Shining bright year after year (29 to be exact) Euroluce, the International Lighting Exhibition runs alongside Salone Del Mobile aka Milan Design Week. With over 450 of the best lighting exhibits, the event is recognized as the global benchmark in lighting, a place where technology and design take spotlight in influencing the latest in indoor, outdoor, and industrial lighting.
Behind the Scenes
“It’s not just design, it’s music and art too.”
This is the philosophy of Albi Serfaty, Creative Director for Aqua Creations. For more than 20 years, Serfaty has been leading the creative charge of this lighting and furniture studio, which combines art and function into seamless designs.
The ELEMENT Reflections Collection by Tech Lighting utilizes a first-of-its-kind technology in recessed lighting. It combines decorative domes with glare-free LED indirect lighting, which enables downlights to become an essential decorative component of a multi-layered lighting design.
Robert Sonneman, “Lighting’s Modern Master”, has pioneered contemporary lighting design for over fifty years. Since their introduction in the 1960s and ‘70s, many of his designs have become classics of the modern era. Sonneman has gone on to release over 3,000 products you can find in high-end showrooms and galleries. Here, the creative visionary speaks to us about Suspenders Precise, which adds lighting functionality and performance to the Suspenders System introduced in January 2016.
David Trubridge’s lighting designs create maximum impact in any application through shadow patterns that wash across the ceiling and walls, impacting the space well beyond the limits of the fixture itself.
Vibia has long been known for its eclectic, modern lighting—designs that don’t just illuminate a space, but often contribute to a unique overall aesthetic and function that range from sleek and simple to daring and different.
Meet Alex Fernàndez and Gonzalo Milà. These two designers have worked on several collections for Bover, a Barcelona-based leader in lighting design, bringing a fresh perspective to the craft. Each brings a subjective view about lighting that goes far beyond lamp design. In fact, it offers a new way to look at life.
Imagine an evening in the not-so-distant future. Your phone unlocks the front door to your house. As you walk in, the lighting in your house adjusts instantly to your personal preferences. In the morning, a wristband senses when you’re entering light sleep and cues your floor lamp to brighten slowly, simulating the sun rising.
If you haven’t been stuck on a remote island for the past year (hopefully DiCaprio was there to show you around), chances are you’ve heard, read, or seen hygge everywhere. After all, even Oxford Dictionaries shortlisted it for the “Word of the Year 2016.” At one point, you must have asked yourself, “What’s that hygge all about?”
People often have a love/hate relationship with crystal-adorned lighting designs. Many love the sparkle and glamour, but hate the uninspired designs. It’s an aspect of lighting design that has remained fairly consistent, going all the way back to candle-lit fixtures.
If you have a successful track record spanning more than 40 years, why mess with the recipe? That was our initial thought here at Hubbardton Forge, where we’ve been crafting lighting that blends design, technique and technology for several decades. But our design team is a smart bunch, and was convinced we could build on that success even further.
For the modern lighting brand arturo alvarez, nature plays an important role in the design of their lighting. With their studio nestled in the woods of Spain, arturo alvarez creates lighting that is raw and real. We’re taking a peek into this studio hidden among the trees. Come with us as we explore where the light comes from.