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The relationship between light, nature and technology These luminaires are much more than just simple room lightings; they are timeless pieces of jewellery. The German manufacturer LeuchtNatur specialises in designing high-quality lamps to bring back cosiness to our living rooms. Unique wood coatings and nature-related designs create a relaxing and cushy atmosphere. TEXT: MERYEM HAUER | PHOTOS: LEUCHTNATUR GMBH
Goethe, the great German poet, once said: “Art is nothing else but the light of nature.” The industrial engineer Matthias Stölzle, together with Pascal Poschenrieder, established LeuchtNatur to design energy-efficient illuminants to last a lifetime and to seamlessly integrate into every ambience. The most modern and best high-performance LEDs are used together with real wood coating lampshades and this combination fills every room with a warm and welcoming light.
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Combining technology, nature and colour Our modern and fast-moving time is characterised by sterile, technical devices and the relation to nature gets more and more lost. There is a trend towards simplicity, which often leads to a lack of comfort. LeuchtNatur tries to counteract this development by combining modern designs with high-tech and warm light installations. The applied technology is based on German craftsmanship to create very sturdy lamps, which are also used in commercial areas such as hotels and restaurants. A spe-
cial focus lies on the nature-related designs. An interaction between the elements The main challenge, since banning the sale of incandescent light bulbs, consists of shrouding the room in a warm, inviting light. That is not always feasible with conventional energy-saving bulbs. But heavy metals, such as mercury, as well as high energy consumption during production represent a contradiction of all ecological principles. An environmentally friendly alternative is LED technology – it is free of pollutants and offers durability. To achieve the best possible results, LeuchtNatur only uses the world market leader’s high-performance LEDs.These are characterised by an extreme high CRI value (colour rendering index) as well as very low energy con-
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