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In preparation for your visit to Frankfurt for LIGHT+BUILDING we recommend the indispensable Architonic Guide (download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city.

For your visit to Frankfurt for Light + Building we recommend the Architonic Guide (download) in which we compile the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city.

Architonic is in Frankfurt, Germany for Light + Building, the world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and building. With more than 2,300 exhibitors this year, close to 200,000 visitors are expected to attend by its close on April 4th. Here below are two initial Facebook galleries featuring a review of the best designs direct from the show floor.

 

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Tue 10.12.

History Repeating: WOKA’s iconic lighting designs

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.12.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Coming around again: Vienna-based lighting manufacturer has made it its mission to reissue a raft of iconic early 20th-century designs. Shown here, Adolf Loos's 'Knize 55' pendant light

Coming around again: Vienna-based lighting manufacturer has made it its mission to reissue a raft of iconic early 20th-century designs. Shown here, Adolf Loos’s ‘Knize 55′ pendant light

You can never have enough of a good thing, so they say. But lovers of iconic lamps from the early 20th century were for decades deprived of the possibility of owning some of the most striking luminary pieces by the Wiener Werkstätte and the Bauhaus, having long fallen out of production. This is the story of WOKA, the Vienna-based manufacturer that set out to bring a significant slice history back to life. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Tue 19.11.

‘Tina’ light and the Way of St. James by arturo alvarez (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.11.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Tina' light installation by arturo alvarez in the historic chapel of Hostal dos Reis Católicos, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

‘Tina’ light installation by arturo alvarez in the historic chapel of Hostal dos Reis Católicos, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Lighting designer Arturo Alvarez has created a pop-up lighting installation using ‘Tina’, a pendant light he designed composed of polypropylene strips, in the historic chapel of Hostal dos Reis Católicos, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, a one of a kind architectural setting dating back to the 15th century.

 

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Wed 16.10.

‘Ursule’ light by Elise Gabriel (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.10.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Ursule' light by Elise Gabriel, photo: Victor Andre

‘Ursule’ light by Elise Gabriel, photo: Victor Andre

French designer Elise Gabriel is showing her ‘Ursule’ light, a pendant with a series of ladle shaped elements suspended from two or more rings, at PAD London 2013.

 

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Mon 7.10.

Soft Lights by Rainer Mutsch for Molto Luce (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.10.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Soft Lights by Rainer Mutsch for Molto Luce

Soft Pendant Lights by Rainer Mutsch for Molto Luce

Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch has created a series of lights that appear soft and pliable, but that are made of fiber cement, for Italian lighting brand Molto Luce.

 

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Wed 11.9.

‘The New Old Light’ by KIMU Design (TW)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.09.2013 - Tagged as: ,

The New Old Light by KIMU Design

The New Old Light by KIMU Design

The idea for ‘The New Old Light’ by KIMU Design originated at the intersection of the eastern and western world, geographically and culturally, “which is just like Taiwan” say the designers.

 

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The 'Wrong for HAY' collaboration debuts at the 2013 London Design Festival with its inaugural collection

The ‘Wrong for HAY’ collaboration debuts at the 2013 London Design Festival with its inaugural collection

 

This year’s London Design Festival in September will see the debut of a new creative collaboration between London-based designer Sebastian Wrong and Danish design manufacturer HAY.

 

Called ‘Wrong for HAY’, the collection comprises lighting, furniture, ceramics, glassware and textiles, and, under the creative direction of Wrong (former design director at British design brand Established & Sons) it “draws upon [London's] creative energy, eclecticism and talent to explore new working relationships, new products and new markets”.

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'OverNight' lighting by Odd Matter for Vessel Gallery

‘OverNight’ lighting by Odd Matter for Vessel Gallery

Using traditional copper plating techniques studio Odd Matter have created a series of lamps with stained glass panels held in place by copper strips which, because they are immersed over night in an electro-plating bath, grow unique and captivating crystalline edges.

 

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