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Posts tagged as 'lighting'

Thu 30.7.

The Opening Velasca Project

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.07.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Opening Velasca Project, Torre Velasca Top Floor, photo: Santi Caleca

Opening Velasca Project, Torre Velasca Top Floor, photo: Santi Caleca

One of Milan’s best known symbols, the Torre Velasca, built in 1958 by architectural partnership BBPR and part of the first generation of Italian modern architecture, is the focus of a major relaunch project that will unite history and innovation.

 

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‘Buddy’ lamp by Mads Sætter-Lassen

‘Buddy’ lamp by Mads Sætter-Lassen

The winner of the Northern Lighting Student Design Award for 2015 is ‘Buddy’, a table lamp by Mads Sætter-Lassen with an extra feature, a small functional storage unit as its base.

 

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Mon 2.3.

A high-temperature laboratory for glass and light

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

A ‘grand CRU’ ceiling-canopy installation for a bar

A ‘grand CRU’ ceiling-canopy installation for a bar

The name of both the company and the brand is labo crème brûlée. It’s a name which suggests fire and flames, and Christian Seltmann, his wife Tania Theler Seltmann and his brother Philipp are full of burning enthusiasm for their new project. The fourth generation of a porcelain-manufacturing family from Franconia ‘felt like doing something new’, which led to the establishment of their company in Majorca in the year 2009. However, since 2013 the firm has had its HQ and production facilities in Berlin. Here, they occupy a top location in a historic coach house between Mommsenstrasse and Kurfürstendamm, where there is also a showroom. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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Thu 19.2.

‘Safir’ lights by Jacob de Baan (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

'Safir' lights by Jacob de Baan

‘Safir’ Jute L suspended light by Jacob de Baan

Assembled, with its geometric, translucent sheets of biodegradable polymer and jute, Dutch designer Jacob de Baan’s ‘Safir’ light resembles the faceted gemstone after which it is named.

 

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Sun 7.12.

Nimbus and Rosso: Two Brands, One Vision

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.12.2014 - Tagged as: , , ,

Rossoacoustic TP30 KNIT: A special knitting procedure allows even customised version with a personal touch. Photo: Frank Ockert

Rossoacoustic TP30 KNIT: A special knitting procedure allows even customised version with a personal touch. Photo: Frank Ockert

Lighting and acoustics are without doubt two of the essential factors in determining the comfort of an office as a workspace. In a career spanning more than 25 years so far, Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl has acquired great expertise in both of these fields. With his Nimbus brand, the Stuttgart architect and entrepreneur pioneered LED lighting solutions well before technological developments had fully opened up this area, when there was still a lot of basic work to be done. (by Gerrit Terstiege)

 

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Wed 23.4.

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

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.04.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

‘The New Old Table Light’ by KIMU Design

‘The New Old Table Light’ by KIMU Design

Taiwan-based KIMU Design has extended their ‘New Old’ range of lights, a series at the intersection of eastern and western cultures, with a table light framed by an outline.

 

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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.

 

> to Architonic Live in Frankfurt: Light + Building 2014, Part 1

 

> to Architonic Live in Frankfurt: Light + Building 2014, Part 2

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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