mondo*arc April/May 2016 - Issue 90

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This back page is courtesy of London-based Luke Smith-Wightman - who works in the fields of industrial design and architectural lighting design. He applies similar principles to each, and the image here is a symbol of his desire to keep things simple. Light Collective have been lucky enough to work with Luke on three wildly different projects and can vouch for his approach. From balloons in Madrid to Tyvek lanterns and furniture in Frankfurt, we know that Luke pares things down to their very essence and in doing so creates a beautiful and uncomplicated end result.

The industrial designer Dieter Rams (who designed this Mach 2 lighter for Braun in 1971) is known for saying ‘less but better.’ Whether planning a lighting scheme, designing a luminaire, laptop or lighter: less is usually better.

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