and efficient character. One landmark that embodies these three elements is the Star Ferry — having connected people across the harbour for over a century, it is a piece of Hong Kong’s collective memory and identity. The Star Ferry, a unique and elegant icon of Hong Kong’s past and present, became the foundation for every design detail, including the custom designed furniture and lighting. Images: Dennis Lo

Paradis CENTRAL, HONG KONG Inspired by Haitian Vodou, Paradis takes its cues from the Haitian Goddess of the moon: Mawa. The mesmerising mystique of a lunar eclipse is seen throughout the space, from subtle hints across the restaurant’s branding, to the custom-made lighting fixtures fitted throughout the space itself. It caters specifically to creatures of the night, taking visitors from dinner service through to cocktail hour, and onwards through the wicked hours of the early morning. Rich greens and earthy browns are at the base of the interiors, balanced on the walls visitors find a reflection of their own animalistic desires with hand-painted, intricate murals. Image: A Work of Substance


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Nouveau Tradition Hiroyuki Murase, Creative Designer of German design label Suzusan, brings a contempory relevance to the centuries old family tradition of Japanese shibori. Images: Hiroyuki Murase

The roots of the Suzusan label lie in the Japanese town of Arimatsu, its historical townscape, widely known as one of the most beautiful sceneries in the Fifty Three Stages of the Tokaido. Disocvered by the first Shogun -Tokugawa Leyasu of Okazaki. When Leyasu united Japan, he moved the capital to Edo (now Tokyo) and made it a requirement that all the feudal lords travel to Edo every other year to swear allegiance to him. To aid them on their journey he established 53 stations on the road between Osaka and Edo for them to rest. To ensure their safety, he encouraged the foundation of villages around these stations, one of which was the town of Arimatsu, which was settled in 1608 by just eight families. While building a castle in Nagoya for his son, Leyasu enlisted workers from all over Japan. One group from Oita brought with them the meticulous practice of folding stitching, binding, plaiting or twisting fabric to give it a three dimensional form named Shibori. Hiroyuki Murase’s family have been refining

textiles in Ariatsu with this traditional shibori technique for over 100 years. Now in their fifth generation, the Murase family regards shibori as a cultural heritage that must be upheld with an endless passion and commitment to perfection, in order to stop the decline of the shibori craft that has been witnessed over the past five decades. At this year’s Light + Building darc were introduced to this unique brand and its remarkable backstory. Murase set up Suzusan, nine years ago in Dusseldorf after meeting Christian Dietsch at the University of Kunstakademie Dusseldorf to study art. Dietsch was introduced to Shibori by some fabrics Murase had left in their room, which his father had made and exhibited in the UK. Amazed by their three dimensional structure, Dietsch proposed a business idea, using this ancient Japanese technique and applying it to contemporary objects. Murase was unsure at first, he had little interest in joining the family business and wanted to pursue a career in contemporary


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art until a visit to the Venetian Biennale set his destiny in motion. “I saw a personal exhibition of interior designer, Axel Vervoordt, more than anything his works were not categorised,” Murase says. “Contemporary European art sat next to old pottery made centuries ago, but overall it looked very beautiful. At that time I was under the impression that beauty was created by artists, but it made me realise that beauty came from other places too. My values changed, I stopped putting the world in boxes and I could see that what my father did back home was exciting.” In order to sell these labour intensive products, which can only be produced in

small batches, Suzusan had to become a luxury niche, establishing itself in Europe before Japan to embrace its new contemporary iteration. Murase used Tekumo-shibori (hand-tied spider web tie) on polyester to create original light coverings for the very first product launch. The duo loaded them in the boot of an old car and drove to boutiques around Europe in the hope that one would buy them. Rejection followed but Murase took the experience as a lesson in marketing, noting the size of his potential customer base and consumer tastes. Now, German brand Suzusan is giving the technique a more contemporary relevance through

the development of new and innovative procedures and modern creations, with Murase at the creative helm. “Craftsmen in Arimatsu have pride in themselves. They want to show their skills with highly complex techniques. That’s important but when you put on the garment, sometimes it could turn out to be too overdone. I thought that our products needed to blend into overseas tastes, they need to be sophisticated, yet not too complicated to make because that would stop young people joining the industry, which in turn would stop us developing new talents.” Applying this knowledge won the brand


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a place on Leclaireur’s shelves, the prestigious Parisian store that introduced COMME des GARCONS to the European market. Suzusan, launched a fashion line, a homeware line and Suzusan Luminaires, an intricate range of shades that include custom-made coats, which use their three-dimensional surfaces to bring an extra special flair to light. For Murase the coalescence of light and textile was inevitable. “Light is an intangible element, but textile is very tangible, it is close to your skin and life,” he says. “The combination of those two different elements makes a beautiful fusion.”

Now Suzusan is giving the technique a more contemporary relevance through the development of new and innovative procedures and modern creations, Murase’s dream is to keep the ancient tradition of Shibori alive. As well as designing he also lectures and teaches workshops at German universities. “I want more people to know the value of Arimatsu-Narumi Shibori. I want the people and the techniques to last for another fifty hundred years.” www.suzusan.com

Opening spread A matriarch of the Murase family, expertly hand ties the polyester fabric using the Tekumo-shibori technique. 1. Hiroyuki Murase studied integrational art and architecture at Kunstakademie Dusseldorf before combining his design experience with his family’s century old tradition of shibori. Now as Co-founder and Creative Director of Suzusan, Murase strives to give the technique a more contemporary relevance through the development of new and innovative procedures and modern creations. 2. Suzusan luminaires feature custom-made slip on coats, these slip on coats can be machine washed without losing shape. 3. The fabric is intricately binded by hand resulting in hours of intensive labour for one, unique product. 4. A Suzusan luminaire in situ, the addition of the fabric coat casts a warm, atmospheric glow in any space.


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Working with light is like dealing with the space between objects, not the object itself. Matthew Hilton, collaborates with Heal’s on his first lighting range for the brand.


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BORN IN HASTINGS… I spent six years of my childhood in Nigeria while my father, who was a doctor, treated tropical disease out there. When we moved back to the UK, we lived in Portsmouth before I moved to London to study at Kingston University. FURNITURE DESIGN Was my degree of choice at Kingston University… I hadn’t really thought about design as a career until my foundation year at Porstmouth College of Art, which then led me to Kingston. Once there, I started to build the experience that has allowed me to run my own design business today and work with leading brands such as Heal’s. ART & DESIGN Has always been a passion of mine. I always wanted a career in one of the two and worked for an industrial design company for about five years following Kingston. I was mostly hand-making models of products the company was interested in developing. Soon after, I set up my own studio and my designs were quickly picked up by companies that I still work with today.

LIGHTING Can be decorative and create a really magical atmosphere, but it also needs to have function. Some lighting can have purely ornamental purposes, but the collection I have worked on with Heal’s also has a real purpose; quality, well-fitting design that stands the test of time. The Orb chandelier for example has a linear form to illuminate multiple points that can be adjusted to fit perfectly over existing dining tables and kitchen counters. PRODUCT DESIGN Should include beauty, function, manufacturability and durability. The most frustrating and rewarding thing about working within design are one and the same – it is the change to try and make something new, which performs its function as perfectly as possible within the given criteria. It sounds dull, but without the challenge there is nothing to do. The object needs to do its job, look beautiful, have some magic, and it has to be manufactured at a price people will pay.

THE INTERNET Has been one of the best developments for designers, along with computers of course. Communications are fast, 3D modelling is fantastic and 3D printing is extraordinary! Having said that, I still make models by hand. I think you learn a massive amount doing that, and you can allow mistakes to happen. I also like to draw by hand on an iPad, it’s like a mini portable artist/design studio that I can carry in my bag all the time. That and a camera, is all you need for exploring, experimenting and keeping track of any inspiration you may find. FUTURE WORK Will definitely include more light – it is a really interesting area of design and modelling. I love making things and I love the sculpture and function of lighting. I’m not a modernist ‘form follows function’ designer, but I’m also not impressed by products that do not perform their function well. I am quite strict in my categorisation - design is design and designers should be producing functional objects of beauty. Artists make ideas visible. www.matthewhilton.com


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Seeing the Light Tony Matters, Creative Director at design agency, Faber Design & Architecture, discusses the public’s evolving design consciousness, the power of well-executed lighting, and how he and his team are becoming increasingly involved in bespoke lighting design.

There has been a palpable shift in the design consciousness in recent years. The general public (and our clients) are becoming more design aware. They now place more importance than ever before, not just on what things look like, but on how well they function as a result of their design. Long gone are the days when design teams could get away with rolling out a generic, aesthetically pleasing concept to simply smarten-up a space. Clients are now more discerning; they understand the importance of differentiating between local target markets – and can see the part design plays

in that process. Eating and drinking out is such a competitive business that you can no longer just do an OK job. The industry is responding to this shift by choosing to invest more in restaurant and bar design. They’re stepping up to the plate. Sculpting a space It goes without saying that lighting is integral to any successful restaurant or bar project – but it also inspires great design. Our clients are often motivated to refurbish their bar or restaurant because of a lighting installation that’s captured their attention and imagination.

We’ve also learned over the years that lighting is one area of a project which can’t be compromised on. This is because light has a kind of power that no other element of design has. You could do almost nothing to a space, but if you light it well, it comes to life; it can be sculpted from a characterless box into something else altogether, adding warmth/drama/ ambience/space, as needed. For me, light has two fundamental roles: one is functional and the other is emotional, and it’s that emotional component of lighting design I think is most powerful.


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Form and Function The challenge for many of our bar and restaurant clients is being able to create ambient, dramatic mood lighting, while still maintaining a workable space. This is where lighting design expertise really comes into its own – and a DIY restaurant refit is often betrayed by the absence of this key element. While most of our clients have a good understanding of the importance of lighting design, there is sometimes a danger they have only a superficial understanding of lighting strategy. At Faber, we tend to look at light as a series of layers. We begin with a ‘base’ layer of background and concealed lighting, and then build on this with other layers of task and feature lighting, allowing us to carve out a space in a particular way. A good example of this type of lighting strategy in action is Buffalo & Rye, a

restaurant on Bennett’s Hill in Birmingham, and one of our recent projects. Here, we purposely created the darkest restaurant we could, but with deliberately placed lighting to make the space both functional and atmospheric. When you walk in, even in the middle of the day, it maintains this effect. Another example of how lighting has worked to sculpt and unite a disjointed space is in our design for No.26 Aston Marina; a rural, canal-side restaurant in Staffordshire, based in a large, featureless steel unit. Here, we selected a variety of characterful light installations to cultivate shape and personality, and to celebrate the history of the restaurant’s surroundings. A New Light Trends in interiors, like any other element of design, are often fleeting. But when it comes to refitting a bar or restaurant, the

design needs to have a degree of longevity and durability; both to withstand the pummelling of thousands of customers, and to maintain its visual appeal and cultural relevance. Lighting is something that can – and should – be designed to last. If a restaurant is going to be commercially sustainable, it will inevitably need to evolve. But a well thought-out, effective lighting scheme can remain a constant, if it’s done in the right way. Developments in lighting technology have now made exceptional lighting design accessible for all. LED technology has given us more to play with, whether that’s linear LED, concealed LED, or exposed filament bulbs. It used to be the case that if you wanted to cultivate a warm, classic glow with your lighting, you had to pay a fortune for halogen that would only last a couple of weeks. LED now allows us to mimic the


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ambience created by old-fashioned lighting methods, but in an efficient product. Finding the right supplier, someone who understands your ethos and approach, and can work with your creative process, can be what makes or breaks a project. We like Astro, because we feel they have a similar ethos to us; British-design, built on elegant simplicity that speaks for itself. Just as lighting design itself should never be undervalued in a project, neither should the importance of a like-minded supplier. Lighting The Way We believe it’s important to understand how things are made, so that when we communicate our design to the manufacturer, we know we are building something that is sustainable and intelligently designed, rather than simply leaving it to the person making it to interpret our ideas. That, to us, is simply not good enough. With this in mind, our relationship with light and lighting design has grown over the years and is evolving still. As a designer, I’ve always had a passion for making things and, alongside our project work, we are becoming increasingly involved in the design of bespoke light installations. This is something we have always done to a degree; using our in-house lighting expertise to create unique, stylised solutions to a client’s lighting conundrum. Sometimes it’s happened by accident, like when someone spotted a chandelier we designed for the lobby of our Leicester office and asked us to recreate it (but enlarged by a factor of ten) At other times, it has been what’s differentiated us from competing design agencies and has helped steer the direction of an entire design. We are excited to see how this area of our business will develop. Lighting has always been so integral to what we do and will continue to inspire and shape the way we approach design for years to come. www.faber.design


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FEATURE | BAR & LOUNGE LIGHTING

Night Light Lighting has always been a key consideration when it comes to nightlife, but more and more bars are embracing sculptural, decorative pieces that not only bring the ambience but the wow factor too, as the following case studies highlight.

JD's Place New York, USA The Landmark Theatre is nestled in Midtown Manhattan at the unique, pyramid shaped building, Via 57 West, designed by renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of BIG architect. The interior of the theatre was designed by Rael Architect, a firm who specialises in cinema and theatre design, with the intention to be 'the best in film for the sophisticated moviegoers.' The central element to the theatre design is the incorporation of a lounge bar in its public space where patrons can enjoy cocktails and small plates. The design scheme features a bronze-clad bar, walnut high-top bar tables and leather seats while Gala and Palindrome chandeliers from Rich Brilliant Willing adorn the lounge area. www.richbrilliantwilling.com

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Amsterdam Brewery Toronto, Canada Founded in 1986, Amsterdam Brewery is one of Toronto’s most well-known brewers. Its restaurant, Amsterdam Brewhouse, is located on the waterfront and is a hot spot for tourist and locals all year round. Working with interior design firm, mackaywong, VISO design-engineered and manufactured a show-stopping lighting installation that pays homage to the heritage of the brewery and incorporates the existing architecture into the stunning visual design. The brewhouse is located on Lake Ontario, providing guests with a spectacular view as they enjoy a beer in the back of the restaurant. This is obviously one of the big draws of the space but the client wanted to bring more ambience (and customers) to the front bar area. Along with mackaywong, who

led the renovation of the restaurant a few years back, VISO created a unique custom design chandelier. VISO’s custom design chandelier uses clear coated copper pipping to create an intricate web around the existing wooden beam structure, which is part of the original heritage design. At the end of each copper pipe sits an amber coloured glass globe with three smaller clear globes attached. The chandelier measures 300ins 7,620mm by 228ins/5,790mm with a 112ins/2845mm drop and features 48 glass globes. The inspiration for this chandelier is Amsterdam Brewery’s heritage – beer. Reinard Sosroutomo, macakywong’s design lead on the project, wanted to create the illusion of beer bubbles floating in the room,

without being explicit with the design. The idea is to hopefully get people to see the light fixture as a tribute to the brewery’s legacy as well as an art installation. The wooden beams on the ceiling were both an inspiration and a challenge to the designers. While the structure is beautiful and highlights the history of the brewhouse, the beam placement meant that the chandelier had to be integrated into the existing architecture. Careful planning was done in order to find the best placements and angle for the copper pipes and the supporting ceiling anchors. The final result is a breathtaking lighting installation that translates the story and history of the client and inspires the customers. www.visoinc.com


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Albariño Wine Bar New Jersey, US Leslie Dowling, a New Jersey-based interior designer, was recently tasked with transforming a commercial space, which now houses Albariño Restaurant, a coastal, Spanish-inspired tapas and wine bar whose motto is ‘Eat Locally, Drink Globally.’ Albariño's features traditional dishes like paella and empanadas, using the best ingredients from New Jersey and the mid-Atlantic region to make their signature specials. Terra Momo, the restaurant group responsible for Albariño, pride themselves on offering a dining experience with the common theme of earth, food, wine, and the enjoyment of life. They believe that "food should speak eloquently of its provenance, its soil, its climate, and the people who nurture it." Dowling utilised some of the existing

architecture, like the concrete floors and 12ft high pine ceilings with raw steel beams, and incorporated those into her design plan. They were refinished to create the rustic backdrop that defines the interior. Suspended over the communal dining area is a multi-coloured chandelier from Niche. This fixture includes a cascading cluster of their classic Solitaire pendant in sapphire, crystal, and grey glass. The Edison lamp at the centre of the simplistic silhouette and the cylindrical shape of the glass body harmonise to accentuate enduring quality and beauty. Walnut dining chairs and banquette seating are custom upholstered in dark blue denim to enhance the vintage atmosphere, inspired by the sea. This subtle but sophisticated accent complements the bold blue glass lighting featured throughout

the interior and reinforces the restaurant's coastal theme. Handblown Helio pendants in grey glass from Niche also hang above the bar top to create an intimate setting. With a vivid array of options in both transparent and opaque glass colours, this compact yet versatile pendant charms and delights. Here, the Helio adds a chic ambiance to the popular social gathering area. Overall, the lighting featured throughout the restaurant serves as one of the restaurant's focal points. Patrons can admire them from the main dining room as well as from the outdoor patio, which is open from early spring to late autumn. www.nichemodern.com www.dowling-studios.com


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Sky Room Helsinki, Finland Classical and contemporary, Helsinki’s skyline received a distinguishing feature when Nordic Choice Hotels opened Clarion Hotel Helsinki in October 2016. This landmark, one of the highest buildings in Helsinki, is located in the new urban district of Jätkäsaari. Designed by architects Davidsson Tarkela Oy, Clarion has become the hotspot for locals and tourists alike. The harmoniously decorated rooms, restaurant with relaxed atmosphere and delicious food, high quality

meeting facilities and of course its inviting Sky Room bar on the 16th floor provide unique settings for a casual get together or a business event. As part of the collaboration with Helsinki Design Week in 2017, Secto Design created a light installation in the hotel lobby as well as lighting for the Sky Room bar with Secto 4210 floor lamps. Secto floor lamps became a permanent part of this unique bar and lounge, which has a magnificent view over Helsinki, the old dockyard area and the

horizon of the Baltic Sea. The floor lamps create a cosy and inviting atmosphere in the Sky Room with their soft light filtering through their wooden conical shades. The collection has a clear and timeless Scandinavian feel. It is both classical and contemporary at the same time. All lamps in the collection are hand crafted in Finland using PEFC-certified birch wood. The entire collection is designed by the award-winning architect Seppo Koho. www.sectodesign.fi


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Bar 81 Seoul, South Korea The Signiel Hotel is situated between levels 76 to 101 of the newly completed Lotte World Tower, Seoul's tallest building and a new landmark on the skyline. Inspired by French luxury, Bar 81, an upscale champagne bar situated on the 81st floor of the tower offers panoramic views of the Han river and the city. The bar serves a full selection of champagnes from around the world. The designers enveloped the doublevolume height bar in white stone caged in satin brass compartments, a play on the traditional cellars found in Europe. Inspired by the song “Champagne Supernova” by the band Oasis, the team worked with renown crystal light fixture makers, Lasvit to create a sea of handblown crystal bubbles suspended over the entire bar. Patrons of the bar will be able to sip Champagne under a sea of ethereal fizzy bubbles. A private lounge located on the mezzanine and accessed via a sculptural stair, hugs one end of the bar. Patrons here have a dedicated butler service and be able to enjoy views of the Han river but also the

action down below. “The intent was to ensure the lighting levels were balanced such that the glazing wouldn’t turn into a ‘mirror’ at night so guests had visibility and were able to admire the city views,” said Leonard Lee, Regional Creative Officer/Regional Managing Director, Wilson Associates’ Asia-Pacific. “We’ve always placed emphasis on indirect lighting to provide a theatrical atmosphere in a bar. General lighting levels were dependent on indirect light from the caged stone features, bar and the Lasvit installation.” The design of the chandelier installation allowed guests to be immersed in the design concept of Signiel Seoul, which carries forward Lotte’s standards of sophistication and subtle luxury. As the tallest building in Korea and the fifth tallest in the world, the design team used height as a key element in this project. Nearly all of the hotel’s public spaces, including Bar 81, feature double height ceilings to reflect the sense of airiness that comes with a setting in the clouds,

and evoke a sense of grandeur as guests experience the spaces. The scale of the chandelier heightens the space, running the entire length of the bar where most guests sit underneath the handblown crystal bubbles. As opposed to working with other manufacturers of bespoke lighting installations, Wilson Associates’ Asia-Pac design team chose to work with Lasvit thanks to their close working relationship over the years on other hospitality projects. “In short, we trust them and their capabilities and they always deliver,” said Lee. The latest collaboration proved to be one of their best, resulting in an installation that creates an impactful visual statement in the space. “Besides the fact that the lighting installation embodies the concept of a champagne bar, it adds drama into the space drawing guests eyes upwards,” said Lee. “They appreciate the subtle coloration of the bubbles as they appear to fizz upwards.” www.lasvit.com www.wilsonassociates.com


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Motel One Lounge Berlin, Germany 'Fashion meets street art' is the theme of the tenth Motel One hotel located in BerlinAlexanderplatz. A Munich-based company, which currently operates 63 hotels in Europe, the hotel chain offers a unique combination of high-quality interiors and exclusive design, with a goal: that every hotel tells a different, locally inspired story. The Motel One design team worked with Designheure to meet the required spirit of this place Choosing to integrate the latest Designheure collection Mozaik, an architectural and modulable collection designed by Davide Oppizzi to structure the space. The inspiration for the collection comes from the concept of mosaics and its

geometric shapes. It was also about creating a luminous surface, falling like a rain of meteorites, cutting the space and not just bringing a luminous point. Designheure developed custom-made Mozaik panels for the Motel One Lounge, created with different shades of green and blue. The tones of the panels match perfectly with the dominant of taupe, blue and yellow, chosen for decoration and furniture. Mozaik lighting space dividers embody the hotel theme with their graphic and unique shapes, and participates in the singular atmosphere of the lounge. The panels structure the space while bringing a pleasant light, back-lighting the internal

colour of the different shades. The carefully proportioned patterns and textures come together in these panels to establish a connection between lobby and bar / lounge areas, while offering the visitor the vision of the fashion wall art. Arranged on each side of the lounge they separate the different spaces subtly, in transparency, while recreating intimacy in this crossing place. The result is a unique combination of colourful high-end lighting and graphic design that fits perfectly into the architectural and interior design project. www.designheure.com


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Palette Bar Zurich, Switzerland Located right on the famous Bahnhofstrasse in the ground floor of the Hotel Townhouse you will find the Palette Bar, a cafe, restaurant and lounge bar. The space is designed by 12AMTODAY, a creative design and architecture studio focused on international projects in design, contemporary art and fashion. Zurich Main station is just around the corner, with the hectic bustle of Bahnhofstrasse still in your ears, by entering this bar you are enveloped in security and cosmopolitan serenity: from a bright and airy entrance into the dark.

The space is divided into a light area and a dark area. Guests will notice as soon as they enter the light area the plants hanging from the ceiling and the Trama pendants by In-es. artdesign with knitted white lampshades in the front of the room, which cast beautiful shadows on the walls and ceilings. These pendants are characterised by an entirely handmade knitted fabric structure mixed with special resins. The suggestive crochet effect of light and shadow on the walls creates a cosy and intense atmosphere. As you move to the back of the bar it gradually gets darker with dark blue rich

velvet couches. The protagonist of this room is the gigantic Mezza Luna 2 pendant lamp also by In-es.artdesign, black with a gold like interior hanging from the centre of the ceiling, it is made of Nebulite, a specially developed material made of resins and fibers, that mimic the uneven, softly luminescent qualities of the moon’s surface, the pendant is surrounded by comfortable custom made chairs and beautiful especially designed for Palette designed marble tables. www.in-es.com


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G Hotel Bar Pescara, Italy The contemporary glamour of Linea Light’s Mongolfier has been chosen to illuminate and warm the atmosphere of the living area of the G hotel in the centre of Pescara. The living space consists of a hall and a lounge area which are versatile and open to the city, where dynamism and relaxation co-exist in perfect harmony. The interior mixes elegance with Italian design, while outlining a new space where people can meet, read, relax, work or stop to have a snack. Mongolfier, the Linea Light Group family of suspension lights is an organic structure that wraps around itself, until it assumes a circular tapered shape, the Warm Tune dimming technology, that distinguishes Mongolfier family, allows the light flowing from the LED source to change its intensity and colour temperature at the same time, creating the best setting according to the moment. Thanks to its high color rendering (CRI92) Mongolfier guarantees a correct and constant perception of colour. www.linealight.com


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The London Bar Los Angeles, US Richmond International was appointed to redesign The London Bar and Boxwood Restaurant at The London West Hollywood, with the aim of creating a relaxed bar, restaurant and lounge area that could operate both as individual spaces and one cohesive entity. Inspired by English country house conservatories and orangeries, the bar and restaurant exudes a smart yet relaxed atmosphere. From the very beginning of the design process, lighting played a key role, especially within The Boxwood Restaurant, where there is an abundance of glimmering outdoor light and inspiring views from the breakfast room. This was thoughtfully taken into account to ensure the lighting was unobtrusive and complementary to the interiors in the daylight, whilst adding another dimension and greater depth to the space in the evening. The combination of natural light and subtle features allowed Richmond International to achieve a feeling of casual opulence and understated luxury. www.richint.com

Best Western Plus Bar Schwalbach, Germany Best Western Hotel Group enlisted Knikerboker to transform its hotel bar. The hotel required chandeliers on the bar counter and a custom light which perfectly fitted to the wave of the ceiling. For the bar counter, the team used items from the Stendimi collection, where shadows alter the shape and the sheet metal moves like clothes hanging in the wind. The chosen colours, black and gold leaf, meet the surrounding environment adapting to the Nordic design of the bar. The real challenge was the ceiling lamp, where a unique light fixture had to be designed for the decorated ceiling reproducing a wave, tightening at the end of the room. The team wanted to change consistency to solid but thin pieces of aluminium turning them into smooth waves, like the marine ones. A ten meters lamp was born; it was made in different aluminium modules, covered with gold leaf, with handmade cuts where light spreads above and below the lamp thanks to 10W 3000°K LED COB installed. www.knikerboker.it


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Leander Bonn, Germany The open show kitchen is the centrepiece of the GOP Bonn restaurant Leander. The pendant lamps above the bar are from Filament Style’s Diamond collection. Diamond # 1, Diamond # 2 and Diamond # 5 lights combined with warm LED filament lamps from Filament Style gives off an amber glow for a warm atmosphere. In the dining area, the kitchen’s sliding glass doors face the guest area, which is attractively divided into individual zones. Guests can relax in cosy nooks that are also suitable for larger groups, enjoy refined menu compositions in this elegant restaurant or choose your own à la carte dining experience. www.filamentstyle.com

The Klosterhof Bar Bayerisch Gmain, Germany The Klosterhof is a four-star premium wellness hotel in Bayerisch Gmain. Reopened after a renovation and expansion phase in July 2016, the interior is a successful combination of historic-tradition and modern elements. Above the bar area Industrial lights by dreizehngrad contribute to the wellbeing of the guests. Inspired by the design of classic industrial lamps, the Industrial Collection is comprised of mouth-blown crystal glass combined with turned oak wood. The glass shade is supported by a wooden cone that accommodates the LED light source and the technical components. Switched on the pendants produce a precise cone of light — a comfortable direct lighting without glare. www.dreizehngrad.de

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The IFFS and NOOK Asia attracted over 19,000 visitors from 89 countries. The fair’s focus on design was demonstrated through feature areas and pavilions including the Italian New Renaissance (picture shown). IFFS 2019 will relocate to the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands from 9 – 12 March 2019. www.iffs.com.sg

Knit is a pendant lamp from designer Alvaro Diaz Hernandez. Combining laser cut technology and handcrafted assembly it is a clever structure with a leather cord screen that covers the light giving a pleasant glow and making subtle shadows. Hernandez participated in the Design Stars showcase at IFFS. www.alvarodiazhernandez.com

Arbor is a tribute to nature without any space for unnecessary elements. Arising from a bundle of linear elements, gathered to form a bouquet of stems for light flowers, very simple lines and circles radiate light. Available in both a pendant and ceiling light it is made of aluminium and cold-drawn iron. www.iconeluce.com

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Couture by Normal Studio Maiori

Eos Vita Copenhagan

This collection pays tribute to ancient Murano glass art. All pieces are imagined to furnish design interiors with sophistication. The past is highlighted through the Murano glass's colour, a reminder of its decorative and evocative power. The collections colours go from transparent white to pink, ivory, amethyst, yellow and aqua. www.lamurrina.com

Making use of Maiori's solar technology but adding an innovative fabric, developed in partnership with Serge Ferrari, the Couture outdoor collection of lights are inspired by traditional Asian lanterns. Weather-resistant and light diffusing, the fixtures make use of a new luminescent fibre and are available in three sizes. www.maiori.com

The Eos light collection is inspired by the force and beauty of the earth tones of the Nordic landscape. It perfectly suits any interior design, adding a sophisticated and elegant touch with its timeless look. It comes in three different colours: light grey, white and light brown and five different sizes: mini, medium and large. www.vitacopenhagen.com


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INDEX Design Review 26-29 March, Dubai, UAE Celebrating Local Design INDEX Design & Architecture Awards 078

The Middle East’s most breathtaking architecture and design projects of the last twelve months were celebrated at the annual INDEX Design & Architecture Awards in Dubai on March 27. Crowning the most awe-inspiring new builds, renovations and transformations of 2017/18, the INDEX awards paid tribute to the innovation and creativity of the designers elevating the region and its cities to rival the biggest international design hubs around the world. Big winners included Dubai-based Bishop Design, who were named Design Firm of the Year; and Wilson Associates, whose Senior Vice President and Managing Director Isabel Pintado was crowned Design Leader of the Year. Pintado said: “It’s superb to have won because when you get an award like this, it’s an award of recognition by your peers. This award is the result of a great team." www.indexexhibition.com

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Heimat Studio Birgit Severin

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Dutch designer Renate Vos's work is characterised by the use of materials and techniques. Her Concrete collection consists of various lamps developed out of a material experiment of concrete and silicone rubber. By using these materials, the lamps emit a warm light contradicting the series’ industrial appearance. www.renatevos.nl

Studio Birgit Severin is known for its conceptual, aesthetic and material research driven design approach, finding inspiration in the arts and through exploring everyday experiences and activities. Their ceramic lampshade Heimat explores the analogy of memories and scorch marks by using traditional firing techniques. www.birgitseverin.com

Belgian designer Isaac Monté has a fascination for unusual materials. His Crystal series is the result of research into stalagmites, one of the greatest wonders of nature. The objects are the result of the natural crystallisation of minerals and the influence of the designer on the formation process. www.isaacmonte.nl


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Glass is the central pillar of French firm Concept Verre’s fixtures, each light is designed and manufactured in their Nice workshop. In Circe 39 they play with the transparent and reflective nature of glass as a means to create a fixture of strength and grace, all of which strive for originality and exceptional quality. www.conceptverre.com

The King Edison grande lamp fixtures are available in both chrome and ghost and are the epitome of English creatives Mineheart’s dedication to traditional craftsmanship and shrewd eye for contemporary design. They feature internal chandeliers that only reveal themselves when lit, a striking focal point in any space. www.mineheart.com

The Glint light by Studio Susanne de Graef is designed to reflect the studio’s vision on past, present and future of lighting techniques. It connects high-tech and lowtech; past, present and future techniques and aesthetics, resulting in innovative design with a feel of craftsmanship, all inspired by architectural fashion. www.susannedegraef.nl

4. Splice Liqui

5. Porto Cervo Rosso Razetti

6. Android Simone Cenedese

The strong geometric lines of Splice make it very suitable for any modern interior and the bright colours are fresh and vibrant. Splice is also available in white or, if you prefer, a sophisticated black. In addition, there are various special editions including the alternative Willow Pattern print and several metal shades. www.liquidesign.co.uk

Razzetti established themselves through ceramics. Their art now lies in manipulating porcelain, the result of which is their internationally renowned line of chandeliers Porto Cervo Rosso. The fixtures comprise an iron frame adorned with porcelain roses, each handmade by a team of female ‘fioraie’ artisans. www.razzettierrepi.com

The glass factory Simone Cenedese, founded on Murano – off the north coast of Italy – in the 1970’s, is today a true expression of the island’s famed glass art. Android is tailormade with an emphasis on glass and simplicity, perfect for a residential or a hospitality space in need of a little traditional sophistication. www.simonecenedese.it


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Light + Building Review 18- 23 March, Frankfurt, Germany Digital future meets design hotspot Light + Building sees visitor increase A total of 2,714 exhibitors from 55 countries launched their latest products onto the world market at this years Light + Building. Altogether, more than 220,000 trade visitors from 177 countries made their way to Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre to discover the latest products, solutions and trends offered in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering and home and building automation. “Over the last six days, Light + Building presented a plethora of innovations," said Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt, summarising the fair. "Everyone involved – exhibitors, partners and visitors – were delighted with the fair and this positive mood was prevalent in all halls. The upswing in the sector continues.” www.light-building.messefrankfurt.com

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The symbolic Sparkle shines with noble yet minimalistic geometry and constitutes the centrepiece of any space. The multiple tubes of matte opal or smoke grey glass radiate outward in diffuse light for a magical interior ambience and dynamic. Puro Sparkle comes in three sizes creates an amazing lighting object nearly. www.brokis.cz

A ring is a representation of eternity and manifests something that is never-ending. Circular is a chandelier style kinetic light installation. It is composed of three Pixel Rings featuring 1800 individually controlled RGB LED pixels. The rings are suspended from the ceiling by 9 Winch LED with pixel mapping extensions. www.kinetic-lights.com

Designed by Alain Gilles, this hanging lamp stands out due to its special shape – a top hat. The hat is available in various fabrics and is not just decorative; it consists of sound-absorbing material that absorbs unwanted noise. BuzziHat is available in various sizes and the colours of the brim and the hat can be customised. www.buzzi.space


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2. Bucola Knickerboker

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Feminine, personal, inalienable, the Bag light designed by Baldessari & Baldessari for Karman, portrays the versatility of a real bag: a soft and comfortable spherical cap, sustained by a metal element; the handle allows the light to hook on to the ceiling, stand on the floor, or sit on the table depending on the mood, space or situation. www.karmanitalia.it

An aluminium dome, with its divine and endless symmetry, meets and envelopes the starry and glittering sky from the last collection Buchi. Under the dome vault, the light borns and evenly spreads radiating the surrounding environment with colours ranging from white to black. www.knikerboker.it

Slim is an elegant, discreet and efficient light source for the dining or meeting table, with the luminaire appearing as an almost invisible line in the air. The black luminaire, also available in white, is just a single cm in thickness and five cm in width. It is available in three lengths: 120cm, 150 cm and an impressive 180cm. www.light-point.com

4. Table Pro Luctra

5. MiniPipistrelo Martinelli Luce

6. Nappe Masiero

Table Pro comes with several additional features not present in the basic version. In addition to manual operation, it can be controlled with absolute precision via an app. Based on the answers to five simple questions, the app creates the optimal 24-hour lighting curve, via bluetooth technology. www.luctra.eu

A diffused-light table lamp with a stainless steel structure and white opal methacrylate diffuser. The base and knob are aluminium and lacquered in a dark brown, white, purple, red, copper, golden or titanium finish. Integrated LED light source and electronic driver on the plug are also included. www.martinelliluce.it

Nappe is a collection of two-dimensional elements that incorporates the tradition of the ancient Venetian palace's tassels. Nappe is one of three new collections shown at this year's Light + Building. Product extensions for the Sound collection by Giovanni Battista Gianola and Raqam by Marc Sadler were also featured. www.masierogroup.com


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Inspired by the Marine World, Octavio Amado designed the capsules in Cocoon that diffuse a soft light ,which amplifies the ‘well-being’ of the surrounding space. Cocoon is available in two versions: PLA 3D printed and Porcelain. All of Octavio's products are made in France to order. Bespoke fixtures are also available. www.octavioamado.com

The simple design and clean form of the May pendant makes for a highly adaptable light, suitable for a wide range of interiors. Its striking hand-painted detail that extends to a complementary ceiling rose, adds a fresh and contemporary feel to this classic pendant. Available in two colourways and two sizes. www.originalbtc.com

Belmont’s iconic, yet reductive form creates a natural canvas for displaying an exquisite array of textiles from premium wool to colourful woven fabrics that can be paired with a solid crafted oak wood armature. The Belmont pendant can be hung individually or in stunning groupings to provide warm and comfortable illumination www.pablodesigns.com

4. 3D Knit Rich Brilliant Willing

5. Sparks Quasar

6. Grand Cru Canopy Massifcentral

With the absence of any structural constraints, the studio designed a malleable fabric housing with custom, 3D-knit fabric by Stoll. The result is a seamless fabric sleeve that maximises the inherent flexibility of OLEDs, opening the possibilities for integration of Organic Light Emitting Diodes and 3D Knitting. www.richbrilliantwilling.com

Designed by Daniel Becker, Sparks is a modular lighting system that consists of three different modules with the ability to be arranged in various configurations to form a three-dimensional structure. Every module can be rotated 360°, which makes the whole system easily adaptable to every possible architectural situation. www.quasar.nl

In this new generation of decorative and functional lights,tuneable LED Modules provide precise colour variation by controlling white light between 2,000 and 2,700k, letting the combination of solid mineral glass bodies with natural gas glow from within and resemble either sparkling water or bubbly champagne. www.massifcentral.de


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2. Louise Brand Van Egmond

3. Chandelier 6 Fleur de Kaolin Designheure

Debuting at Light + Building, Lámina is a line of light and a thin sheet, softly but effectively light. Striking a balance between poetry and reason, Lámina is a system that defends the benefits of reflected light with simple, obvious forms, in a range of formats and shades that hide nothing and show everything. www.santacole.com

Louise is a simple frame, decorated in a pleasing rhythm with glass lanterns. Shying away from a purist interpretation of geometrics, the free flowing constellation of glass lanterns are not the result of a design guided by the head, but by the heart. For Louise, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. www.brandvanegmond.com

Chandelier 6 Fleur de Kaolin is a tribute to the world of porcelain. Available in three sizes, these jewellery suspensions backlight the sensual material of the porcelain biscuit.The spirit of the collection, centred on the verticality of the brushed brass elements, is inspired by the idea of the carillon or the rain stick. www.designheure.com

4. Concrete Dunbar Astro Lighting

5. Opus 140/100 Ifo Electric

6. Luce Volante Ingo Maurer

Inspired by the flowing lines of a Mobius strip, Astro’s Concrete Dunbar 160 combines a soft curve structure with the crisp linear edge of its light output, where deeply recessed LEDs provide powerful yet glarefree illumination. The Concrete Dunbar 160 is individually cast by reinforcing raw concrete with weatherproofing additives. www.astrolighting.com

Timeless design in quality porcelain is Ifo Electric’s signature style. Designed by Duoform for Opus 140/100 is a new member of the Opus family suitable for both indoors and outdoors. Mix and combine Opus 100/140 with its relatives in other sizes for ultimate use of light and look. www.ifoelectric.com

Designed by Ingo Maurer and team, Luce Volante is an elegant lighting object. It seems to float in the air, and provides highquality lighting for tables and counters, in residential and hospitality settings. Made from glass fibre and aluminium, Luce Volante is available in matte red, matte white and silver. www.ingo-maurer.com


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1. Manta Terzani

2. Fold Sogani

3. Thin LED VISO

Manta is like soft waves of crystal light reminiscent of being underwater. The innovative Manta is made of crystal, with a dimmable integrated LED lamp focused on maximizing the crystal’s reflection. Manta’s organic form is available in three sizes (20cm-7.9”, 26cm-10.2”, 32cm-12.6”). www.terzani.com

Crafted from a single metallic sheet, each individual fold is the result of deliberate and meticulous thought. Subtle and bold, each piece is a part of the larger visual lexicon. The mirror-finished pieces with copper leafing form an ocular symphony that can transform into a centre-piece or a corner piece in any living space. www.sogani.design

Designed by VISO Head Designer, Filipe Lisboa, the Thin LED is designed to offer a traditional fluorescent look without the harsh UV rays. It requires zeromaintenance, meaning that you don’t need to worry about changing the lamp. The integral LED is energy efficient and gives off an even glow of 3000k. www.visoinc.com

4. Aluvia Vita Copenhagen

5. Wood Eco WEP Light

6. Vera Icone Luce

With characteristic geometrical blades made from aluminium, the Aluvia lampshade has a distinctive edge, while being lightweight and durable at the same time. A range of extra colours for this iconic lampshade increases your options for adding vibrant shades of nature to any interior. www.vitacopenhagen.com

Wood Eco's distinctive feature is a flexible wood veneer which allows WEP Liht to design unique, environmentally sustainable products. By using reconstituted wood veneers and water diluted paints, WEP Light reaches the threshold of minimal overloading of the environment. www.weplight.com

Composed of a reflective disc where a luminous brushed aluminium ring rests. Its internal and external edges look completely rounded. The indirect lighting ring detaches itself from the reflective disc and manually positions itself with a 90° angle perpendicularly to the wall and up to 360° parallel to the wall www.iconeluce.com


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1. Nabila Tooy

2. Henyx Anna Tomschik

3. XY180 Delta Light

Nabila is a 50's inspired collection of elegant and sophisticated lamps representing the detail to enrich any location. A double-sided spherical bright object in borosilicate glass makes these lamps available in different compositions and a structure made of metal coated with epoxy powder enriched with brushed brass details. www.tooy.it

Henyx invites us to follow light rituals. The bedside table light, inspired by the sun and moon assists us to live comfortably in harmony with light and darkness. Based on the user’s circadian rhythm, the luminaire assists by waking up and falling asleep in a pleasant way. Henyx contributes to a healthy lifestyle. www.afconsult.com

XY180 is a three-piece collection of luminaires designed by OMA. The collection was born from a fascination with point, line and surface; key characters in the discourse of architecture. The base elements, which include a tube light and a spot light, can be combined with a hinge to generate countless light conditions. www.deltalight.com

4. LineaVolo Forma Lighting

5. Novecento Toscot

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LineaVolo blends the line between architectural and decorative by offering the best of both worlds in a minimalist and elegant fixture that imprints a very specific and memorable design. Presented in various versions, from floor to pendant to table and covering all requirements and applications in refined and prestigious environments. www.formalighting.com

The Novecento series is inspired by the Tuscan country tradition, the habit of finding oneself on the farmyards of the farmhouses during the summer nights. A way to evoke those warm and soft atmospheres with simple yet up-to-date shapes. It is also possible to connect more lighting fixtures in the system www.toscot.it

Mastery’s powerful yet smooth lines create an organic movement of lights and shadows that suggest elegance and glamour. This collection handcrafted in gold plated brass will stand out in the most luxurious and exclusive interior décors.The delicacy of the different sized pieces and the modern singular design makes Mastery unique. www.castrolighting.com


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Luna Nebulite is inspired by the mysteries of the moon and is constructed of Nebulite, a specially developed material made of resins and fibers that mimics the uneven, softly luminescent qualities of the moon’s surface. It is available in two sizes and a ranges of colours: white, red, orange, turquoise, magenta and blue. www.in-es.com

The Biny table light is almost an alien in the luminary world. Designed with fins that direct the intense light onto the entirety of the useful area. For soft and surprisingly effective lighting, this developed reissue uses integrated LED technology with adjustable fins thanks to a wheel. www.dcw-editions.fr

Inviting Light is a family designed by Bohman&Folenius for home lighting. Its main characteristic is that the light moves to accompany you according to the different needs and moods. The head of the lamp can be adjusted both in its horizontal and vertical axis, and the light is dimmable. www.faro.es

4. Cirque Louis Poulsen

5.Lita Luceplan

6. Horizon Crestron

Meet Cirque’s softer side. Clara von Zweigbergk’s whimsical Cirque pendant makes a new appearance – shedding its original, bright colour stripes for subtle grey gradients that highlight the lamp’s unforgettable form. Cirque's dynamic form is exploring new territory in a Scandinavian palette of soft grey tones. www.louispoulsen.com

Lita by David Dolcini is an extremely versatile family of decorative lamps, the result of a delicate design process that mixes imagery, signs, geometric textures and natural materials. The result is a collection with its own elegant simplicity, including table, floor, suspension and wall/ceiling solutions. www.luceplan.com

Addressing the themes of tomorrow, the new Horizon keypads are available in highly configurable single-gang models that combine up to four across, with designer aesthetics, superior button feel, four different button styles, programmable multicolour backlighting and interchangeable custom trim pieces. www.crestron.eu


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Due to be launched on the market this summer, Sito opens up a new world beyond the front door – perfect lighting now also outdoors. Sito, like all luminaire systems from Occhio, is consistent in its design and lighting quality and offers optimum lighting solutions for every situation www.occhio.de

The Brim collection consists of two floor lamps, a table lamp and a wall lamp. Every version of the Brim gives off an indirect light that is cast onto a concave, circular reflector. Its greatest appeal lies in the manual way in which the light feel is controlled, by moving the reflector closer to or away from the rod that hides the LED. www.grupoblux.com

The new collection of lights from Dechem celebrates four different styles that defined the Czech and global architecture during the 20th century. A structuralism-inspired light object named Tetris is formed by a thin cubic glass material along with robust brass applications and thus resembles an urban scenery of a hefty blocks of flats. www.dechemstudio.com

4. Dipping Light Marset

5. Palma Vibia

6. Rowan Ebb & Flow

The Dipping Light was created as an experiment- dipping a lit lamp into paint several times – the various layers of paint draw concentric circles and capture the light, moderating its intensity. The paint becomes the shade, colouring and texturising the light. A brass base is added for support. www.marset.com

Palma is a lighting system that introduces an atmosphere normally associated with daylight in the outdoors, to an indoors setting. And promotes a return to nature for our day-to-day settings. Palma’s design is based on elemental forms, its luminous quality expressed though a warm, quality dimmable light. www.vibia.com

Dive into the Rowan crystal collection stunning and handcrafted by noble lead crystal, gold or silver fittings, and the sparkle of almost impossible clarity. The impressive crystal patterns bring more detail to an otherwise simplistic decoration style. Available in different sizes and finishes. www.ebbandflow.dk


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1. Atlas Tonone

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The combination of an aluminium or brass hinge mechanism with a transparent handblown glass shade creates a constructive lamp with a poetic character. By unfolding the hinge mechanism to an upright position, the glass shade is held up while it rests on the construction. Atlas comes in two sizes; 450 mm and a smaller shade of 350mm. www.tonone.com

Presented for the first time at Light + Building 2018, Clip hanging lamp by Baldessari e Baldessari does not go unnoticed, with its sophisticated play on symmetries between two curved surfaces and the slim metal frame that holds them in place. This new light source from Modoluce is averitable excursionsin light. www.modoluce.com

Designed by Paolo Ulian, Andromeda is a hanging lamp that can be adjusted in many different ways. Its look may vary according to the arrangement of its hex elements and diffusers that can be easily bent. A lasercutting machine cuts just one aluminium sheet to produce the lamp elements without any waste. www.zavaluce.it

4. Porpoise Hibernicus Shane Holland

5. Killay Singular Design

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On a sea kayaking trip to Shenick island in the Irish Sea, Shane Holland discovered what he thought was a complete vertebrae of a Porpoise or small Dolphin with bones picked clean with wear from the sea, Holland added light to this natural piece and the resultant lighting sculpture is Porpoise Hibernicus www.shanehollanddesign.com

The new Killay 2018 has been milled from a solid stainless steel block. The light switches off while the oaken arm remains horizontal. As you rotate the lamp, the light intensity increases until it reaches its climax, coinciding with the pole in a vertical position, making the new killay an ideal task light. www. singular.design

LED has provided Tobias Grau with the opportunity to create a new, innovative and extended collection for residential, office and architectural lighting. Salt & Pepper is a new, small, fine, rechargeable LED table luminaire. Salt & Pepper is a mobile light so can be used wherever it is needed in any space you require. www.tobiasgrau.com


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Vanory composes a moving atmosphere in space that captures your senses due to a fascinating effect of depth. Upon touch, the Estelle lamps adapts to the user’s wishes and creates the perfect mood. It brings more than just lighting into the room as it conjures up an enriched atmosphere. www.vanory.com

Inspired by the form and beauty of nature. A canopy of light diffusion, shade and rhythm forms the Leaf design. Finished in a wide range of effects from Natural Copper, Rust and Verdigris to bright Nickel. Designed by the 2017 International Design and Architecture awards winner David Brown. Customisations available. www.avivolighting.co.uk

For Light + Building 2018 Balada & Co transferred the fashionable material, velvet to its shades. The irredescence from the soft velvet structure unfolds a mystical depth of colour along the shades characteristic form.The Velvet collection is available in a compilation of fifteen complementary colours. www.balada.de

4. Louise Brand Van Egmond

5. Calvino Davide Groppi

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Louise is a simple frame, decorated in a pleasing rhythm with glass lanterns. Different colours and positions of the glass lanterns have a joyful effect. Shying away from a purist interpretation of geometrics, the free flowing constellation of glass lanterns are after all a design guided by the heart not the head. www.brandvanegmond.com

This project is based on two different planes and their relationship. The fundamental characteristics that make this lamp unique are thinness and weightlessness. A circular mirror can be orientated according to what pleases the eye to illuminate and at the same time to take in the space around it. www.davidegroppi.com

The Vary light uses geometric shapes, which morph from angular to round, through optical illusion the shapes merge. Interaction with the observer is achieved through the light’s spatial orbit and the resulting change of form. Creating a connection between the object and existence. www.florian-freihoefer.com


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The Moonary designed by Konstantin Deltaurov features clean lines and a simple form. With only four transparent body parts, Moonnary can fit into any interior and dissolve in it. This multi-functional light can be used as a table light, a desk light or a floor lamp thanks to it’s opposable arm. www.behance.net/deltaurov

Three faceted metal wings embrace the light source and dispense light downwards and upwards. Minimalist and distinctive in design the pendant light sets exciting accents and applicable versatilely. The precise geometric form adapts to different interior styles and environments. Available in three colours. www.dreizehngrad.de

Mood was designed for Fluvia by industrial and interior designer Ricard Vila. It changes the vertical and horizontal planes into elements that acquire a new architectural dimension, integrating the light source into the wall as if it were part of it. Surface finishes are available in chrome, gold or copper. www.simonelectric.com

4. Atmosphere Edgar Home

5. Plug & Light Jung

6. Gypsum Deko Light

Edgar presents a new range of high quality lighting and ambient, energy efficient LED lamps. The products feature clean, contemporary designs and utilise cuttingedge technology to produce a stable, dimmable, warm and flattering glow. Made from metallic brushed anodised steel with glass bowl cover. www.edgarhome.com

Plug & Light delivers decorative light directly from the wall or ceiling. The corresponding LED light units dock onto the device via a magnet and the light is immediately flicker-free and dimmable. Insta invented the system. Jung has employed the Insta technology in their switch ranges. www.jung.de

The DI Twynnda gypsum design luminaire are not only practical but also optically ideal. Available in two elegant versions it provides a very attractive light and a harmonious illumination effect. The main light exits upwards, two smaller downwards-oriented outlets complete the light spectrum. www.deko-light.com


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Designed by product designer and architect Stefan Gant, C1 combines the cool rigour of concrete and marble with precious metals, creating a handmade light that fascinates with its minimalist form and contrasting design materials such as concrete, wood and precious metals to create this unique luminaire. www.gantlights.de

Designed by Patrick Hall, Ray is a modern multifunctional pendant in matte black metal, you can arrange the shades in two different ways depending on your mood and interior. Ray has a black textile cable with wire, E27 socket, a height of 28cm and diameter 70cm. Perfect for any residential and hospitality space. www.globenlighting.se

Designed by Rudy Marinotto, Nest's milky white shell and pastel colours are hidden inside the surface of a glass shade produced using a baloton technique. Colours are visible only when the light is switched on, when switched off the initial shades cleverly blend into a single colour strain www.siru.com

4. Totem Steve Lechot Luminaires

5. Spacelights Lichtpapier

6. La Hutte Roger Pradier

The luminaire family Totem is characterized by a design combining aesthetics and functionality, as well as its high energy efficiency. Made of high quality materials, such as specially treated polyester fleece and stainless steel, the Totem luminaires have a much longer lifespan than conventional paper luminaires. www.stevelechot-luminaires.ch

Spacelights are modern forms of the traditional chandelier, but are distinguished by elegant ease. Like this, they not only serve to illuminate a room, but also the refinement and representation. In contrast to the traditional use of numerous light sources,only one is used in Spacelights. www.lichtpapier.de

The La Hutte lamp draws inspiration from the shape of a primitive hut, a circular shelter built around the fire that was essential to life. Its protective glass casing is like the walls of a house, storing and then releasing photons. The lamp consists of two elements: a metal base available in all colours, and transparent blown glass. www.roger-pradier.com

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Milan Design Week In absence of Euroluce this year, the lighting design industry took to the streets of Milan to showcase their wares...

Volkerhaug Volkerhaug took part in the Australia Local Design exhibition curated by Emma Elizabeth and held in the 5Vie arts precinct. Released especially for Milan Design Week, Oddments (pictured), is an expandable system of arcs mapping the durational imprint of their orbit. Available in a range of sizes that can outwardly expand across the horizontal plane, ascend vertically or interact playfully. Segments can be hung singularly or combined to create an open or closed system, unconfined by scale or surrounds. www.volkerhaug.com

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FontanaArte FontanaArte transformed the space of Corso Monforte into a theatre - On Stage - for this year’s Milan Design Week. Born from the idea of scalability, a space in constant progression, where the lamps of FontanaArte offer the audience ever changing performances, an identity / bridge towards what becomes a completely renovated store. In the first act, the new capsule collections take the stage: Equatore, by the Milanese brothers Oscar and Gabriele Buratti, along with Setareh (pictured), by architect Francesco Librizzi. Setareh is composed of a sphere in handblown white satin glass, suspended within a thin metal structure. The play of circular masses and trajectories generates a balanced design of gravitational dynamics. The light from the sphere is diffused into the surrounding space, illuminating the frame. The reflections of the metal render the luminous field visible, space influenced by light, by its aura. www.fontanarte.com


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ANDLight Canadian lighting manufacturer ANDlight presented the Vine pendant, sconce and ceiling mount developed in collaboration with designer Caine Heintzman. Introducing exaggerated form with the prosperity for repetition, resulting in an ambitious vertically scaling fixture, the light utilises low wattage LED lamps and is able to create a big presence with small energy draw. The fixture is available in several set length pendants, flush mount sconce or ceiling mount. www.andlight.ca

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Linea Light Linea Light was part of two installations inside the Interni House in Motion exhibition at Milan Study University during the design week. Pictured is one installation that shows an archetype house of cards made with porcelain stoneware slabs with the addition of delicate elements in Murano glass, to represent the dualism between solidity and fragility. Linea Light’s Periskop outdoor projector was picked for its accent lighting – blending seamlessly with the geometric shape of the installation. www.linealight.com

Karman took part in Boho Vibes, an outdoor installation at Jab Anstoetz showroom during Milan Design Week. Jab Anstoetz created a sensory journey through the new fabrics of its Caribbean Outdoor Collection that were the protagonists of the evocative installation Boho Vibes, realised in the garden of the historic building in Via Borgogna. The outdoor lighting installation was designed by Karman and featured Ottavo, Cell and Don’t Touch, which illuminated the ethnic setting, created ad hoc for this occasion. www.karmanitalia.it


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Vezzini & Chen London design-duo Vezzini & Chen presented a selection of their iconic work alongside new designs at the ESH Gallery during Milan Design Week. Their exhibition ‘Light between Art and Design’ featured Close up Light and Gem light, as well as new porcelain wall light, Acropora - sculpture lighting work that takes inspiration from one type of coral. Also on show was the Water and Sand installation, which takes inspiration from nature. Its textures on both glass and ceramic are inspired by the marks on the sand created by the wind in the desert and by the small intricate detail we can find in nature and underwater. www.vezziniandchen.com

Penta Light In the heart of Milan Design Week, BSPK presented Concerto Campestre, a magical path where nature and music blended together to welcome Penta Light’s guests in a unique and surreal atmosphere. The new Penta Outdoor collections reinterpret new shapes in a concrete and sensual way, a conciliatory synthesis of beauty and nature, achieved through music and poetry within a typical Mediterranean landscape. www.pentalight.it

Icone Luce Icone Luce took part in two exhibitions spaces at Superstudio Più during Milan Design Week: Superloft under the direction of Giulio Cappellini, an interpretation of a home with Italian roots built with materials and furniture from some of the most prestigious brands. As visitors entered they were greeted by the Arbor lighting fixture from Icone Luce alongside Magis design pieces. In the night area, Icone luce, Luà, Tecla and the innovative Caveau system were showcased, fitting perfectly with Poliform furniture. In the living area, the Canaletto chandelier and GiùUp fixture featured, which completely fitted in with Poltrona Frau and Living Divani iconic sofas and armchairs. The new Boffi kitchen was illuminated by the beautiful Spillo lamp, while Albatros harmoniously shared the bathroom with a Flaminia toilet and furniture. www.iconeluce.com

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Apparatus Apparatus debuted its ACT III collection in Milan this year. The objects evoke a pan-cultural aesthetic reminiscent of Bugatti, with elements made in Tehran, Italy and the US. Creative Director Gabriel Hendifar used personal cultural history as a point of departure for new work. The genesis of the collection is a Khatam box his grandmother brought with her from Iran to the US. This collection is an attempt to find connection to that culture. In terms of lighting, the collection features a range of alabaster and fluted brass fixtures that reference Berber jewellery while pushing it through a futurist lens, and a semi-precious stone sconce inspired by the details of statues at Persepolis. www.apparatusstudio.com

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Slamp Together with Zaha Hadid Design, Italian lighting brand Slamp presented the Avia Edition during this year’s Milan Design Week, a vibrant new collection of the chandelier series handcrafted in three different shades - turquoise, blue and ultramarine. Avia Edition is a limited-edition series of only 99 chandeliers in each of the three colours. The Avia chandeliers embody the originality of Hadid’s architecture, integrating design complexity with innovative manufacturing techniques. Each piece is compirsed of 50 intricately intricately layered Cristalflex elements specifically composed to refract light from the LED source and create a dynamic play of light that is further enhanced by the use of Lentiflex. www.slamp.it

Italian lighting brand held events at four different locations around the city during Milan Design Week: Casa Casati; M&C Atelier; On House; and Inkiostro Bianco & Olivieri. Showcasing existing lines alongside new products such as Beam designed by Maria Vafiadis; Cinq, Sator, Uffizi and Mikado designed by Massimiliano Raggi; Crystal designed by Nika Zupanc; Dorian designed by Marcello Colli; Ongo designed by Tzelan; Timeless designed by Staffan Tollgard; Calypso designed by Servomuto; and Muse designed by Tristan Auer. www.contardi-italia.com


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New York-based design brands Calico Wallpaper and Lindsey Adelman Studio partnered to present a joint installation of new Calico Wallpaper Oceania murals alongside the new Lindsey Adelman Drop lighting system, both debuting in Milan. Entitled Beyond the Deep, the multi-room presentation explores the effect of naturally occurring chemical reactions on surfaces and immersed viewers into a dreamy world of alchemy and decay. Known for her scientific approach to lighting design, Adelman continues to deliver elegant and mysterious installations, constantly challenging herself and the materials she uses. In her own words, she describes her creative process

and how it allows for personalisation for her clients: “The Drop System is based on pure industrial design. I challenged myself to be reductive in the number of unique elements such as straight lines and circles, to achieve the optimum number of potential configurations and range of aesthetic directions. “Comprised of brass tubes and handblown mini globes, the Drop system allows for a lot of creativity and personalisation by architects and interior designers for their clients. My team and I can build configurations that skim the ceiling or cascade down a stairwell. The work on view at the exhibition span the gamut to illustrate the range.

“In particular, I was inspired by utilitarian lights - such as the rows of bare lamps in subway tunnels, as well as Piet Mondrian’s painting Broadway Boogie Woogie. He painted this late in his carer and was inspired by the rhythm of New York itself. This new collection has been materially stripped down - but the lights begin a life when they arrive at their destination, where they become relevant and personalised. That is one of the main reasons I am an industrial designer as opposed to an artist, I love creating a well engineered, well considered ‘kit’ and engaging in a dialogue with clients.” www.lindseyadelman.com Image: Lauren Coleman


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ARTEMIDE For Milan Design Week Artemide presented a number of collaborations with major international architectural studios. Working with Alejandro Aravena’s Studio Elemental, two new products were produced - ‘O’ and Huara (pictured). Huara is about integrating the first and last moment in the history of light: celestial spheres with electronics. On the one hand the studio wanted light to vary its intensity and direction according to phases more than moving pieces of a mechanism. On the other hand, they wanted to acknowledge the fact that the future of light is electronic, not electric. The distinctive potential of electronics is its capacity to carry information that allow for multiple ways of interaction, such as a tactile screen. So, this project is a low voltage, moveable, dark sphere intuitively activated by touch. Huara is the aymarà word for star. Aymarà is the native population of the Acatama desert, the driest and darkest one in the world. In other words, the place from where one can see more stars in the planet. Huara honours the original light source of mankind and the state-of-the-art technology. www.artemide.com

INGO MAURER During this year’s Milan Design Week Ingo Maurer presented new works at new venue Circle Filologico. The central piece of the exhibition was ‘Illuminated Ceiling’, a large installation made of around 100 inflatable tubes equipped with RGBW LEDs, programmed with dynamic light content. The inflatable tubes were special versions of Blow Me Up, a lamp designed by Theo Moller and presented at Euroluce 2017. New products included Bellissimo Luzy, a series of new luminaries made from plastic gloves with low-voltage frosted lamps at their fingertips, the range was conceived by Ingo Maurer while working on the new product catalogue. Maurer commented: “While working on a very big installation of dyed sponges with Luzi Graf from our team, our workshop and all tools slowly turned blue - a powerful colour we created with pigments to go perfectly with the sponges. Every evening we hung our work gloves on the wall and this image struck us - the blue glove on the wall, it was more than whispering to be a lamp, it was blaring it out!” www.ingo-maurer.com


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Following Lee Broom’s milestone 10-year anniversary in 2017, this year’s launch sees the focus return to lighting, which the brand is renowned for. Revealing seven new lighting products, Observatory is Broom’s most progressive work to date, with new stellar-inspired designs playing with proportions of vertical and horizontal space, sculptural, spherical form, and the refraction and reflection of light. Observatory includes four new lighting collections: Eclipse, Orion, Aurora and Tidal. Observatory uses new technology within the collection, featuring LED lighting systems and lamps custom designed and developed in-house by Broom. Displaying new finishes such as polished chrome, and new interpretations of materials used in past collections, Observatory marks a new direction for the designer.

Eclipse, which incorporates three of the seven new pieces to be released, is celestial in both its name and inspiration. Mirror-polished chrome and acrylic discs interact, dissect and obscure, which both eclipse and reveals its illumination to the viewer at the same time. Available as a single pendant light, chandelier, table light and surface light, Eclipse has a sculptural silhouette with a mobile-like quality that changes at every angle. Using the refractive properties of an etched 10mm solid acrylic core, and in-house designed concealed LED technology to created a diffused halo, the design highlight’s Broom’s technical craftsmanship and innovation with his signature mix of classicism and modernity. Orion comprises simple modular tube lights with opposing opaque and solid polished gold spheres, which connect and expand horizontally and vertically to create

bespoke constellations of light. Aurora is a scalable chandelier ranging from a 32cm diameter to a 108cm diameter - a chandelier of infinite adaptations, which projects layers of ethereal rings of light, created from linear LED light. Tidal is a polished chrome and opaque acrylic table light formed from two balancing hemispheres appearing to be pulled apart by an unseen gravitational force. Presented in a Grade II listed building in the heart of Brera Design District, the minimalist presentation allowed the new lighting designs to take centre stage, drawing the viewers to observe the culmination of a collection that was two years in the making. www.leebroom.com


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TIMOTHY OULTON Noble Souls is a new concept by Timothy Oulton, based on a simple idea: that today’s real luxuries are those moments of blissful reconnection, when we feel ourselves truly alive, and when we deeply reconnect with one another. With a passion for materials and craft, Oulton crisscrossed the globe, rediscovering ancient craftsmen, their techniques and the pure, natural materials they have used for thousands of years. The Noble Souls collection features three sofas: Realm, Nest, and Oasis - each one offering a different seating contour. Accompanying the sofas, a select range of furniture and lighting is also available and includes handwoven scatter cushions and rugs, a salvaged timber coffee table and console, a live edge timber dining table with veg dyed leather dining chairs, a premium natural mattress with reclaimed timber bed frame, and the Anchor and Cove lighting pendants. Using a hand glass-blowing technique that has remained relatively unchanged since it was invented in Syria over 2000 years ago, the Anchor and Cove glass pendants are lightweight yet robust, showcasing an organic design with a soft iridescence in the finish. www.timothyoulton.com

GABRIEL SCOTT x BAR BASSO Bar Basso is the unanimous meeting grounds par excellence where Milanese locals during the Salone del Mobile design community mingle after-hours, revelling in the unpretentious institution’s electric atmosphere that remains unchanged since the 1960s. For their 2018 Salone del Mobile presentation Montréal design studio Gabriel Scott worked in tandem with Bar Basso owner Maurizio Stocchetto to develop an in-window jewel box lighting installation to celebrate and pay homage to the iconic establishment. Inspired by Bar Basso’s now-legendary Negroni Sbagliato, Gabriel Scott showcased an artistic display of custom Myriad fixtures, as well as a series of Welles Glass in alabaster glass and copper hardware. The Myriad installation featured blown-glass and new custom satin copper finishes that complemented the famous libation and toasted the Bar Basso legacy. www.gabriel-scott.com


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PRECIOSA LIGHTING Preciosa Lighting presented Breath of Light, its newest design during Milan Design Week, a dynamic, playful lighting installation, which reveals a contemporary side of the lighting design company. Dedicated to creating breathtaking moments of lighting inspiration, Preciosa’s installation aims to inject new life into lighting concepts and invited visitors to Milan to interact with this eye-catching exhibition. Breath of Light is one of the most intriguing designs Preciosa has created in its history. It demonstrates that with design and technical ingenuity it is possible to transform the properties of chandeliers into playful installations. It is a fascinating experience that not only creates many smiles, but also make guests’ catch their breath in awe. Speaking with darc during Milan Design Week, Michael Vasku, Creative Director for

Preciosa, told us where it all began: “We’re a 300-year-old company that has been known for chandeliers but more recently made the transition to big contemporary installations for commercial and private residential projects. “Last year in Brera design district we presented an installation of chandeliers lit by candles to show people how it was 200 years ago. Not a lot of people have ever seen a chandelier lit with candles before; it’s a really beautiful atmosphere and blowing the candles out is almost like a ritual. It was when we were blowing the candles out from last year’s installation that we had the idea for Breath of Light. “It is a completely customisable solution depending on a client’s needs, but what is unique, is that it’s not just an interactive moment between a person and an object, but a person with another person via the object - meaning there are different

possibilities and different outcomes. The more people that get involved, the more frequencies there are and the installation behaves differently.” With light and sound working together in harmony, the installation makes the most of dynamic light and sound and utilised dozens of loudspeakrs hidden behind the ceiling and through the fabric walls, this allows the sound to travel in real time at the same time as the light - it’s an extension of the senses. “The whole animation and movement of light is calculated in real time, meaning every time you blow into it the computer finds its own path for the installation,” says Vasku. “No breath is ever the same and it never gets boring. It is all about the human interaction.” www.preciosalighting.com


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GIOPATO&COOMBES Supernatural Daydream from Giopato&Coobes is a special project based on experimentation of light and the emotions it generates. Inspired by the Cansiglio Forest and the architectural suggestions that arise from the encounter between trees and vegetation, the forest is extracted from the natural world to become design, creating four sculptural chandeliers that seem to be suspended in an enigmatic and abstract reality: Midnight Dew; Vines and Lichens / Wheat Field; Pollination Cycle; and Tribal Rythm. Midnight Dew is impressive yet light and develops on a structure of brass arms from which light spheres of transparent handcrafted blow glass blossom, suggesting dewdrops lit up in the night. Vines & Lichens is composed of a weave of lines / vines in brass, interrupted by luminous captures. Wheat Field is inspired by offscale spikes of grain; while Pollination Cycle sees the Gioielli collection transformed; and Tribal Rythm is composed of a brass structure that extends in straight and curved lines. www.giopatocoombes.com Image: Nathalie Krag

CAMERON DESIGN HOUSE Cameron Design House exhibited at Milan Design Week for the first time this year. The exhibition, Unseenl’Invisto2.0, was in conjunction with IL10 Studio Milano and included two bespoke installations by Cameron Design House. The design house’s award winning Lohja sculptural lighting design, made from polished nickel, was on display in the garden of a historic Milan villa. Inside the villa a bespoke 19 ring sculptural installation BuBBle, inspired by the temporary beauty and universal joy experienced from bubbles, was exhibited across the expanse of the villa’s entrance hall. The unique showcase was enjoyed throughout the week by hundreds of visitors from the design industry and general public. www.camerondesignhouse.com


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LASVIT During this year’s Milan Design Week, Lasvit brought a show full of beasts, antiheroes, vicious genius minds, egos, outcasts, and fantastical creatures to the recently restored and reopened Milanese Teatro Gerolamo; a space specifically built for puppet shows. The collection delivered a diversity of Monster’s – ranging from geometric and robotic figures to a nod to Japanese folklore and a fairytale guardian dog. Eight of the designs are limited edition with the remaining being available on a wider scale. All created out of glass, the Monsters are a collective outcome of sixteen well-respected creatives, which has taken almost two years to hone and ‘come to life’. Renowned designers, Alessandro Mendini, the Campana Brothers, Yabu Pushelberg, Nendo, Fabio Novembre, Daniel Libeskind, Maarten Bass, Moritz Waldemayer, Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman, Jaroslav Brychta, René Roubíček, Raja Schwahn-Reichmann, Stephan Hamel, Stanislav Müller, Vladimír Kopecký, Martin Janecký and Lasvit’s own art-director, Maxim Velčovský, revealed their personal interpretation of a monster. Alongside the Monster collection, visitors were able to admire a dominating

composition of 108 small Neverending Glory chandeliers, the best-selling collection of the company, in the middle of the auditorium, providing the backdrop for an hourly burlesque show. Together with the dancers, the Neverending Glory installation presented a dynamic lighting show. As well as the unveiling of the Lasvit Monsters, many of the company’s lighting collections were also displayed around the puppet theatre. Speaking with darc in Milan about the event, Lasvit’s founder, Leon Jakimič said: “The monsters reveal the designers’ hidden fears and demons and we really liked that philosophical element to the project. I was really surprised and impressed by the variety of monsters the designers came up with - they are very personal to each of them. “We chose this venue because we felt it linked to our country’s history of cabaret; presented a unique way in which to introduce the Monsters; and also allowed us to show our existing range of products. We have at least five new lighting designs that are on show for the first time.” www.lasvit.com


designjunction 20–23 September 2018 Where Design Meets → thedesignjunction.co.uk → #designjunction


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FLOS Jewels after Jewels after Jewels from designer Michael Anastassiades, celebrated the launch of his new collection of chandelier Arrangements for Flos. Midway between a light sculpture and an industrial design object, Arrangements is a modular system of geometric LED elements that can be combined in multiple compositions as single or connected chandeliers. The modules are easily fixed together, balancing perfectly on each other to create the dramatic effect of a big chain of light. The impressive installation expanded throughout the Flos showroom during design week. “I have always been fascinated with the parallel that exists between lighting and jewellery,” says Anastassiades. “Starting from how each relates to the human scale: one is designed to be worn on the body, the other to decorate a space someone occupies. It is no coincidence that the word ‘pendant’ has a double meaning. Existing both as a piece of jewellery that hangs from a chain worn round the neck, and a light designed to hang from the ceiling.” www.flos.com www.michaelanastassiades.com

WONDERGLASS At the Istituto dei Ciechi, ‘Kosmos’ demonstrated the extent of WonderGlass’s creativity and craftsmanship. Beautiful collections created in collaboration with Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Fornasetti, sat alongside works from Dan Yeffet and studiopluz. Bound by an ethereal soundscape and kaleidoscopic floor referencing refracted glass, Kosmos transported the visitor to a glittering world. ‘Through the Clouds’, designed by Fornasetti, takes inspiration from a daydream. Set within a custom designed brass faceted pavilion, delicate glass clouds floated above the viewer, suggesting a different point of view. Obelisks ported from the clouds - a nod to the ancient Egyptians who worshiped the obelisk as a symbol of ‘Ra’ the sun god, creator and giver of all life. Produced by hand, ‘Through the Clouds’, blends printed and lacquered metal with blown glass; the whimsical design and fine nature of the work awakening the love of glass that has been embedded within the Fornasetti DNA since the 1940’s. www.wonderglass.com


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WantedDesign Look Book WantedDesign Manhattan May 19-22 has developed Look Book for 2018, a new program for high-end North American designers and entrepreneurs.

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WantedDesign has developed a new program for high-end North American designers and entrepeneurs. Look Book is a dedicated programme designed to connect these studios with interior designers and architects, within a prominent space in the Tunnel at WantedDesign Manhattan. Serving as an in-person portfolio, Look Book will allow members of the architectural and design community to connect with the latest products before, during and after the event. Here, darc takes a look at the lighting collections on offer and the studios behind them. Lake + Wells Established in 2010 by husband and wife designers Mark Kinsley and Tamera Leigh Staten, Lake + Well’s have previously worked with brands as diverse as Saatchi and Saatchi, Adidas, Gensler and Krispy Kreme. The studio’s latest design is a lighting system called Jax. Comprised of three elements that quickly lock together, Jax becomes a never-ending, tailored network of custom, sculptural ceiling and wall fixtures. It’s a standardised, easy to specify solution that looks completely bespoke. This year Lake + Wells are launching at least two new extensions to this system – two new LED lamps. One, a solid round crystal design named Joulle

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and the other, a mouth blown glass sphere named Junip. Richard Clarkson Studio Richard Clarkson is a Brooklyn-based art and design laboratory. Founded by Peter Clarkson, Cathie Clarkson and Richard Clarkson in 2014 as an experimental product, lighting and furniture studio. It creates objects that distort the ever blurring lines between art and design. A good example of this is its layest collection, The Constellation Series, an interpretation of zodiac constellations. “We created the system to float on a two dimensional plane,” Richard Clarkson explains. “It also hints at the three dimensional nature of space. Each star is held in place by a near invisible force, which converges to a single point – the very embodiment of an expanding universe traced back to the big bang.” Brave Matter Studio Brave Matter is an Oakland-based design initiative and atelier, creating objects for the interior with a focus on utility. It exploits material properties, fabrication methodology and the narrative potential of objects. Established in 2016 by Christina Zamora and Cathy Lo, with the belief that objects have the power to influence how

we feel – through intention, material and process, Brave Matter’s lighting collections are characterised by brave silhouettes and evocative material juxtaposition. The work unites ceramic with salt, brass and wood to create utilitarian objects that are equally resolute and ethereal, visceral and reflective. Archaic Modern Light is a collection of luminaires inspired by materials, archetypes and technologies from the remote past. The collection includes two pendants featuring both task and ambient light qualities, their terraced ceramic shades are slip cast in ineral rich clay and adorned with mica-laden glazes to produce soft, glimmering and time worn surfaces. Himalayan pink salt serves as a light diffusing material in juxtaposition to high lumen LED technology. The partially enclosed shade base captures light, redirecting it upward into the variegated salt bead above, lending warmth to the arduous task light below. Spun and woven brass provide both mechanical connection and counterbalance between salt crystal and ceramic. www.wanteddesignnyc.com

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Clerkenwell Design Week Preview 22-24 May, London, UK Clerkenwell Design Week darc hosts 'darc thoughts' talk at this year's Clerkenwell Design Week darc magazine will host a discussion between professionals in the lighting and design industry at this year's Clerkenwell Design Week. The talk will focus on the role of decorative lighting within interior design and architecture. Moderated by darc's Editor Helen Ankers, the panel will discuss why lighting should be one of the first considerations when working on a project, whether commercial or residential. The panel will include Director and Cofounder of luxury interiors studio Goddard Littlefair, Jo Littlefair; Director of sculpture and collectables at Haberdashery, Jennifer Pakuls, and founder of Nulty Lighting, Paul Nulty. The talk, which is free to attend, will take place on Thursday 24 May at 11.30am 12.15pm at Fabric. www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com

Chrona Graypants

Ivy Brokis

XXL Manhattan Calex

Chrona lights create a luminous glow by combining spun brass and diffused acrylic, with a variety of configurations in both horizontal and vertical orientations. The dish pendants can be clustered together to make stunning constellations or individually hung to accentuate any interior or hospitality space. www.graypants.com

The Ivy collection demonstrates Brokis’ expertise with a special system of modular components, meaning it can be used to achieve a highly innovative take on decorative lighting in both vertical and horizontal compositions. Ivy is a hightech lighting concept well suited to both commercial and residential applications. www.brokis.cz

With a classic globe shape you can't really go wrong with the XXL Manhattan as the Globe lamp blends in well to most interiors. This light source features a titanium mirrorlike finish and LEDs that quite literally light up a room. This model works best with the matching E27 Cord set. www.calex.nl


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The Vitawork floor lamp provides the ideal lighting conditions for every workplace. Its adjustable features allow it to adapt to any room setting and ensure a healthy, fatiguefree environment. Sophisticated technology such as a light sensor continuously compares natural daylight with the intensity of light inside the room. www.luctra.eu

J.Adams & Co came across some traditional lanterns that they thought needed to be revived. Updated to suit today’s fashions and manufacturing techniques, the result is the Ash wall light. Available in both an antique brass and bronze finish, this wall light adds a touch of ambient illumination to any space. www.jadamsandco.com

The luxurious, modernist brass and marble Pavilion Series lights use a restricted palette of materials to evoke the elegance and precision of Mies van der Rohe’s beautifully modernist Barcelona Pavilion, which inspired them. The design combines attention to detail, simplicity of form and masterful craftsmanship. www.johnhollingtondesign.com

4. Hoist Rich Brilliant Willing

5. Pleated Crystal Marc Wood Studio

6. Blossom LightArt

The Hoist is a playful family of pendants and sconces that come in all shapes and sizes depending on your need and can be layered to create a dynamic composition. Waterproof, the highly durable exterior is also suitable for outdoor installation, creating the possibility for a cohesive interior and exterior. www.richbrilliantwilling.com

Handmade in Bohemia and London, the collection draws upon Marc’s love for Czech artisan glass work and British engineered detailing. Designed with light-play in mind, the highly prized, double walled borosilicate glass shade sparkles with colour as it refracts the rays passing through, emitting a warm and playful glow. www.marcwoodstudio.com

These organic, handmade shapes form artistic sculptural lighting pieces that are perfect to line an apartment hallway by providing a soft, but bright glow to the residential space. Each floral inspired pendant is modern and whimsical, beautifully blending into your interior decor. www.lightart.com

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On Show

A look ahead to forthcoming design shows with a strong lighting element.

WANTED DESIGN • BROOKLYN / MANHATTAN 17-22 May 2018 (www.wanteddesignnyc.com)

19-22 September 2018 (www.100percentdesign.co.uk)

ICFF • NEW YOTK

LONDON DESIGN FAIR • LONDON

20-23 May 2018 (www.icff.com)

20-23 September 2018 (www.londondesignfair.co.uk)

CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK • LONDON 22-24 May 2018 (www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com)

DARC AWARDS / DECORATIVE • LONDON 31 May 2018 (www.darcawards.com/decorative)

HOSPITALITY MINDS EUROPE • LONDON 13-14 June 2018 (www.wplgroup.com)

7-11 September 2018 (www.maison-objet.com)

16-19 September 2018 (www.decorex.com)

DARC ROOM • LONDON 19-20 September 2018 (www.darcroom.com)

DESIGNJUNCTION • LONDON 20-23 September 2018 (www.thedesignjunction.co.uk)

INTERIEUR •

KORTRIJK

18-22 October 2018 (www.interieur.be)

BDNY • NEW YORK 11-12 November 2018 (www.bdny.com)

MAISON ET OBJET • PARIS

DECOREX • LONDON

100% DESIGN • LONDON

DOWNTOWN DESIGN DUBAI •DUBAI 13-16 November 2018 (www.downtowndesign.com)

ICFF SOUTH FLORIDA •

FLORIDA

4-6 December 2018 (www.icff.com/florida)

DARC AWARDS / ARCHITECTURAL • LONDON 6 December 2018 (www.darcawards.com/architectural)

AD INDEX ANDLight..........................................................................83

David Trubridge.............................................................121

Linea Light Group.......................................................... 41

Archilume..........................................................................65

designjunction.................................................................111

Louis Poulsen................................................................... 19

Architonic..........................................................................113

designheure...................................................................... 81

Martinelli Luce.................................................................59

Art and Alchemy.......................................................... 101

Durable/ Luctra..............................................................63

MASSIFCENTRAL.........................................................99

Artemide...........................................................................69

Enigma............................................................................. 103

Masterlight...................................................................... 105

Astro Lighting................................................................. 33

Forma................................................................. 27, 29 & 31

Niche Modern.....................................................................2

Blond...................................................................................89

Fritz Fryer.........................................................................115

Oxen.................................................................................... 57

Cameron Design House.............................................85

Future Hotels................................................................. 109

Rich Brilliant Willing....................................................... 11

Clerkenwell Design Week..........................................36

Gabriel Scott............................................................. 4 & 5

Serip..................................................................................... 61

Chelsom............................................................................. 87

Hospitality Mind.............................................................119

Vexica.................................................................................. 73

Curiousa & Curiousa....................................................54

ICFF...................................................................................... 16

VISO....................................................................................122

darc awards/decorative....................................... 6 & 7

Karboxx.............................................................................. 53

Wanted Design............................................................. 107

darc room................................................................... 8 & 9

Koncept.............................................................................. 67

Wep Light......................................................................... 79


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#readinginthedarc A roundup of darc’s highlights from Instagram during Milan Design Week!

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1. @darc_mag 22 @gabrielscott installation at #barbasso #milandesignweek18 #lightingdesign #decorativelighting #productdesign #interiordesign

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2. @darc_mag 65 Look what we spotted wandering the streets of Milan! @studijobofficial #milandesignweek #darcawards #fabriclondon #darcnight #jobsmeets #lightingdesign#lightingdesign 3

3. @darc_mag 9 Beautiful #lightingdesign on show as part of the UNSIGHTED exhibition at #milandesignweek18 #design #localtalent #christopherboots

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4. @darc_mag 7 Lighting on show at @venturaprojects #futuredome #milandesignweek18 #lightingdesign #decorativelighting

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We love @michaelanastassiades at darc magazine and his latest installation Jewels after Jewels after Jewels for @flos does not dissapoint! #milandesignweek #lightingdesign #decorativelighting

6. @darc_mag 87 Beautiful setting for dinner with @ timothyoulton tonight #lightingdesign #decorativelighting #productdesign milandesignweek18


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