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Contents 048 dpa lighting consultants

As the firm celebrates its 60th anniversary, we take a look back at some
of the highlights from dpa lighting consultants’ extensive portfolio.

APR/MAY 2018 132 iLight Marina Bay

The sixth edition of Singapore’s sustainable light art festival recently took
place, with participation from artists from all over the world.
022 Editorial Content
024 Headlines 134 e-Luminate Cambridge
The e-Luminate light festival transformed the historic streets of
026 Eye Opener
Cambridge this winter, lighting up some of its most iconic buildings.
028 Drawing Board
034 Spotlight 136 Light+Building review
042 Snapshot The premier lighting exhibition came and went last month. We’ve put
044 Briefing together an extensive review of Light+Building, looking back at some of
the main talking points from the Frankfurt show.
046 Dark Source Stories
130 IALD Column 186 Expo Lighting America 2018
190 Event Diary International visitors flocked to Mexico City this February for the variety
194 Bucket List of workshops, lectures and networking opportunities on offer at Expo
Lighting America.

188 The Perfect Light

Citizen, with the help of Light Collective, has launched a competition to
win a trip to Japan as part of their quest for the Perfect Light.

Smokestack Tower, Spartanburg SC, USA
Navy Pier, Chicago IL, USA - Sahar Coston Hardy Photography


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Dolce & Gabbana, Japan
Italian designers Barbara Balestreri
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Projects 064 Retail Lighting

Neil Knowles, Director of Elektra Lighting Design, questions the motives
behind lighting schemes for shopping malls - an often overlooked aspect

APR/MAY 2018 of retail lighting.

into Lighting has recently completed a stunning new lighting scheme for
the sporting retailer’s new flagship location on Regent Street.

086 L’Occitane, UK
Lighting designers at Nulty helped to create a luxurious retail experience
for L’Occitane at its new London location, emphasising the brand’s
natural aesthetic.

095 The Wedding Gallery, UK

The former Holy Trinity Church at One Marylebone, London, has been
transformed into a picture perfect wedding retailer and venue, with a
beautiful lighting scheme designed by ErosPhos.

100 Retail Lighting case studies

A selection of stunning retail lighting projects from around the world,
featuring work from the likes of Soraa, Erco, Linea Light Group and

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The technology on show at
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2016 in particular, I have come away thinking that the technology on
Andy White show has failed to live up to the hype with a lack of true innovation
on display. The mass adoption of LEDs has inevitably led to a ‘me
Steven Willcox too’ race to achieve high lumen levels and a new generation of
downlighters fitted with LED modules became the norm. There
was no such issue this year. I came away from the exhibition
Moses Naeem genuinely excited about the future of the lighting industry and the
technological advancements that will develop over the next few years
(and you can see our 36-page report from p.136).
David Bell Bluetooth mesh, miniaturisation, liquid crystal beams, nano optics,
Mel Robinson laser light engines, ultra high CRI, real-time data, co-creation, IoT
ready, enhanced human centric lighting, LiFi... these were just some
Zoe Willcox of the buzz words flying around Frankfurt. And that’s before you took
in the proposed name change of Philips Lighting to Signify!
Chairman It was during a Philips debate that I was chairing about IOT real-time
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data co-creation, that I realised how interesting all of this is going
to be. Here I was discussing how lighting fits in with the Internet of
Finance Director Things with a lighting designer (the President of the IALD, no less),
Amanda Giles an integration designer at Arup, a product designer at Philips and,
most interestingly, an interaction designer. The discussion was
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Lynette Levi a video on YouTube). Whilst fears remain about ownership of lighting
arc media schemes, the level of excitement in the room about the opportunities
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Philips Lighting to change
name to Signify
(Netherlands) – Philips Lighting will
change its name to Signify, while still
remaining under the Philips brand.

Thorn celebrates 90th

(UK) – The lighting manufacturer
celebrated the milestone anniversary
in March 2018.

Registration open for 9°

(Brazil) – The ninth LEDforum, held
in São Paulo on August 23-24, brings
together lighting professionals from
Brazil and around the world for an up-
to-date industry outlook.

Osram and Nichia to expand

IP co-operation
(Germany) – Osram and Nichia will

Inter-lux to acquire Whitegoods as Linea Light invests enter negotiations of a cross license
covering around 7000 new patent

(USA) – US supplier to acquire all assets and IP for the integrated lighting brand from Whitegoods LLC,
Lightly Technologies offer
opening UK production facility and London design studio as Linea Light Group invests in Inter-lux.
investment opportunity
amid expansion plans
(Ireland) – As the company plans
to expand into Europe, Lightly
Technologies has launched an equity
crowdfunding campaign looking for

Rogier van der Heide to

curate Trends in Lighting
(Austria) – The 2018 edition of Trends
in Lighting will be curated by Rogier
van der Heide, former Vice President
and Chief Design Officer of Philips
Lighting and Chief Design & Marketing
Officer of Zumtobel.

Flos appoints Barbara Corti

as Head of International
(Italy) – Corti moves from her role as
Chief Digital Officer to take on the
new position as Head of International

Nedap and Osram join forces

(Germany) – A new partnership
between Nedap and Osram will see

Job Smeets to host darc awards / decorative

the two firms further emphasise the
message of connected lighting.

Pharos connects with SixEye

(UK) – arc’s sister magazine darc has announced that world renowned designer Job Smeets of Belgium (UK) – Pharos Controls becomes
& Netherlands based Studio Job, will be guest host for this year’s darc awards / decorative taking SixEye’s first partner, while Bas
place at the iconic London nightclub Fabric on 31 May. Hoksbergen joins as Business
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Licht, mehr Licht!
Nantes, France
“Licht, mehr Licht!”, or “Light, more Light!” in English, LED micro-projectors developed by Marmin.
were Goethe’s dying words; a mysterious utterance Dubbed Jayce, the projectors emit an ultra narrow
that can be understood as the mystical final beam of less than one degree at 2,600lm. These
pronouncement of the great author and scientific lights sketch out hypnotic geometric shapes,
thinker, who developed his own theories on optics. transforming the space into a living being.
Goethe’s wide-ranging creativity reflected the “It became clear during the testing phase that
interplay of science, art, religion and philosophy – video projection was too energy-intensive if
all fields in which light, both physical and symbolic, several sources were to be used, while lasers were
plays a key role. His dying call for more light too inflexible in terms of aesthetics and safety
similarly echoes near-death experiences, whose standards,” said Marmin.
survivors describe a “tunnel of light” opening up “I drew inspiration from the camera obscuras of
beyond the shadows. antiquity to come up with using a high-intensity
Using these accounts as inspiration, French visual LED micro-projector to make beams of light
artist Guillaume Marmin created Licht, mehr Licht!, converge in a single ray.”
an immersive installation that paid tribute to During Licht, mehr Licht! visitors were able to
Goethe while exploring the connections between explore the corridor themselves, becoming key
light, sound and space. features of the work. Their kinetic sensations were
In developing this installation, Marmin sought to intensified by a twenty-point sound system that
reach beyond the frontality of his previous work, created the conditions for an in-depth exploration
while still working on the relationship between of the spatial dynamic.
materialised light, sound and space. “The synthetic relationship between light and
Working with composers Philippe Gordiani and sound underlines the impression of speed, and
Eve Risser, Marmin’s installation, presented at stretches and shrinks time at will,” said Marmin.
Scopitone Festival in Nantes, France, comprised of “This is a chaotic universe shot through with
a dark, fifteen-metre long corridor punctuated by flashes of light and bursts of sound, but one rich in
beams of light. potential for harmonious order.”
The light was generated by 125 purpose-built


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Funan is an experiential playground for the lighting to respond to the condition of daylight
senses, offering first-to-market technologies during day, an array of interactive kinetic light
and retail concepts to deliver a dynamic array blades on an external feature wall designed in
of learning and discovery experiences. collaboration with Annolab, interactive bicycle
As a new paradigm for living, working and path lighting and interactive projection in the
playing in Singapore’s city centre, Funan offers atrium.
a synergistic combination of retail, office and The building will glow at night with the fully
co-living apartment components that are integrated façade lighting schemes. The
designed to appeal to tech and socially-savvy perforated façade panels are backlit with the
consumers pursuing a quality of life in a intensity of light gradually increasing towards
socially-conscious and creative environment. the building entrances to pull visitors into the
Truly mixed-use, this is a high performing building.
commercial project that includes vertically The most notable feature of the lighting
connected retail, food and beverage design in this project is the Kinetic Light Wall,
establishments, serviced residences, creative featuring more than 1,200 moving light blades,
office, cinemas, urban farm and rooftop which are individually controlled via DMX. The
public sports grounds. Located at the heart of kinetic light blade is internally illuminated with
Singapore’s Civic & Cultural District, Funan is colour changing LEDs and constantly changes
owned by CapitaLand Mall Trust and designed its rotating angle by reacting to the hue and
by Woods Bagot. intensity of the light. The kinetic light wall
The lighting concept by Nipek, a Singapore- will constantly change its shape, colour and
based lighting design collective, plays an brightness by responding to the traffic and
important role in achieving the project’s noise of the surroundings. It is an attempt to
vision to be the mall of the future, by fully create a kinetic architectural skin to interact
maximising the potential of the latest digital and engage with people and the surrounding
lighting technologies. The lighting proposals environment.
include ever-changing dynamic internal

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2014 Xicato Intelligent Module (XIM) is the first light source to integrate a flicker-free, 0.1% dimming driver
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2016 XIM Gen4 is the first light source to integrate Bluetooth® Low Energy control using XIMtroller and Xicato Control
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2017 Xicato Designer Series strikes a beautiful compromise between color quality and efficacy
Xicato deploys Xicato GalaXi™, a full range of Bluetooth mesh control devices and software, including XIM Gen4,
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Central Station, Sydney

The renewal of Australia’s biggest railway commercial energy by connecting Wynyard Design leader for Woods Bagot, Neil Hill,
station is underway, as Laing O’Rourke has Station with Barangaroo and the waterfront. said the concept design is intended to be
won the $955million contract for the Sydney John McAslan, Executive Chairman of John purposeful, functional, sculpturally rich and
Metro City & Southwest upgrade of Central McAslan + Partners, said: “We are delighted at synthesised with the historic qualities of the
Station, including Central Walk. The station is being selected to work on such a prestigious original station. While delivery of the core
a key one within the $20billion Sydney Metro transport initiative, and are looking forward to scope of works has been a priority, the design
project, Australia’s biggest public transport contributing to this landmark project. also creates a series of “urban rooms” – civic
infrastructure project. “The world’s leading cities, Sydney among them, scale spaces such as new triple height spaces
Jointly leading the multi-disciplinary, are under extraordinary pressure in terms of as part of a broader urban and civic approach.
international design team are architects John the development of transport infrastructure “The craft and richness of stonework evident
McAslan + Partners and Woods Bagot, whose in relation to urban fabric. With 96 percent of in the existing building are reinterpreted to
bold, can-do architecture will give the station Sydney train services currently calling at form new textured sandstone walls into the
an entirely new functional and experiential Central Station, this interchange performs a new Metro Box, establishing the exceptionally
vibe. critical function and impression of the city.” crafted subterranean architecture firmly within
Key heritage qualities of the 112-year-old John Prentice, Woods Bagot Principal, the historic precinct and providing a civic
station will be emphasised, along with the described customer-centred thinking as one quality to the new station works,” Hill said.
introduction of new architecturally inspiring hallmark of the design process to “transform The Central Station metro upgrade includes
elements as part of a scheme that amplifies Sydney’s Central Station into a place like no the main concourse, Central Walk (connecting
Central Station as a Sydney icon. Signalling other”. the Sydney Metro platforms to Chalmers
a step-change in the station’s functional, “Generous, distinctive and memorable, Street), northern concourse (interface between
urban and cultural contributions to the city, Central Station’s new underground concourse the new metro and the existing station) and
the project will trigger much higher levels of will eliminate the ‘travel trudge’. Our design the metro box platforms.
people-movement and energy, and wider civic approach has been to walk in the shoes of the Central Station is the backbone of Sydney’s
and commercial renewal. customer every step of the way to create a public transport network, with more than
UK architect John McAslan + Partners truly great experience. 250,000 people passing through the station
previously designed the regeneration of “Finding your way around intuitively in every day. That number is forecast to grow to
London’s King’s Cross Station, restoring uncluttered and beautifully finished spaces has 450,000 in the next two decades. The Central
the 170-year-old station and adding an been a major design focus. Walk concourse will better connect customers
innovative concourse to accommodate up to Customers will freely and effortlessly move to trains, buses, light rail and the new Sydney
150,000 passengers per day. Woods Bagot’s through the space, know where they are at any Metro.
transformation of Sydney’s Wynyard Walk time, and change easily between trains, buses,
commuter link injected civic, cultural and light rail and the new Sydney Metro.”

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Nordic Museum
The Nordic Museum in Seattle, Washington has researching photos, artwork and architecture
undergone a dramatic new redevelopment, of the region,” said Glover. “We discussed
courtesy of local architects Mithun. different colours of white, and the feeling of
Originally opened to the public in 1980 in an soft, indirect, shadowless light.
old school building with minimal museum “We talked about connections between interior
infrastructure, the Nordic Musuem and cultural and exterior spaces, and how architecture
centre was created to celebrate the five Nordic and lighting together can reinforce those
cultures of Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland connections. Aurora Borealis came up in the
and Norway. discussions as well, as a strong counterpoint
The new facility, spanning 57,000sqft across to the feeling of shades of white and
three stories, will provide climate controlled shadowlessness.”
collection and exhibition spaces, with The lighting serves to highlight the dramatic
expanded areas for teaching, events and architectural elements of the site, such as the
exhibitions. Fjord and the Great Hall, capturing the Nordic
The new site is organised around a linear ‘fjord’ spirit in the fixtures and lighting approach.
that weaves together stories of homeland “The glowing pendants in the Great Hall create
and the Nordic American experience. Bridges a warm and magical environment, while the
crossing this fjord intensify the experience wash along the chiselled Fjord walls highlights
of migration, connecting Nordic and Nordic their folding geometries,” said Richard Franko,
American exhibits. Partner at Mithun.
A vertically striated zinc skin wraps the building Glover underwent extensive field-testing with
exterior, while inside, the fjord walls are the museum, testing various exhibition lighting
composed of faceted white planes evoking its and track heads to optimise user friendly,
glacial origins. White light is tucked into the economical, robust and well designed track
troughs on either side of the space. One of systems, and designed both the architectural
the troughs is also a skylight, and electric lights lighting and exhibit lighting for continuity,
are mainly located on this same side, to mimic creating a seamless experience throughout the
daylight coming into the space. museum.
The lighting design concept for this project Decorative lighting for the museum was
came from Shannon Glover of Stantec, provided by Louis Poulsen, helping to create a
selected by Mithun because of her experience ‘living’ lighting museum of Scandinavian design,
working with other museums in the region, while fixtures and fittings from Lumenpulse,
including the Museum of History and Industry WAC, Amerlux, Hornet, Acuity Gotham and
in Seattle, and it is designed to “revolve around Incito were also used.
how light in the Nordic Region feels”.
“We spent time during Schematic Design


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Our Time
United Visual Artists (UVA) has collaborated with across space, responding to sounds, echoes and
Christopher Bailey and fashion label Burberry to prompts from within an intricately designed program.
create Our Time, a multisensory immersive installation Characteristic of UVA’s output, meticulous planning
piece, comprised of a number of kinetic swinging and engineering simulates the idea of a natural order
pendulums that oscillate and move unpredictably, at work beyond our own bodily limits, creating a brief
seemingly unhindered by the laws of nature and respite from reality. Our Time is both elementally
gravity. powerful, encouraging a suspension of disbelief
An idea constantly in motion, Our Time finds its but also to shed light on complex issues around
origins in Momentum (2014); it was then developed technology, time, speed and control.
into an ambitious commission for MONA in Tasmania “Time is something we all understand conceptually,
(2016), before entering into Bailey’s final runway but is very difficult to put into words,” said Matt
show for Burberry, the most ambitious iteration of Clark, founder of UVA. “Our brains are literally being
the work to date. rewired so that time seems to pass faster. UVA sets
As well as collaborating on the reinterpretation of the modest task of creating a work that does the
Our Time, Bailey asked UVA to design a new original opposite – it slows everything down and hopefully
piece for the show’s finale. UVA created Spectrum, an creates space for contemplation.
installation that used more than 3,000 laser diodes to “Whether it’s a fashion show, an art installation or
create an architectural intervention of pure light. a piece of architecture, most creative processes
Within the piece, 21 pendulums trace light paths are working towards a point of time where it’s


considered as being finished. I like to explore

the spaces between traditional disciplines,
this project proposed a number of interesting
dynamics between fashion, art, performance and
architectural space.”
The spirit and ideas behind Our Time found a
perfect counterpart in Christopher Bailey and his
final collection as Creative Director of Burberry.
After seventeen years at the esteemed British
couture brand, Bailey drew on past and present
for his February 2018 runway show, entitled Time.
Bailey reinvigorates historical motifs from
Burberry’s past, blending them with modern
styles to reflect the chaotic, turbulent nature of
the present. Just as UVA’s Our Time modifies the
natural rhythms and orders of the pendulum in
space, this final collection collapsed past, present
and future – encompassing prominent reissues
from their archive through to Bailey’s final
interpretation of the Burberry check: finished with
rainbow print, a homage to LGBTQ+ communities
worldwide. Installed within the historic, cavernous
space of the Dimco Building, the atmospheric
effect of Our Time encapsulates the kinetic frenzy
of the catwalk: seventeen years collapsed into
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Paddington Station
BDP has recently completed a sensitive the design sets a new level of quality thinking its visibility from the station concourse. The
transformation of one of London’s busiest for major railway stations. listed vierendeel structure has been given
gateways. The reordered shops and BDP’s Retail Architecture team was brought in more prominence, along with the glass bridges,
restaurants at Paddington Station reveal the to transform the space that had originally been which once again glow with crisp white light,
beauty of Brunel’s original design, using the designed as an extended ticket hall for airport courtesy of LED Linear’s VarioLED Flex Hydra.
latest frameless glass technology to create check-in. Over time, the space had gradually Ball continued: “By concentrating our focus on
well-detailed transparent enclosures to house become more retail-centric, which it hadn’t warmth and the inclusion of warmer materials,
the extended retail space. been designed for. we were to dramatically reduce the lighting
This elegant piece of placemaking has a Colin Ball, Lighting Director at BDP, worked equipment on the high level structure, enabling
tenant mix that caters for the ‘grab and go’ on the project alongside Senior Designer Lora better views to the roof.
right through to quality dining and liquid Kavela. He said: “The lighting after 20 years was “We were able to unify areas through
refreshment in a unique and memorable due for a major overhaul, for the technology as minimising contrast between floor levels by
setting. Beautiful use of lighting and materials, well as change of purpose. integrating various lumen outputs and optics
“From inception the concept was for maximum within a single range of small identical fittings.
transparency, whereby the leasing could be This means that singular details of the accent
doubled without impacting the views of the to the wood, and the ‘inverted skylight’ within
historic finishes. Our lighting brief was to the glass bridges stand out as feature details.
transform the blue-grey interior to a warm and During the day, these blend with natural light
comfortable place to increase dwell time and imperceptibly to create the impression of
comfort.” daylight penetration down to ground level.”
The lighting design from BDP de-clutters the Following the renovation, a statement from
ceiling by removing the existing large pendants Network rail said: “BDP’s multi-disciplinary team
and replacing them with discreet downlights was regarded as crucial to the success of the
from Reggiani and DAL, also minimising the job. They have worked hand in hand with the
contrast between the daytime and nighttime client, wider stakeholders and delivery team to
experience. ensure delivery on time and within budget.”
All the significant vertical surfaces have Ball added: “We are really pleased with how the
been washed with light, using wall washers resonance of the light and the materials really
from Ecosense and iGuzzini, to increase the makes this space shine out at all times. Even
overall sense of spatial brightness during the during the day the warmth of the wood shines
day and to enhance warm intimacy during out and transforms the entire space, which
the night. The timber feature wall has been really helps with London weather.”
highlighted with a warm radiance, increasing

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Sculptor Andy Scott has created a stunning, leopard’s skin was in place, both on site and at
elegant and visually powerful, galvanised steel Scott’s workshop in Glasgow.
leopard – Poised – on top of a 10-metre high Their small size, high quality output and lensing
steel column as the centrepiece of the newly gave a smooth, refined spread of light that
developed, mixed-use Marischal Square urban “beautifully illuminates the steel fragments without
quarter in central Aberdeen, Scotland. any hot-spots” confirmed Kerr.
The work was commissioned by Muse The challenges included getting the desired
Developments and Aviva Investors and was seamless, even coverage of light all over the
inspired by the City of Aberdeen’s ancient heraldic leopard essential to capturing it’s potent implied
coat of arms, which features two leopards. The movement, and reducing any potential spill and
majestic beast is five metres high, with another glare coming off the sculpture’s lighting which
five-metre reach for the tail hanging below. might affect or distract workers in the nearby
Weighing in at two tonnes, it is internally lit by offices with their extensive wall-to-ceiling windows.
eleven Anolis ArcSource Outdoor 4MC LED The Anolis fixtures are concealed in the hind legs,
fixtures. shoulders, head and top of the tail, while the
The leopard’s lighting design – created to bring it ArcSource power supplies driving the lights are
alive after dark – was created by Scottish lighting remotely fitted within the courtyard’s basement,
and environmental design practice Atelier Ten, with all cabling concealed in the column.
also responsible for lighting all the Marischal In addition to the aesthetics, practical
Square commercial, retail and leisure spaces for considerations for picking luminaires included
Muse Developments. longevity – with extremely tricky access once in
For Atelier Ten’s Peter Kerr, the leopard lighting position – and quality engineering. Anolis offers
scheme started when Andy Scott sent him initial a long warranty, an advantage, as Kerr wanted a
sketches of the piece, which gave a good sense fixture that would theoretically last for at least a
of scale and shape. Once the leopard’s frame was decade without needing to be changed.
completed they started making the first site visits He also wanted a fixture with the ability to change
together with Angus Cartwright from Glasgow- colour. While the leopard’s’ signature lighting
based Cartwright Lighting Associates, who state is mixed to a ‘neutral’ white around 3500K,
supplied the Anolis fixtures and control system. for events taking place in Marischal Square and
Aberdeen is dark for much of the year due to special occasions, they wanted the potential and
its northern latitude, so creating a “year round flexibility to be able to change the colour of the
24-hour experience” was essential. Scott always sculpture if needed, so the range of hues and
intended the leopard to be internally lit – it is a shades of colour available was another parameter
technique he’s used before and he knew it would scrutinised during the lighting selection process.
look fabulous combined with the right lighting The leopard took over a year to complete and now
fixtures. installed, has already become a great local talking
His knowledge and imagination, plus the lighting point and a tourist attraction in its own right. As
expertise of Kerr and Cartwright, pinpointed the anticipated, it is central to the plan for drawing
perfect fixing positions for the ArcSource Outdoor people into this lively new area of the city, which is
4MCs, which were chosen as the ideal light buzzing as a working and social community.
sources from numerous options trialled once the

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BLOK Shoreditch
Following the success of BLOK’s first gym in a The interiors of the studios are each tailored to the lighting design concept was developed
disused Victorian tram depot, hidden in the suit their classes, for example, the calmness of by There’s Light, and is led as a natural
depths of London’s East End, interior designers a yoga class versus the high-octane ‘Box fit’ or progression from the utilitarian ethos at the
Daytrip were approached to design the next ‘Blok party’. Their palettes utilise pale timber, Clapton venue.
venture for BLOK. This time the location would tinted and etched mirrors, whilst integrated Designers wanted to create a journey through
be at the foot of the new Norman Foster lighting and ventilation techniques help bring the complex, beginning at the café, which
development, Principal Place, in the heart of qualities of softness, natural warmth and makes use of discreet glass shades over tables
Shoreditch. reflectivity as needed. and focused lighting to the artworks, promoting
On first impression, the site was a raw shell Behind the curtain glazing of the tower, the a welcoming, warm entrance to the space.
of concrete and steel at the ground floor of a designers introduced a secondary layer of There’s Light wished to retain the use of
sleek towering office building, quite a contrast translucent fibreglass, which screens off the colour, but refined this concept in a more
to the industrial appearance of BLOK Clapton. studios for privacy but still gives them natural unconventional approach with a coloured
However, the aesthetic worked well with light. By day this appears calm but in the shadow installation in the foyer, rather
BLOK’s design-led references. evenings it takes on a new life as the lights and than the washes of colours seen at BLOK
Daytrip looked at galleries and art installation shadows created by the classes emanate from Clapton. Reaching the lobby, visitors are
spaces rather than other gyms for inspiration. within. struck by the sculptural staircase and block
The austere concrete walls were left A high level of design detail is visible in every forms, highlighted subtly with washes of light
untouched, with new insertions apparent, in space. Great care has been taken with the accenting the material combinations created
contrast to the finished aesthetic of Foster’s changing rooms to provide a comfortable and by Daytrip.
architecture. The unusual layout of multiple luxurious experience, from the integration of Lighting designers also brought graphic lighting
levels set over a single storey proposed an grooming items to the offer of a steam station into the corridor, with a unique gradient of cold
intriguing yet uncompromising space. Daytrip and USB charge points inside the lockers. cathodes mounted on the wall. Each studio
decided to work these levels into the gym On arrival, the cafe doubles as a gallery space. has its own colour temperature designed to
experience, encouraging members to ascend Its unusual proportions – being long, narrow align with their purposes: warmer whites for
to the highest point for the changing rooms and high – allow the walls to command an lower intensity classes and cooler for higher.
and venture down gradually, with a studio on imposing display area. Members can enjoy In addition, all lighting is fully dimmable.
each tier. protein shakes and fresh juices on bench The façade lighting also reveals the interior
Daytrip selected materials with inherent seating facing inwards rather than outwards, activities and occupancy with a subtle gradient
industrial processes or patina; a combination of and a large communal table recreates the of white light emanating from each studio via
passivated and hot rolled steel clads the studio neighbourhood atmosphere of BLOK Clapton in-ground light grazers and internal glow.
spaces and a poured concrete floor with glossy for the busy streets of Shoreditch.
‘liquid’ plaster creates fluid circulation routes. Working along with Daytrip and the client team,

Independent architectural lighting design practice Syntax
Lighting considers lighting to be an integral part of
architecture and interior design, believing that attention
to detail and coordination with the architectural design
in all project stages is key to high quality lighting design.

and an experience of a continuous space flow.

The eight-storey building offers a mix of
thirteen duplex and lateral apartments,
with concierge and complementing leisure
facilities. The architects’ vision draws on both
precedent and modernity with a contemporary
interpretation of neighbouring Victorian
buildings, whilst the south facing façade
features full height windows maximising light
and space. Duplexes are designed around
generous light wells for visual interest and
daylight access. This is supplemented by a
lighting scheme where a sense of spaciousness

Vicarage Gate House and an improved perceived brightness are

achieved by illumination of vertical surfaces
London, UK and indirect lighting effects, an approach
consistently applied throughout.
A carefully composed and highly detailed lighting Fully integrated exterior lighting solutions,
scheme has evolved in conjunction with the promoting comfort and safety within controlled
architectural design development of this remarkable darkness, are a considerate response to
piece of new built housing architecture located in the challenges of a sensitive location. All
the heart of the conservation area of Kensington in external lighting is concealed within bespoke
London. Despite the constricted urban environment, architectural and landscape elements: handrail,
the lighting concept is based on enhancing a sense door surround, stone copings, benches,
of spaciousness, links between interiors and exterior planters, resulting in fixture free environment.

The Flower & Bar School

London, UK
The Flower Bar and School, an independent A well-balanced lighting scheme combines
flower shop also offering floristry courses, is the indirect ambient layer of light with accent
situated opposite Brompton Square, between display lighting, resulting in highlighting the
Harrods and The Victoria & Albert Museum. product, whilst also enhancing the interior
Inspired by the shop interiors of the Victorian elements which sit side by side in perfect
era, soft green, hand-painted timber wall harmony. Delicate use of light creates the
panelling forms a backdrop for the explosion overall ambience of intimacy and comfort,
of colour of floral displays. The bespoke a sense of pleasant familiar space in which
central teaching table and all counter tops the light illuminates, but does not impose.
are made from an exotic stone, beautifully All lighting is dimmable and controlled via an
patterned and worth displaying itself. Murano automatic time-based central lighting control
glass mirrors with incorporated decorative system, enabling flexibility in the use of space
flower details complete an image evoking and catering for various daylight conditions.
elegance, tradition and luxury.


Villa Cape Yamu

Phuket, Thailand
This villa-style resort is situated at Cape Yamu, support the architectural language and to
a private peninsula on the east coast of Phuket, enhance the quality of materials and interior
Thailand. Originally envisioned primarily for design. Due to large glazed facade surfaces,
private use, the project scale, complexity the illuminated interiors of the buildings also
and the level of detail are comparable to an form part of the external image at night.
exclusive boutique hotel. The project was designed to the highest
The architectural design of the villa and specification. Warm colour temperature, its
surrounding pavilions emphasises the consistency and excellent colour rendering,
interconnection between the interior and ability to dim smoothly to very low levels
exterior spaces. A number of external terraces, and maximum glare control, were crucial
reflecting pools and landscape areas blend to the scheme. The exterior and landscape
with the interior spaces that open up to schemes were developed with a particular
magnificent views. care to minimise overall light levels, and to
Traditional architectural elements, such carefully control light distribution and glare,
as high-pitched roofs, slatted screens and for maximum comfort and for minimal impact
canopies, combined with the contemporary to the surrounding environment. As this is
design and references to locally sourced a resort, mood lighting and flexibility were
materials such as timber, silk and gold, offered essential, all controlled through a central
many possibilities for lighting integration to lighting scene set system.

The Smallest Gallery in Soho

London, UK
The Smallest Gallery in Soho is a historic shop-
front which faces onto Dean Street, in the
heart of Soho. The aim of this intimate gallery
is to display artwork that captures people’s
attention on their journey through Soho and
encourage them to stop, think and be inspired.
The artists are being commissioned to create
site specific curated art installations and
displays are changing every two months.
The ‘New Progress’ art installation aimed to
emphasise the environmental impacts caused
by our desire for cash crops such as coffee
through a completely charred and blackened
interior, with a pile of golden coffee beans at
Syntax Lighting
its centre. Viewers might think it’s a display Syntax Lighting is an independent architectural
selling luxury goods. Yet on closer inspection, lighting design practice run by Ana Stojadinovic
based in London. Drawing on broad experience
they’ll see a much more detailed and thought
in architecture and understanding of light
provoking image. and design at all levels, Syntax Lighting has
The art piece was illuminated to best effect been consistent in providing well considered,
using a minimal number of positioned meticulously detailed and thoroughly
coordinated lighting schemes for all manner of
spotlights of various intensities, with
high profile architectural projects and all over
appropriate light beam angles and front the world.
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Lorenzo Maghnagi

With formalighting celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year, arc caught up with founder and president
Lorenzo Maghnagi to find out about the company’s past, present and future.

When was formalighting established and how did it come about? over twelve product families and implemented innovative functions
About 50 years ago in the UK, we joined forces with other Italian and mounting installations. We had the foresight to experiment with
design industrialists to develop downlighters for the architectural a range of technologies on the market, which led us to appreciate
lighting sector, promoting Italian design through our showroom in the benefits and applications of motorised lighting. We were amazed
London. Later, I was inspired by emerging Lighting Designers and by the requests from visual merchandisers and lighting designers.
Architects originating from South-East Asia, and envisioned our focus The motorised lighting is not limited to architects and design needs
on architectural lighting for the commercial project specifications anymore. It proves formalighting’s commitment to service and
market, and formalighting branched off to realise an international investment in R&D. We even took the motorised technology to a niche
presence with the expansion of a Hong Kong office. The business soon and developed a range for motorised jewellery and showcase lighting,
evolved to manufacture its own range of Italian designed architectural which sparked a lot of interest at L+B 2018.
lighting and the expansion of our European headquarters in Milan.
You are incorporating new technologies into your products. How
How did formalighting look back then compared to now? has this made your luminaires better?
This year marks formalighting’s 50th anniversary. We have progressed Synonymous with our commitment to service, these new technologies
from an international multi-brand distributor of Italian architectural enable our luminaires to offer additional options to users, without
lighting in the UK , to designer, manufacturer and global distributor of requiring additional remote equipment or expensive set-up/installation
our own range featuring over 120 product families in four collections costs. formalighting was first in the market to integrate the control
(interior, exterior, motorised and now decorative). Our family business of LensVector technology by the Casambi app (instead of another
has grown to involve a new generation (including my daughters - a dedicated app), enabling users to adjust another feature, the beam
lighting consultant/PR specialist and a lawyer - and my son-in-law, a angle, with a finger swipe of a touchscreen. Naturally it is an added
software engineer). The energy on our booth at Light+Building and benefit if the user can use the same interface to dim selected fixtures,
the interest in our new products really made me appreciate how far move the fixtures, create scenes and timers. This is all in addition
formalighting has come and the recognition and reputable position it to our luminaires also incorporating the latest and most advanced
plays. The global scale of the company has also been a realisation of LED technology with high density LEDs of CRI 93 or more and R9>60
my dreams, especially the recent opening of our USA office. offering perfect optics and interchangeable accessories.

What was the big breakthrough in formalighting’s evolution? What did you launch at Light+Building?
It’s been a combination of conscious decisions and relentless Product development is my passion so it was difficult to be selective.
hard work. Our decision to be where we could control production, We presented eight new innovative product families in our Motolux
the prices and product design, by establishing our wholly owned range, of which many are the first in the market - for example, the
European, state-of-the art manufacturing facility in China, has been Moto-Ola Pendant, a motorised disc-shaped light head that tilts
significant in our evolution. It forced our continuous investment in vertically and also flips within its gimbal/disc remotely, so it can be
manufacturing processes and technology, the component industry, used for direct and indirect light, adjusted by hand-held remote
machinery, factory processes and standards and electrical engineering control or by our Casambi app. We also launched a collaboration with
innovations, to ensure long term quality and functions in our fixtures. Italian designer, Maurizio Giuseppe Scutellà, the LineaVolo range,
In turn this enabled our understanding and vision for lighting trends, blending the line between architectural and decorative.
rising design, architectural trends and technology. formalighting’s Italy
office furthered our exposure to talented designers and architects who Can you tell us any plans for the future?
have helped steer our image. We also benefited from the guidance This next generation is our future. They have fresh ideas and plenty of
and expertise of Architect Franco Mirenzi, who designed our booth at energy, focused on growing the business by remaining fully committed
Light+Building. However, I feel like our ‘breakthrough’ is yet to come, to continuously invest in R&D, launch new designs and investigate
as the recent decision to cross over to the US market, combined with packaging and material alternatives to reduce our carbon emissions.
our product engineering and compatibility with advanced market We believe that sensors together with IoT development, will become
technologies, are just now coming into fruition. a key part in lighting management/data collection, so our plan is to
continue to integrate new technologies and relevant softwares in our
How important has your motorised technology been to your fixtures and systems as lighting having its own artificial intelligence,
product portfolio and how did it come about? which is part of human needs and evolution, has become part of
The motorised technology has raised our profile in the hospitality the world’s infrastructure. So we hope to continue opening offices
sector. The Motolux range, which we launched at L+B 2016, came worldwide to increase our global presence and to facilitate our product
about from our collaboration with a US engineer. Within two years system offerings.
formalighting’s engineers developed the Motolux range to include


Dark Source Stories

created by Kerem Asfuroglu 047

dpa lighting consultants

was founded by Derek
Phillips in 1958 as a
combined architecture
and lighting design firm.
Now, 60 years later, the
company is one of the
largest lighting design
practices in the world
with over 6,000 projects
under its belt. Here’s a
snapshot to highlight
their work through the

Row 1 ACTON, Fiona (Senior Designer); BARCAUSKAITE, Zyginta (Designer); BELFIELD, Nicholas (Associate); BOLT, Richard (Partner); BRENNAN, Douglas (Director); BUSBY, Adam (Senior Designer); CAMPBELL,
Gary (Partner); CARLILE, Iain (Associate); Row 2 CLARKE, Ian (Associate); CURRY, Michael (Senior Associate); ENRIQUEZ, Randy (Designer); FISHER, Katie (Designer); GARRETT, Bryony (Personal Assistant);
GIMIGLIANO, Tommaso (Associate); GRIST, Shayne (Associate); GRUNDY, Elizabeth (Communications Coordinator); Row 3 HANNAFORD, Barry (Partner); HARRIS, Stephanie (Senior Designer); HOGGETT,
John (Finance); HOGGETT, Nick (Partner); JAMEEL, Azim (Intern); JONES, Hannah (Financial Administrator); KALECINSKI, Ingo (Senior Designer); KAREL KEEN, Ela (Senior Designer); Row 4 KAWABATA, Akihiko
(Partner); KAWABATA, Naomi (Administrator); LACBAWAN, Jessebel (Administration Manager); LAMPAUG, Zyra (Designer); LEE, Chia-Hsuan (Designer); LEEDING, Tim (Senior Designer); LYKOU, Veronica
(Designer); MARCOS, Javier (Designer); Row 5 MCNEIL, David (Director); MEDINA, Johanna (Senior Designer); MOORE, David (Associate); MORRIS, Tania (Designer); MOSKOFIDIS, Nikos (Associate); MUTCH,
Amy (Administrator); NAKHAWA, Aijaz (Technical Design Manager); NICHOLLS, Rachael (Senior Designer); Row 6 ROBINSON, Kiah (Intern); ROGERS, Ashley (IT Manager-Designer); SANTIAGO, Louise Marie
G. (Senior Designer); SHELLEY, Sue (Financial Administrator); SHETTY, Harshita (Designer); SIMPSON, Mike (Senior Designer); STAMATOPOULOS, Sotirios (Senior Designer); SULLIVAN, Declan (Designer); Row
7 SURENDRA, Deeksha (Senior Designer); SWEETMAN, Lee (Director); UY, Reynold (Designer); VOSS, Laura (Designer)

erek Phillips founded dpa in 1958 after
being influenced by Dennis Thornley, a
qualified Architect, his friend and pilot
in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm in 1943 to
study Architecture himself. When he had
the opportunity to either take an ‘educational Nick Hoggett joined dpa in 1979 and, influenced by Phillips, focused
release’ or a long term commission, he opted his career on lighting design. During the 1980s the practice thrived
for the ‘educational release’ and went to Liverpool University and opened an office in Hong Kong. Notable commissions included
to study Architecture. Phillips gained a First Class Honours in Durbar Court, London; Ismaili Centre, London; Liverpool Crown
Architecture at Liverpool and was then encouraged to apply for Courts, Liverpool; redesigns of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong;
a Commonwealth Fund Fellowship which he was granted to and Macau Ferry Terminal in Hong Kong.
study Daylighting and Architecture at Massachusetts Institute Phillips retired in 1993 and the practice relocated to Oxfordshire
of Technology (MIT). Meetings with Frank Lloyd Wright and Le from Hertfordshire. Success continued with numerous international
Corbusier during his studies greatly influenced and inspired Phillips commissions, Barry Hannaford joined Nick Hoggett to set up a
to think about light in architecture. London studio in 1996 and then moved to Dubai in 2005 to lead dpa’s
When returning from MIT in 1954 positions in architecture were Middle East office. Further studios were established in Japan in 2007
restricted, so Phillips took the opportunity to start work with the led by Akihiko Kawabata, and Edinburgh in 2016. Campbell Design
lighting manufacturer, British Thompson Houston (BTH) Company, merged with dpa in 2007 and Gary Campbell became a Partner of the
where he spent four years. Towards the end of his time with BTH practice at the same time.
he was asked to design the lighting for the British Exhibition in the The practice has completed over 6,000 projects in 76 different
Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, but was restricted to only using BTH countries across the globe, and as well as remaining very proud of
products, which Phillips found unacceptable. He therefore set up his their history, dpa firmly concentrates on today and the future.
own practice, Derek Phillips Associates, in 1958. Following lectures with the same title, dpa realised ‘Right
During the early years of the practice, dpa won notable international Light, Right Place, Right Time’, completely encompassing their
projects such as The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong; the philosophical approach to lighting design and hence this statement
external lighting of Westminster Abbey; the SS Oriana; the Esso has become synonymous with the practice.
Building; Victoria Street in London; the National Sports Centre The following pages feature ten projects that encapsulates dpa’s
Bisham Abbey; and a UNESCO sponsored trip to Sri Lanka to advise work over their 60 years.
on the lighting of their Ancient Monuments to mention just a few. 049
SS Oriana
SS Oriana was the last of the Orient Steam Navigation Company’s ocean
liners. She was built at Vickers-Armstrong’s, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria,
in the UK and launched on 3 November 1959 by Princess Alexandra.
Her maiden voyage was from Southampton to Sydney in December
* Pictures from original slides.
1960, during this voyage the Oriana was the first Ocean liner to berth
at the Fremantle Passenger Terminal. Originally resplendent with her
owners’ traditional corn coloured hull, Oriana appeared as an Orient
Line ship until 1966, when that company was fully absorbed into the
P&O group.
dpa was asked to coordinate the lighting design for the public areas by
Sir Misha Black OBE, a British architect, designer and founder of Design
Research Unit. This commission came about through a lecture Phillips
gave on behalf of Concord Lighting, where when asked the best way to
light a dining table he stated “by candle light”. Phillips’ idea of lighting a
dining table by candle light was demolished by a lighting engineer who
went on at length about costs and viability. Kenneth Bayes, a Partner
at DRU, came up to Phillips at the end of the talk and asked if he would
visit their office the next day, which resulted in the commission to act as
lighting design coordinator for the Oriana.
DRU were advising on the architects for the project which included
themselves, Sir Hugh Casson, Brian O’Rourke and R.D. Russell. Suddenly
dpa were working with some of the great names in design at that time.
It was a great honour for Derek Philips to be asked to undertake this
commission and one of the practice’s first major projects. The lighting
was carefully designed in close collaboration with Sir Misha Black and
reflected Phillips’ well-conceived philosophies on how lighting should be
implemented into such projects.
After 1966, the P&O white hulled Oriana was operated as a full time
cruise ship in 1973 and was retired in 1986 whilst based in Sydney. The
vessel was sold to become a floating hotel and tourist attraction first
in Japan then in China. As a result of damage sustained from a severe
storm whilst in the port of Dalian in 2004, SS Oriana was finally sold to
local breakers in 2005.

Client: Orient Steam Navigation Company
Architects: Sir Misha Black OBE, Design
Research Unit, Sir Hugh Casson, Brian
O’Rourke and R.D. Russell
Lighting Design: dpa lighting consultants:
Derek Phillips

“Right Light, Right Place, Right Time” ™

dpa lighting consultants 1958 - 2018


1958: Formation of dpa lighting consultants by Derek

Phillips FRIBA FCIBSE Honoury Fellow SLL MILE
FIALD M.Arch B.Arch MCD in Hertfordshire

1958 1968
1964: Lighting in Architectural Design, by Derek Phillips 1969: Flooring, a Design Centre Publication
1966: Lighting, a Design Centre Publication, by Derek Phillips 1976: Planning Your Lighting, by Derek Phi

1960: SS Oriana 1968: Church and Chapels, Stonyhurst Coll
1960: Carpenters Hall, City of London, Banqueting Room, UK 1969: Stowe School Chapel, Buckinghamsh
1962: Esso Building Victoria Street, London, UK designed by Sir Denys Lasdun 1974: British Council Offices, Carlton House
1963: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 1974: Liverpool Daily Post & Echo, UK
1965: Westminster Abbey, London, UK 1975: Samuel Montagu Banking Hall, UK
1965: Showroom for Rotaflex Concord, City Road London, UK 1975: Institution of Civil Engineers, Council
1965: Hemel Hempstead Town Hall, Culpin Room and Balcony Areas, UK 1975: Automobile Association Building, Bas
1965: Alliance Building Society Headquarters Building, Hove, UK 1976: Royal Assurance Building, Liverpool,
1966: Vanessa Frye, Sloane Street, London, UK 1976: Lloyds Bank, Leeds
1977: National Sports Centre Bisham Abbe
1977: 65 Buckingham Gate, London, UK

1960: SS Oriana 1963: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 1965: Westminster Abbey, London
1958: dpa lighting consultants established in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire 1979: Nick Hoggett, Partner joins dpa
1981: Formation of dpa lighting consultants Hong Kong 1996: Barry Hannaford, Partner joins dpa
1992: dpa lighting consultants relocates from Hertfordshire to Oxfordshire 1996: Richard Bolt, Partner joins dpa

1996: Formation of dpa lighting consultants London 2000: David McNeil, Director joins dpa

2000: Formation of dpa lighting consultants Edinburgh 2007: Gary Campbell, Partner joins dpa
2007: Akihiko Kawabata, Partner joins dpa
2004: Formation of dpa lighting consultants Dubai FZ LLC
2000/2015: Douglas Brennan, Director joins dpa
2007: Formation of dpa lighting consultants Japan
2015: Lee Sweetman, Director joins dpa

n, by Derek Phillips 1979: British Airways Regent Street, London
illips 1979: Crown Courts, Snaresbrook, UK
1979: Sheraton Hotel Dubai, UAE in association with Howard Brandston
1980: Ancient Monuments of Sri Lanka, including Dambulla Caves, UNESCO
lege, UK 1981/83: Refurbishment of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
hire, UK 1982: Cityplaza,Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
e Terrace, UK 1984: Liverpool Crown Courts, Liverpool, UK
1984: Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong
1984: Tai Yau Building, Hong Kong
l Chamber, UK 1985: Ismaili Centre, Kensington, UK
singstoke, UK 1985: Hong Kong Shanghai Bank, Jakarta
UK 1986: Macau Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong
1986: The Reform Club, London, UK
ey, UK 1987: Durbar Court, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, UK

1985: Ismaili Centre, London 1987: Durbar Court, London 2005: The National Assembly for Wales
Nick Hoggett, Partner Barry Hannaford, Partner Richard Bolt, Partner David McNeil, Director

1988 1998
1990: The Waldrum Lecture “City Lights” by Derek Phillips 2000: Lighting Modern Buildings, by Derek
1993: Lighting Design: An Introductory Guide for Professionals 2002: The Lit Environment, by Derek Philli
by Barry Hannaford and Carl Gardner 2004: Daylighting, Natural Light in Archite
1997: Lighting Historic Buildings, by Derek Phillips 2007: Five Careers and Dog, (Autobiograp

1989: Hasbro European Headquarters, Stockley Park, London, UK 2000: Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK
1990: The Locarno Suite, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, UK 2003: Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE
1990: The Private Office of the Foreign Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth 2003: Industry Club of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Office, London, UK 2004: Hilton Athens, Olympic Games Com
1991: Hilton London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 4, UK 2005: The National Assembly for Wales, C
1997: Permanent and ‘Temporary’ Illumination at Battersea Power Station, 2006: Palm Jumeirah Masterplan, Dubai, U
London, UK
2007: Arcapita Bank HQ, Al Manama, Bahr
1997: Heathrow Gateway London in collaboration with Peter Fink, UK
2007: Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon,
1998: University of Oxford, Radcliffe Camera Lower Reading Room, UK
2008: New York University, Abu Dhabi, UA
1998: Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, UK
2008: Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
1998: Charterhouse School Memorial Chapel, Godalming, UK

2007: Arcapita Bank HQ, Bahrain 2007: Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon 2012: Central Market, Abu Dhabi
Gary Campbell, Partner Akihiko Kawabata, Partner Douglas Brennan, Director Lee Sweetman, Director

2008 - 2018
k Phillips 2011: Prins Claus Bridge, Utrecht, The Netherlands
ips 2012: Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi, UAE
ecture, by Derek Phillips 2012: Central Market, Abu Dhabi, UAE
phy) by Derek Phillips 2012: Worth Abbey, Sussex, UK
2015: Night of Heritage Light I - Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK
2015: Chutney Mary, London, UK
2016: Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017: Lighting of Zephyr Chandelier at The Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland, UK
n 2017: Corpus Christi Chapel, Oxford, UK
mmittee Hotel, Greece 2017: Otemachi Park Building, Tokyo, Japan
Cardiff, UK 2017: Tiffany Gallery, New-York Historical Society, New York, USA
UAE 2017: Night of Heritage Light III - Radcliffe Camera, Oxford, UK
rain 2017: Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, London, UK
, Portugal with Charles Correa 2018: The Mandrake Hotel, London, UK
AE 2018: Hackney Town Hall, London, UK
K 2018: The Founder’s Memorial - The Constellation, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2012: Worth Abbey, Sussex 2017: Otemachi Park Building, Tokyo 2017: Tiffany Gallery, New York

Mandarin Oriental
Hong Kong 1963 and 1981/83
* Pictures from original slides.
Originally called ‘The Mandarin’, the hotel became one of the most
famous and luxurious hotel properties in the world, with a reputation
for gracious service of the highest standard. The hotel quickly drew
recognition for its elegance and, in 1967, was listed by Fortune Magazine
as one of the eleven great hotels in the world.
Leigh & Orange was the architectural firm responsible for the project and
dpa went on to work with Leigh & Orange many times thereafter. dpa
was asked by the Council of Industrial Design if Phillips would like to go
to Hong Kong with a view to assisting designer Don Ashton to light the
new Mandarin Hotel. Ashton was a Hollywood Art Director for such films
as The Bridge on the River Kwai, Indiscreet and Billy Budd and transferred
his skills from film to architectural interior design with great success.
Phillips agreed he could be on the next plane and was asked to lunch
by a director of the client, Hong Kong Land, the Hon. Geddes, a sort of
‘knife and fork course’ to check Phillips’ suitability. Fortunately he had
been used to these sort of things in the Navy during the war and on one
occasion spending time before being commissioned at The Royal Naval
College, Greenwich and dining in the Painted Hall. The meeting went well
as Phillips was asked to go to Hong Kong as soon as possible.
On arriving in Hong Kong he was met by Ashton, who said the reason he
had requested an independent consultant was because he had sent his
drawings to all the major lighting companies in Europe and America to
request free lighting schemes but had been disappointed by the results.
Philips worked very closely with Ashton over many years in addition to
this project, Ashton having homes in both Hong Kong and Amersham,
near to dpa’s Hertfordshire studio. This was the first major hotel project
that the practice undertook and it could not be a more significant one.
The Captains Bar was renowned throughout the world. The central
column in the lobby and the decoration Ashton added to all the spaces
required careful and well thought out lighting, which was duly designed
and implemented.
dpa worked on all the public areas, some names of which are retained
to this day like The Mandarin Grill & Bar, The Clipper Lounge and
as previously mentioned, The Captain’s Bar. The project utilised low
brightness downlights that Phillips so strongly believed in - ‘dark lights’
and a combination of main voltage GLS and state-of-the-art Par Lamps.
In 1983 the practice, working again with Ashton, was engaged with the
refurbishment of the property through dpa’s Hong Kong office and to this
day dpa continues its long relationship with Mandarin Oriental Hotels.
Work at the London property has recently been completed and the
practice is currently engaged with two new-build Mandarins.

Client Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Architects Leigh & Orange
Interior Design Don Ashton
Lighting Design dpa lighting consultants:
Derek Phillips 051
Original sketch by Derek Phillips

Westminster Abbey
London 1965
The mid 1960’s saw an interest in the relighting of historic buildings and
the Benjamin Electric Co. were asked to offer proposals in competition with
others for floodlighting Westminster Abbey. They hired dpa to prepare their
proposals and Phillips produced some beautiful black and white sketches
illustrating his carefully conceived approach to the project.
The scheme duly won and was implemented. The design included the use
of state of the art linear tungsten halogen projectors, some sunken into
the ground so they were not visible from normal viewing angels during
the day. Creating light and shade was an important part of the scheme
so buttresses were lit on the inside face with the outer element left
unilluminated to emphasise their form.
The scheme was extremely successful as illustrated by the pictures and the
accuracy of Phillips’ competition sketches against the finished scheme can
be clearly seen.
* Pictures from original slides.

Client Westminster Abbey, London
Lighting Design dpa lighting consultants:
Derek Phillips


* Pictures from original slides.

National Sports Centre, Bisham

Bisham Abbey 1977
Bisham Abbey, located on the Buckinghamshire/Berkshire border is
a manor house built around 1260 and takes its name from the now
lost monastery that once stood alongside. The 800-year-old Abbey has
been home to many English nobility and aristocracy but the extensive
surroundings of the manor house and associated buildings are now
home to one of three National Sports Centres run on behalf of Sport
England. The facilities are used for residential training camps for athletes
and teams along with community groups. There are extensive, state-
of-the-art facilities including a £1.2 million international water-based
hockey pitch, a tennis centre with four indoor courts, four outdoor
French Court clay tennis courts and four floodlit acrylic courts, nine hole
golf course and sports therapy performance centre which provides elite
sports science and medicine services on site. Bisham Abbey has seen
many high profile teams and sporting individuals train at the facility
including England Rugby, Barcelona and Portsmouth Football teams and
British tennis stars Andy Murray and Tim Henman.
dpa was asked to design the lighting for this new sports complex by
engineers Robert Somerville Associates. Working closely with the client
and the professional team dpa developed appropriate lighting solutions
for the new sport facilities such as the indoor tennis court, where glare
was a significant consideration and the illumination of the old Abbey PROJECT DETAILS
buildings themselves. Client National Sports Centre, Bisham Abbey
Engineers Robert Somerville Associates
Lighting Design dpa lighting consultants:
Derek Phillips 053
Ancient Monuments of Sri Lanka

In 1980 Phillips’ mentor Bill Allen of the Building Research Station had
been approached by UNESCO to provide advice on the lighting of
ancient monuments in Sri Lanka. At that time Allen was too busy to
do this and therefore recommended Phillips to undertake the work.
Phillips flew to Colombo to investigate what the project would involve
and it was on this trip that he met Roland Silva, an AA trained architect
who was at that time the deputy director of archaeology in charge
of ancient monuments. With Silva, Phillips investigated many sites at
Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla to gain advice on the exterior
lighting. The cave temple at Dambulla became the focus of Phillips’ initial
investigations and he spent time taking photographs of the existing
lighting and preparing the design work he would carry out on this return
to the UK.
Phillips discovered that the beautiful paintings on the ceiling of the cave
had been obscured by fluorescent batten fittings and the first thing
that had to be done was that the battens were removed and paintings
restored. The paintings would then be up lit with low level light sources.
It was an important consideration that only light sources available in Sri
Lanka and handmade housings to conceal the lights were used. Phillips
demonstrated how pots from the market place could be used to conceal
PAR 38 lamps which were readily available in Sri Lanka at that time. The
light from the PAR 38 illuminated elements of importance such as the
giant reclining Buddha with the peripheral spill light softly illuminating
the painted ceilings showing off their beauty.
After a month in the UK completing the design work Phillips returned to
Sri Lanka to start work on the mock up of his concepts to present to the
Government. Unfortunately after completing this and gaining agreement
from the Government the project was put on hold due to insufficient
funding being available. It was a year or two later Phillips heard that the
scheme, with the backing of the Sri Lankan tourist authority, had been
given the go ahead.

* Pictures from original slides.

Client UNESCO and Roland Silva, Director
of Archaeology, Sri Lanka
Lighting Design dpa lighting consultants:
Derek Phillips


* Pictures from original slides.

Durbar Court, Locarno Suite and Foreign Secretary’s

Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Whitehall, London 1987-1990

Cecil Denny Highton was employed as the was found for the candelabra and these were
architect to refurbish various parts of the duly manufactured by Arnold Montrose and
Foreign and Commonwealth offices in Whitehall. added, which really completed the project.
dpa was introduced by the architects to the Following the Durbar Court dpa then dealt
Government’s property company, the Property with the Foreign Secretary’s Private Office, a
Services Agency (PSA) who was in charge of the historically sensitive and highly decorated room,
refurbishment and were duly engaged as lighting illuminated by a series of decorative fixtures,
consultants. floor lights, table lights and two chandeliers. The
The first space that dpa undertook to design was Foreign Secretary of the time (dpa dealt with
the Durbar Court, which historically was part of three different Foreign Secretaries during the
the old India Office. The courtyard was originally project) felt there was inadequate illumination
designed as an open space but a temporary roof to his desk and meeting table. The solution to
was added later to enable its use in all weathers. sympathetically enhance the light levels was
The lighting design consisted of the latest lamp to design a chandelier that was historically
technology, compact metal halide sources were appropriate but included fibre optic spotlights
used at high level within the roof structure, focused at these two elements. The metal
which had an access gantry added to softly halide light box was concealed in the chandelier
illuminate the flanking walls. The two end making the fibre runs short and very efficient.
elevations with their balconies utilise compact The solution proved extremely successful.
metal halide projectors uplighting these façades Another part of the refurbishment was the
and providing an interesting contrast to the Locarno Suites, a fine and historically important
adjacent elevations. The internal lighting of the space. Here again specially designed chandeliers
rooms around the Durbar Court and particularly and wall lights were conceived and developed
the major Fine rooms were also an important to appropriately illuminate this space. The work
part of the vision for the court itself, giving depth included other elements within the Foreign and
and silhouetting structure. Commonwealth Office which made up this series
The final part of the design was the inclusion of of grand spaces.
eight 4m high specially designed candelabra,
two flanking each of the four stairs which were
symmetrically located in the centre of each PROJECT DETAILS
elevation. This was an important lighting element
Client Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
to bring the scale back down to the base of this Whitehall, London/Property Services Agency
space but was unfortunately cut from the initial Architect Cecil Denny Highton
implementation on the basis of cost. The space Lighting Design dpa lighting consultants:
was so successful that a year or so later money Derek Phillips, Nick Hoggett 055

The National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff 2005
dpa lighting consultants was invited to join the project team by
architects Richard Rogers Partnership. They worked closely in
association with services consultants BDSP in order to achieve
an energy efficient, sustainable and flexible lighting installation.
The energy usage targets were demanding, yet achievable by the
use of high efficiency lamps and luminaires, used in conjunction
with the automated building control system. The control system
is used to enable the appropriate lighting scenes to be easily
selected at the touch of a button, so that the lighting exactly
suits the requirements of many of the spaces, which have varied
uses ranging from informal meetings, through to televised
parliamentary debates. The building control system ensures full
use is made of available daylight, automatically switching off lamps
when not required to help ensure minimal energy consumption
and maintenance requirements.
A particularly challenging part of the project was the main
debating chamber, which is an impressive circular structure
within the heart of the building. The lighting had to satisfy the
demanding needs of television broadcasting standards, whilst
being comfortable to work in and ensure the avoidance of glare to
the public viewing areas.
Client National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff The external lighting comprises; the architectural lighting of
Architect Richard Rogers Partnership
the building, public roadways and footpaths, parking areas and
Structural Engineer Arup
surrounding landscaping.
Environmental Consultant BDSP
Services Consultant BDSP
Lighting Design dpa lighting consultants:
Barry Hannaford


Otemachi Park Building

Tokyo 2017
dpa lighting consultants completed its third major The crowns of both towers are lit with several lighting
building in the Marunouchi / Otemachi district of layers to illuminate the different components and
central Tokyo in 2017. They worked with Mitsubishi expose the depth of the structure. The vertical fins
Estate Co. and Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei and was part of are illuminated with narrow beam projectors, with
the incredible repositioning of Marunouchi over the the flat surfaces in between the fins illuminated with
last fifteen years. a wall grazing optic. The spill light hits the chamfered
This development is the first project extending head detail and frames each elevation. The various
Marunouchi into Otematchi, including a residential components are all controlled separately and the
component as well as containing large amounts of sequence of lighting scenes changes from early
prime office space overlooking the Palace gardens. evening through to late evening, with different
dpa was responsible, in collaboration with Mitsubishi elements being utilised at dusk and after midnight
Jisho Sekkei, for designing the exterior lighting of and in between all lighting elements are on together.
the towers, gardens and roof terraces together with An important aspect of this building is its relationship
the substantial office lobby, apartment lobby and with the water surrounding the palace, which
apartment public spaces. provides reflections of the buildings both day and
The buildings’ close proximity to the Emperors night.
Palace is highly significant and the carefully sculpted The landscape lighting around the base of the
landscape around the base of the towers has a building to both the hard and soft areas has been
harmonious link to the Palace Gardens. carefully integrated to provide appropriate functional
The architectural lighting of this structure focuses on light to safely navigate the spaces whilst showing
the crown of the two towers with their slightly varying off water features, trees, general planting and the
architectural forms. The lighting utilises warm 3000K various sculptures. The relationship between the
sources to contrast the office space below and to be external spaces and the internal areas such as the
in line with the overall masterplan for Marunouchi. entrance lobbies to the offices and apartments is
The taller tower upper part contains the residential also important and the glazed façades allow a visual
component, so the external lighting of the internal link between the two.
spaces at the top of this tower also utilised warm The main entrance lobby is nearly 100m long with
light sources, clearly defining the space. every surface carefully considered. Lighting features
include the back lighting of the vertical finned wall to
the upper level, the wall washing of the marble wall
to the escalator, the living walls and the textured wall
that leads to the lift lobby. Instead of having a general
PROJECT DETAILS grid of downlights, groups of four fixtures recessed
Owner Mitsubishi Estate Co in the ceiling provide pools of light which lead from
Architect and Electrical Engineers Mitsubishi one end of this lobby to the other and provide visual
Jisho Sekkei
interest to the large open space.
Landscape Architect: Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei
Lighting Design dpa lighting consultants: Nick
Hoggett, Akihiko Kawabata, David Moore,
Shayne Grist, Ashley Rogers
Photography Courtesy of Kokyu Miwa
Architectural Photography and Taisuke Ogawa


Tiffany Gallery,
New-York Historical Society
New York 2017
dpa lighting consultants worked in collaboration with the office century, many of which are in the Museum’s collection.
of renowned architect Eva Jiřičná to create the Tiffany Gallery for The glass stair underwent considerable design input by all
the redesigned Luce Center on the fourth floor of the New-York concerned, dpa and EJA carried out numerous studies and
Historical Society Museum & Library. mock-ups, which has culminated in the carefully integrated linear
dpa also worked closely with New-York Historical Society on LED lighting elements to the stair treads and supporting fins. A
this project. Specifically the brief required the creation of a cool crisp white light was chosen so as to complement the glass
spectacular, custom-designed glass gallery showcasing the structure whilst also complementing the warm white light used
Museum’s preeminent collection of Tiffany lamps. The gallery of within the Tiffany lamps and elsewhere within the gallery space.
Tiffany lamps, comprises a 4,800sqft, two-story space measuring Eva Jiricna Architects designed special curved glass showcases
nearly a city block with its elegant glass Norman S. Benzaquen to house part of the Tiffany collection and perimeter glass
Grand Staircase. As the centrepiece of the fourth floor, the gallery showcases for the remainder of the various Tiffany lamps that
features 100 illuminated Tiffany lamps from New-York Historical’s are now on show. Artificial lighting has been carefully coordinated
collection displayed within a dramatically lit jewel-like space within the showcases with a combination of fibre optic spotlights
that visitors can access through the Geduld Family Gateways. and various LED sources.
The project was inspired by New-York Historical’s discovery of The lamping of the Tiffany lamps themselves raised some
the unknown story of Clara Driscoll and the ‘Tiffany Girls’, who interesting philosophical questions which were debated with the
designed and created iconic Tiffany lamps at the turn of the 20th curatorial team at the museum and internally at dpa. One key
question was whether the lamps used should provide an accurate
representation of the tungsten lamps used historically or whether
the visual impact of the Tiffany lamps was the most important
factor. After much debate and trialling of numerous retrofit LED
lamps, a palette of high CRI ‘filament style’ LED lamps was settled
upon which paid respect to tungsten sources in terms of look,
colour temperature and colour rendering but offered the energy
savings of LED and reduced the heat build-up within the display
cases. Another question included whether specific lamps should
be provided with additional illumination to further reveal and
PROJECT DETAILS highlight the craftsmanship and decoration of their bases. Several
Client New-York Historical Society mock-ups were carried out using fibre optic sources but it was
Architect Eva Jiricna Architects eventually decided that the lighting of the bases should reflect
Local Architect PBDW Architects how they were presented historically using the spill light from the
Structural Designer for Staircase GL&SS shades above.
Consulting Engineers
Lighting Control Systems and Integration
Westview Productions
M&E Consultant ads Engineers
Lighting Design dpa lighting consultants:
Nick Hoggett, David Moore, Ian Clarke,
Ashley Rogers
Photography Corrado Serra and Jon Wallen

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Night of Heritage Light III

– Radcliffe Camera
Oxford 2017
dpa was invited to take part in an event on 29th September 2017
showcasing the talents of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) and
in particular the local members, the wider community and research
expertise within Oxford. This event was part of another Night of
Heritage Light & Pockets of Light (NoHL & PoL) organised by the SLL
and CIBSE. It was also in collaboration with the Curiosity Carnival
as part of the European Researchers’ Night across 25 countries
celebrating research and science.
Lighting is an art form as well as a science and as lighting designers
we are challenged with new technologies, which ultimately provide
an improvement to our ability to design creative schemes. Science
and technology play a huge role in lighting development and provide
us with more incredible tools in which to design, sculpt and paint our
environments with light. dpa’s Oxfordshire studio was delighted to be
given the iconic Radcliffe Camera to light as part of the NoHL & PoL,
along with other local lighting design practices and artists working on
several other notable and significant buildings.
For ‘The Camera’, as it is fondly known in Oxford, dpa’s story starts
with the beautiful neo-classical architecture and their desire
to expose this at night, as it has never been artificially lit as an
architectural treatment since it was built in the early 1700’s.
dpa’s design approach therefore started with darkness. They looked
at key architectural features and how ‘layers of light’ could best
represent the building at night. They only lit half of the building to
express the significance of how lighting intervention could expose
the beautiful and intricate details, materials and marks of its history.
Coincidentally a half moon fell on the night so that influenced
dpa’s thoughts during the design process. They also controlled the
‘layers of light’ with the use of a lighting control system which was
sequenced every half hour running through the various ‘layers’ from
a dark building to a fully lit one, from the ground up and back. Again,
this little nod to the power of light was intentional as part of the
overall night to showcase the importance of light, science and art or
however individuals interpret the medium.

Lighting Design dpa lighting consultants: Michael Curry plus all
of the dpa Oxfordshire team
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Let’s go to the Mall
Neil Knowles, Director
of Elektra Lighting
Design, examines

n this article I want to focus on an often under-

the shopping
looked and certainly often under designed
area of retail lighting – the shopping centre
experience. For many, retail lighting starts and

centre experience,
stops at the front door to the unit. But what
gets people to the unit in the first place?
I can remember as a child being driven

questioning what to Oxford Street to see the Christmas lights. The street was lit
with lasers and (ahem) a few years later I can still remember the
excitement. This was the first time lasers had been seen in public

goes into this often and it drew crowds to the area. Afterwards we went to a café for
something over-processed and sugary. If you think about it, this is

under designed area

what good Mall lighting design will do – increase footfall, increase
dwell time, increase spend. Getting people in the door, getting them
to stay.

of retail lighting.
Lighting design is of course a subset of shopping centre design,
but arguably the one that will create mood the most, that can add
the critical components and touches but that can also have people
walking out if you don’t get right – without them knowing why.
We’ve worked on several shopping centre projects recently for
companies such as Capital and Regional. Their Director of Projects,
Joe Swindells, says that lighting “subtly creates a mood and sense
of theatre that enhances the guests’ journey and experience”.
Whenever he needs a centre to be repositioned or enhanced to attract
a new market, or to improve the offering, he will look at the lighting
as a matter of importance. Increasingly, shopping centre design is all
about the story. It is about people and how people make it into their
story, how you relate to it and how you make the space your space.
It’s often not a requirement to increase or improve lighting
levels or energy efficiency. Clearly, given the advances in recent
lighting technology we are usually able to reduce the lighting
power consumption – often down to a third of its previous level.
However the driver is more often to increase footfall or change
market segmentation, with lower costs a side benefit. This drive
to reposition the centre is a result of the large changes that have
occurred in the last 20 years, which has left a lot of centres behind.
For example, shopping centre interiors are not a homogenous space
any more. They are increasingly subdivided into separate areas, and
need different lighting solutions. Some areas might be for top end
fashion, whilst the lower level might be where all the children’s
shops are. Lighting cannot be a standard solution across the entire
space – in the fashion area it might be warmer, less uniform and with
more decorative touches. In the children’s area it could be brighter,
playful, more primary, more uniformity.
Secondly the food offering is changing. Jonathon Doughty of ECE
Shopping Centres in Germany estimates that if you create a food hall
that is a destination, where people actually want to come to dine,
it increases footfall to the shops by around 30%. As a result many
shopping centres are looking to create this kind of dining experience.
Add this to the current trend in hospitality – authenticity – and it is
clear that a collection of fast food outlets in Formica does not cut it
anymore. Lighting needs to adapt to this brave new world. In many
senses the food mall area should be a restaurant not a retail outlet
and the lighting has many differences:
Neil Knowles, Director at
Elektra Lighting Design Colour temperature – malls are typically 3000-4000K, whereas

Retail lighting

Elektra Lighting Design created the lighting design for Walthamstow Mall in East London, helping the owners transform the retail space into a more modern, welcoming and warm shopping environment.
Designers aimed to create the impression of an Eastern market, with a large number of lit signs and graphics on the interior façades creating a streetscape, while floor to ceiling linear profiles divide
up the retail units. This lighting changes temperature from 4000K in the day to 2700K at 5.30pm, creating a signal shift in the space that subtly suggests that it is now evening. A large perforated ribbon
feature flows through the centre of the Mall, through which Elektra threw lighting, creating textures and patterns on the floor. Elektra also commissioned custom artwork from nearby neon artists Gods
Own Junkyard, creating a connection, authenticity and grounding for the centre in its locale.

restaurants seldom go over 2700K, and recent advances in warm LED These signs seem to grow out of a linear profile running floor to
technology means that we are increasingly using temperatures as low ceiling which also divides up the retail units. These lights, and the
as 2200K in these spaces. signs, all change temperature from 4000K in the day to 2700K after
Uniformity – shopping malls are often lit to high levels of 5.30pm. This is not overly warm but enough to signal a shift in the
uniformity, with little in the way of drama or accent. Often this is to space and subtly suggest that it is now evening.
“let the shops stand out” but in reality it makes the space bland and The centre has a large ribbon feature running through it. Largely
uninteresting. Restaurants on the other hand are often lit with very perforated, we used it to throw lighting through. So on overcast days,
non-uniform light, with illumination ratios (between the highest when light from clerestory windows is not enough, a large number of
and lowest light levels) of 50:1 or more. high output spotlights turn on and throw light through the ribbon,
Non-functional lighting – here I draw a distinction between lighting creating texture and patterns on the floor. Mostly these are abstract
which can be used to actually safely navigate a space, such as a grid dots but in two locations they are taken from William Morris’s works
of downlights; and lighting which does something else – perhaps (a former Walthamstow resident, his house is now a museum and
uplights a sculpture, or adds colour or atmosphere. Traditional retail well worth a trip for anyone interested in design), thereby connecting
malls have very little of the latter and hospitality spaces have huge the lighting to the locality.
amounts of it, possibly with very little else. Later this lighting is supplemented with theatrical profile spots
I’d like to review these elements with a project in mind – our first for which throw these patterns down to the floor directly, or light up and
Capital and Regional, although not the last. give patterns to the walls. These strong lights increase the drama in
For Walthamstow Mall, the area has changed remarkably in the last the space.
ten years. Previously an unloved suburb of London, it has become Additionally we commissioned custom artwork from local neon
fashionable amongst young parents – it’s the place hipsters go to artists Gods Own Junkyard (which again you should really go to if you
have kids. The mall was still stuck in its earlier incarnation, full get the chance, it’s a café in a neon factory), a local institution, again
of pound shops and not a craft ale in sight. The owners wanted to creating connection, authenticity and grounding the centre in its
extend the opening hours with an A3 offering (currently The Mall locale.
has a small number of fast food outlets such as KFC). They wanted to Overall, we see that the centre is a break from traditional shopping
attract new customers away from vintage markets, increase footfall centre design – tunable white LED, evening lighting designed for
and thereafter increase per square foot rental rates). A3 use, decorative items, custom artwork, space that reflects its
We wanted to create the impression of an Eastern market – the local heritage and has roots in its community. Long gone are the
bustle of Hong Kong and the busy chaos of the streets. This is done days when shopping centre lighting was a uniform 300 lux from
with a large number of lit signs and graphics on the interior façades, downlights, the bar has been set much higher.
creating a streetscape. 065
ASICS Regent Street, London, UK
Client: ASICS
Lighting Design: into Lighting, UK
Interior Designer: Brinkworth, UK

Retail lighting

Sound Body
Sound Mind
Continuing their good work with ASICS, into Lighting has
recently completed a stunning new lighting scheme for the
sporting retailer’s new flagship Regent Street store. 067
Retail lighting

Previous Page On entering the nto Lighting was appointed by consumer’s natural posture and movement
store, customers are greeted with a
bespoke, kinetic lighting installation, ASICS to work alongside interior when running, to inform recommendations
supplied in conjunction with Skratch
AV, that runs the length of the store designers Brinkworth to provide of product types best suited to them.
and pulsates at the same pace as the the lighting design for the A unique, state-of-the-art ‘robotic shoe
heart rate of a 100-metre sprinter.
Above Suspended feature planter largest ASICS retail store to date, which has delivery system’ has been introduced to
displays in the basement ASICS
Performance area provide a key focal recently opened on London’s iconic Regent enhance the delivery of products to the shop
point, and careful consideration has
been given to illuminating these areas Street and embodies the new concept retail floor. Intuitive robotic arms placed in the
with the correct colour temperatures approach for the brand going forward. shop window demonstrate key products and a
and diffusion of light needed to
sustain plant growth. Featuring all four ASICS brands under one roof striking kinetic lighting installation runs the
Top Right A unique, state-of-the-
art ‘robotic shoe delivery system’ for the first time, ASICS, ASICS Tiger, Onitsuka length of the store, pulsating at the same pace
has been introduced to the store,
enhancing the delivery of products
Tiger and Haglöfs will now all be sold within this as the heart rate of a 100-metre sprinter.
to the shop floor. Intuitive robotic one store. into has worked as lighting consultants Large-scale integrated planting within retail is not
arms placed in the shop window
demonstrate key products. to ASICS for over six years, completing more normally successful due to the lighting specifically
Below Right The glazed motion ID
consultation area is illuminated by than 90 stores Europe-wide, into Director required for product display. Brinkworth and
light stipulated by ASICS via a surface
mounted, linear LED profile with
Darren Orrow leads a team of five, comprising into have worked closely with landscape experts
track mounted adjustable spotlights, lighting designers and project managers to to incorporate a bespoke lighting system, this
provided by Reggiani, to highlight the
machinery. service ASICS as a client internationally. provides the plants with the correct light in order
ASICS is an acronym of the Latin phrase ‘Anima to grow. A bespoke drip feed watering system has
sana in corpore sano’ – A sound mind in a sound been developed within the long stainless-steel
body. As such, interior designers Brinkworth planters to ensure clean and safe installations.
have created a concept that reflects the harmony The retail furniture has been developed with RFP
of this philosophy and a store environment to deliver the best possible system for the ASICS
that balances the highly technical aspects of product range. A modular post system provides
the brand (a sound body) with natural, warm a perimeter wall framework into which a whole
finishes, features and materials (a sound mind). range of display components fits inside, including
The concept offers consumers a fully integrated, integrated LED lighting, graphic backdrops,
holistic sports environment where both the digital panels, racks, shelves and shoe stands.
mind and the body are stimulated. The ‘Sound into were appointed by ASICS to work alongside
Mind, Sound Body’ ethos of the brand will be Brinkworth to realise their joint vision for the
consistently evident, with the use of living plant lighting in this new concept retail flagship.
installations, sustainable products, natural wood The lighting was to be as energy efficient as
finishes, LED lighting, and technology, as well as possible, all LED and tailored to different
a complimentary juice bar and in-house DJ booth. product types and displays, to help zone areas
The concepts within the store are a reflection of and to create a theatrical environment.
the innovation that has been at the heart of the The 9,040sqft, two-storey former French
brand since its inception. There are four ASICS Connection store comprises of a vast ground floor
MOTION ID zones, using sensors to capture each area with two mezzanine levels and a basement

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Previous Page The concept for the store, created by interior level, complete with the ASICS motion ID and body scanner area.
designers Brinkworth, pairs sound mind with sound body by
balancing the highly technical aspects of the brand with natural, On looking through the store windows and entering the store,
warm finishes, features and materials.
Above Lighting for the ASICS Tiger area, on a mezzanine customers are greeted by a large-scale ‘wow factor’ bespoke
level on the right of the store, utilises a cooler, 4000k colour kinetic lighting installation. This feature was developed, supplied
temperature to accentuate the whites of the trainers on display
while creating a fresher, more daytime ambience. and installed in conjunction with Skratch AV. The installation
Below The exterior of the new store, located on
London’s Regent Street. comprises a series of suspended RGB LED tubes on winches
controlled via DMX to enable infinite colour change, chase patterns
and a kinetic effect. A Madrix Luna 8 with a purpose-built program
links to a Skratch Assist tablet control system to provide the
store with a quick and simple method of controlling the light
effects. The Skratch Assist tablet allows the store manager to
turn the lights on and off with a simple tap, as well as changing
between the pre-installed movement and light sequences.
The accent lighting to the ground floor is provided by low glare,
high level Reggiani Yori track mounted LED fixtures in a matte
black finish, which has a minimal visual impact against the dark
ceiling. These fixtures have been carefully located to work with
the listed ceiling constraints of the venue. The fixtures have a
colour temperature of 3000K and CRI 90 coupled with a 15-degree
optic to provide focused illumination of the apparel merchandise,
whilst avoiding light spill to the vertical surfaces to ensure the
video wall and screens stand out and are not flashed with light.
The mezzanine level to the right of the venue houses the ASICS Tiger
brand. The accent illumination to the merchandise is provided by
a smaller version of the track spot with a wide 47-degree optic, to
accommodate the low ceiling height, in 4000K CRI 90 with a bespoke,
diagonally suspended LED profile with yellow light to accentuate
the branding. A cooler 4000K colour temperature has been selected
here to accentuate the whites of the trainers on display and create
a more daytime/fresher ambience for the ASICS Tiger area.
The Onitsuka Tiger section is located below this mezzanine and
is lit by recessed Reggiani adjustable LED downlights due to the
low ceiling height. These fixtures have a colour temperature
of 3000K and CRI 90 coupled with a wide 51-degree optic to
provide good vertical illumination to the merchandise.
The ASICS Performance area is housed under the mezzanine of
the left-hand side of the store. This area is defined by the timber
slatted surfaces which draw customers into the space and surface
mounted bespoke linear LED fixtures that have been integrated

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Above Accent lighting on the ground within the slats to provide a uniform ambient level downlights with an opal diffuser to soften the
floor is provided by low glare, high level
Reggiani Yori track mounted LED fixtures of illumination. These fittings have been specified light and avoid glare, coupled with linear LED
in a matte black finish, creating minimal
impact against the black ceiling while still as 1-10V dimmable so that the light level can be integrated into the mirror to provide a halo
providing focused illumination on apparel locally controlled within the area after dusk. backlighting effect. Changing room lobby
merchandise while avoiding light spill.
On the mezzanine above the Performance area sits areas are lit by bespoke recessed LED profiles
a unique state-of-the-art ‘robotic shoe delivery integrated within the timber ceilings.
system’ that has been introduced to enhance Darren Orrow, Director at into, commented: “We
the delivery of products to the shop floor. This are very proud that our longstanding relationship
has been highlighted using a combination of with ASICS continues with the development of
track mounted LED spotlights in conjunction this fantastic new retail concept. The lighting
with a blue linear LED to frame the architectural concept is tailored to suit each of the ASICS brands
opening within which the ‘robot’ sits. within the store, further enhancing their own
The open staircase leads you down into the visual identity whilst the overall scheme provides
basement to an additional ASICS Performance a homogenous lighting design creating theatre
area along with the Haglöfs brand. The accent and providing the desired ambience throughout.
illumination to the merchandise is provided Our work for ASICS continues with the lighting
by further Reggiani adjustable track mounted concept being applied to new stores throughout
fittings with a colour temperature of 3000K Europe, the USA and the rest of world.”
and CRI 90, with exception to the fixtures Scott Wakefield, Direct to Consumer Director
illuminating the trainer walls, these are in a ASICS EMEA, added: “Our new Regent Street
cooler 4000K CRI 90 to accentuate the whites of store is a beacon for the ASICS DNA. Through
the trainers on display, again helping to create the innovative retail space consumers can
a fresher ambience. The suspended feature physically interact with the brand, witnessing
planter display within the basement provides the technology, breadth of product and ‘Sound
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Reggiani Unimosa Adjustable a light level stipulated by ASICS via a surface Amsterdam, Paris, Cologne, and New York Firth
Skratch AV Bespoke RGB mounted linear 4000K CRI 90 LED profile Avenue, all with lighting design by into. The
kinetic lighting installation interiors and lighting concept is scalable for
with track mounted adjustable spotlights to
Skratch AV Digital screens,
highlight the machinery. The combination of smaller outlet stores and concessions. Some
video walls, robotics and X-Y
these provides an excellent uniform light whilst stores feature unique, site-specific add ons such
shoe selector
Assorted suppliers for linear minimising any shadowing for the cameras. as a yoga studio, exercise studio and juice bar.
LED and nodes integrated Changing rooms throughout the store are lit
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Dolce & Gabbana flagship store, Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
Client: Dolce & Gabbana
Lighting Design: Barbara Balestreri Lighting Design, Italy
Architects: Studio Curiosity, Japan

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The World’s a Stage

Italian firm Barbara Balestreri Lighting Design teamed up with
Studio Curiosity to create a theatrical environment for the
flagship Dolce & Gabbana store in Aoyama, Tokyo.

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he Dolce & Gabbana flagship store sharp lights and shadows which frames the Previous Page The flagship Dolce &
Gabbana store in Aoyama, Tokyo,
in Aoyama, Tokyo, invites visitors products like they were on stage, and embraces features a strong contrast of black and
gold, an elegant combination close to
to engage in an innovative shopping customers with an inspirational display.” Dolce & Gabbana’s own style.
experience, channelling the sun of The term “lightecture” is one coined by Balestreri, Above The lighting design blurs the
lines between different disciplines,
Sicily, where the Italian designers are originally intended to express BBLD’s way of working, and combining traditional retail lighting
with theatrical lighting, conceiving
from, into the Japanese lifestyle and shopping vibe. its architectural approach to light. “Lightecture the space as a stage in which the
customers become the actors.
Designed by Gwenael Nicolas of Studio Curiosity, implies a wider meaning than lighting design,
with lighting design from Barbara Balestreri which is too often linked to products, interiors and
Lighting Design (BBLD), the store blurs the lines technical features,” she explained. “It includes the
between retail establishment and fashion show, creative process sprung from an understanding
conceiving the space as a stage in which customers of the cultural, social and geographical contest.
become the actors and the display “would unfold “You wouldn’t design a building detached from
a creative narrative, a retail storytelling”. its urban environment, we believe that crafting
The project is not the first time that BBLD and lights for a showroom, a museum or a public
Studio Curiosity have worked together – the Italian space should require the very same care.”
lighting designers have worked with the architects Such care and attention has seen BBLD work
on a number of projects, including Fendi’s flagship with a large number of high-end, designer retail
store in Ginza, Tokyo, where they “merged ancient establishments, from Dolce & Gabbana to Jimmy
Roman architecture into the Japanese metropolis Choo, Armani, Moncler and more. “Each brand
lightscape”, and the Sloane Street Dolce & is like a planet with its own history, narrative
Gabbana location in London, in which Balestreri and values,” Balestreri said. “And each retail
and her team created a “fluid lightecture”. space must meet the vibe of its own city.
For the Aoyama location, Dolce & Gabbana “Our job is to translate these inputs into light.
had a very simple brief for the designers: “to But the focus must always be on the final
create something that would surprise”. Barbara experience of the customers. Creating emotions
Balestreri, Director of BBLD, explained: “Such a and teasing their curiosity is our goal.”
challenge triggered ‘lateral thinking’ with Studio In Tokyo, BBLD looked to social media for
Curiosity, and we worked on a design that would inspiration for the new Dolce & Gabbana
be able to also enhance the shopping experience. store. “The project takes inspiration
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Above Theatrical lighting was used throughout, creating a while surfing on social media,” Balestreri continued.
sense of movement to contrast with the statuesque poses
of the mannequins and items on display. “On Instagram, the eye scrolls through never ending
Below Taking inspiration from social media channels such
as Instagram, in which pictures are slotted into grids, the pictures slotted into grids to find catchy inspirations.
“lightecture” aims to plunge customers into an immersive “In the Aoyama showroom, objects are constantly appearing and
non-digital version of the social media experience.
disappearing, creating a choreography of light. With this design
solution, we aimed to plunge customers into an immersive, non-
aggressive and non-digital version of the social media experience.”
It is here that BBLD sought to create a more theatrical lighting
scheme, framing the products as if they were on a stage. Through
cross-pollinating contrasts, the retail environment embraces
the dramatic world of theatre, as traditional retail lighting
solutions were implemented by using stage projectors.
“Light is a composite matter,” said Balestreri. “When
tailoring lights on a volume or surface there are so many
variables that most often the wanted effect must be achieved
only, but combining different technologies, creating subtle
contrasts or borrowing inspirations from different worlds.
“Bringing theatre dynamic lighting design was the perfect
solution to combine movement with the statuesque
poses of the mannequins and items on display.”
Professional ellipsoidal LED spotlights from Silver Star and
ETC with interchangeable heads were positioned across the
flagship store as if it were a stage. Thanks to framing shutters,
the whole system proved to be highly flexible and precise in
defining the sharp geometries required by the main concept.
Balestreri tested disposition of the projectors with physical
mock-ups on different scales in order to tailor in the slightest
detail light interactions and effects on products.
The dynamism of the retail space was achieved by orchestrating
units that could be DMX-controlled independently. In this way

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it was possible to compose light sequences by “Our work as BBLD was to shape the light in order Previous Page On the store’s façade,
floor to ceiling windows dressed in
alternatively switching on and off the projectors to highlight the chromatic balance of the spaces,” white marble and illuminated with
linear LED profiles from DN Lighting
and tuning the whole system with music. continued Balestreri. “At the same time, this ant Moriyama enhance the rhythm
Jewels and watches are nested in bespoke, added a Japanese-style, tech-oriented touch.” of the building, echoing the dynamic
contrasts inside the store.
golden-framed niches hosting scenographic BBLD has been involved in the project since its Above The use of gold throughout the
store intended to invoke images of the
miniature interiors, each one lit by miniature inception, meaning that they could team up with Sicilian sunshine.
theatre projectors hidden within the alcoves. Studio Curiosity to develop the main concept
Outside, street windows catch the eye with from the beginning, thus avoiding any technical
floor to ceiling niches dressed in white marble, difficulties that could have arisen had they
and a metal profile nested in the wall hosts the joined the project at a later stage. “The design
lighting system. Elsewhere, small directional process evolved smoothly,” Balestreri said.
and custom-designed projectors focus on the “The teamwork was extremely inspirational.”
products, while couples of floor-to-ceiling linear “Working on a project is always an opportunity
light sources from DN Lighting and Moriyama to experiment new ideas. Being involved
enhance the rhythm of the building, echoing since the beginning is always a great lighting specified
the dynamic contrasts inside the store. chance to find and create tailored solutions
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Gabbana’s style. These gold elements, surfaces luxury aesthetic, and definitely living up to Silver Star ellipsoidal reflector
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Botanical Beauty
Lighting designers at Nulty helped create a luxurious retail
experience for L’Occitane at its new flagship Regent Street
location, emphasising and enhancing the brand’s colour
palette and natural aesthetic.

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wenty years after opening its boutique natural beauty products, all inspired by the south Previous Page FutureBrand Uxus
created a special floral centrepiece
shop on London’s Regent Street, of France art de vivre and Provençal beauty secrets. featuring real roses and lavender,
complementing the brand’s “botanical
French natural beauty, skincare and Its vision for the space was an enchanting retail enrichment story” throughout the
fragrance brand L’Occitane en experience with education and trial at the core, store.
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Provence has moved to a new, 6,450sqft flagship sharing L’Occitane’s ‘beauty of life’ philosophy. gently illuminates the staircase to the
first floor, gently pulling customers
store. “The region of Provence is at the soul of L’Occitane upstairs to continue their retail
journey through the store.
In creating this new store, also located on Regent so we wanted to transport the customer there,” Below Alongside the standard retail
Street, L’Occitane commissioned lighting said Olivier Termijtelen, Senior Designer at offering, this new flagship location
includes a Pierre Hermé Paris
designers Nulty, alongside interior designers FutureBrand Uxus. macaron bar, handcare station, an
abundant harvest table, a living
FutureBrand Uxus, to create a retail experience in “We incorporated real roses and showers of beauty bar a wild scented garden
and a sunshine fountain, making it an
fitting with the brand’s luxury, natural aesthetic. lavender in the interiors, and used tiles in warm enrichment for all the senses.
Uxus was briefed to create a new, immersive yellow hues reminiscent of sunnier climes.”
experience that offered customers a luxurious and The decision to use real flowers for the stunning
sensorial exploration of L’Occitane’s full range of centrepiece caused Uxus some issues, as
Termijtelen explained: “The main challenge was to
find fresh ingredients used in L’Occitane products
that can also be used in a dry form to ensure
longevity of the display, but not compromise the
“Using fake ingredients was not an option, as it
didn’t speak to the originality of the botanical
enrichment story we conveyed in the store, so we
worked with a drying process that didn’t discolour
or damage the ingredients, and we were able to
create a strong focal point.”
On entering the store, customers are taken on a
journey from garden to table – the store is
intended to be “an enrichment for all the senses”,
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colour palette throughout, with the
yellow hue of the tiles reminiscent of Designer at Nulty, L’Occitane wanted the colours colours of all the materials used within the store,”
sunnier climes.
Top Right Applelec LED Light Sheet throughout to “emulate the ‘golden hour’ that you continued Sandgren. “The brand’s palette is
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Above Fixtures from Flos, supplied by warmth and natural ethos of the brand, and to this, making the space feel sunny, warm and
Atrium, add a decorative element to
the store, complementing the ambient complement the materials used within the interior inviting to customers.”
lighting from the perimeter joinery
displays, provided by MJ Lighting, design”. Due to the nature of the brand’s warm colour
and task lighting, courtesy of Lucent Nulty has a strong working relationship with Uxus, palette, there was no need for Sandgren to add any
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having worked with them on the lighting scheme additional warmth in the way of colour
for Bloomingdales Kuwait, and this relationship temperature. Instead she specified high CRI LEDs,
proved beneficial for L’Occitane. Sandgren lit at 3000k. However, the store features a number
explained: “Having worked together previously of digital screens throughout, which could have
meant that the relationships had been nurtured had an impact on the lighting scheme.
and lots of trust and confidence in our working “We had to control the amount of light emitted
relationship was apparent throughout the design from them and balance that with other elements
process, and I think this translated into the to ensure that the retail space didn’t feel over
scheme.” illuminated,” she explained. “The lighting scheme
The two companies ran design workshops in the within the ceiling was clean and uncluttered,
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palette by using LED technology to bring out the of light coverage was achieved on all products
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lighting. With this in mind, Sandgren felt it was upstairs, with refreshments and Pierre Hermé
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installations, were lit as feature elements Uxus allowed us to work quickly and
together with the architectural coffers, adding effectively”.
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catching the attention of passing customers.” L’Occitane shop, from arrival to exit,
The shop floor is divided into beauty zones; a FutureBrand Uxus and Nulty have created a
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Light Wedding
Lighting designers at ErosPhos have helped transform the former
Holy Trinity Church at One Marylebone, London into a picture perfect
wedding retailer and venue.

or betrothed couples looking bands on a big screen to book musicians.
for a one-stop shop for their To make sure that no details are missed,
wedding planning needs, wedding planners are on hand to provide
the Wedding Gallery at One advice, while insurance packages are also
Marylebone is the perfect location. offered for worst-case scenarios in case one
Located in a repurposed Anglican cathedral – partner has a last-minute change of heart.
formerly Holy Trinity Church – on Marylebone Perhaps more impressive than what is inside
Road in central London, The Wedding Gallery the Wedding Gallery is the building’s beautiful,
provides a wealth of luxury retail establishments neo-classical inspired architecture. Built
and wedding planning services, alongside a in 1828 to the design of Sir John Soane to
400-capacity venue, all under one roof. celebrate the defeat of Napoleon, the building
PROJECT DETAILS The 20,000sqft Wedding Gallery covers boasts a grand portico and belfry tower.
every detail needed for a wedding, from hair The Grade-I listed building could be seen
The Wedding Gallery,
and make up, gowns, jewellery and suits to as being imposing, but the owners sought
London, UK
Client: George Hammer photographers, flowers and wedding stationary. to use the facility’s impressive architecture
Lighting Design: ErosPhos, UK The store also offers cakes and catering, to create an inviting environment both
Interior Design: Christian with an on-site kitchen for taste tests. inside and out, especially at night.
Lahoude Studio, USA Couples can also hire DJs and speechwriters, The Wedding Gallery wanted the building’s
Lighting Distributor: EPS or visit the ‘hub’, where they can put on architectural lighting to creatively provide upmost
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Previous Page The former Holy Trinity Church on One

Marylebone has been converted into a large wedding retail
centre, providing engaged couples with a one-stop-shop for
planning their dream wedding.
Top Left ErosPhos used Acclaim’s Dyna fixtures to illuminate the
exterior of the Grade I listed building in a multitude of colours.
Top Right The old church features many retailers located
throughout a maze of tunnels, corridors and archways.
Left The Wedding Gallery covers every detail needed for
planning a wedding, from dresses, suits and jewellery, to cakes,
catering and flowers.

control the various areas using a touch-screen controller to maximise dramatic effects. Designed for dynamic illumination of façades,
the usability. As such, they contacted Essex-based ErosPhos and structures, landscapes and monuments, the Dyna Flood utilises
EPS Lighting to design and supply the lighting respectively. Acclaim’s quad colour technology in either RGBA or RGBW.
A multidisciplinary architectural lighting design practice, “The client initially wanted an ‘all white’ install, but through
ErosPhos also covers lighting control systems design and demos and mock-ups we managed to show that colour was
engineering to provide clients with complete lighting indeed the best way forward,” explained Vanstone.
solutions, while EPS specialises in determining and specifying “We had to ensure that the building didn’t look like an animation
appropriate LED lights and lighting controls based on three from a cartoon, which unfortunately can happen when a building
main criteria: performance, usability and effectiveness. is lit in colour if the design isn’t done correctly, but the feedback
“Lighting had to be efficient, cost-effective and easy to install,” from everyone is that the building has never looked better.”
said Russell Vanstone, Technical Director at ErosPhos. “EPS Elsewhere, Acclaim’s DynaDrum SO QW bathes the cathedral’s
used the light fixtures’ photometry to create a rendering based front entrance and clock in light, while Dyna Flood fixtures
on the product’s performance, not an artistic representation. were also used to side wash the structure. The lighting
This allowed us to correctly specify and present the solution designers also specified linear outdoor LED DynaGraze
to the client, ensuring the end result is as expected.” AC DMX fixtures, which enabled them to create multiple
The exterior lighting was intended to serve two purposes; general configurations, including RGB, RGBW and Dynamic White.
illumination, but also as part of a rental package for events held “The creativity of the design and the use of colours has satisfied
on site. Because of this, EPS provided the ability to override the the client and the visitors of the event space,” Vanstone continued.
automatic controls. It also included a DMX input for a theatrical “The lighting versatility, the simplicity and the output of the system
lighting desk, allowing event users to control façade lighting for greatly justifies the investment. Now, when visitors go to the old
different kinds of events. Based on these criteria, ErosPhos specified church, their wedding journey starts with a beautiful experience
high-output, exterior-rated LED fixtures from Acclaim Lighting. through colour that hopefully continues throughout their lives.”
ErosPhos’ lighting specifications consisted of forward and side- Initially just brought in to provide lighting for the building’s
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lights include a combination of flood and linear grazing. building as well, and after putting together a design for this,
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throughout the facility.

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they navigate their way around the facility. Lighting for the interior also came from
However, such an unusual layout meant that Acclaim Lighting, alongside Nobile Italia and
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was established to train beauty professionals academy students and customers expect world-leading
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hairdressers with innovation and an added Queentia Tampubolon, Brand General Manager
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To help give the L’Oréal Academy the beauty makeover students to L’Oréal’s vibrant products, it also creates the
they were looking for, interior designer Jenny Kartika perfect atmosphere for students to be inspired.”
Harto from Iconic Interior Design directed the Academy The stylists’ hair products and the customers’ hair, are
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Frische Produce
The new market store of FrischeParadies in Stuttgart showcases
the vast creative scope of ERCO LED spotlights and downlights.

s Germany’s largest speciality market and supplier of and a calm ceiling appearance.
gourmet foods, FrischeParadies operates stores in cities The black track system with Optec spotlights blend into the
across the country, offering restaurateurs and private background, directing the attention entirely onto the appealing
customers a selection of more than 12,000 delicacies. delicatessen and fine foods of FrischeParadies. Flexibly aligned
The differentiated lighting concept designed by Robertneun along the track, the Erco Optec spotlights effectively emphasise
Architekten for the stunning architecture and interior design of the individual spatial zones and product displays, using warm white
recently opened Stuttgart store of FrischeParadies gives structure light (3000K) with narrow spot (6W), spot, flood or wide flood (19W)
to the spacious interior, emphasising distinct zones and making light distribution throughout the store, with the exception of the
it easier for customers to find their bearings in the store. Erco fish counter. Optec spotlights with wide flood distribution illuminate
LED lighting tools direct attention onto the appealing fine foods the cashiers’ desk at 500lx, complying in every respect with the
presented brilliantly in light designed to unlock the customers’ prevailing standards required for workplace lighting.
desire to buy. In versions with different light distributions, the versatile Erco LED
Robertneun Architekten designed the new FrischeParadies store in spotlight meets all the requirements of lighting in high-end retail
Stuttgart as a striking complex made up of four separate clear-span shops and restaurants – high-contrast accent lighting, floodlighting
halls, including the actual store with some 1,000sqm of floor space of individual areas or sharp-edged beams for striking effects. With
and a ceiling rising up to ten metres under airy lantern roofs. innovative photometrics, Optec combines efficiency with visual
Plenty of daylight, large glass sections on the front walls, an comfort, attaining sufficient illuminances in the large store with only
impressive timber framed roof structure made of untreated wooden 19W per luminaire.
trusses on exposed concrete walls as well as sealed concrete flooring Optec spotlights in the FrischeParadies store are equipped with
lend the store’s interior a modern, industrial character. The black 3000K LEDs, as warm white light optimally displays the quality
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metres blends beautifully with the overall aesthetics. fresh produce. The Erco LED lighting tools used in the store offer
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A Lighting Spectacle
Zumtobel has provided lighting for five flagship
VIU eyewear stores across Europe.

wiss eyewear label VIU fuses high- involves more than 80 manual steps.
quality design with sustainable Aeberhard was also responsible for drawing up
production, and in its work has a VIU store concept that reflects the clear lines
consciously set out to avoid simply and original design language of the products on
imitating big brands or manufacturing mass- show, as well as their fundamental simplicity. This
produced goods, choosing instead to pursue the approach has been supported by Zumtobel, who
ultimate goal of crafting a truly unique product was tasked with designing individual shop lighting
offering. In line with this thinking, Zumtobel has for the flagship stores in Copenhagen, Vienna,
developed an individual lighting solution for five Graz, Salzburg and Lausanne.
VIU flagship stores, creating light that specifically The Onico LED spotlight system has been used
highlights the clear lines and distinctive styling of to illuminate the shelves. The classic lines of
the VIU range. this range enable the discreet integration of the
Designed in Switzerland by VIU’s creative director luminaires into the different sections of the VIU
Fabrice Aeberhard, each piece of eyewear from VIU stores, subtly illuminating the goods on display.
is then handmade by a traditional Italian company The special reflector technology helps deliver a
in the Dolomites and on the Japanese island of wide light distribution across the shelves, which
Honshu, following an exhaustive process that means that every pair of glasses is presented in

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Salzburg, Austria

Lausanne, Switzerland

Copenhagen, Denmark

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exactly the same lighting situation. Arrowflex Group has been able to demonstrate that defined
from Thorn provides cove illumination above the target groups display different sensory reactions
shelves to make the stores seem brighter and more to specific colour scenes, intensities and light
spacious. distributions. The effectiveness of light is
Diffuse light was needed for the workshop areas therefore closely linked to the purchase motivation
and the rooms where eye tests are carried out. The of these customer groups – especially in
combination of the Perluce fitting from Zumtobel presentation and retail applications. Intelligently
with an application-specific light colour proved to planned light that adheres to the Limbic concept
be just right for the job. The diffuse luminaire body has the potential to create focus and positively
distributes the warm light evenly throughout the influence purchase behaviour. As a result, lighting
space – without having to sacrifice gentle ceiling scenarios geared specifically towards relevant
illumination. This generates a pleasant lighting target groups are becoming increasingly important
atmosphere for the customers and helps the in shop and retail applications.
opticians complete detailed visual tasks without
The Limbic Lighting study by Zumtobel and
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Let’s Bake
The newly opened BAKE in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam uses light and
shade to create a unique atmosphere while highlighting the ornate
cheese tarts on display.

apanese Cheese Tart shop BAKE “I sometimes apply different lightness
turned to architects 07BEACH on each surface of the same material to
for its first Vietnam location, emphasise the shade of an object,” he said.
opened in Ho Chi Minh City in “I applied a lighter colour of mortar on the
November of last year. horizontal surfaces of the stairs, and a darker
For this new location, the Japanese designers tone on the vertical surfaces.”
wanted to create a shop that stood out from This lighter mortar was also applied to the
the crowd. Taking full advantage of the walls in the staff area, with a darker shade
property’s double height ceiling, the stairs in the customer area, and accordingly, the
from the entrance to the cashier counter were lighting for the staff area, designed and
designed to curve upwards, with large glass supplied by ModuleX, was intended to be
panels showcasing the products inside. brighter, highlighting it as if it were a stage.
This design means that even when there are It was also designed so that light from
large queues outside, the products can still be the interior leaked out into the staircase,
showcased to passersby. As such, the display highlighting the shading on the stairs and
tables formed a stair-like structure, while the leading customers further inside the building.
floor for staff was sloped. Natsumi Fujii, Lighting Planner at ModuleX
Each display table was elevated by a single designed the lighting scheme, and she is
point-fixing bolt, attached to the large very happy with the end result: “The sense
glass windows, creating a lighter touch of floating created by the display table is
and opening up the store to the queuing fantastic, and the strong lighting that we
customers. designed adds to this. We are pleased with the
Elsewhere, Joe Chikamori, Principal of way that the shadowing created by the light
07BEACH utilised shading in the mortar, contributes to this feeling of floating.”
emphasising the powerful use of light while
adding a new dimension to the retail space.

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Cypriot Chic
Lighting solutions from Linea Light Group were used to highlight
the different areas of the new Timinis store in Limassol, Cyprus.

o emphasise the different areas simple yet robust lines of the design convey a
of its new store in the heart of modern and minimalist appearance in which
Limassol, Cypriot retail chain the lighting articulates the space and the
Timinis, utilised Linea Light volumes, becoming an integral element in the
Group’s lighting solutions. aesthetics of the store.
The building is strongly characterised by The lighting solutions by Linea Light Group
geometric architecture and a refined and are essential, aimed at illuminating the
minimal design, to create space for the display areas of the store with diffused and
display of the latest collections by the most indirect light.
prestigious fashion brands in the world. The walls with minimal shelving and the
The design of the building aims to exploit the grooves on the ceilings are emphasised by
geometry of the structure to maximize the Ribbon RGB and white light, to create effects
impact of the large windows facing the street. and soft atmospheres, while the Warp
The intention is to create an engaging shop downlights are introduced to illuminate the
window capable of communicating at first items on display through direct light.
glance the exclusivity of the products offered Elsewhere, lighting effects and shapes are the
inside. characteristics of the entrance, where the high
The sculptural form of the building follows ceiling is exploited to install Tu-O suspension
the idea of the transformation of a massive lights to form geometric shapes and lines of
element into three smaller primary units, light that decorate the large window, which
with areas devoted to men, to women and, can also be admired from outside the store.
finally, to offices and auxiliary spaces. The

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Astral Experience
The redesigned Salon L’Occocó in Guadalajara brings a futuristic design to the
brand’s new location, evoking a spaceship with its sharp white lines.

alon L’Occocó is one of the largest straps in the longitudinal and transverse direction.
franchises of beauty salons in Mexico. By integrating the lighting into the wooden slats
As part of a redesign of its Guadalajara that form the panels and the walls, it created an
location, they wanted to reflect an image atmosphere and perception that the lamps are part of
of elegance, with the necessary character associated the architecture of the space, as they dialogue with it
with the brand. and accentuate the interior design.
Architectural firm Cota Paredes Arquitectos were The use of artificial lighting was essential, as one of
brought in for the redesign of the salon, covering both the first requirements for the salon was that it must
the architectural and lighting design. This exercise have enough lighting for all the details of the different
began by analysing the existing salons, understanding tones of the colours applied to the clients’ hair to be
the dynamics of use, the furniture necessary for the appreciated.
performance of salon activities, the flow of customers The white envelope, in conjunction with the white
and staff, and the optimal spaces to work freely. light of the lamps, provokes an optical and sensorial
Once this was understood, the firm generated a effect. The space gives the futuristic impression of
typology that could be replicated to comply with a spaceship – a futuristic place that enriches the
the characteristics of the franchise, with the aim of experience for customers.
achieving simplicity, freeing the space of obstructions The cutting area and washing area were divided into
and simplifying the design of the furniture to help two scenarios, through a screen with vertical panels
generate spatial continuity. that allow views and air circulation. This creates a
To bring the quality of character and elegance to walkway from one stage to another, providing privacy
the space, and as reminiscent of the Pamplona bus to each space.
station, Cota Paredes decided to apply slender wooden The use of mirrors, along with the practical aspects
slats in full and empty sequences along the ceiling and that one would expect in a salon, serves to create an
walls. This positioning of planes creates an envelope infinite effect within the space while increasing the
that produces an atmosphere that the user is able to brightness in the room.
feel on entering. The end result for the salon is a unique environment
The salon is bathed in a bright white light, with that sticks in the memory, giving guests the
artificial lighting from Construlita integrated into experience of having been to a place not seen before.
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Mind, Body & Soul

The Body Factory in New York City has had a make-over by
BFDO Arcitects, creating a clean and modern atmosphere
for spa treatments.

he Body Factory is a medical a subtle shine cascading down the walls.” by Nora Lighting. To disguise the air supply
spa situated in the heart of New Alexandra Barker, Principal at BFDO added: vents, indirect lighting emerges from the
York City. BFDO Architects were “This is our second project with the Body perimeter coves, which also adds to the
brought in to create a serene Factory, and the clients were looking for ambient atmosphere that compliments
and tranquil environment for the spa clients design moves they can repeat as a part the spa treatments. Barker commented:
as well as design an aesthetically unique and of their brand as they continue to open “Treatment rooms need two types of lighting
beautiful space. more stores in Manhattan. In the beauty - bright overhead light for the clinician,
A multidisciplinary architectural firm based and skincare industry lighting plays a very which we achieved by using oversized
in New York, BFDO focuses its attention on important role, so it was a major design 3-foot diameter recessed LED fixtures, and
exploring spatial and material practices that component from the beginning.” an ambient perimeter light that is the LED
adapt to evolving relationships between The concrete toned walls and polished tapelight in the coves.”
inhabitants and the built environment. concrete floor are the perfect blank canvas The washroom area towards the rear of
Working closely with lighting consultant for these LED highlights. The triangular the office space is covered entirely in black
Evet Hafif from Supreme Lighting (now at panelled walls are illuminated indirectly penny tiles that provide a reflective surface
Light Lab Design), the team developed an with Primaline LED tape lighting set into for the stylish backlit rectangular mirror,
eye-catching retail and spa space for the slim gaps between each panel. creating a modern environment with
Dermatolgica skincare line. Along the softly skimmed walls are floating geometric light lines across the surfaces
Associate at BFDO Christina Ostermier said: shelves displaying the spa products, which mimicking the architectural angular edges in
“The inspiration behind the design came are lit with recessed edge lighting by Coronet the heart of the retail space.
from the idea of a spa inside a concrete cave. RRD Series 3-foot diameter LED. Completing the look and drawing together
The reception and retail lighting highlight As described by BFDO architects, the the recurring geometric themes of the
the concrete faceted walls, and floating project takes on a “mullet strategy, where space, a custom made triangular light fixture
glowing shelves illuminate product a design conforms to normative forms and frames the recessed edges of the ceiling
placement in the retail section. proportions at its public face and reverts to a above the custom designed and fabricated
The treatment rooms need to feel clean more dynamic spatial logic on its private face Caesarstone reception desk in the front foyer
and serene, so we added a dimmable light and reverses it to draw in visitors”. of the shop floor.
cove along the perimeter of the ceiling. The Behind the scenes, the treatment rooms
wallpaper in the treatment rooms has a are lit with direct lighting from large round
shimmer in it that catches the light and gives lenses set into the lowered ceiling provided 113
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Plugged In
Headfoneshop, based in Toronto, Canada, displays audio
accessories in a truly unique and striking fashion, using light,
texture and geometric patterning.

eadfoneshop, located in a mixed- and subtle addition to the architectural
use tower by Toronto’s Yonge and elements.
Sheppard station, is a 300sqft LED extrusions from Lumen Truss were used,
retail space kitted out for high- utilising the standard flush mount mounting
end headphones, earphones, amps and audio clips and opal diffusers. Using Anony custom-
accessories. made LED tape for the ceiling allows for
The owner, a passionate audio expert, greater lumen intensity alongside a lower
challenges the typical retail store experience lumen output tape for the walls.
of focusing solely on the product and efficiency David Ryan from Anony commented: “The
of the transaction for maximising turnover. 20X extrusions really light the entire space,
Instead, the design objective was to celebrate then the varying length extrusions and cabinet
the ritual of listening to music and the process lighting finishes everything off with a nice
of testing. ambient decorative glow.”
The intimate, dark and tactile atmosphere and While the design strives to affect how a
sense of domestic scale give customers a quiet customer feels, it also rethinks how the
and lounge-like atmosphere to relax in while environment can optimise the product.
listening to music. Dark, smoked oak millwork Instead of the product display system being
and herringbone flooring, velvet upholstery, a separate element with the architecture, it
soft amber lighting and patinaed brass fittings dissolves the boundary between object and
create a dark and subdued palette that curate a architecture.
quiet and moody ambience. The typical headphone stand was reimagined
In contrast, 255 powder-coated folded metal as a wall display that extended over the top
panels, secured with 765 patinaed brass screws of the visitor and down the opposite wall,
wrap the ceiling and walls producing a spatially enveloping them in the display itself. The bent
dynamic and immersive space that mimics the metal plate allows for display of headphones
intense and enveloping audio experience. in multiple configurations, while hiding
Anony was brought in to complete the lighting unsightly wires.
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Doctor Feelgood
The second Doctor Manzana store, located in Valencia, Spain, features
a powerful clash of bold colours, clean edges and minimalist design,
courtesy of creative consultancy Masquespacio.

reative consultancy Masquespacio their first point of sale.
recently completed the design for the For this redesign, Masquespacio aimed to create
second Doctor Manzana store, a shop something that would appeal to a broad spectrum
dedicated to smartphone repairs, of customers from “fashionistas to geeks”, which
located in the University district of Valencia. led to the contrasting use of colour throughout the
The store features a bold array of clashing pastel store. The introduction of metal, according to the
colours, from green and blue to purple and a salmon designers, was to “add an industrial touch that
pink that, alongside the use of metal, creates reminds us of laboratories”.
an aesthetic that blurs the lines between Wes At the second store, Masquespacio sought to
Anderson and Ridley Scott, bringing to mind both maintain the brand identity established at the first
the retro styling of the 80s, but also a dystopian location, offering a new, custom-made design
future. The minimalist packaging of the Doctor that could be easily recognised by Doctor Manzana
Manzana products only heightens this further. clients and customers, while at the same time
Such an aesthetic is complemented by the sparse creating a completely different design for this new
use of lighting throughout the store. Designed point of sale.
in house by Masquespacio, the LED lighting was As such, the new store features a number of
inspired by the technology concept of the brand, elements that instantly identify it as a Doctor
with its clean lines of faux-fluorescent light Manzana location, from the use of sharp angles to
complementing the angular look of the store. the minimalist lighting scheme.
Masquespacio began working with Doctor Manzana Alongside its primary function as a phone repair
in the summer of 2013, when founders Fran shop, the store will also host workshops and talks
and Reyes commissioned the Spanish creative in a separate meeting space.
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Miami Heat
The In-Sight concept store has been brought to life in the Brickell City
Centre shopping mall in Miami, through a lighting collaboration between
OHLAB and Centro de Montajes.

he new concept store for In-Sight to dismount and mount again, as all the panels
is placed in the recently opened were produced in a warehouse in Spain, then
shopping mall, Brickell shipped to Miami where the assembly time was
City Centre, which is located in minimised to only a few weeks.
Downtown Miami. The panels are built with a simple wooden
In-Sight is a commercial space for clothing structure finished with a very precise continuous
(self-designed and multi-brand), accessories and edge of white Corian. Lighting was a key factor in
design objects for clients looking for an exclusive designing this retail space, and was carefully put
range of products selected by a careful curatorial together in collaboration between OHLAB and
direction. The proposed space is an immersive Centro de Montajes, using their own internally
experience, an interior tour through the ideas and custom-made fittings.
concepts of In-Sight. The simple and basic lighting system takes
The binoculars (the logo of the brand, composed advantages of the big white panels as well as
by two interlaced circles) were the starting point a series of platforms with integrated swiveled
of the interior design. Through the extrusion, spotlights that are directly supported on top of
translation and rotation of the logo, an imaginary the panels. This system provided a basic general
volume was created. This volume perforates the foundation for the lighting but are also very
24 white panels placed in parallel along the store easy to move, allowing the light to effortlessly
generating a geometric, dynamic and changing adapt to the changing exhibition of products in
tunnel that fills the elongated store. the centre of the store. In addition, LED strips
At the end of the space, a graphic panel features a are integrated into the shelves and hangers to
trompe d’oleil, creating an illusion of continuity accentuate the display.
beyond the limits of the store. The gaps between Paloma Hernaiz, Director at OHLAB / oliver
the panels offer a wide range of possibilities of hernaiz architecture lab, commented on the
use, from product exhibition, storage or sitting, luminaires used throughout the space: “There are
and are all neatly integrated into the design. three types of lighting fixtures: LED spots for the
Throughout these strategies the visitor can live products that are mounted on a moveable fixture;
the experience of literally inhabiting the LED strips as wall washers for the cutout panels
brand. and also LED strips for the shelves.”
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The Mexican Master of Light

Editorial Assistant Sarah
Cullen caught up with
former IALD President Victor
Palacio during Expo Lighting
America in Mexico City.

irstly, a lighting designer and now former IALD business in lighting. During expansion, his father decided to open a
President, Victor Palacio reminisced on his projects department, so the company wasn’t solely working in sales.
childhood days working for his father, whilst This led to bringing an architect on board who, in turn, suggested
humbly looking back at his successful career in Palacio was brought in to make up the electronics drawings.
the lighting industry and where it has carried Immediately hooking Palacio’s interest in the lighting industry,
him to today. he was taken on board to work on a museum lighting project,
As with many career paths, Palacio did not which would determine his passion for lighting design and historic
originally set out to be part of the lighting industry. Instead, when preservation for years to come.
taking the typical school tests to determine which field of work Just like other creative minds, Palacio has always had an interest
to head towards at aged ten, young Palacio dreamed of being an in differing subject matters. During his time at University, gaining
Olympian by the age of 20. Much to his dismay, he has not exercised qualifications in electronics, he also opted into studying humanities
a day since… Progressing on from those early aspirations, he modules, such as Art History. This sparked his interests in the design
then determined he wanted to be a scientist, which explains his world, which was evident in later jobs he picked post-graduation.
continuous interest in technology and attentiveness to the science of After completing various technical courses throughout his early
light. career, he began to delve into the study of light and the technical
A clear personality trait Palacio carries is that of a caring mentor. attributes of a lighting engineer. Becoming, what he referred to, as
This attribute came to the forefront during his time in college when the ultimate “geek”, he heavily studied the IES Lighting handbook
he began teaching computer technology classes to high school whilst making calculations on computers before Windows was widely
students during the early 1980s, when computers were the latest available.
boom in technology. Once he commenced work inside some of Mexico’s most renowned
After leaving college, Palacio worked in a flux metre manufacturing museums, Palacio began to pay close attention to the impact
company as an electronics specialist before moving on to work with lighting was having on the many historic artifacts, as well as the
Fuji Film, just at the beginning of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. buildings themselves, as many museums are situated in historically
Fuji Film was one of the official sponsors of the games and gave sensitive buildings. This required particular attention to be paid
Palacio an unforgettable experience: “It was amazing! I was learning to the preservation properties and the artworks they housed. As
about photography and was involved in the installation of the mini a result, Palacio undertook a brief course at the National School
developing labs. I learnt a lot - even about the science of light - of Preservation, at the National Institute of Anthropology and
related to photography and film printing and was lucky enough to be History. This led to pairing another fellow teacher, who specialised
part of the World Cup team.” in preservation, with Palacio’s experience in exhibitions, to develop
Shortly after, Palacio moved on due to a nationwide employment a course in museum lighting. After taking full control of this course
collapse, which affected a lot of the Mexican population. This was the after a time, Palacio decided to complete a postgraduate course in
moment when Victor’s father saw a gap in the market and decided, Architectural Preservation – again, claiming himself to be the “geek
along with his business partner, to establish his own commercial in the corner of the room making lesson plans on architecture from 121

Top Left Cuauhtinchan XVI Century altar. Palacio is

dedicated to the preservation of historical artifacts
whilst maintaining a high quality lighting display.
Top Right Concordia Square, in the city of Puebla in
Mexico, was designed by TEN Architects and consists
of a wooden deck that covers an open area inside the
Fuertes Park. The deck creates some ripples that host
other spaces, while also giving form to the benches,
where lighting was located in a subtle way.
Bottom Left Casa Mayor Polanco demonstrates how
dramatic lighting can have a beautiful yet high impact
result on this traditional residential building in the
Polanco district of Mexico City.

Pics: Victor Palacio

the fifteenth century!”. lighting,” commented Palacio.

“We were getting complaints from those in charge of looking after “Our philosophy of working is to create the visual experience of
the care and preservation of the site of the museum project we were spaces. When we talk about visual, we relate it to lighting, experience
working on at the time, about both the artwork and the architecture. is related to people, the spaces are related to the places where people
“So for me, it was much better to learn about it all from the very perform activities, whether they’re recreational or commercial,
beginning, and develop a design that considered what they deemed interiors and exteriors; we focus our design ideas on that. When we
important,” Palacio explained. are defining what lighting will be in a place, we will contribute in an
When discussing his philosophy and approach to lighting design important way to the experiences people will have in that space.”
nowadays, it is clear Palacio is very conscious about this idea of When analysing the Mexican market and its general attitudes
preservation. At the beginning of his lighting career, with his towards lighting design, some have regarded it as falling behind
technical hat on, he was more focused on the light levels and colour some of the bigger competitors such as North America and Europe.
renderings. But he now finds it far more compelling to “explore the Palacio observed: “I think that unfortunately in Mexico the market
impact of lighting on the aesthetics and, I think, that’s something has a very strong commercial component on the design side. That
that happens to a lot of lighting designers,” he claimed. means a lot of commercial firms are getting into the design area,
“Highlighting architecture, façades and features were what we which makes it more difficult for lighting designers to develop their
focused on originally as a firm. Then I began to think, as did my work, because they have this strong competition. I’m aware I may
colleagues, that even though it’s an important factor to architectural sound a little controversial saying this, but I guess lighting designers
lighting, it’s not the main goal we are striving to achieve. We in Mexico haven’t made a clear decision to devote to lighting design.”
began to consider other factors related to the functions of places, As we have seen in recent topical discussions in the lighting
for example the working place, to the productivity in residential community, it is evident the role of the lighting designer is a blurred
spaces, to relaxation and commercial places to experience shopping. one. Palacio notes it is important we understand that the majority of
All of which, to some of us, came intuitively and to others in a us live in an upper market. For those that exist in a closed market,
knowledgeable way; we started focusing on peoples’ experiences.” the situation is very different. Not to be mistaken for complaining,
As many lighting designers and professionals in the industry began Palacio reinforces his point that he is not criticising the role of the
to notice, the non-visual impacts of lighting, the use of lighting manufacturer for offering the same services as a lighting designer; “I
on energy supplies, impacts on the environment and concerns of know I can provide better design services than they do!
light pollution, are predominantly hot topics of consideration when “If I started designing products and tried to manufacture them, I
working on new lighting projects, as well as being big matters of know they would do a better job than I could,” he added.
discussion during world conferences. “I think that’s going to be Palacio has observed that a lot of potential problems could be a result
relevant for the profession of lighting design and for practitioners to of a lack of marketing from the lighting designers themselves. In
become aware of. These are all side effects of lighting, which in the order to be better as independent designers selling their skill set
end sometimes don’t become the side effects but the main effects of as their business, Palacio believes it is key to highlight the value of

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“Our philosophy of
working is to create
the visual experience
of spaces.”
- Victor Palacio

Pic: Sarah Cullen

marketing yourself as a lighting designer. need. The main façade has throws of up to 70 metres high reaching
“It’s up to us, the lighting designer, to stand out and speak for two metre high sculptures at the top. It also proved to be a great
ourselves, have a louder voice and be better at convincing clients that opportunity for designers and contractors to collaborate on the field
they really need a lighting designer in their team,” he commented. with the local firm Avantgarde Illuminacion.
“I have heard some say manufacturers or commercial firms should One of the first corporate projects Palacio’s team worked on was with
stop offering design services, but I don’t agree! It is all healthy the IBM headquarters in Mexico City. Wanting to use indirect lighting
competition.” was made easier through the strong collaborative relationship with
During a time when Palacio was working with his father, he realised the architect, who took that idea and designed the ceilings in the
he had more of a passion to work on the design side, but was shape of the holds in order for the building to take advantage of the
constantly blocked by people telling him it was a difficult profession indirect lighting.
to chase and there’s not a big enough market to be successful in it. After establishing himself as a talented and respected lighting
But luckily he found the opposite to be true, and did find a market designer in Mexico and internationally, Palacio moved on to new
for lighting design and clients that appreciated him offering an heights when he stepped up as the IALD President. “Jeff Miller, who
independent service, which included specifications without being is a past president of IALD, thought, along with the board, that they
commercialised. needed to highlight the ‘I’ of IALD [International], because as it stood
It is evident across Palacio’s portfolio that he has had a successful it was mainly a US centric membership. So one of the first steps out
career in lighting and has validated his decisions to branch off and of the US was Mexico. I was lucky enough that the board had got in
work independently, away from his father’s packaged approach. contact with many of my colleagues and myself at this time. I began
Looking back, one of Palacio’s first and most notable projects was to volunteer with the IALD and witnessed the efforts made to make
with the Mexican Museum of Anthropology between 1998-2001. the IALD a global organisation from the very beginning,” he reflected.
Working with precise halogen lamps, the installations replaced the Many in the industry will be familiar with Palacio’s metaphor for the
old theatrical fittings from the 1960s that highlighted numerous IALD’s globalisation and the fostering of memberships; instead of
ancient artifacts, including pieces of the Aztec Calendar. Originally chasing butterflies and catching them in a net, it’s better to build a
the ten theatrical luminaires aimed up to 15,000 watts into one stone, beautiful garden that will attract all the butterflies. The IALD have
but were replaced with six fixtures using a combination of 35 and 70 carried this approach forward in order to engage and nurture these
watts aimed at the stone. memberships instead of increasing numbers for the sake of it.
“At the time, the best tools we had were these metal and ceramic Originally, designers and practitioners were sceptical of the IALD,
power lamps with very precise optics, low power and nice colour especially in Europe, and it wasn’t until the attractive garden was
renderings,” Palacio explained. built, that some of the higher profile names in the industry became
The Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City is another notable project members, which in turn encouraged many more to follow.
Palacio and his team at Ideas en Luz, has worked on. This time, Furthermore, during his time as president, Palacio was proud to
focusing on the exterior of the building, they designed an entirely witness the first steps on the field of the international certification
LED based scheme for their first exterior project. Completed only of lighting designers, (CLD). Not wanting to enforce a lighting
three years ago, the lighting design included fixtures from multiple programme into universities, Palacio believed it was better to
manufacturers in order to find the perfect fit for each specific formulate an internationally recognised certification through the



Pic: Victor Palacio 127
Previous Page Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico is an
example of beautiful modern lighting that fits in
seamlessly with the historic enviornment of the space
it is situated in.
This Page Palacio developed the lighting concept and
full design for the Palacio de Hierro department store
in Mexico City. Working together with the display
designers, Palacio created a compelling combination of
light, warm tones and materials.
Next Page Aztec Calendar at the National Museum of
Anthropology. A project Palacio holds closely to his
heart, it embodies his strong beliefs of preservation of
art work and historic items.

Pic: Victor Palacio


Pic: Sarah Cullen

association instead. of knowledge and experience from the industry and has earned the
“I was lucky enough to be part of the task force group, which respect of many. For future generations of lighting designers, his
started off testing the waters to see if it was feasible to develop the two cents of advice would be when determining careers, to ensure
certification, and then be there at the time when it was officially you are moving in a clear direction and make definitive decisions. No
developed with specialists into a certification programme,” Palacio graduate is going to land their dream role as principle designer for
explained. a firm such as Spiers + Major; it takes hard work and perseverance.
Additionally, developing further on the globalisation, the IALD has “I have seen it in Mexico, we have one special lighting course at the
worked hard to establish relationships with the IES for decades National Autonomous University of Mexico, but when I speak to
in the United States, as well as focusing on building friendships some students, they say they have been unsuccessful in becoming a
and collaborations with other lighting design associations lighting designer so they now work somewhere different,” Palacio
internationally. For example in Brazil (ASBAI), France (ACE), the remarks with disappointment.
Spanish Lighting association and most recently, Palacio announced: “They have put a lot of passion into it, but there is a lack of courage.
“We will be forming a new collaboration with the Italian lighting Of course it’s not easy, as it is in any profession, but you need to work
design association”. hard, learn and be part of the community. This is not a profession for
When initially in the nomination stage of obtaining presidency, lone riders, it’s for teams.”
Palacio had to complete a questionnaire that asked what he expected When asking who inspired and still inspires him in the industry,
the IALD would achieve after his three years in term (one year as Palacio found it difficult to narrow down names, but did refer to
president-elect and two for presidency), and it is clear his main Kaoru Mende from Japan for the cultural influences in his work, Mark
objectives were successfully achieved; building international bridges Major and Jonathon Spiers for their portfolio of work that he used to
and fostering consistency through maintaining a ‘steady ship,’ so to cut out of magazines as a young designer himself to show off to his
speak. He believes when you have more people interested in bringing then students, and Barbara Horton, a fellow former IALD President
their perspective, you need to be very careful to be consistent in and influential female lighting designer and businesswoman. In
all the layers involved in every single action, strategy and with South America; Monica Luz Lobo, Pascal Chautard, Douglas Leonard,
precision: “These are important because it’s a continuous effort brand development by Fisher Marantz Stone, and Spanish designer
that needs to be kept flowing, but still have someone chairing with a Rafael Gallego. Fianlly, not to leave out the leadership of Gustavo
thoughtful mindset. You’re building something that needs to be bold Aviles in Mexico and the personal inspiration brought by his wife
and strong otherwise it will fall down sooner or later.” Liliana, as a professional supporter.
Passing on the baton to David Ghatan, Palacio is filled with “All of them are people who have embraced the profession in a great
confidence that he possesses the necessary characteristics needed way and they have brought their talents into the industry, and there
for the role; “I really admire him as a young professional; he is able to are many more I have not mentioned still. Each professional has a
be sensitive to what’s going on around him. He’s a very good listener special contribution!”
and is very good at synthesising peoples’ ideas. I have seen how he So much for taking some time to gather his thoughts and put his
has embraced the role, the family feeling and sense of community feet up, Palacio and his lighting team are moving swiftly into the
that comes with the lighting industry, and think he will make a very New Year with more project proposal requests than ever before and
strong contribution to the IALD…it takes up a lot of your time, mind focusing on establishing international collaborations - not allowing
and emotional strength but I see he has all of that under control. I am geographical locations to be limitations.
very happy to see him taking over and for me to take some rest!”
It is evident through Palacio’s nurturing nature; he has gained a lot 129
The Changing
Project Delivery
Process – How the
contract affects our

s lighting designers, we are almost always sub-

Denise Fong Bruya

consultants on a project – typically contracted
to an architect. In this model, owners hold
separate contracts with the design and building

discusses some
teams, but over time, they have discovered this
method has not worked to their advantage.
Since lighting design firms often don’t have

of the new project

any input in the contract method used, this article will examine some
of the new project delivery methods owners are trying and discuss
the key differences between them.

delivery methods Design – Bid – Build

lighting designers
In this delivery method, the architect is the head of one team,
working separately from the construction team led by the General
Contractor. The design team develops a set of construction

are faced with, and

documents that consists of drawings and specifications to describe
the scope of construction. Then the entire package is put out to bid
and a contractor is chosen based on their qualifications and bid.

the differences
Generally, the lowest cost bidder is selected – often referred to as the
one who made the biggest mistake. Contractors often try to make
up for that mistake by finding anything unclear in the drawings

between them.
and requesting an additional service from the owner to complete
the work. This tactic, of course, sets up an adversarial relationship
between the design team and the contracting team. In the end,
everyone is unhappy and there are often lawsuits for perceived or
real errors and omissions.

Traditional Design Build

In this scenario, the MEP designers are contracted to the mechanical
and electrical sub-contractors. In some projects, MEP engineers set
the requirements for the project as part of the design team and write
a scope of work; or they may create bridging documents that are then
provided to the engineers who work for the MEP sub-contractors.
The narratives and bridging documents define the quality of work
expected along with minimum project requirements for their
respective systems and what codes they are required to meet. In
this scenario the lighting designer remains a sub-consultant to the
architect, as their work is more closely tied to the architects and will
leave less for the contractor to interpret.

‘New’ Design Build

The newer version of Design/Build looks not only to save money in
design fees but also to reduce add service requests from contractors
or consultants during construction and control costs during design.
Everyone, including the architect, works for the contractor. This
way, the owner only has one contract instead of two. This ‘one-stop
shopping’ scenario is very attractive to owners because they have one
point of contact. The contractor negotiates a price with the owner
to deliver the project and this ‘all-in’ number includes the cost to
construct the project plus all design fees. Because the cost is decided
early on, this puts the incentive to control all the cost squarely with
Denise Fong Bruya, IALD, CLD;
Principal, Design Lead, Lighting at Stantec the contractor and they effectively determine what is in and out of


the project. The owner must make sure, going in, that they have a
well-defined project, or they could be disappointed in the quality of
the end result.

Public Private Partnership Variation

A Public Private partnership is a specific kind of DB project used to
finance projects that might otherwise not be possible in the public
realm. It can have many variations regarding shared risk and can
also include long-term maintenance of the project. When long-
term maintenance is part of the contract, there is incentive on the
contractor’s part to create the most efficient building possible and
to minimise maintenance costs by using good quality equipment and

Construction Manager at Risk

This model is similar to the traditional DB set up, but the contractor
is hired early in the design process, so they can act as a consultant
on constructability issues and often to provide early pricing to track
the project budget. Late in the process they will usually provide a
Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and this puts the owner at risk of
additional cost if it is done at a time when all the project parameters
are not fully defined (i.e., before CDs are complete). This type of
contracting is often employed by an owner with ongoing projects
who has an existing relationship with a contracting team.

What does it all mean?

Lighting designers remain contracted to the architect in the first two
project delivery types and to the contractors in the other types. In the
first two, we create drawings and specifications that the contractor
is obliged to supply as written. We can budget the project and defend
the design based on how the cost is related to the budget. In the other
scenarios, the contractor holds all the cards. If they say anything
costs too much, we have no leverage because we work for them.
But this process does not have to be adversarial. Where possible, line
item pricing for lighting equipment and controls is critical. At the
beginning of a project, we like to identify the lighting costs broken
down into at least three numbers (interior equipment, exterior
equipment, and controls). Then we have a process of working with
lighting suppliers to create line item pricing for equipment. In a
scenario where that work is bid out, the line item work can go out
the window if the work is ‘packaged’. One way to overcome this is
for the contractor to engage a rep agency early in the process. This
allows them access to the design documents early enough to advise
on cost savings with regard to how products are laid out, product
modifications, and finish options. Early access to the documents
allows them to build a price over time and eliminates mistakes from
rushing to provide a price during a constricted bid phase. Working
with a single agency also reduces design time because only one
manufacturer needs to be specified for each fixture type, reducing
possible mistakes and allowing for more detailed CDs.
In a version of CM at Risk, where the same design team works
on multiple projects for the same owner, there is a building of
knowledge as projects progress. In this scenario, we’ve been asked to
be a subconsultant to the subcontractor to save design time. Knowing
the client’s expectations from previous projects, much of the design
can be streamlined into a documentation process and only the
elements that are unique to a project are required to go through the
design process.
Variations to all of these models of course exist depending on the
part of the world you work in. For smaller subconsultants and those
working outside of their typical markets, it’s important to understand
contracting models for each project. Ask questions and collect details,
as these models determine expectations for performance, budget
development, cost control options and schedule development. 131
Dancing Grass by Siyoung Kim and Yuree Hong
All pics by Colossal, courtesy of Urban Redevelopment Authority

Festival iLights
The sixth edition of Singapore’s sustainable light art
festival, iLight Marina Bay, recently took place with the
participation of artists from all over the world.

rganised by the Urban Redevelopment which the public were able walk through during the
Authority (URA), the sixth edition of festival.
iLight Marina Bay, the sustainable light The artists of two other installations also kicked off
art festival, ran from 9 March to 1 April their respective collection drives for used bottles from
2018, and featured installations created by artists local companies and cafes that were repurposed in their
from Singapore and around the world. Designed with artworks. Milk Bottle Cows by Singapore-based artist
energy-saving lighting, recycled or environmentally- BP Loh encouraged recycling and upcycling through a
friendly materials, the light art installations reinforced showcase of life-sized ‘cows’ created with some 2,000
Marina Bay’s position as a sustainable precinct and plastic milk bottles; while Chandelier of Spirits by
served as reminders to encourage festival goers and Living Spirits from Thailand was a display of suspended
the public to adopt sustainable habits in their everyday glass and plastic coffee bottles, inspired by the morning
lives. beverage habits of office workers and symbolising a
This year, the public enjoyed a showcase of 22 light gathering of Singapore’s workforce.
art installations from fourteen countries, including The line-up of installations also included six artworks
Singapore. Three of these installations were created by students from local institutions, including Nanyang
using used bottles and containers contributed by the Polytechnic, Nanyang Technological University, Raffles
community and corporate partners. College of Higher Education, School of the Arts and
One such artwork was Transistable Plastic by LASALLE College of the Arts.
Luzinterruptus from Spain – a large-scale installation The festival once again collaborated with overseas
created using multiple panels encased with plastic light art festivals, further establishing iLight Marina
waste to promote awareness of the amount of waste Bay as an international light art festival. As part of the
we generate in our daily lives. The artwork used collaboration, selected local and international light art
approximately 20,000 PET bottles contributed by the installations were cross-shared with Scottsdale Canal
public and corporate organisations. The collected Convergence in the United States, Bella Skyway Festival
bottles were vacuum-packed and attached to the in Poland and LUX Light Festival in New Zealand.
installation to form rows of illuminated rotating panels Complementing the showcase of sustainable light art


Flawless by Studio ALEX - Architectural Lighting Experience

Elements of Life by Flex Chew

Light Play by Nanyang Technological University Dreamscape by Magdalena Radziszewska

With Love... by Franck Pelletier Milk Bottle Cows by BP Loh

installations was iLight Sustainability, an umbrella of initiatives

that encouraged festival goers to adopt sustainable habits in
their daily lives.
Throughout the festival, the public were able to explore and
learn more about the topic of sustainability by participating
in a series of talks and workshops. The signature Switch Off,
Turn Up campaign, held in conjunction with the festival, will
continue to rally corporate organisations around Marina Bay and
beyond to switch off non-essential lighting and turn up their
air-conditioning temperatures to save energy. iLight Marina
Bay’s sustainability focus also dovetailed with the Earth Hour
initiative on 24 March when the light art installations were
switched off for an hour during the annual island-wide lights
Transistable Plastic by Luzinterruptus
out event.
For the first time, the showcase of light art installations was
extended beyond Marina Bay to Esplanade Park, where six
installations were on display.
The line-up of light art installations this year was curated by a
panel of professionals and practitioners from the fields of arts,
architecture, urban planning and lighting.
In 2019, iLight Marina Bay will be rebranded as iLight Singapore
to reflect geographical expansions into the Civic District and
Singapore River. At the same time, the festival will kick off on
28 January, in conjunction with the launch of the Singapore
Bicentennial (SB) commemoration. 133
The e-Luminate light festival transformed
the historic streets of Cambridge city centre,
lighting up some of the its most iconic
buildings during the winter months of 2018.



olour is my daylong obsession, joy, with Royston based Tryka L.E.D., Pharos lighting
and torment,” quoted Monet. control solutions and Design Intent International.
Colour and light once more A Tryka spokesperson said: “We were honoured
bathed Cambridge’s city centre to continue our support of e-Luminate Cambridge
last February for the annual e-Luminate Festival for the second year running. It is always
Cambridge Festival, which returned to a pleasure to support and deliver prestigious
enchant, entrance, fascinate and inform. industry events such as this. Working alongside
As day turned to night, Cambridge’s most top lighting design professionals and in a city so
iconic buildings were drawn from the close to our hearts, it was a privilege to showcase
darkness and transformed by an array of the infinite possibilities of light concerning a
breathtaking light art installations, created poignant subject, ‘Women Writing History’. 2.
by some of Europe’s leading artists. Tryka’s ability to manufacture bespoke or
Now regarded as one of the region’s most popular turnkey LED lighting systems quickly, coupled
events, the Cambridge festival of light, founded by with the controls support of Pharos, ensured
Alessandra Caggiano in 2012, attracts thousands we were able to offer a custom project solution
to the city each winter to see the dazzling light to dramatically enhance the river Cam, with
installations over the course of six evenings an interactive lighting piece inviting people to
and take part in a host of events. The festival remember women’s role in writing history. We
offers the public a unique winter spectacle very much look forward to next year’s event.”
as ephemeral light art designs play with the Each evening, during the festival, a series of LED
richness and diversity of the urban landscape, lights shone onto the river Cam from the college
transforming everyday buildings and spaces terrace, using lighting as a tool to engage people 3.
into something magical for a few short hours. in an imaginative exercise about the remembrance
With ‘Colour’ as this year’s central theme, of women’s role in writing history during the week
Festival Director, Caggiano invited British art marking the centenary of women’s suffrage.
historian and BAFTA-nominated broadcaster Dr Another highlight of the Festival was the Guildhall
James Fox to be 2018’s Guest Curator. A familiar façade lit up with a choreographed series of
and popular figure presenting arts programmes sequential ‘light dances’, directly expressing the
on BBC, CNN and Sky Arts, Dr Fox is a Fellow LGBT rainbow pride flag in honour of the LGBT
of Gonville & Caius College, the same College Month, in an artful, layered and colourful spectacle
where the late Professor Stephen Hawking held designed by Lumineer Studio and delivered in
a Professorial Fellowship, and has published collaboration with Architainment Lighting.
widely on many aspects of colour in modern art. Nic Tolkien, Managing Director at Architainment 4.
As Caggiano, who is also director of e-Luminate Lighting explained: “It was a privilege to sponsor
Studio, explained: “Colour illuminates our world. the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival this year
Humans can see millions of different hues, and and work with Xavier Fulbright, Lumineer
our lives would not be the same without them. Studio, to light the façade of the prestigious
Colour helps us understand our environment, Cambridge Guildhall, which played host to the VIP
communicate our emotions, and create meaning. Reception on the opening evening of the festival.
It’s a powerful tool for artists and designers. Architainment Lighting is proud to support
But to see colour, there needs to be light.” industry events, and by representing a number of
Dr Fox said: “I’ve been dazzled and delighted by top brands in the industry we are able to provide
e-Luminate Cambridge since it started in 2013. It a bespoke lighting solution each and every time
floods Cambridge with light at a dark time of the with the confidence of complete technical support 1.
year and makes us see this beautiful city with fresh from our experienced team. We fully embraced
eyes. I am therefore delighted to have worked with the festival’s theme of colour, with a colourful Left Page Patrice Warrener at Gonville
& Caius College, ‘The Colours of Caius
Alessandra in curating the 2018 Festival. Together display on an architecturally stunning building.” College’
This Page 1. Oblique Arts, at Aromi,
we have explored a subject very close to my heart: Other events that made this six-day event so Cambridge
colour, and the complex relationship between popular include the experimental Wine Tasting 2. Lumineer Studio and Architainment,
‘The Colour of Science’ at Cambridge
light and colour from various perspectives, sessions under different lighting conditions Guildhall
3. Ross Ashton at The Projection Studio, ‘I
combining art, science, and technology.” sponsored by Pulsar, Cambridge based LED See’ at Senate House, Cambridge
4. BDP with Tryka et al, ‘Women Writing
This year’s programme included an interactive manufacturer, and the return of the popular Trail History’ at Trinity Hall College
installation created by BDP to mark the 40th of Light walks through Cambridge Colleges. 5. Robert Montgomery at King’s College
Cambridge, ‘The Hammersmith Poem’
anniversary since the admission of female students
and Fellows to Trinity Hall, and it is a collaboration Pics: Sir Cam 135

The arc team travelled
to Frankfurt this March
for the latest instalment
of Light+Building - a
week-long showcase of
the latest and greatest
innovations in the
lighting world. Here,
you’ll find an extensive
review of the show,
looking back on some of
the many highlights from
the show floor.

138 Stand and Deliver ight + Building once again confirmed its
Stand-out stands and stand-up events at the Messe and beyond. position as the leading tradeshow for
lighting technology, setting new records
142 Frankfurt Finds in the number of visitors, exhibitors and
Kevin Grant offers a personal perspective of the technology on show. area occupied. 2,714 exhibitors from 55
countries launched new products, and
132 David Morgan’s Pick of the Pops more than 220,000 trade visitors from
Products that impressed our resident expert during the show. 177 countries, attended the event. International presence
also rose in comparison with the previous event with 70% of
147 Design+ Awards exhibitors and 52% of visitors coming from outside Germany.
A selection of the winners of Light + Building’s awards event. The best-represented visitor nations after Germany included
China, Italy, the Netherlands, France, United Kingdom,
150 New Products Switzerland and Belgium. Considerable growth was also noted
Our round-up of the latest lighting innovations on show in Frankfurt. in visitors from the likes of Russia, India, Finland, Korea and
154 Design Focus - 3F Filippi Following the show, Wolfgang Marzin, President and CEO of
We caught up with the four designers behind the 3F Architectural range. Messe Frankfurt said: “Light+Building presented a plethora
of innovations. Everyone involved – exhibitors, partners
160 Design Focus - Flos and visitors – was delighted with the fair and this positive
Piero Lissoni discusses his new range of products, designed for Flos. mood was prevalent in all halls. The upswing in the sector
166 Design Focus - Performance in Lighting Bluetooth mesh, miniaturisation, liquid crystal beams, nano
Walter de Silva unveils three new products designed for PiL. optics, laser light engines, ultra high CRI, real-time data, co-
creation, IoT ready, enhanced human centric lighting, LiFi... all
174 Design Focus - Neri the latest technology advancements were on display.
Neri worked with ÅF Lighting for the new Lang street lamp. Read on for the low down on the most interesting and
innovative products and technology at the show.
178 Design Focus - Motoko Ishii
The Japanese designer returned to Frankfurt, designing stands for Light+Building will return to Frankfurt in 2020 from 8 - 13
Sumitomo Chemical, Stanley Electric and Iwasaki Electric. March.
184 Luminale 2018
A look back at the highlights from Frankfurt’s festival of light. 137

Stand and Deliver

As we look back on another successful Light+Building, we take a look at some of
the stands and events that caught our eye during our time in Frankfurt.

iGuzzini Light Experience

After the success of past editions, the Light Experience returned to
Light+Building 2018 in a new, unique format. It saw thousands of visitors
enjoy the immersive and emotional experience driven by light and shadow
interwoven with sound and imagery. The Light Experience put on a great
show this year through a startling flurry of lighting effects and scenes driven
by iGuzzini’s most innovative products, through a mix of technology, design,
miniaturisation, optics and visual comfort. Thousands of guests shared their
positive feedback about the new format, acknowledging the extreme precision
iGuzzini’s optics must have to achieve such effects and attain such fantastic
balance between light and shadow, along with perfect integration.
The 100sqm area, developed in collaboration with the lighting designer Maurici
Gines, offered a high-tech experience enriched by an exciting multisensory
show of vibrant lighting effects. Moreover, The Light Experience went digital
at the fair. iGuzzini launched a completely new tool meant to inspire lighting
designers at Light+Building and beyond: the Light Experience in 3D – a tool
that allows users to interactively discover and experiment with luminaires
and their lighting effects. Through an incredible Guided Experience and an
Interactive 3D Experience, accessible via Virtual Reality, App and desktop, the
VR Light Experience makes it possible to identify the best design solutions
anywhere, anytime.

Lamp Lighting
Lamp Lighting returned to the origins of light with their
#TouchTheLight event where invited designers and visitors were
able to make their own lanterns from basic materials including
paper and adhesives. Inspired by the lanterns from the 1900s,
La Invisible Lighting Design Studio led workshops every day that
coincided with presentations of the upcoming judging panel
of the Lamp Awards 2019 including Paul Nulty, Aleksandra
Stratimirovic, Roger Narboni, Uno Lai and Pascal Chautard.

Targetti chose to use the evocative power of light in an elegant and
creative way by clearly showing how it is possible to create even the
most unusual scenes using fixtures and light effects to go beyond
conventions. The 390sqm stand offered a renewed brand image
thanks to the many new products and a set up that demonstrated a
profound knowledge of the language of light. The company developed
a route inside the exhibition space where the idea of a game becomes
a means to describe the design and technical features of every fixture.
This in turn created extremely interesting combinations between the
features of the new Targetti products and some traditional games
such as Tic-Tac-Toe to highlight the capabilities of their ThreeSixty
and Logico fixtures; Hopscotch to emphasise the narrow spot optic of
Zeno projectors; and Nine Men’s Morris to exalt the grazing effect light
emission of Febo Evo.


Escaping from the hustle and bustle of the exhibition floors at the Messe
Frankfurt, Tridonic took their showroom presentation to the Palais Livingston.
The Baroque palace, located in the heart of the city, which fell to destruction
during the Second World War and was rebuilt based on the original model,
provided a beautiful setting for Tridonic’s evening function and presentation
of new technologies and lighting applications on the third evening of
Light+Building. CEO Guido van Tartwijk and Tridonic experts for all product
segments shared insights, trends and new products whilst hosting a tour
around the venue. A particular focus was on the Internet of Light toolbox,
net4more, which was live in the whole building. Showcasing an array of
new products and applications, Tridonic covered new grounds in multiple
application sectors including creating ‘a great experience with minimalistic
design’ in Retail and Hospitality, ‘livable spaces with personalised solutions’
within Office and Education, ‘urban value with intelligent lighting’ for Outdoor
and Industry and ‘intelligent buildings with integrated systems’ within Controls
and Connectivity.

L&L Luce&Light
L&L Luce&Light presented a wide range of new LED lighting
fixtures in a science laboratory setting designed by the studio
traverso-vighy architects. Characterised by ‘raw’ materials and
texturised and perforated wings that create evocative light
and shade shielding, the stand was a real piece of architecture
that together enclosed yet revealed the world of L&L to the
public, in which the quality of light, the care for the lighting
project and for ‘Made in Italy’ are core values. Some areas
were dedicated to interacting with the public; once passing the
entrance, visitors came across the Interactive Light Experience,
an emotional bench that brought the Moby dive collection on
stage, while, on the first level, in a suspended cloud-like volume
with access through an obscured path was the Palladio family.
The other innovations on show included the Bitpop built-ins
and Ciak collections, the Brenta range of linear profiles, the
Ginko family of outdoor projectors and the Plin 4 and Plin 5
outdoor bollards.

Visitors from all over the world experienced innovative product
and lighting solutions in spatial contexts on the newly designed
Erco Light+Building fair stand. Subdivided into the areas of Work,
Community, Shop, Culture and Contemplation, the stand demonstrated
lighting tools in their applications, thus underlining the relevance of
perception-oriented lighting. The multitude of new technologies and
the Erco individual services presented for the first time reflected the
requirements of modern architectural lighting – individual lighting
solutions for various lighting tasks. To support lighting designers
in creating customer-individual lighting solutions, Erco also offers
its ‘Erco individual’ service for project-specific product solutions
that can adapt precisely to customer needs. All new products and
lighting solutions could be viewed and experienced within a spacious
presentation area. The stand was significantly enlarged and was not
only completely redesigned but also in a modular way. This makes it a
particularly sustainable system that can be flexibly reused in the future.
The stand presented itself as a platform for the dialogue between
lighting designers and manufacturers and as an innate example of
contemporary trade fair architecture.
Pic: © ERCO GmbH, photography: Lukas Palik 139


Seoul Semiconductor
SunLike Symposium
During Light+Building, Seoul Semiconductor held a special symposium,
examining the impact of light on health, sleep and circadian rhythms.

At Light+Building 2018, Seoul Semiconductor hosted a symposium eyesight,” Dr. Perez continued. “In the long term, this exposure to
featuring academics and industry insiders that focused on scientifically artificial light is known to have a negative impact on the human body.
and objectively demonstrating the effects of light on health and circadian However, the SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs create light with a
rhythm entitled ‘Human-Centric Lighting & Health’. spectrum that is close to sunlight, offering significant benefits for eye
The half-day symposium programme consisted of several invited experts, protection and accurate colour reproduction, making it an ideal lighting
including Professor Russell Foster from the University of Oxford, widely source for architecture, thus we expect it to become more popular in the
regarded as an expert in light, sleep, and circadian rhythm research. He field moving forward.”
was joined by Dr. Manuel Spitschan, also from the University of Oxford, Dr. Perez also stated: “Development in light fixtures which use natural
and Dr. Octavio L. Perez from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. All three light sources such as SunLike Series LEDs, will revolutionise future
gave presentations on the effects of light on health, and discussed the standards and design, as the construction industry applies even stricter
future direction of lighting. standards to provide people with good quality light. As such, companies
According to Professor Foster, “Light not only allows us to perceive must focus on developing light fixtures that produce natural light.”
space, but also plays a critical role in enabling us to perceive time by Seoul Semiconductor Global Marketing Group Executive Vice President
controlling our circadian rhythm and sleep. To sustain a healthy and Caleb Won said: “The researchers who were awarded the Nobel Prize in
happy life, we must get the best sleep and keep our circadian rhythm Physiology in 2017 identified the genes that govern the circadian rhythm,
at an optimum level. We also need to replace today’s artificial lighting which controls the main functions of human behaviour, including the
systems that hinder our circadian rhythm with more human-centric level of hormones, sleeping, body temperature, and metabolism. Their
lighting.” research clearly shows the importance of maintaining the 24-hour cycle
Addressing the importance of sunlight in next-generation architecture circadian rhythm formed by natural sunlight.”
standards, Dr. Octavio Perez from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York Won continued: “This Symposium presented scientific, objective evidence
explained: “Typically, people who live in buildings with great lighting – on the impact of light on our circadian rhythm, sleep, and health. It was
in other words, buildings that get a lot of sunlight – are healthier and a meaningful opportunity to increase attention and awareness on the
happier, compared to people living in artificially-lit indoor spaces. This is need for light fixtures that offer natural light, and to contemplate future
because artificial light features a spectrum that vastly differs from natural directions for lighting. The SunLike Series LEDs, which recreate light that
sunlight. closely matches the natural spectrum of sunlight, promises to be the
“Artificial light, such as fluorescent light and LEDs that emit a spectrum next-generation light source to lead the era of human-centric lighting.”
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lighting design
practice LightAlliance
talks us through
some of his

eavy snow in Frankfurt meant fixing, ground spikes, diffusers, glare shields and
delayed and cancelled flights, beam shapers). Their Belvedere and Bellhop family
so we had one day less to of mini-bollards, bollards, wall-lights and even
cram it all in this time, but we a 3-metre tall pedestrian scale column convey a
managed to get around the simple design, but beautifully executed.
whole show… iGuzzini provided another opportunity to see what
Aside from this year’s formal their equipment can do in their Light Experience,
themes – ‘Connected – Secure – Convenient’ – there and showcased CBD InOut HD60 – a customised
were other notable trends such as ‘Connection’ linear solution with RGB pixel control (via DMX-
(between inside and out); ‘Control’ (not only digital, RDM); Palco InOut extends their indoor collection
but advances with optics); ‘Compact’ (a real drive to for outdoor use – available in six sizes (from 30mm
minimise physical size); and ‘Flexibility’ (in terms of diameter up to 153mm and up to 8000 lumens), an
features, controls and physical interaction). Here are ability to select between spot, medium, flood, wide
some of our highlights: flood or profilers, and the ability to choose between
Favo The Light Net by Sattler is a lightweight two flux levels at different ambient temperatures.
structure of light nodes, each containing three Sometimes external gobo projectors can appear to be
individually controllable LED sources. Their intuitive stuck on as an afterthought. Not so with the Olivio
control interface can be programmed in real-time Gobo Spot by Selux, which follows the organic form
or can react to dynamic triggers – creating a very of their Olivio series luminaire family, with four
flexible and easily configurable system. different lens options and active cooling onboard.
Flos presented Zero Track – a surface mounted There was lots of innovation on display from XAL
track that is only 15mm in height; and the Running again this year, including the Unico modular
Magnet 2 system with SMART control app – allowing downlight system with up to nine individually
remote control of each luminaires orientation and controllable 38mm x 38mm inserts and a recess
intensity. depth of only 50mm. Each of the optics can be
Some nice Flos outdoor products were also launched, unique – allowing for a wide range of lighting
such as Landlord Soft (slender diffuse disc) and scenarios from a single luminaire; Cavo is a system
Projector (directional) each with adjustable and for trimless installation in plasterboard ceilings,
lockable heads, in various heights, and with a range with directional spotlights (using tool-free
Kevin Grant, Design Principal,
UK Studio, LightAlliance of accessories (bollard, rubber belts for branch magnetic fixings) and an option for indirect light

Previous Page Move It 25 by XAL
This Page (Clockwise from Top Left) Favo The Light Net, by Sattler; Running Magnet 2 by Flos;
Olivio Gobo Spot by Selux; Mito by Occhio; Ghost Linear by Simes; Focalspot Mini by Tokistar

within the profile (the round variant is only 110mm diameter and Staying tiny, N-Line Full Spectrum LED by KKDC can be only 9.5mm
can accommodate up to three spotlights and indirect light). Move It x 6.8mm in profile and emits light across the entire visible spectrum
25 is an evolution of the flexible track-based system (for trim-less (including indigo and violet) – allowing objects to appear as they
installation in plasterboard, surface mounting or as a suspended would naturally under daylight. They have carefully developed the
version – with optional indirect light). It has lots of different inserts technology to ensure that it does not contain IR, UV, UVa or UVb –
and configurations that can be installed and moved around without so can even be considered for the illumination of organic pigments
tools and some neat attachments (which can minimise the view of found in delicate artworks and sensitive materials prone to fading.
the source or create dramatic effects). It can be provided with some GVA are aiming for big things – Infinity permits up to 300m long
very funky adjustable connection joints, which can accommodate up runs from a single power supply, it is compatible with solar power
to six tracks. All sources are individually controllable and addressable and provides opportunities for pixel control. Their STR9 IP68 IK10
via DALI or wirelessly via the app. Frameless inground luminaire includes adjustable optics (can be
Zeno by Targetti incorporates a slender bracket design and uses four rotated when installed) and beam angles that can be as tight as
different optical systems to generate six photometric distributions – a six-degrees (White, RGBW or RGBA source up to 4600 lm/m).
(from a very crisp and defined Narrow Beam with a six-degree cone The very cool thing is their RGBW-IM configuration, with Color-
of light, to a much softer Very Wide Flood optic). Available as track Amp technology, which allows up to three times higher lumen
or surface mounted option it can be controlled via DALI, wireless via output from individual or combined colours (i.e. each channel or
Casambi, or with on-board dimming. combination of channels is boosted to the full luminaire load output,
A further reduction in the size of light sources means that optics and to extract maximum light output).
associated luminaires can now be even smaller – Nano by LED Linear Continuing their trend for developing integrated multi-functional
provides a range of useful optics and is only 38.5mm wide and 12mm systems – Mito by Occhio consists of elegant C-shaped luminaires
height. The beam angle can be tilted in five-degree increments all beautifully finished (with options of matt gold, rose gold, bronze,
(with lumen packages >4000 lm/m). LED Linear also showcased an chrome, matt chrome, glossy white, matt white, glossy black, matt
evolution of the 3D flexible LED products – Venus 3D Bendable allows black). These luminaires incorporate gesture control to vary the
for bending and twisting in all directions, and with a guarantee of light, colour temperature, or intensity and a really neat, super tactile,
dot-free illumination, homogeneous light emission and seamless height adjustment mechanism. They can also be controlled via
luminaire to luminaire installation Bluetooth using the Occhio Air app. It’s available in pendant, ceiling
Talking of things getting small, light beams are getting smaller too! mounted and floor standing variants. The visual appearance and light
Tokistar’s Focalspot Mini is tiny, as the name suggests and produces quality is excellent – well done Occhio!
a very concentrated three-degree beam of LED light, complete with
glare-free reflector. 143

Pick of the Pops

David Morgan picks some of his favourite
products and innovations from the show.

The 2018 Light+Building show was the largest so far Calipso

in terms of visitor numbers and exhibitors. When I Artemide
According to the Artemide web site, the
asked lighting designers who visited our stand for
honeycomb pattern used for the new Calipso
their thoughts on the most interesting products range, designed by Neil Poulton, is an abstraction
they had seen at the show, the general feeling was of a photograph of the moon’s surface generated
that the overwhelming quantity of information and by an algorithm. This certainly seems to have been
a very effective way to produce this particular
products presented was too much to process until
pattern. Poulton has created an attractive and
after the show was over. I was impressed that lighting visually comfortable lit effect from this range
technology and luminaire design is developing rapidly of luminaires, which made it stand out from the
in some exciting directions. I came away from the generally bland level of luminaire design at the
show. Apparently, the pattern of circular holes in
show with a long list of devices and components that
the front cover helps the luminaires to achieve a
David Morgan Associates, a London- I am looking forward to working with over the next UGI rating of 19, thus making the range suitable
based international design consultancy
specialising in luminaire design and couple of years. for office lighting. The range includes a circular wall
development and is also MD of Radiant light, circular pendant, a continuous linear system
Architectural Lighting. and an individual linear luminaire all using the
Web: same honeycomb pattern.

Arcane LensVector Liquid Crystal Lens Acrich AC Micro Driver

Eulum LensVector Seoul Semiconductor
Eulum was showing its Arcane modules, which Possibly the most innovative device at the show Seoul Semiconductor seems to be an underrated
cleverly combine their own light engines, a good was the LensVector liquid crystal lens which LED company despite having produced a number
size heat sink, a 10-degree TIR optic, a Casambi produces a zoom lens without any moving parts. of innovative LED sources. The company has
wireless control and the LensVector liquid A number of luminaire companies including Eulum pioneered AC and high voltage LEDs marked under
crystal beam controller. The LensVector liquid had incorporated the system into their projectors the Acrich brand and showed their latest versions
crystal technology allows the beam from the at the show. The technology, developed by Dr. at the show. The Nano driver is an incredibly small
light engine to be adjusted from a narrow spot Tigran Galstian and his research team at Laval solid-state driver developed to run two unequal
to a very wide flood. The Arcane light engines University in Quebec City aligns liquid crystal length strings of high voltage AC LEDs direct from
are available in a range of white fixed colour molecules to a shaped electric field to establish the mains. In the past this approach has only been
temperatures, dynamic white or RGBW colour a digital lens. By changing the electric field, the suitable for exterior or utility home lighting, as
changing. nature of the lens, and therefore the illumination the flicker was quite unpleasant. The Nano driver effect, can be manipulated. This seems likely to manages to reduce flicker to less than ten percent
changes the rules of spotlight luminaire design and easily meets the Title 24 flicker requirements
and this is definitely one of the technologies I will in California. The driver can be dimmed via phase
be investigating in more detail. or analogue systems that are likely to be found in home lighting applications.


DALI Bridge Ultra-High CRI White LED Optisolis Flexible Film

Casambi Nichia Carpetlight
Casambi showed a wide variety of third party LED Nichia showed the Optisolis ultra high CRI medium The German company Carpetlight, who has
drivers that incorporate their Bluetooth control power LEDs, which come closest to matching developed a range of flexible LED light panels for
technology. I spotted samples of Global Trac the standard 100 CRI illuminant. Apparently, the the film industry, caught my eye. The panels come
adapters on display, that incorporate TCI drivers Optisolis LED arrays incorporate their 420nm blue in a variety of shapes and sizes and incorporate
and now also have Casambi on board, allowing source to excite five phosphor colours to produce DMX controlled colour tuneable light engines. The
individual control of track luminaires mounted the required spectrum. As these LED arrays emit colour temperature can be adjusted from 2,800K
onto existing non-DALI track. almost no UV and have such a perfect CRI, the to 6,000K with a CRI of 95. The panels comprise
Casambi also showed its new CBU-DCS DALI ideal applications include museums and galleries a number of laminated textile layers including
module, allowing an interface between Casambi presenting artwork with sensitive materials and monofilament fibres to produce a low glare
and standard DALI drivers. One of the clever also for reference light sources. diffuse output from the LEDs. Heat dissipation is
features is that it does not need a separate power With the increasing interest in more comprehensive also achieved with a patented convection-cooled,
supply but takes the power directly from the DALI colour rendering quality systems such as TM 30 multi-layered textile compound. The company is
bus. The device only draws 6mA, equivalent to 15, the focus on ever higher CRI values may be now promoting the panels for use in a wide variety
three DALI device loads, and a maximum power over but it is good to know that if we are asked for of other applications including military, marine and
drain of less than 0.1W in standby mode. The 100 CRI light sources we now know where to go. exterior area lighting.
module can also integrate with DALI drivers that
incorporate their own power supply.

Micro Spot Unico Moon

SLD Laser XAL Coelux
The Soraa Laser company (SLD Laser) has XAL presented the Unico multiple downlight The Coelux stand was very impressive this year,
developed miniature laser light engines based on system, which offers designers the opportunity with a remarkable presentation of their skylights
a blue InGaN laser diode that excites a microscopic to create a variety of different lighting scenes with simulated sunlight and blue-sky effects. The
phosphor to produce safe incoherent white light from one luminaire. Up to nine 20mm x 20mm effects presented included hyper realistic light
output. The micro spotlight incorporating this modules can be installed into housings of various cloud and hazy sunlight. A moonlight effect was
source was a winner in the Design Plus competition shapes and sizes to create square or rectangular also presented for the first time at the show.
at Light+Building. The 35mm diameter light engine luminaires. Nine different lighting distributions The “Switch to Moon” mode is available in the
produces a 2-degree beam with an output of 400 are produced with very low glare micro prismatic biggest Coelux systems - Coelux 45HC and Coelux
lumens. Applications at the moment seem to be reflector optics developed by Bartenbach. The 60HC, transforming a day scenario to a night one,
restricted to automotive and specialty luminaires modules can be inserted and removed without with a soft light that originates from dramatic blue
but as the efficiency of laser diodes increases and tools and the overall depth of the downlight is less shadows.
the cost falls it seems likely that they will start to than 50mm Each module can be controlled via Installed on a ceiling, it becomes a spectacular
be used in general lighting where intense narrow ZigBee or the XAL control system and the dramatic window, facing a full moon in an endless space.
beams of light are needed. This could be an effect of switching between distributions was very
emerging technology to rival traditional LEDs for effectively presented at the show.
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Design+ Awards
A jury of experts selected the products that impressed them the most at
Light+Building 2018. Here we take a look at some of the winners.

Alphabet of Light circular Minus Two

Artemide apure
Alphabet of Light is not only the design of an object but also The Minus is a breakthrough in conception, technology and
the development of a concept using light to communicate. design. An architectural lighting solution that requires less
BIG’s inspiration derived from an abacus of geometric elements than one inch (25mm) of ceiling recess without sacrificing
which can be connected together in order to design a new performance and design. With its smallest aperture of just
font that translates into light. The round elements, available 10mm, Minus produces a discrete lighting effect, virtually glare
in two diameters, can be separated into modules to join the free and capable of producing an output of over 1000 lumens
linear elements together according to different angles to create from source. But it is the daring innovation – the desire to save
countless basic or more complex, linear or curved structures of overhead space – that is the genius of Minus. Designed by
light, thus designing everchanging geometries. Porsche Design Studio, Minus Two features apure’s signature magnetic louver reduced to a 25mm square.

Bicult LED VarioLED Venus True Color

Trilux LED Linear
Trilux revolutionises office lighting with the new Bicult LED. Venus True Color is an LED luminaire using a new polyurethane
While glare-free light directed upwards provides general lighting encapsulation technology offering an IP67 ingress protection
of the workplace, the direct component creates perfect light combined with optimum rendition of the LED spectrum,
on the desk to achieve optimum work conditions that comply avoiding any CCT shift: True Color. It is available in two variants.
with relevant standards, without the need for complex lighting Top View variant takes over for 2D bends perpendicular to the
design. The Smart Connect version enables several Bicult LEDs luminous surface. 3D variant extends the boundaries of lighting
to be networked together and grouped, creating a uniform design by providing a perfectly homogenous light line which can
ceiling appearance thanks to simultaneous switching of the be twisted or bent in three dimensions (3D) in order to follow
indirect light components along with individual control of the any curves present in modern architectural concepts.
direct components. 147

Trigga instalight MonoRail 4021

Molto Luce Insta
The range of high-quality and varied members of the Trigga The new instalight MonoRail 4021 handrail was developed
product family, brings light into a room in a very particular in close dialogue with key architects. The aim was to create a
way. With the help of Bartenbach LFO lens technology, the pioneering lighting concept that guarantees perfect illumination
protruding light is reduced to an absolute minimum of 10mm. of the floorspace and maximum glare suppression of the wall
This prevents glare and significantly improves visual comfort. surface. Easily wall mounted, the Monorail 4021 gives focused,
Thanks to a specially developed hinge, the light can also be asymmetric light distribution onto the working plane, with even
perfectly positioned. Two available beam angles - either 30 or light distribution of up to 1.6-metres for a one-sided handrail
55-degrees - enables the luminaire to accurately direct the light or 3.2-metres for dual handrails. With illuminance selectable
at the required object. from 150 to 250 lux, it is available in various light colours, and is tunable white selectable.

ZFY200 Ripls
We-ef Louis Poulsen
The ZFY200 bollards fit harmoniously into a wide variety of Designed by Jakob Wagner, the wall-mounted Ripls emits a diffused
architectural and urban contexts – providing illumination light. The front consists of a concave clear front, with ripples like
that is free of glare and scattered light. The CAD-optimised, rings in water. These ripples refract light, creating a subtle change
indirect optic developed by We-ef generates a symmetric light of appearance depending on the viewing angle. The concave form
distribution [C60] and ensures excellent glare control with outlines the refraction, creating a higher intensity of light towards
maximum efficiency. The bollards are available in two sizes: the centre, fading off towards the edges. A diffuser offset sits deep
600mm and 1,000mm in height. The ZFY200 has integral 10/10 in the fixture, creating a sense of depth, while its slim housing
kV surge protection and is fully prewired with an integrated creates the appearance of a floating disk. Perforations in the
terminal box and fuse. We-ef’s 5CE anti-corrosion technology opaque housing allow indirect light to create a soft halo of light
guarantees lasting and reliable corrosion protection for the IP66 around the fixture.


Volatiles Stream
Volatiles Regent
Volatiles are ultra-thin LED modules that, when placed behind a With Stream, architecture, space and light become one. The
sophisticated glass mosaic, create a tantalising light scene. With uplighter illuminates the ceiling without a ceiling-mounted
the ability to display a myriad of colours, endless variations of luminaire, making the ceiling the reflective surface on which
compositions are possible. Every tile is sensitive to touch, so you the spread of diffuse light unfolds. Given its unique reflector
can modify the colour with your fingertips or use your hands to technology and its narrow-beam light distribution, Stream
draw patterns on this illuminated wall. Simple to operate and creates a sufficient level of brightness in the space through
install, Volatiles can be controlled via your smartphone. Thanks to purely indirect lighting, meeting the most stringent glare control
the latest LED technology, Volatiles are highly energy efficient and requirements specified for office lighting. Available in different
long lasting, while intelligent software considerably lowers energy versions, for standing on a table, or equipped with a stand,
consumption in stand-by mode. Stream makes for an extremely flexible lighting solution.

Wittenberg 4.0 Series Walky

Mawa Design iGuzzini
The Wittenberg 4.0 series from mawa design features a wide range Walky is a collection of miniaturised luminaires, with a round,
of spotlights, including recessed, surface-mounted, free-standing, square and rectangular shape, featuring highly innovative
track and recessed concrete luminaires. The spotlights are designed technology and a refined design. Designed for outdoor spaces,
with no visible screws or cables, and offer excellent light output and Walky is suitable for recessed or surface installations, with sizes
improved colour rendition. Their large light emission also boasts available from 45mm and luminous flux levels from 270 to 1800
excellent glare control. lumens. The miniaturisation applies to both the luminaire and its components. The very latest generation LED technology,
together with materials, optics and application development,
have allowed iGuzzini to use every single millimetre, eliminating
superfluous space. 149

Show Stoppers

Moon Dunbar 160 Protozoa

Nexia Astro Lighting Mike Stoane Lighting
“We conceive light as an emotion”. Nexia Inspired by the flowing lines of a Mobius strip, Protozoa, like the 16mm Surf Type S when
has launched a totally unique range of Astro’s concrete Dunbar 160 combines a soft that launched in 2009, is the smallest
spotlights. Moon, with its exclusive and curve structure with the crisp linear edge of technical luminaire in its class. Merely 9mm
architectural design, features the latest its light output, where deeply recessed LEDs and 37.5mm tall at maximum extension,
lighting technology. Nexia offers complete provide powerful yet glare-free illumination. it has full 360-degree pan and 180-degree
and upscale lighting solutions, taking care Celebrating the character and charm of tilt adjustment. A very low glare, high-grade
of light control with a new range of technical raw material aesthetics, the Dunbar 160 is optic delivers a generous 13 to 60-degree
accessories, the use of Bluetooth, VCL individually cast by reinforcing raw concrete zoomable clean beam. Launched with 3000K
technology, dim to warm and tunable white with weatherproofing additives. The result and 90+ CRI initially, it is available in surface
dimming controls. is an authentic luminaire with natural mount and soon also semi-recessed, stick imperfections and a unique finish. mount and repositionable track mount.

Six Moto-Zero Compasso 40 Track Gabio

Arkoslight Formalighting Megaman
Six, designed by Arkoslight’s head of design, The smallest motorised track spotlight Megaman has introduced a range of
Rubén Saldaña, is a spotlight for either track on the market, mounted vertically or aluminium linear LED pendants, Gabio. The
or single recessed installation, standing horizontally, with a light head measuring patented louvre is available in 20W and
out by its optical lightness and elegance. only 40mm in diameter and 74mm in length. 30W versions, producing up to 117 lumens
Its disc-shaped body with slightly convex Available with a beam angle as narrow as per watt. Able to be configured with direct
rim encloses an innovative combination of 4-degrees, the Moto-Zero Compasso 40 is as well as direct-indirect lighting the louvre
reflector and lens, and the joint action of ideal for applications where size really does suits a variety of design requirements.
both directs the light beam with maximum matter, and smaller is better. The movement Furthermore, Gabio features a unique
uniformity and minimum distance. of the light head and the light intensity are design, incorporating light cells within
Moreover, Six connects directly to the track controlled at the tap and slide of a finger its junctions, which conceals the joins
adapter through an articulated arm, allowing with the formalighting wireless app. completely to create unbroken lines of light,
orientation of the fitting in any direction. which delivers excellent design consistency.


Once again, Light+Building was bigger and busier than ever, with countless new product
launches across the many different halls. With so much to see and such little time, we’ve
provided a round-up of just some of the highlights.

KOH 40 Vancouver DRX Zoom

KOH 40 is the new linear general/office Ligman’s Vancouver range encompasses Coming soon, Remote Controlled Lighting
lighting solution from KKDC which uses numerous standard column and bollard will launch the DRX Zoom range; a variable
high output interchangeable LED modules options. Ligman showcased a special beam option that will be available for DRX1
(Switched/1-10V/DALI) configurable in short Vancouver design with the unique corporate and DRX5 luminaires. Users will have the
lengths or continuous linear systems. KOH mashrabiya pattern of Abu Dhabi City ability to vary from accentuating a small
40 is available in Recessed, Surface mounted Municipality. Column versions of this object, or pin spotting a table, to lighting
or Suspended options for direct/indirect bespoke design are now installed around a wider space at the touch of a button.
lighting in a range of premium paint colour the grounds of the main Municipality HQ in More information about DRX Zoom will be
finishes. A choice of LED and cover options Abu Dhabi in a matching RAL finish to the available shortly, but you can find details on
in Prismatic/Diffused or Black Louvres for historic building cladding and more already the current DRX range online.
optimum performance. underway for other Municipality sites.

Periskop 2LOOK4 SmaCT range

Linea Light Group Prolicht Sagitario
An outdoor projector perfect for accent 2LOOK4 stands for minimalistic elegance, The SmaCT range is a set of multi-functional
lighting, the Periskop is equipped with an sophisticated technology and above all for digital controllers designed to provide full
aluminium bracket that allows tilting of up maximum flexibility. The 2LOOK4 profiles control and data tracking of the light fixtures
to 180-degrees. The Periskop family extends can run across walls and ceilings, creating installed in a project, in terms of voltage,
its range with two larger models and an three-dimensional continuous lines of current, working temperature, light output
RGB version newly equipped with a series light emphasising the geometry of a room. and smart performance. Between the
of accessories that allow light emission The range includes visible slots from 20 to main specs, these devices can support the
control. Available in Spot, Flood and Medium 160mm using visible or hidden track spots standard common protocols (DALI, DMX,
Flood optics, they can be integrated with that can be easily adapted to the respective 0/1-10V) as well as a proprietary Sagitario
accessories such as the honeycomb filter for interior. It can be used for both general protocol; include digital and analog ports
reducing glare and changing the light beam lighting and illumination with spots or and NTC sensor; allow scenes programming
of the secondary optic; or the Blade elliptical wallwashers and offers an amazing freedom thanks to the featured clock and calendar
filter, designed to produce an oval beam. for various lighting concepts. and can be totally managed remotely. 151
XOOLUX Nano Tetriss Series Smart[PRO] 2.0
LED Linear Meteor Lighting Gewiss
Equipped with revolutionary Nano Optics, Tetriss Series serves as a flexible lighting Smart[PRO]2.0 offers visual comfort, safety
XOOLUX Nano offers a unique combination solution for a wide range of indoor and and exceptional lighting quality, assuring
of a miniaturised form factor and an outdoor applications. It implements the safe, efficient and comfortable public
accurate light beam shaping. Arrays of latest cold-forging technology with high areas and facilities. This range of high-
Nano lenses enable for completely novel heat dissipation material (30% increase power LED floodlights combines the most
luminaire designs, opening a completely in conductivity compared with die-cast advanced technology on the market with
new world of applications. Four symmetric material) and improved convection design, simple installation, offering better lighting
light distributions with angles from 15 to enabling each Tetriss module to deliver performance, thanks to its eight different
65-degrees and an oval light distribution 7,200 lumen output in each compact 5-inch optical options, and enabling great energy
providing 15x50-degrees serve both wall light engine. With Wet Location listing savings in both simple and complex systems.
washing and grazing applications thanks and IP65 rating, it is suited for a variety of Smart[PRO]2.0 floodlights guarantee
to the adjustable tilt of the XOOLUX Nano applications ranging from sports arenas, effective thermal dissipation and extremely
from 0 to 45-degrees. The tilt can easily be convention centres, airports, gymnasiums, low maintenance costs, whilst providing the
adjusted in 5-degree increments. and swimming pools. right, required light output.

Micro Spotlights CFS540 Vesta Series

Tokistar We-ef Bridgelux
The quality of light and superior Ready for public lighting without the usual Bridgelux’s Vesta Series is a line of tunable
craftsmanship of Tokistar Micro Spotlights in-line arrangement of poles? WE-EF’s white and dim-to-warm products that enable
make them ideal for illuminating fine jewelry catenary-mounted luminaires are designed fixture manufacturers to build adaptable
and valuable artifacts in showcases. These to be mounted on stainless steel stays lighting solutions into their installations.
slender fixtures discreetly blend into any that typically expand between buildings, Vesta Series products tap into the powerful
setting focusing light precisely with an structures or columns that may, for aesthetic mediums of light and colour to influence
optics selection of 16, 24 and 30-degree reasons, be positioned ‘out of sight’. The experience, wellbeing, and human emotion.
interchangeable lenses. Standard finishes choice of two distinct light distributions They allow designers to mimic daylight to
are silver or black and standard stem allows for design flexibility and targeted area increase productivity and wellbeing tand
heights include 30mm, 150mm, 250mm and coverage. Tight control of high-angle output, fixture manufactures to simulate the familiar
350mm. Custom finishes and stem heights combined with zero light emission above glow and dimming of incandescent lamps.
are available upon request. the horizontal, ensures high visual comfort Vesta Series is comprised of CSP-based while simultaneously addressing dark skies tunable white arrays, SMD-based linear
concerns. boards, and dim-to-warm arrays.


UDM-W Smart Dot CITILED Dim-To-Warm COB

Acclaim Lighting Grupo MCI Citizen
Acclaim Lighting introduced its new wireless Smart Dot, designed by Lighting Design CITILED Dim-To-Warm COB is suitable for
Universal Dimming Module (UDM-W), a Collective (LDC), is a versatile outdoor and various applications such as residential
multi-protocol driver designed to allow indoor LED pixel. The multiple light effects, lighting, where CITILED Tunable White is
conversions between popular control finishes and mounting options make this suitable for commercial lighting. Dim-to-
systems, and allow for maximum control creative and modern fixture a must for Warm shows the halogen effect shifting
flexibility and integration with fixtures. lighting designers and architects. This from 3100K to 1850K by dimming down the
UDM-W gives users a choice between a Plug&Play masterpiece allows an easy and LED. The product could be driven by using
wireless and wired DMX input, by natively quick interexchange and replacement of the two terminals, which makes easier set up by
adding Acclaim’s Aria Wireless DMX Dots. For multiple day and night scenarios, using a standard dimming driver.
technology. Both the wireless and wired several types of diffusers are available: tall,
UDM units support DMX / RDM and 0-10V flat, clear, opal, frosted, opal-black and clear-
inputs, while its outputs are DMX / RDM, frosted. Four anodized finishes available:
0-10V and IGBT digital line voltage dimming. silver, gold, black and bronze.

Ark S/XS Noah Clarios Flex Beam

Lamp83 Roxo Lighting Dot Spot
The ARK family evolved according to the NOAH was inspired by the famous biblical The Clarios Flex Beam is an off-the-shelf LED
developing technology and needs arising character that received orders from God to surface mounted spotlight for the outdoor
in offices. The new members of family, build an ark. According to the Genesis flood area in which the beam angle can be flexibly
the 40x47mm size ARK-XS series and the narrative, Noah gathered all his family and adjusted from ten to 45-degrees. The Clarios
40x78mm ARK-S, alongside the regular all the animal species in one ark to escape Flex Beam 24 V “grows along with the plants”
68x90mm ARK body. Profiles with these from the evil of mankind and consequently or illuminates architecture elements with its
three sections can be produced in eight God’s wrath that destroyed the world variable beam. Its refined design in a durable
different sizes between 60 and 322cm, as through an immense deluge. Just like this V4A stainless steel housing that is resistant
pendant, recessed body or surface type. ark, Noah suggests a handmade floating to seawater captivates both visually and object, with a natural wood colour finish haptically; its brilliant light is an experience
and indirect light, which creates a calm and for the senses.
warm environment. 153

3F Architectural
3F Filippi
3F Filippi has partnered with four Italian architectural firms to produce a
new range of lighting fixtures under the name 3F Architectural.

At Light+Building 2018, 3F Filippi unveiled a new range of lighting new requirements, especially the increasing versatility required in
fixtures designed to improve comfort and efficiency at work, especially in environments of this type,” explained Giovanni Bonazzi, Managing
the office: 3F Architectural. Director of 3F Filippi. “With the 3F Architectural range, our company
100% manufactured at the company’s plant in Bologna, 3F collaborated wants to propose a new lighting approach, essentially dedicated to
with four Italian architects to produce the new range: Atelier(s) Alfonso these kinds of spaces to assist professionals in their design activities
Femia, Park Associati, GEZA, and Andrea Ciotti. that often require greater flexibility than in the past.”
“Over the years, office design has evolved considerably to meet

3F Filoluce
Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati (GEZA) is an architectural and design
firm that focuses on improving the quality of life the workplace.
Designers at GEZA worked with 3F Filippi to produce the 3F Filoluce,
a steel floor lamp with a purely industrial design. Its cylindrical shape
rises from the floor, evolving into a series of bluntly rigid bends
to spread light on work surfaces that, through the use of a high-
performance methacrylate screen, is both effective and comfortable
at the same time.
“Architecture and workplaces, these are the environments where
3F Filoluce is right at home,” said Studio Geza. “Design and light
quality merge in an element of industrial chic: the lightweight shape,
impressive height and slenderness inhabit the architectural space,
as well as lighting a table. Just as street lamps hung from building
façades establish a relationship with the urban space and nor just
with the road they have to light.”

Available for recessed, ceiling or suspension installation, the
3F HD light fixture, designed by Park Associati is an extremely
versatile, technically efficient system of extruded modules with a
balanced, linear design.
The H-shaped profile allows for direct or indirect emission, while
the lighting head allows for a 360-degree perception of the
Various types of light emission are available using seamless PMMA
screens: controlled low luminance for workplaces, opal for places
where diffused light is required, and wall washer for uniform
lighting of vertical surfaces.
The system also has blind modules to house electrical
components to service projects, such as emergency lights,
integrated signage and sensors.
“The meeting between us and 3F Filippi has been a wonderful
experience from the beginning,” said Park Associati.
“We believe that the result could be seen in Frankfurt: a collection
that approaches the world of office spaces with a fresh, original
vision and a very high technological content. A new possibility for
technological experimentation and exploration of new fields of
knowledge has opened up for us.”


3F Trittico
Designed by architectural firm Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia, 3F Trittico is
a ceiling light fixture composed of three or four arms linked together
to provide direct and indirect light and “create autonomous affinity
in space”. The light modules can be modified, giving the designer the
possibility to adapt the lighting to layout changes in the workplace.
“Light must be part of space,” said Femia of the 3F Trittico. “It must design
and emphasise shapes, minimise landscapes in keeping with the nature
of the space and the emotions of those that use that space for different
purposes – at times operational, ephemeral, collective or personal.
“Light can only refer to its presence ratio, which can be discrete or
pronounced at times. When everything produces a variable rhythm, a
series of possible sequences, it is interacting with us and our needs until
it is able to fulfil our desires.
“3F Trittico is a light fixture with a variable shape, rhythm and sequences.
It is based on the simple element of a line that becomes complex with its
layering of soul, light and body of light.”
Although designed for the operational sphere of the office, the 3F Trittico
can also have applications in restaurants or the domestic market.
Speaking of the product launch at Frankfurt, Femia added: “In Frankfurt,
there was an Atelier-like atmosphere – a place where meeting, dialogue,
research, exchange of views and ideas for the future coexist.
“The new concept of 3F Trittico has contributed to explain a new notion
of light requested by 3F Filippi, and realised through the different
approaches of various architects. 3F Trittico is taking part of a new idea
of light, our idea of light as matter that interacts with people and space
within a chronotopic system.”

3F Mirella
Light+Building also saw the launch of new versions of the 3F
Mirella, designed by Andrea Ciotti.
Alongside the original suspension version, the aluminium and
shaped methacrylate fixture is now also available in a Floor
version, along with the XS and XS Wall that can be installed on
the ceiling using special rods or wall mounted respectively.
“Flexible lighting is increasingly in demand in architectural
environments where light must take centre stage,” said Ciotti.
“3F Mirella was designed specifically to meet this need.
“Integrating the aluminium luminaire that houses the LED
technology with a shaped methacrylate diffuser allows the
fixture to fit ‘discretely’ into the environment, masking its visual
impact on the eye during the daytime.
“The range of diffusers of various types and colours to choose
from makes it possible to select the most suitable light for the
environment depending on the desired atmosphere and visual
“Elaborate and essential at the same time, 3F Mirella can be
used in multiple applications in modern architectural spaces.”
Having already developed the original suspended version of
the 3F Mirella, Ciotti has a history of working with 3F Filippi.
Speaking of this experience he said: “Designing for 3F Filippi
means first of all having great respect for the company’s
history and reinterpreting it in a contemporary way without
destroying the know-how that has characterised it for more
than sixty years.
“Nowadays, the challenge is to transfer the valuable business
know-how within the architectural world through the design
and manufacturing of products in line with contemporary
lifestyles.” 155

Vertebra Edge Ringo Star Cluster

Aldabra IntiLED Lightnet
Vertebra is a flexible lighting fixture with An elegant luminaire intended for creating Ringo Star Cluster is a modular lighting system
power LEDs and lenses that allows you an even, O-shaped lighting effect. Narrow consisting of seven light elements: 1/6th,
to embrace and light up curved surfaces bin and perfect LED colour mixing ensure 2/6th, 3/6th, and 5/6th circle, including X
and perimeters. Its articulated resin joints the greatest possibilities for lighting design. and Y modules. These can be combined with
allows an elastic management of the Its concealed adjustment mechanism «on each other by special connectors, allowing
lighting of curved or rounded structures site» (±3°) provides ease of installation, while for unending combinations, each with a
such as poles, trees, perimeter areas of its metal body and IP65 protection make it diameter of one metre. Ringo Star Cluster is
residences and façades of buildings. With ideal for exterior use. compatible with all Liquid Line modules, so
integrated optics that focus the flow emitted that the arranged ring structures can also be
by power LEDs, available in three colour linked with lines, arcs and waves. The hollow
temperatures (2700K – 3000K – 4000K), and bodies enclosed by the rings can be filled
the polymerised resin structure, Vertebra is with acoustic elements of green forest moss
IP67 rated. or graphite-coloured, velvet acoustic fleece.

IN Lighting System Dynamic COBs Atto Jack

EWO Luminus Precision Lighting
The IN lighting system can be built in flush Luminus Dynamic COBs are ideal for human Atto Jack is soon to be the latest addition
and without visible screws or fasteners. centric lighting applications where warm- to the award winning Atto Range from
Thanks to the modular system, different dimming or CCT-tunable spots with high Precision Lighting, which will use the brand
emission characteristics are possible. The centre beam candlepower are required. new Minipoint system for quickly and simply
IN system, with its flat surface, comes in five With options from 6500K to 1800K and plugging and unplugging spotlights. More
models with three mounting variants. The CRIs of 90, 92, and 95 minimum, Luminus information about Atto Jack will be available
precise, flush integration into the housing Dynamic COBs offer the industry’s widest shortly, but you can find details on the
allows architects and lighting designers range of choices. The warm-dimming line is current range of recessed, surface mounted
complete freedom with the design of the an easy-to-use single channel COB which is and adjustable height Atto spotlights online.
exterior space without pushing it into the specified and tested hot (85°C) and uniquely
foreground as the object of attention. offers either a linear dimming curve from 3000K to 1800K or a ‘halogen-like’ dimming

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Integrated LED Trackight





37W 52W 12W 13W

12° 25° 45° 12° 24° 36°

High CRI up to 97 High CRI up to 97
3000K 4000K 2800K 4000K
2400 to 5000 lm 720 to 1000 lm
Compatible with INGENIUM® ZB Compatible with INGENIUM® ZB
smart control system smart control system


Colour Filter (Red, Blue, Green Yellow)

Rectangular / Spread Lens

Honeycomb Louvre

Barn Doors

Architectural LED Direct Linear Belfast Fastline

Ledia Norka Ansorg
The Ledia Architectural LED Direct Linear is The new Belfast luminaire is perfectly Available as a compact strip light and spot,
a sleek, stylish fixture designed for individual protected against vandalism thanks to its this combination brings general lighting
units or continuous runs in commercial extreme impact resistance. The luminaire and sales accent lighting to retail outlets
and architectural interiors. It brings soft can be integrated into a vandalism-proof in a single system. The flexible LED strip,
illumination, delivering over 150 lumens per trunking system that practically eliminates with built-in drivers, comes in a variety of
watt; the fixture gives more light with less the risk of being torn off or removed thanks lengths up to four metres and is available in
energy and a full range of dimming of 0-10v. to its special cross-section. Belfast can resist a recessed version. With a click-fast system,
Available in standards lengths of 0.6, 0.9, up to 150 Joule of impact energy, thanks the spot elements can be integrated as
1.2 and 1.5 metres, the Ledia Linear light to the 4mm thick polycarbonate in opal separate modules. Two suspension points
can be joined together in seamless runs in white, clear or clear-textured used for the make it fast and simple to install, and its wide
0.3-metre increments. With plug and play diffuser. The Belfast can be mounted as a range of lens optics suit any concept without
wiring, it can easily daisy chain up to 1000W single luminaire on the ceiling or wall, or as a compromising on glare elimination.
per power drop. continuous row system.

Mini Cyclops Twinline GA-016 Standard

Unilamp Multiline Lival
An innovative walkway lighting solution with With the Twinline, Multiline raises the bar for This Lival and Nordic Aluminium innovation
shielded light sources delivering light without the development of fully customisable linear represents low energy consumption and
disruptive glare, operated with built-in heat lighting. The architectural luminaire offers ripple free light with long lifetime L90 – B10
sink multiple LED. The light is precisely many options for both functional and accent at 50,000 hours. Its lightweight adapter
controlled by clear asymmetric lenses and lighting: side profiles with VDT louvre or satin driver, developed from the GA-69, together
directed onto the illuminated surface. The LED diffuser, downlights and adjustable spot with a small form head, is ready to set the
vandal resistant clear polycarbonate cover lights. The product is suited for both surface- new standards for lighting industry, and it
protects the bollard from harmful dust mounted and pendant installation and is a can be applied to all considerable lighting
and water. An eye-catching object, Mini perfect match for office environments as track brands in the market. High quality
Cyclops, suits for residential areas, walkways, well as other public and private areas. With is guaranteed by a nearly 100-percent
parks, commercial areas and open spaces more than 200 RAL colours to choose from, automated manufacturing process.
providing illumination for any architectural the Twinline offers customers maximum Materials are RoHS, REACH and CMRT
environment. flexibility. compatible.

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Piero Lissoni
Diversion, Zero Track, Atom, Landlord - Flos
Italian architect Piero Lissoni joined Flos at Light+Building
to unveil his new range of products for the manufacturer’s
Architectural and Outdoor lines.

Lissoni has worked with Flos for more than 20 years, having started first time he saw it, our engineer asked ‘are you sure?’, and I said ‘of
to design pieces for CEO Piero Gandini in 1996, and has produced course I’m sure’.
a number of beautiful fixtures in that time, spanning across Flos’ “The first answer was that it was impossible, that it couldn’t be done, but
decorative, architectural and outdoor range – launched last year. I like to use the old Latin phrase ‘Gutta Cavat Lapidem’, which means
At Light+Building, Flos launched four new products designed by Lissoni; a water drop hollows a stone – meaning I only need time.”
the Diversion linear light module, Zero Track, and Atom spotlight, along However, while the technology allowed Lissoni to create such a small
with the Landlord, part of Flos’ Outdoor collection. fixture, it wasn’t the sole driver behind its creation, as he feels that
The Landlord, available in a Projector spotlight and Soft diffuse light, you still need to have the right balance of technology and aesthetics.
combines a gentle design with a versatile outdoor light, with various “I never believe in form and function,” he explained. “Of course, the
possible configurations, thanks to the several accessories available. function invites the form and vice versa, but at the same time I need
Diversion is a suspended and articulated structure consisting of linear to work with intelligent aesthetics.
light modules for a diffuse and uninterrupted lighting effect. The “I never believe that technology means something is intelligent,
elements are available in three dimensions (50, 100, or 150cm), and because that’s not true. If you use technology in the wrong way,
fasten together thanks to 360-degree hinged double or triple junctions. everything becomes so stupid, and sometimes the opposite way
The strip LED elements can be reduced in size, allowing for the around too, but if you put inside a bit of beauty, that’ll help too.”
installation of single spotlights for an accent lighting effect. The track and
lighting accessories are available suspended or recessed, depending on
the architectural space and lighting need.
The Zero Track is a super-thin, surface-mounted track, just 15mm in
width, that allows for the insertion of a variety of dimmable lighting
fixtures. For a diffuse light, Lissoni designed Atom, a luminaire available
in either a round or rectangular shape in three different sizes.
The reduction in size – something apparent throughout Light+Building
– is something that Lissoni was keen to explore with these new designs.
“The change in technology has helped us to reduce dimensions and do
something that would have been impossible even six months ago,” he
“Everything changes very quickly. I remember when we discovered LEDs,
they were these huge, ugly lights with a strange bulb inside and a huge
transformer on top.
“They had this electronic ‘cockpit’ full of stuff only to control one lamp.
Now, everything is inside one square centimetre.”
The new, ultra-thin track lighting was borne out of this new technology,
and Lissoni’s ambition to see how far he could take it. “We tried to find
the limits of the technology within certain dimensions, and sometimes
reducing some details,” he explained.
“That means you have to know what is possible to control and to drive,
to direct this technology and to use it from another point of view. We
created a simple frame and put a lot of functions together inside it. The


Belo_GI Stella C95-P

Archilight Erco Glamox
Archilight’s Belo_GI, from the range of circles, The Stella range of spotlights, floodlights and The pendent version of the Glamox C95-P
belongs to the soft design lights, which wallwashers provides efficient replacements luminaire was showcased in an impressing
highlights almost any interior. The Belo_GI is for existing applications using 150W metal chandelier-like installation. It was almost
available in a range of diameters, including halide lamps. The Stella family consists of two dancing due to the automatic light control
1200, 950, 665 and 455mm, in pendant construction sizes and all light distributions settings, which gave the chandelier an
or ceiling version. Its bended aluminium within the Erco system of luminaires aesthetic effect. Glamox C95 has quickly
profile, is powder coated, and features generated by reliable and highly efficient become one of the most popular product
Tridonic LEDs in 3000K or 4000K, ON-OFF Spherolit lens optics. As a result, complex families from Glamox. Glamox also launched
or dimmable solution. lighting tasks can be flexibly and consistently a new member of the C95 family, C95 Circle. resolved. The purist, technical design of 95 Circle is a decorative, circular available
the cast aluminium housing achieves ideal in four different sizes and with different
thermal conditions and therefore reliability mounting options.
and a long service life.

Ginko ExO I & II ILO Modular

L&L Luce&Light Nordic Light LED Luks
The Ginko family of outdoor projectors A powerful one-directional or bi-directional With the new optic system, ILO Modular is
is available in three sizes, each with two wall washer, ideally suited for even and the new extension to the ILO profile family.
wattages, covering a range from 2.5W to 16W, smooth wall washing or shelf aisles in any The new optic system is built on modules
24Vdc. A wide range of fixed optics, up to retail environment. The ExO can be spaced of small symmetrical reflectors that are
eleven optics per model, including 8-degree, far apart while still providing effective lighting. placed in the linear housing. Thanks to a
elliptical and sharp, or a manual zoom lens, it This results in lower initial, installation and hidden light source, it provides low glare
is also equipped with shadow-effect filter to running costs. Indirect lighting minimises downlight distribution and high visual
bring to mind natural scenery settings. The glare, resulting in a calm yet bright retail comfort. ILO profile system now offers the
projectors use high intensity LEDs or COB environment where light, and the customer’s possibility to combine different optics within
LEDs, in the colour temperatures 2700K, attention, is focused fully on the goods on one luminaire combining together modules
3000K and 4000K, and a choice between CRI display. with reflectors, OPAL or micro-prism optics.
80 and 90. Available as recessed, ceiling and pendant version. 161

Luflex Fino Spot Sito

LG Display Sattler Occhio
LG Display’s Luflex OLED light panels, while A new pure, cylindrical LED ceiling spot from From summer 2018, Occhio’s characteristic
enabling slim and unique designs with a thin Sattler, Fino Spot’s elegant appearance is design and light quality will also be available
and flexible form factor, provide soft and created by the exquisite light body. The fine for outdoor lighting. Sito is no ordinary
natural light with less blue light, thus reducing aluminium tube, just 22mm in diameter, outdoor luminaire either, but rather a
eye fatigue. Luflex panels can be twisted and features a brushed surface finish, anodised complete system, consistent in design
rolled up to a 30mm radius of curvature in bronze, black or champagne gold, just and light quality, that can be individually
without compromising any functionality. The finely polished also in discreet white. The adjusted to suit the customer’s wishes and
panels’ thickness of 0.41mm puts them in Fino Spot can be integrated into the interior all architectural and garden requirements.
a league of their own when compared with architecture as individual ceiling spot or It thus provides the perfect entrance right
traditional light sources, and they also offer several can be arranged in a row. Specific outside the front door. Ideal for people who
design potential that is sure to set fire to light accents are created by adjusting the want to express their commitment to quality
creative imaginations. luminaire via its magnetic ball joint. and individuality.

Why System Unit Aeris range

ES-System Reggiani liniLED
The Why system is an indoor pendant Minimal design schemes need minimal The liniLED Aeris range is known for its European
luminaire that creates endless arrangement lighting without compromising on quality, design and versatile mounting options.
possibilities in office spaces. The luminaire performance. Unit is Reggiani’s cutting-edge All durable, aluminium profiles and accessories
can shine in four directions – downwards, solution, designed to be flexible, powerful are designed for quick and easy installation
upwards and sideways. An efficient light and invisible. Unit has a wide range of and can be composed to your liking. Whether
source with dynamically changing light accessories designed so it can be adapted you are looking for an illuminated profile with
colors is installed in its side walls, which to meet any number of lighting design a stunning diffuse light effect in the shape
makes it possible to illuminate particular needs. The mechanical adjustment system of a tree (as shown at Light+Building 2018), a
space segments of floors with different allows maximum tilt (35-degrees) of the striking chandelier or a self composed liniLED
colors. The luminaire can be equipped with spot in recessed, flush and drop position IP40/IP67 luminaire: the sky is the limit.
an opal diffuser or a louvre. This ensures a for versatile and discreet use, and excellent
very low glare coefficient, which significantly performances.
increases working comfort.

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NIO Small Reno Elements Bellex

Exenia Hess Luxintec
NIO is a range of highly versatile LED Hess has launched with Reno Elements an The best essences in small size: discover
spotlights, fitted with a rotating extension innovative new multifunctional and smart optimal light control in a very compact and
arm that allows the light to be guided lighting system. Reno Elements makes an efficient LED spotlight with low glare with
freely in any direction. The NIO range impression with the best light and real the Bellex. Choose Diamond reflectors or
includes a larger, high power fitting as well added value through multifunctionality in Xquare Optics, with up to nine different light
as a miniaturised version, which makes this a completely new expression of design. patterns. With the interchangeable optics
range an ideal tool for both large and small- Equipped with the latest LED technology you can shape, change and adapt the light
scale architectures. The coloured ring is an and useful options such as loudspeakers, beam to your space. With a lifetime up to
aesthetic detail that can make the luminaire cameras, info displays, Wi-Fi, e-mobility, 95,000 hours, Bellex is available in a wide
‘pop’ or blend into the design around it. and external power supply, it creates range of light colours. communicative and networked living
environments – in the spirit of a ‘Smart City’.

Intara CX Cube Leia

Bäro Saliot LEDiL
The Intara CX series of directional spots, The integration of pre-eminent optical Leia is a precision performer, casting
downlights and wallwashers combines technology and circuit, motor, and wireless its beam exactly where it’s wanted, with
innovative LED technology with a simple, communication technologies in the Saliot minimum spill light and better efficacy
timeless luminaire design. Thanks to their Cube captures a new world of smart compared to traditional blade type lighting.
clear design language and high technical lighting. The light distribution angle can be Add the optional sublens for the wow
versatility, the luminaires are suitable for adjusted from narrow to wide in the Saliot, factor – an ultra-narrow beam of light – a
fitting in almost all locations. Optimal thermal thereby optimising lighting options for any feature allowing for a completely new type
management ensures ideal operating application. Simplicity and safety along with of decorative illumination and offering
conditions, while state-of-the-art LED arrays reduced cost, labour and time are assured architects and designers the opportunity to
and modern driver technology guarantee by Saliot through the elimination of the high let their creativity fly.
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Walter de Silva
Liquid, In-Tense, Mercury - Performance in Lighting
Italian designer Walter de Silva brought his experience from the automotive industry to
create three stunning new luminaires for Performance in Lighting: Liquid, In-Tense, Mercury.

Performance in Lighting has teamed up with Italian designer Walter “I drew up a concept which would take into account the evolution of the
de Silva for the design of three new luminaires – Liquid, In-Tense and Group, of its deepest vocation for technological innovation and solidity,
Mercury – creating a perfect harmony between substance and meaning. expressing at the same time the spirit of the digital age, its acceleration,
Known for his work in the automotive sector, de Silva began his career its fluid dynamism.”
in 1972 at Fiat Turin as a junior stylist, before moving on to Rodolfo Of Liquid, de Silva said it is “a distillation of pure technological essence
Bonetto of Milan in 1975, where he continued to work on car interiors. which explores reflections on the nature of light with aesthetic values
Throughout his career, he worked for the likes of Alfa Romeo and Seat, of the highest quality. Light is energy, wave, evanescence. Metal is static
before attaining the design management of the Volkswagen Group and durable over time. The waves of a drip crystallise into a lightweight,
in January 2007, which is comprised of 12 brands, including Audi, solid volume that expresses fluidity and dynamism at the same time.”
Volkswagen, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Ducati. In-Tense embodies a combination of dynamism and fluidity. The
Over the years, de Silva has developed a unique and emotional design almost skin-like tension of the material explodes in a three dimensional
with a distinctive style that can be transferred within the different creation, whose sophisticated line evolves and composes volumes in
groups he collaborates within. motion, while a meditated asymmetry regains the uniqueness of the
Liquid, In-Tense and Mercury are lighting fixtures that express a essential natural element we know as light.
harmony between a futuristic dynamic and intangible aspects of their Mercury wraps light with its enveloping volumes, and is “a technical
solidity. The recurring wave motif represents a metaphor between revolution about the hot side of light”. “A strong metal soul emphasises
energy and matter, a seductive interpretation of the aspect of light as a a futuristic taste that interprets the needs of the digital age,” de Silva
physical reality, living and undulating. explained. A thin outer shell, slender and seemingly delicate, hides
“With Performance in Lighting, there was an instant rapport,” said de within it the richest reflections of light.
Silva. “This gave me the opportunity to apply my research on design and
creativity in a new field.


Punk Arc Ettlin Lux

Delta Light Soraa Ettlin
Punk, an iconic subculture that emerged in Soraa Arc is a combination of perfect light The 3D effects, which are generated by
the mid 70’s, is an artistic style and is usually and modern form. Designed around the the special textile Ettlin Lux are globally
associated with music and fashion. But it slimmest profile die-cast heat sink in the unique and can be designed to have
still inspires. Punk details infiltrate perfectly industry, Arc is optimised for superior various characteristics of shape and colour.
in the world of modern architecture to thermal management and features a high Examples such as the square ceiling lamps
express individualism and urban attitudes. quality of light – an unmatched balance of from Barrisol, room-high lighting-frames
Steel pins might look intimidating, but when full spectrum colour and white rendering; from Octanorm and Flowbox, and the
combined with light, they become so much superior light distribution; and clean beams award-winning dynamic display from the
more refined. The punk finishing adds a delivering beautiful light across a multitude Spanish supplier Kendu, who creates motion
new dimension to the spy family and will of applications. Arc is available in track, effects and lighting scenes from the 3D lines
be available on new pendant luminaires in pendant, downlight, and surface mounted of Ettlin Lux textiles, and all were illuminated
black, Gold Champagne and Black Punk with designs as well as with fixture SNAP by thousands of LEDs from Häfele.
an aluminium look. accessories in a variety of colours.

Triangle LLM0545A series Shiraz K

Rovasi Stanley Electric Technilum
Triangle is a new solution for general High-power LED devices and an advanced Shiraz K’s contemporary silhouette has
lighting in the Rovasi collection of recessed optical design are incorporated into this ultra made the success of this model. Shiraz
downlights. narrow light distribution angle floodlight. K exists in different height and tilt, and is
Discover how amazing it can be to combine The use of an ultra-narrow angle optical also available as a bollard or wall-mounted
the triangles in different positions to create lens enables a simple structure, ensuring fixture. The specificity of this model is its
your own design. The composition gives efficient refraction of light. Consequently, external technical groove, which greatly
a nice touch to any ceiling. Available in a this floodlight is low-energy, low-profile and facilitates accessorisation. The model was
range of RAL colours, custom RAL colours lightweight. Offering colour temperatures showcased during Light+Building 2018 with
can also be ordered upon request. Made 5,000K, 4,000K, 3,000K and 2,200K, the new ‘smart’ features: Shiraz K can integrate
in Barcelona, the luminaire is equipped luminaire is 47mm thick, weighs just 4.3kg Technilum’s Smart-In-Site range – a large
with Tridonic LED module and driver up to and has a 25W power consumption. With set of connected services such as lighting
3850lm. The length of the sides is 216mm. a 40,000hr and an IP65 rating, it is ideal for management, Li-Fi, video-camera, speakers, landscape and stage lighting. USB outlet, etc, providing an infinite array of the solutions for smart cities. 167

Makrolon DX Sky Drop TubeLED Micro

Covestro Fluvia Lucent Lighting
The diffusing sheet, the Makrolon DX Sky, Drop is a configurable system, which The TubeLED Micro is a spotlight that can be
has wide light scattering, which is generated combines spotlights and structural recessed or surface mounted. Available in
by the special arrangement of the lenses on elements to create luminaires that make it three beam angles from 15, 24 to 36-degrees,
the surface and is ideal for industrial lighting possible to bring accent lighting so that it it is operated by 24V power supply with a ≥
applications. Makrolon SX Sharp solid becomes a constructive item that shares 90CRI. This is a discreet lighting solution that
sheets are also made without scattering the architectural design concept. Drop can produces a strong spotlight output.
additives. With the specially developed be applied to walls, ceilings or a rail. The The TubeLED Micro is one of a number of
micro-optical surface structure, it ‘shapes’ spotlight, with no screws and with integrated new products from Lucent that focuses on
the light for specific illumination. Lighting hinges, is easy to install. Its small 57mm miniaturisation. Achieved thanks to Lucent’s
designers and architects can easily achieve diameter allows is available in various colour adoption of smaller, more powerful LED
a UGR (Unified Glare Rating) of 19 and meet temperatures and has a range of optics and technology; it comes after identifying a need
the requirements of the DIN EN 12464-1 anti-glare accessories, for a high quality of for more discreet fixtures.
standard. light and maximum visual comfort.

Cosmo Lenses basicDIM Zeno Small

Khatod Tridonic Targetti
Low profile lenses, TIR-Fresnel compact The compact basicDIM wireless control Zeno Small is the latest addition to Targetti’s
design, 50-70-90mm, made of optical grade module can be integrated into existing LED projector range for professional lighting.
PMMA, with very thin lateral profile, for COB luminaires easily and establishes a mesh The new addition provides pleasant formal
LEDs with LES 6 to 22mm. Each size provides communication network automatically. simplicity with the same design as the rest
for three beam angles. Available with the Communication is wireless via Bluetooth 4.0, of the Zeno range. Like the larger versions
holder in PC, clear transparent and black, on and therefore requires no DALI wiring. The Zeno Small was designed around the
request. Standalone mounting is possible module is fitted with a configurable 1-10-V LED source to optimise its performance,
by using the mechanical parts of the lighting and DALI interface along with a switched making the projector particularly suitable
fixture. Uniform luminous flux and great relay contact, and allows dimming functions for museum lighting. The new format
glare reduction. Ideal in recessed, retrofit and even colour temperature controls to be allows for installation even in confined
and spot lighting and in ceiling mounted implemented with ease. Groups can also be spaces where precision, colour rendering
luminaires. set up and scenes can be created. and conservation of works on display are
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Co-Creative Content
As part of the Light+Building
programme, arc editor-in-chief
Paul James chaired a Pioneers
of Light specifier debate
hosted by Philips Lighting
entitled ‘The shape of lighting
to come: IoT real-time data for

ith the news still reverberating development and the debate began by James asking
throughout Frankfurt Panis to define Philips’ approach to IoT co-creation.
that Philips Lighting had “Philips believes in co-creation. We are moving
announced its intention to into a more connected world and the effect of
change its name to Signify, light on people is at the core of what we deliver as
the business of connected a company. As designers, we need to ensure that
lighting was at the fore whenever we use data, it should be done with the
during Light+Building. To this end, the Lighting user in mind - whether that be for sustainability or
University partnered with Philips Lighting’s efficiency. It should never be just for connectivity’s
Luminous magazine to organise a debate to discuss sake.”
the Internet of Things (IoT) real-time data for So what does this all mean for lighting design?
co-creation with visionary architects and lighting Ghatan believes that lighting designers always strive
designers. to deliver the best solution for the end user but they
Introduced by Harsh Chitale, Business Leader don’t always have access to the person interacting
Professional at Philips Lighting, the panelists with the lighting systems. “Co-creation allows
consisted of (chair) Paul James, Editor-in-Chief of that dialogue to happen to improve the design and
arc magazine; Pierre-Yves Panis, Head of Global therefore the end result.”
Design at Philips Lighting; Francesco Anselmo, However, he is concerned is that quality lighting
Associate Director at Arup (lighting/integration may be overlooked as we get caught up in the
designer); David Ghatan, President of the IALD technology. “You have to find the balance between a
and CM Kling & Associates (lighting designer); and designer telling someone what they need, and a user
Simona Maschi, director and co-founder of the that is being educated in that process to understand
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. better what it is that they want.”
Co-creation involves teaming up with all relevant So does this mean that IoT will change the way that
Left to right Paul James, parties, making the most of combined perspectives lighting design is practiced? Anselmo believes that
Editor-in-Chief, arc magazine;
Pierre-Yves Panis, Head of knowledge and experience. The core principal is we’ve gone through a big change already. “The
Global Design, Philips Lighting;
Simona Maschi, director and co- all about giving a clear voice to end-users and introduction of LEDs has revolutionised the way we
founder, Copenhagen Institute of
Interaction Design; David Ghatan,
other stakeholders throughout the development design lighting. This has meant that integration into
President, IALD and CM Kling & process to create truly successful schemes. Using architecture can happen easier.”
Associates; Francesco Anselmo,
Associate Director, Arup. this process for IoT is crucial in Philips Lighting’s However, he thinks that the integration of control


has not been so successful so “the opportunity with IoT means we in our own bubble so when we relinquish some ownership of the
can write the code to create modular systems that can improve the design process and broaden it to a more collaborative group, it’s a
way lighting interacts with people. Light is emotion but it’s also very scary proposition because you’re putting your own neck on the
information”. line regarding your part of the design”.
Maschi is optimistic that there are great opportunities that will James asks about the recent trend of human centric lighting and
stem from IoT co-creation. “For a start there is a great commercial whether co-creation makes this more achievable.
opportunity because it gives real-time information about what Ghatan states that all electrified lighting for the past 150 years
people like and how they behave. This reduces the chance of failure has been human centric! “As the technology has evolved we can
when we go to market. dig deeper into the reasoning behind it and find applications. It
“Looking at the bigger picture, IoT and co-creation offers great has now become a buzz word that nobody has a clear definition
opportunities for society. The interaction of different stakeholders for. It’s everything we’ve already been doing. It’s how you bring
with a diverse range of skills will inevitably mean better solutions proper design and good ethics and R&D together to create a quality
for society’s issues - whether it relates to cities, hospitals, schools project.”
or workspaces.” Maschi adds that we have always had human centric design but the
From optimism to cynicism. James states that he has had a number Industrial Revolution changed this because machines took over
of conversations with lighting designers who are somewhat the production process. “Digitalisation has, paradoxically, put us
sceptical about IoT when it comes to lighting design. in a framework that is closer to pre-industrialisation in terms of
Panis admits that there is a fear of change and a fear that designers having a dialogue with customers. Imagine the potential of being
will lose control of their schemes but “when LED technology first connected to everyone and getting data to find out exactly what the
became available for lighting there was a lot of cynicism about it but user wants.”
now it is widely accepted and widely used by lighting designers”. Panis ends the debate on a very positive note by saying that Philips
Maschi believes that the role of the lighting designer needs to be are doing a lot of research on how light can improve human
challenged. “It’s now more about cross-disciplinary teams that life. “We have the ability to tailor the experience, even in public
work together to deliver a lighting solution. I would argue that spaces where people will have different needs. It’s all through the
a data scientist is equally as important as a traditional lighting exchange of information and having the correct tools.”
designer in creating a beautiful light experience.” Over to you, lighting designers!
Anselmo adds that being against change is wrong. “Buildings and
design, like anything else, evolves and lighting designers need to To watch the whole debate go to
embrace that.”
Ghatan comments that “very often we, as lighting designers, live 171

Bela FLO 360 Fluid

Molto Luce Vexica Selux
The Bela product family is designed as a FLO 360 by Vexica is a luxury LED pendant When it comes to the quest to fuse lighting
modular system so that the luminaires can luminaire with iOS app pixel-control. This and interior design, the Fluid light profile
be perfectly tailored to the demands of a unique proprietary technology creates is breaking new ground. This elegant,
particular project. The ceiling, recessed and a multitude of dynamic effects. Using an asymmetrical aluminium profile with
pendant luminaires of the Bela range are integral beam shaping fabric, the LEDs integrated reflector technology, developed
available in different diameters from 400mm morph into multiple mesmerising displays by Selux with Berlin design bureau e27,
up to 1000mm as well as in direct or direct/ that move via preset programmes triggered offers a wide range of options for the
indirect beam versions. In combination via WiFi. Packaged in a unique semi- emphasis of specific locations, objects
the perfect homogeneity due the recessed transparent mirror finish glass tube with or areas within buildings. Fluid’s profile
opal or microprismatic diffusers and the chromed accents. This unique product elements and variable connectors enable
obliquely inward decorative ring complete comes to life only when in use, otherwise objects to be configured that are reduced
the particularly appealing design. resembling a mirrored piece of architecture. in shape or with highly complex geometries and whose light effect creates unique
impressions inside rooms.

Divine 72 Linearlight Flex Tunable White Flow

Anolis Osram Thorn Lighting
Powerful and compact, the Divine 72 cuts Linearlight Flex Tunable White is designed As people flow through the city, Flow creates
through the night sky with precision and with professional lighting needs in mind — light that flows with them, providing safety
clarity. New architectural compositions can you can make any space remarkable with and high visual performance for all kinds
be achieved by layering façade details and this flexible, cuttable strip of LEDs, tunable of urban activities. The luminaire features
highlighting other landscape features with between 2,700K and 6,500K white, and six different mounting variants, thirteen
the luminaire’s narrow 6-degree beam. It dimmable with PWM technology. Ideal for optical possibilities for street lighting and
has the power to paint any structure with architectural lighting, object integration and area lighting, a choice of tilting options
light, either in stark distinction, or with signage, Linearlight Flex Tunable White is (negative and positive) and dimming options
subtle separation hues, as very fine degrees supplied with a self-adhesive strip on the to contribute to comfort and wellbeing in
of colour variation are possible. Robust reverse for very straightforward mounting. a wide variety of urban areas. Its efficacy
and made to withstand exacting and harsh Each metre contains 160 LED modules and reaches 139lm/W, enabling it to save
exterior environments, the Divine 72 is rated uses 24V technology for easy dimensioning. significant energy compared to conventional
IK10 in addition to being ‘Suitable for Wet solutions. Lumen packages ranging from
Locations’ with an IP67 rating. 1700lm to 13600lm are available.

Highly expressive structures
and attractive light

ÅF Lighting
Lang - Neri
Christian Klinge, Head of Innovations at ÅF Lighting,
talks us through Lang, a new post top luminaire
designed by the Scandinavian firm for Neri.

Developing a new luminaire is a complex and demanding task that

involves a multitude of aspects, ranging from practical and economic
constraints to considerations regarding aesthetics and design. In the
case of the Lang luminaire the complexity is amplified by the fact that
developing a new post top luminaire means challenging a very long
history, with very strong conventions. Post top luminaires have been
with us for more than 200 years, and trying to come up with something
new is very challenging. Nevertheless we were thrilled when Neri
entrusted us to design the new member of their post top family.
We started out by trying to identify the DNA of a post top luminaire Regarding the aesthetic expression of the luminaire, we wanted it to be
and found that the essence could be identified as a sphere of light immediately recognisable as a post top luminaire with the associated
embraced by a body, a hat and a bottom piece. With this basic definition characteristics, yet having a distinct modern design. Especially the
in place we started experimenting with various ways of expressing these two-arm configuration constituted a challenge in this regard. But in the
characteristics in a way that both respected the heritage of post top end we managed to create a design that worked well, both seen from
luminaires, yet had a modern expression. the side as well as frontal. In the front view the luminaire is distinctly
The design task was further challenged by the fact that we had to simplistic and reflects some of the qualities found in the Scandinavian
fulfill rather tough demands for light distribution and lumen packages, design tradition. Seen from the side it has an archetypical lamp type
which led to the conclusion that the luminaire could only have two expression, yet a very modern, sleek design.
arms defining the Body. Furthermore the ‘light engine’ was divided in We are very glad that we managed to create a shape which works
two separate PCB’s, which meant that we had find place for a double both with and without the blade, further increasing the feasibility and
configuration in the luminaire top. multifunctionality of the luminaire. We hope that Neri will have success
After struggling quite a lot with these difficult constraints we came to with the new post top luminaire Lang, which we believe has some
the conclusion that we had to turn the constraints into a feature for the unique design qualities and features not found elsewhere on the market
luminaire and decided to investigate the possibility to ‘cut’ the sphere of today. The hallmark of ÅF Lighting’s luminaire design has always been
light in two and introduce a visible divider between the two. That turned to create luminaires with distinct and unique design qualities combined
out to be fruitful and meant that we suddenly had a unique design with multifunctionality and feasibility. This is how we create value for our
feature for luminaire in the form of a ‘blade’ which could catch the light clients.
from the two light engines and help define the spatial dimension of the
luminaire body.


Ada Helmut Pin-Spot Spotlight Click System

Optoga Sycra Onok Lighting
Ada is a specialised spotlight module for Helmut PS is a compact, exterior rated 12/25 Unlike other systems based on electrified
applications within retail and tasklight. It watts solid state spotlight that offers unique tracks and magnetised modules, the Click
has a flexible lens system and works with ultra-narrow, RGBW, outstanding lumen, System has an exclusive way to connect
reflectors as well. The ability to connect colour and optical performance. It offers luminaires to a profile, which provides a better
the LED module directly to 230VAC mains unmatched colour mixing, unique lumen aesthetic solution, with invisible unions. It
means that it doesn’t need an additional package, and ultra-precise light distribution, is easy to install: with two clicks to connect
driver, allowing freedom to design slim ranging from a 5-degree ultra-narrow beam and anchor each module. The aluminium
fixtures without making space for extra angle to up to 40 degrees. extrusion produces less waste than
cables. With an optical holder, Ada offers a electrified tracks because high temperatures
flexible system with a variation of low-build are not needed, while the amount of copper
hybrid lenses, from a very narrow 11-degree needed is also reduced. Because of this, the
spotlight beam to a wide 62-degree Click System is a more sustainable product
downlight beam. than other market alternatives.

Luxeon CZ LED LightLine Okalite Grado Twin

Lumileds ADO Lights Trilux
To meet the recent market trend of colour The LED LightLine provides luminous lines With the Okalite Grado Twin spotlight with
tuning fixtures with narrow beam angles and when darkness falls. Sometimes an eye- two lamp units, retailers can optimally
maximum punch, Lumileds has developed catcher, at other times showing the way, it illuminate their aisles with a unique and
the Luxeon CZ Colour Line, which consists accentuates entrance areas or emphasises attractive twin spotlight. With a swivel radius
of 21 LED colour options including thirteen architectural contours. LightLines can be of 110-degrees, the luminaire provides
colour and eight white LEDs. In a narrow integrated in façades and floor spaces. complete flexibility so that even shelving
beam system, the intensity of the light from The profile made of stainless steel is ideal to heights of 2.20-metres is attractively
Luxeon CZ is nearly 30-50-percent higher for salty areas and in water, public spaces, displayed. The specially developed diffuser
compared to other undomed LEDs. The façades and entrance areas. It is available reflector achieves accented distribution of
intensity of each colour is similar, ensuring a in straight or curved versions, is safe to light onto the shelving merchandise, along
consistent beam width and minimising halos walk or drive on, and can be implemented with optimum glare reduction. The luminaire
when colour mixing. in variable applications from user-friendly is available with diverse lumen levels and in small applications to building automatism all white light colours, and also scores with
systems. high energy efficiency. 175

Brick Light Claris LDG Module

Simes Zumtobel Parhelion
The Brick Light originates from the material The third generation of the Claris range Laser-enabled lighting for general use:
of glass and the shape of the brick, has been reduced to the essentials. While Parhelion’s Laser Diffraction Grating (or LDG)
transforming light into a structural element. the original proportions were retained, the is a new technology with very specific benefits
Brick Light camouflages itself within the brick dimensions have been trimmed down for compared to existing lighting technologies. It
texture, not only by taking on the form and a more modern and minimalist design. The is more energy efficient, with polarised light,
dimensions of a brick, but by adopting the combination of LED technology and MPO+ lack of UV and very crisp shadows. Possible
same modes of handling, assembly and microprismatic structure ensures high applications for this technology are in
installation, thanks to its characteristics levels of visual comfort. The ratio between general lighting and emergency lighting, but
of resistance and manageability. Its form direct and indirect output is optimised to Parhelion is also active in agricultural lighting.
allows perfect integration in walls, as its simultaneously generate a pleasant spatial Parhelion is currently finalising prototypes
compact geometry and adaptability allows it atmosphere and deliver ergonomic working and getting ready for rollout later this year.
to identify with the masonry itself. light with a significant increase in efficiency of 151 lumens per watt.

Beacon Muse Tune Lighting System upgrades Cometa Q4

Concord Cooledge DGA
Museums are constantly looking for Cooledge is bringing upgrades to its Everything disappears with Cometa Q4
innovations in illumination, particularly product portfolio, delivering greater design except for the light, the only visible element.
because their needs are so varied – from flexibility while making installation simpler The extreme thinness of the profile, 4.5mm
illuminating large, striking statues, to and more cost effective. By implementing a x 4.5mm only, is unique in the market.
highlighting detailed artefacts and historical new platform design, these systems make The connection in parallel of several bars
curiosities. To answer their requirements, luminous surfaces more attractive across together creates a very slight line of light,
Concord, by Sylvania, has launched its latest a larger number of applications. For the infinite, powerful and homogenous. This
innovation, the new hybrid Beacon Muse TILE Tunable White product, this next-gen product, extremely miniaturised, retains all
Tune. This adjustable, customisable and platform incorporates multiple control the lighting and technical qualities that DGA
flexible luminaire is a combination of the inputs into a single channel. The end-to- Armonia and Cometa Q8 are supplied with.
Beacon Muse and Beacon Tune spotlights. end upgrades and progress from basic to
It brings together the best features of both intelligent control protocols cover all the
whilst also incorporating innovative SylSmart elements required for high-performance,
lighting control technology. customisable luminous surfaces.


Motoko Ishii
Sumitomo Chemical, Stanley Electric,
Iwasaki Electric

Lighting designer Motoko Ishii returned to

Light+Building this year to design three stands for
Japanese manufacturers Sumitomo Chemical, Stanley
Electric and Iwasaki Electric.

Japanese lighting designer Motoko Ishii once again returned to

Light+Building, working with her daughter Lisa to design the stands for
Japanese companies Sumitomo Chemical, Stanley Electric and Iwasaki
Ishii works with a wide range of light, from urban illumination to
architectural lighting, and since founding Motoko Ishii Lighting Design in
Tokyo in 1968, has completed projects not only in Japan but also all over
the world.
For this year’s stand design, Ishii sought to create three separate
stand designs, each with a pure and simple display, with a welcoming
ambiance to welcome visitors.
Taking a minimalist approach, designing each stand as a ‘pure white
box’, Ishii aimed to emphasise the lighting products and their effects on
a neutral background, while representing a Japanese culture known for
its purity and clearness. Special attention was paid to expressing the
brand image and technical quality through the stand design.
“To select and introduce excellent Japanese manufacturers is a very
important task for us. I brought special care to some products, to create
a kind of surprising effect in the presentation,” Ishii said.
Lisa Ishii added: “We focused on a special feature, and used them to
catch the eye in the middle or at the entrance of each stand. Audio-
visual effects and graphic presentations are also important in the stand
design. Original soundtracks were added in some zones.
“We often work in collaboration with music to create light and sound
shows and enjoy it very much. The audio effect could sometimes
emphasise the lighting. I think this was also the case for the stand
The Sumitomo Chemical stand featured a series of artistic lighting
pieces, created using the manufacturer’s polymer OLEDs. The
chandeliers Minori and Cosmos were specially designed to conjure up
images of harvested ears of rice. Using this OLED technology, it lent the
space a fantastical atmosphere.
Stanley Electric showcased the LLM0545A floodlight projector on its
stand. Used at the Niagara Falls and Mitsushima in Toba, Japan, the
projector uses Stanley’s automotive headlamp technology to produce
a narrow light distribution. Through the use of narrow angle light
distribution lenses raising efficiency, the projector has achieved the
world’s narrowest light distribution for floodlight projector products.
Iwasaki Electric, based in Tokyo, has been manufacturing indoor and
outdoor lighting products, as well as industrial systems, for more than
70 years worldwide. Iwasaki exhibited Hotaru, from its LED series
LEDioc, which covers outdoor lighting.
Pics: Motoko Ishii Lighting Design


GalaXi Spot Multi LiFi

Xicato LEDVANCE Philips Lighting
At L+B Xicato showed a working display of The new Spot Multi, a versatile cassette Philips Lighting is the first major global
over 130 Bluetooth mesh nodes, including spotlight, has cardan joints for the luminaire lighting company to LiFi-enable luminaires
XIM LED modules, drivers, sensors and heads so they can be adjusted in any from its existing office lighting portfolio. LiFi
luminaires from sixteen vendors, various of direction to provide a high degree of flexibility is a two-way, high-speed wireless technology
which were controlled through the Xicato in illuminating a room whenever the layouts similar to WiFi but uses light waves instead
Intelligent Gateway open API. Also on display are changed. This is a particularly important of radio waves to transmit data in a
was the Xicato Xtouch software, “Powered consideration for fashion boutiques, for highly secure way. Philips Lighting’s office
by Xicato GalaXi” hardware incorporating example, where a single luminaire has to luminaires enabled with LiFi technology
the new Xicato GalaXi Card (XGC), and new provide both background illumination and provide a broadband connection with a
Xswitch adapters that convert standard flexible accent lighting. The driver is easily speed of 30Mb per second (Mb/s), without
0-10V dimmers and low voltage contact replaced for even greater ease of use. compromising lighting quality.
switches into Bluetooth controllers. Tying it
together was an app that used Bluetooth
beacons to provide location and information

Luxon Switch App Pescara Slimflux 60X60 Q4

Nedap Mondolux Dura Lamp
The Luxon Switch App enables users to The Pescara spotlight design allows flexibility The Slimflux is called Q4 due to the four
adjust lighting to their needs quickly and via full rotation and tilt. With multiple beam squared clusters of LED sources. The special
easily. It provides maximum flexibility with angles, dimming to zero and subtle glare single LED lens allows this panel to reach
user-friendly interfaces that are intuitive and control, the warm light can be put exactly UGR<13, making it the ideal fitting for offices
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which allows you to make better decisions rotation 0° - 350°and tilt 0°- 60°Anti-glare Slimflux range provides very high colour
and optimise your operations and assets. honeycomb louvre accessory available rendering, good control of colour within
Every luminaire or sensor is a source 3-circuit track mount and surface mount three steps of MacAdam. It is thin and light
that delivers lighting system status info, installation options. weight with Ra>90 also available and has up
such as energy usage and motion sensor and down emission.
information. All this data is securely stored
in the Cloud. Nedap Luxon translates this
richness of data into actionable information. 179

Kore Ocult STR9 IG

Cariboni Lamp Lighting GVA
Kore is an optical system consists of a lens Ocult is a new range from Lamp Lighting that STR9 IG is the first frameless inground fixture
and a ‘black pupil’. The PMMA catadioptric consists of a linear system and a downlight. that uses Unibody technology, the most
lens with double internal reflection allows The modular structure can be suspended, reliable wet location luminaire design in the
for precise control of the light beam and a mounted on a surface or recessed, while world. Highly precise machined enclosure
slim design. Its shape allows for complete downlights, pendulum luminaires and made from a solid aluminum extrusion,
internal reflection without the need for projectors can be integrated into it. Suitable Unibody luminaires have no assembled
metallisation treatments. The pupil hides for the hospitality sector, alongside Lamp’s parts, no end-caps, no seams, gaskets or
the light surface from the observer’s sight. Mun, Moody and Trace ranges, the Ocult seals and therefore no weak points to fail.
During the night, when the light is on, the range can be seamlessly integrated into The STR9 IG delivers up to 4,600lm/m or
pupil avoids dazzling; during the day, when interior design. 90,000 peak candelas in a supper spot
the light is off, the pupil screens the COB’s 6-degree configuration with an outstanding
LES. glare control system, using high efficiency honeycomb louvers.

Panos Infinity Ultra Slim Emergency Frog

Cree Luxbox Lighting Technology Platek
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installations based on Bluetooth mesh visual comfort and luminous intensities. motion sensitivity in Passive Infrared
technology. It features advanced The luminaire has anti-glare properties (PIR) technology. Easy to specify and
management and commissioning tools, while for monitor-based workplaces, ideal for install, the 321 Multisensor maximises
also laying the infrastructure for value-added offices and reception areas. It offers a wide personal comfort and productivity in
IoT services. The platform enables seamless spectrum of light outputs and satisfies lighting applications where where daylight
implementation of simple to complex lighting various requirements with options for harvesting, energy saving and automated
control scenarios without specialised training sensor systems and emergency lighting. lighting control are priorities. The 321
or engineering expertise. From switch-based Lumen packages up to 7,300lm are possible, Multisensor’s fully automated operation
operation to advanced lighting control so that fewer luminaires are needed, even if is achieved by a photocell measuring the
strategies, Silvair’s commissioning tools high luminous intensities are required. reflected light from the surfaces below it,
enable you to build control systems tailored and adjusting the luminaire light output in
to your lighting needs. line with the available daylight.

#gofilter FLXible Neon Stick-CW4

Invisua Feelux Nicolaudie
Invisua’s new #gofilter app can be used to FLXible Neon is mainly featured in the The Stick-CW4 programmable lighting
enhance window displays using tunable flexibility of LED lights with spot free controller, for RGB and RGBW lighting, has
spectrum lighting. Simply browse through illumination. Its flexibility permits a horizontal been designed
around a touch sensitive
an extensive list of themes, while getting or vertical direction bending depending on colour wheel. The controller is USB
an instant preview of the impact of each product type. Convenient cutting line offers programmable from a PC or Mac
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been selected, change the atmosphere of specific length and height. Application range controller and directly recalled via six touch
your window display with a single click. Easily available in both indoor and outdoor with IP sensitive
scene buttons. The STICK-CW4
match your window display to seasons, rating 67 gives various installation options. features two DMX out universes, a built-in
optimise it for brand campaigns or festivities. With 2,700/3,000/3,500/4,000K efficient LED clock for time triggers and a Wifi connection
Using tunable spectrum lighting has never lights including dimming function, it can be for mobile remote control.
been easier. applied in many areas such as hotel, mall, building’s exterior, etc.

Pics: Oliver Blum Frankfurt Fades by Philipp Geist

Lichterfest L
uminale, the biennial light art festival launched to
accompany Light+Building, returned to Frankfurt for
its ninth installment, attracting around 240,000
visitors over the course of the week, despite icy

The ninth Luminale festival once again Comprised of 149 projects, light installations, performances and
discussion panels, the festival proved very popular not just to
transformed Frankfurt into an open- those in town for the landmark trade fair, but residents of
air gallery of light art, and inspired its Frankfurt also.
The Light Walk in Frankfurt city centre in particular enjoyed great
participants with debates about the future. popularity. On this circular inner-city route, organisers presented
35 artistic works, transforming the city into a large, open-air
gallery of light art, from the large-scale installations at the Alte
Oper, the Römer, the European Central Bank, the Eisener Steg and
St. Catherine’s Church, to smaller works along the way.
Philipp Geist staged the Römer as a light installation to walk
around, and in a video-mapping show the Italian artists’
collective Karmachina illuminated the history of the Alte Oper,
which was a venue at Luminale for the first time. The artists’
collective from Bremen, Urbanscreen, with its illustrator Andreas
Preis, transformed the façade of the European Central Bank into
an animated street gallery.
New to this year’s event, organisers added a debate on the
challenges faced by the city in the 21st century. In parallel with
Light+Building, lighting experts and artists discussed social,
ecological, technological and artistic aspects of modern urban
developments throughout a comprehensive programme.
“We intend Luminale to set long-term incentives for sustainable
urban design,” said festival director Isa Rekkab. “We are glad that
our new concept has been so popular and has already manifested
itself in some projects. In all, the topics were very well received.”
Peter Feldmann, Mayor or the City of Frankfurt and sponsor of
Luminale, expressed his great satisfaction at this year’s event:


Lightscrew by Gunther Hecker Changing Times by Karmachina

Flexipolis by Tobias Zaft Denkstätte by Hannah Dewor and Wiebke

“This year, Luminale was transformed into a from 18 to 23 March 2018, in five festival
biennale for lighting art and urban design. categories: Art, Community, Study, Solutions
“For six days it brought light to our streets, and Better City. The neighbouring town of
squares and houses and enticed people to take Offenbach, since 2008 a regular location of
evening walks, despite the cold weather. It Luminale, took part this year with 26 lighting
transformed Frankfurt landmarks such as the artworks, exhibitions readings and film
Römer, the European Central Bank and the Alte performances.
Oper into light artworks, but also bathed The Better City section was devoted to those
locations such as the Ben Gurion Ring in a new projects that will remain permanently in the
light. city and make a contribution to the
“The focus was not solely on art; Luminale sustainability of the whole festival. The
illuminated contemporary questions of urban illumination of the Friedberger Warte,
development in the truest sense of the word. developed by interior designer and light planner
We can look back on a splendid event, which Christian Uitz, means that Luminale will be
will leave a lasting impression among the present permanently in the city even after the
citizens of Frankfurt and the city’s guests. I am festival is over. Following the redesign of the Cross Hatch by Urbanscreen
looking forward already to Luminale 2020.” square, the Friedberger Warte itself has now
For Wolfgang Marzin, President and CEO of been given a new illumination.
Messe Frankfurt, the new concept of Luminale In the project Lights On, Jens Schader
was fully realised. “The opening to questions of illuminated nine so-called “dark locations”,
urban design, the support from Mayor seen as unsafe places, in the high-rise
Feldmann as sponsor, the newly founded development on the Ben Gurion Ring, through a
Luminale Association, and the new Project wide range of lighting elements. The design
Office has given the festival fresh input. around the church of St. Lioba is the result of
“The overlap of topics with Light + Building is the different viewpoints and creative processes
close – digitalisation, networking, security and of people of all ages living in the “Bügel.” It
energy efficiency in the urban environment illustrates the pending changes in the renewal
formed the focus of both artists and of process of this housing development – which,
exhibitors and experts from the whole world. As with support from the Social City federal and
the founder of Luminale we are of course closely state programme among other agencies,
linked to the festival and will continue to play includes the permanent improvement of
our part in developing it successfully further.” lighting in the district.
Snow White by m box studios berlin
A total of 149 projects were on the programme 185
ELA Expo Lighting America 2018 completed its eighth
lighting show in Mexico City this February with another
successful turn out. International visitors were welcomed
to the Latin American sector through a variety of
workshops, lectures and networking opportunities.

LA Expo Lighting America is a hub for lighting design, Partner at Luz en Arquitectura, Guillermo Redrado, Chief Operating
practitioners and manufacturers to come together in Officer at ATP Lighting, Gustavo Carmona, Design Principal and
the heart of Mexico City to discover new technologies Architect at Materia, Photographer Jaime Navarro Soto, Lucas Salas,
and designs for the future of the lighting industry. Consultant Interior Architect and Lighting Designer and David
This year saw the show host its eighth edition at the Centro Pompa, Founder of Studio davidpompa. Each delivered an immersive
Citibanamex; a beautiful site that overlooks the Hipódromo de las and interesting discussion and exploration into different aspects
Américas. An entrance created by Traxon and Osram technology of lighting design and how the industry is developing in certain
and designed by Lightroom, guided more than 11,000 visitors into ways that will influence the design process in years to come.
the exhibition hall through a circadian light experience tunnel. Alongside the full line up of conferences, the show
Held between the 27th February and 1st March, the show was also host to a number of workshops, as part of the
provided exhibition space for some of the world’s leading education programme, from Lightroom Lab, Ledlux LED
lighting manufacturers who stood simultaneously next to Lighting, Lamp Lighting, Luceco, Lutron and Plusrite.
some of the leading representatives of the Latin American Much like in other international shows, topics of discussion and
industry, of which over a third exhibited for the first time. investigation covered the likes of IoT in lighting control and energy
Over the three days at the show, the programme was packed saving, the Smart City concept and the development of LED.
out with conference talks from some of the industry’s leading The exhibition floor also featured collaborative spaces developed for
specialists and designers, including Tupac Martir, Creative Director visitors to utilise, gather and network in. The ELA Connect space was
at Satore Studio, Gabriele Schiavon, Co-Founder and Creative designed in collaboration with Studio davidpompa, featuring some
Director of Lagranja, Paul Nulty and Anna Sandgren of Nulty, of the most iconic decorative lighting designs to come out of Mexico.
Ron Schimmelpfenning, Vice President of Custom Architectural It provided a stylish and chic area for attendees to congregate and
Lighting Solutions at Acuity Brands Lighting, Giuseppe Mestrangelo exchange experiences, network and for panel experts from Insights
of LightStudio, Kai Diederichsen, Design Director and Founding & Inspiration, and lighting designers as Elías Cisneros to hold


Pics: ELA Expo Lighting America / Casa 432 Previous Page Top The ELA Connect space is beautifully designed
with decorative lighting by Studio davidpompa. The pastel palette
creates a calm and modern environment for attendees to gather,
relax or network in the centre of the exhibition hall.
Middle Tupac Martir and Gabriele Schiavon explore the RedSocial
sensorial installation in one of the DarkRoom spaces.
Bottom The exhibition floor at ELA Expo Lighting America, which
saw more than 11,000 visitors pass through.
This Page The exhibition was officially opened on the first day, with
leading professionals in the industry cutting the ribbon, including
the former IALD President Victor Palacio (middle).

their meet and greet sessions, giving audiences a more intimate urban platform, it sought to generate awareness of the food
experience to gather knowledgeable tips and tricks of the trade. crisis that we live and reconnect with the idea of protecting
DarkRoom presented three exhibition spaces that were designed our own food by creating a Network of Seed Guardians. The
and created by LTD, Limbo and for the second consecutive year, route of this installation invited the attendees to immerse
the students of the speciality of Centro. Silhouettes by LTD in themselves in a sensation of darkness. The darkness reflected
collaboration with Anniluce, DGA, Barthelme & Mae was an the absence, forgetting the connection of the urban system
installation that focused on light control and became a tribute to the with the field. Point light accentuated, as inputs of natural
development and the collaboration of what the designer wants to light that filtered between an imaginary subsoil.
express and how they get from those who are behind a final result. ELA organisers reflected on this year’s success of their aims and
The installation referred to cinematographic symbolism, achievements at the show: “In 2018, our concept was ‘Light, Design
representative elements of pop culture, where the spectator is and Comfort’; with this, we aimed to respond to a Latin American
provoked and forced to interact through memories and silhouettes. market that is more involved in collaborating with specialised
RedSocial by Centro, in collaboration with Selca, demonstrated designers, not only in the sale of the product, but also in the creation
a mass of interconnections vibrating, imitating the complex of experiences that satisfy day-to-day quality of life. To converge
communication in our days. RedSocial was a sensorial on this spot between comfort and aesthetic is the main purpose of
experience that consisted of a central volume whose faces design.”
reflected the continents intertwined through a large-
scale phosphorescent thread installation. The designers
explained: “We have started from the vertiginous evolution
of social networks and digital media as an intrusive social
phenomenon that has marked communication in our era.”
LIMBOsemillas by Limbo was an urban seed bank. Through an 187

The Perfect Light

Citizen has launched a competition to win a trip to Japan, which
includes a stay in James Turrell’s House of Light! Light Collective, the
instigators of the Perfect Light research, explains more...

n 2017, Light Collective set off on a something to offer the discussion?
mission to find the Perfect Light and We want to select people that are passionate about
on the way to capture the thoughts and light and to offer them a chance to experience, share
characters of leading lighting designers and discuss light with us as part of our journey to
around the globe. find the Perfect Light. If you think you have what it
The end product was a 35 minute film that voiced takes, upload a video describing a Perfect Light
the thoughts of 22 of the world’s leading lighting Experience you have had or would like to have for a
designers at this unique time in the development of chance to be be part of the experience.
light and lighting: Our selection committee consists of Florence Lam
The film was first shown in London, Paris, Berlin, from Arup, Nayan Kulkarni from NK Projects and
Milan and New York. There was a surprise showing Tapio Rosenius from Lighting Design Collective.
at PLDC 2017 and then Reykjavik and Wintertur were The Perfect Light Project in 2017 led us to conclude
added to the tour. that we do not have a perfect light source yet but
There are also further planned showings in there are properties of light that people generally
Stockholm, Beirut and Dubai this year. The project respond to and love that could help create a Perfect
was a huge success and everyone that has viewed Light. We have created a trip that includes a stay
the film has commented on the timely nature of it in in James Turrell’s House of Light (a master in the
questioning our ubiquitous use of LEDS. control of both natural and artificial light) and an
The Perfect Light Project is continuing into 2018 and opportunity to see one of natures most efficient
we are looking for people to help contribute to our light sources – the firefly – up close. It also includes
ongoing research into what exactly is the Perfect a trip to Citizen HQ at Mount Fuji who will host a
Light. We have space for three or four guests to join future tech forum and share the experience of the
us on a Perfect Light Experience. This consists of a sunset (weather depending!).
four night trip to Japan between the 4th to 8th June. The Experience will be captured in a short film.
Have we got your attention? Do you think you have

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“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
JM Barrie

To experience the formidable Roden Crater.
The Painted Desert, Arizona.
Purchased by the artist James Turrell in 1979, multiple
underground interconnecting observatories have been excavated
within the extinct volcano, each meticulously planned to receive
light (and sounds) via the uninterrupted skyline of the desert from
the sun, moon or stars.
A select few have visited to help raise funds to finish the project
but the rest of us will have to wait a little longer. “I always said I
was gonna be done by 2000 and I’m sticking to it”, Turrell said in
jest in 2013. “It’s a bit like not wanting to show this painting that
you haven’t quite finished” but “it’s coming”, he added.
It’s been on my bucket list since 1999, when I first discovered
Turrell’s work. I felt an affinity with it, as at that time I was making
site-specific light art installations that also explored the process
of the viewer’s perception of perceiving light as much as the light
itself. Turrell says, “I want you to sense yourself sensing to see
yourself seeing.” It seems unjust if we only ever get to see Roden
Crater in photographs and miss out on ‘the joy of sensing’. It must
be experienced, so experience it I shall…..if I live long enough!

Image courtesy of Brad Goldberg