Category Archives: Architectural Lighting

NEWS: Vibia Launches CREA at HD Expo


With the launch of CREA comes 14 new collections with 5 new modular design families. All of them easily designed through Vibia’s interactive website featuring full CRM and project management tools available through CREA.

 

When we visited Vibia at Euroluce last year, we wrote that they stole the show with the introduction of their newest modular systems that are as much art installations as they are lighting systems. Vibia’s R&D visionaires have created CREA (Create Your Project), a digital design tool featured on the Vibia website to go hand in hand with all their latest designs, but configured to work for any Vibia product.

Things you should know about CREA

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PHOTOS: This week at Frankfurt’s Light+Building Fair

 

ARES at LIGHT+BUILDING 2012, in photo: La Dina in their Fantasy Garden theme

 

Sunday was the first day of Frankfurt’s Light+Building fair: The world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and intelligent building. It boasts over 1,500 lighting manufacturers (including Brand Van Egmond, Vibia, Flos, Ares, DGA, Fabbian, Marset and Bover) making it one of the most complete representations of the lighting industry.

 

Marset at LIGHT+BUILDING DAY 2012, in photo: Pleat Boxes by Javier Manosa

 

From decorative to architectural to outdoor, almost the full spectrum of lighting is represented at the fair. The theme at Light+Building this year is energy efficiency and incorporating lighting efficiency into the broader scheme of engineering, architecture and construction. On our first day we visited the booths of Ares and Marset – two brands that never disappoint in their showings.

Here are some photos from our first few days at the fair:

ARES at LIGHT+BUILDING DAY 2012, in photo: Greta Floor Outdoor Floor Lamp
Marset at LIGHT+BUILDING 2012, in photo: Tamtam Pendant

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IN THE STUDIO WITH : RESOLUTE

The Resolute Studio

Last weekend we took a trip to Seattle, Washington to pay a visit to the good people at Resolute. After nearly 23 years in the business, they understand that providing lighting solutions for architects and designers includes creating a product that encompasses efficiency, durability, flexibility and a classic aesthetic.

Resolute has striven, with great success, to engineer lighting systems that look like classic decorative fixtures, but operate with the efficiency and durability of an architectural product.

Resolute Prosperity 22 Floor Lamp

There isn’t much they haven’t thought of:

  • All their fluorescent fixtures are dimmable
  • They’ve mastered a technique so their diffusers attach seamlessly to create fully sealed fixtures that are completely dust-proof and easy to clean.
  • They use a standard set of fabric options from Knoll Textiles and Carnegie Fabrics to make their shades but offer designers an option to customize the choice of fabric.
  • Resolute is constantly adapting their product line to be compatible with the most efficient lamping. Their LED panels are formulated for the most even distribution of light with no hot spots.

Inside the Resolute lighting factory

Dialog between the factory and the designer is an essential part of their process. Their clients take full advantage of the fact that Resolute products are customizable in terms of size, finish and lamping. Instead of searching for the right product to buy, they go to Resolute to get the product they need manufactured.

More photos of our visit below!

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INSPIRATION: Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Designed by Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola, the interior of the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona is a shining homage to Barcelona’s own rich artistic and architectural legacy.

Antoni Gaudi’s modernist monuments that give so much character to the surrounding cityscape are obvious reference points for Urquiola’s beautiful and organic approach to the interior aesthetics of this midcentury bank turned hotel.

Scrupulous perfectionism and a curated synthesis of fluidity and geometry define the space inside, and nowhere is this more cemented than in her choice of lighting and furniture (much of which she herself designed). Choosing from Foscarini (including her own design – the Caboche), Flos, Metalarte and Marset, Urquiola shows her taste to be outstanding the whole way through.

Hotel Entrance walkway
White Foscarini Twiggy floor lamps and Flos Spun floor lamps adorn the lobby, photo via

 

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THIS WEEKEND: LIGHTFORM VANCOUVER WAREHOUSE SALE !

This Friday and all weekend long, come check out the great deals at our 2nd Annual Warehouse Sale in our Vancouver Showroom

JOB WELL DONE: RUF Project’s Saltspring Island Residence

 illuminated nitescape perfection

RUF Project (Rural Urban Fantasy Project) recently completed this swoon-worthy home on Saltspring Island, BC. Inspired by West Coast mid-century modernists – especially Arthur Erickson – the house is a contemporary take on the longhouse that pushes the concept of post and beam to its limits.

LightForm was ecstatic to work with RUF whose client’s design brief of rustic Canadian cabin meets modern villa, allowed them relatively free rein.

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