A few weeks ago Fontana Arte presented its novelties at the Light+Building lighting fair. As usual Fontana Arte did this with a neatly presented booth which was supported online with a classy microsite. The new Fontana Arte range of 2014 is all about projects. Versatility, simple installation and high quality LED lighting are the new range’s main strengths.
If there’s one trade fair in the world of lighting that is an absolute must-visit, it is without a doubt Light+Building. Hence, we headed towards Frankfurt last Wednesday to taste the novelties and trends for the coming months/years. The fact that LED lighting rules the fair was undeniable. A lot of companies came out with modular lighting fixtures, giving the customer options is clearly an important weapon. This also results in numerous colour choices. Colours are trending!
This Sunday the world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and construction. We are clearly talking about Light+Building in Frankfurt. It’s the only trade fair that offers the full package about construction planning. In addition, it is the largest event for the lighting market. The more reason for us to take a sneak peak on which novelties we may expect. Inter alia, Artemide, Dark, Flos, Fontana Arte, Louis Poulsen, Louis Poulsen and Modular will be present on the next edition of Light+Building.
Light festivals have seemed to pop up more and more over the last couple of years. In a previous blogpost I’ve already mentioned the Amsterdam Light Festival. Now it was up to the Dutch city of Utrecht to seduce me with their magical lights.
In the same way a petrol head gets his kicks at a car show, every truly commited interior design enthusiast goes bonkers over interior fair ‘Maison et Objet‘. This trade fair is held annually in january, in the European City of Light, Paris. Forgot to put it in your agenda or to busy removing your shipload of christmas lights? No problem, we’ll give you the five luminous eyecatchers that were presented at this year’s edition.
The Good Design Awards, presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design are the oldest and most prestigious design awards in the world. They were created in 1950 by architects/designers Eero Saarinen, Charles & Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann Jr. They are pretty much considered as the Oscars of the design world!
“When I see the lights of the Scheldt, my heart beats a little faster.” Bobbejaan Schoepen puts it quite nicely in his song from 1952. Enchanting lights dancing on watercourses, particularly on cold winter nights, do something to you. I was recently on the Seine in Paris in early December, sampling the lighting scene in the city, and a week later I let myself succumb to the enchanting sight of the lights on Amsterdam’s Amstel river. The ‘Amsterdam Light Festival’ was also organised in this Dutch city of canals. A must for those who love cosy lighting and art.
Last week we were invited to DeltaLight for the presentation of the new catalogue, ‘The Lighting Bible 10′. This Lighting Bible is a hefty tome full of interesting new technologies and products. One of these exciting new designs was the latest, improved generation LED chips. The other main points which we took away from the presentation are summed up in this article.