Trade show season is in full swing and Las Vegas’ Hospitality Design Expo is coming up on May 15-17th. This year HD Expo is proudly presenting Interiors from Spain, an ICEX initiative (Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade) that brings together some of the best in Spanish design and production. With companies like Marset, Vibia, Bover and LZF exhibiting, the show will bring together some of the most prominent taste makers in Spanish lighting.
Check our blog the week of the event for photos of the show!
More photos of Spanish Lighting to be showcased at HD Expo 2012:
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Tagged Bover, HD Expo 2012, Interiors from Spain at HD EXPO 2012, lighting hd expo, LZF, Marset, Vibia
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
Posted in Architectural Lighting, Decorative Lighting, Designers, Education, Industry News, Press, Technical Lighting, Technology
Tagged CREA program, HD Expo Vibia, Modular lighting, Vibia Crea, Wall light installation
A big thanks to everyone who made it out on Wednesday October 26th to come to our LightForm Vancouver office to meet up with New York based lighting company Roll & Hill. Founder and designer Jason Miller, NYC based designer Lindsay Adelman and Calgary based designer Lukas Peet made the trip to our rainy city to meet some of the important people who get their great work into the finest spaces around…
Follow the link to see some more images of the event!
TRANSFORMING THE LIGHTING LANDSCAPE
Winner of the L-Prize: Philips 60-Watt Equivalent LED Lamp
““A $10 price is when these lamps will take off. That is absolutely achievable in five to six years.”
Just yesterday, Philips was awarded the first ever L-Prize (formally titled the Bright Lighting Tomorrow Prize) and $10 million from the American government. The L-Prize is a contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the first government-sponsored technology competition designed to spur lighting manufacturers to develop high-quality, high-efficiency solid-state lighting products to replace the common light bulb.
Posted in Education, Events, Industry News, New Lights, Press, Technical Lighting, Technology
Tagged 60 watt incandescent equivalent, DOE Contest, L-Prize, LED 60 watt incandescent equivalent, LED incandescent equivalent, LED lamping, LED technology, Philips, philips wins prize
An Interview with designer Christophe Mathieu and the methodology behind the magic of the Discocó.
THE DISCOCO IN ACTION
All photos courtesy of Marset
Posted in Decorative Lighting, Designers, Education, Inspiration, Lights, Pictures, Videos
Tagged berlin hotel, Christophe Mathieu, discoco lamp, Marset, Marset Discoco
Inspired by a sketch by Pio Manzù and designed in tandem with Achille Castiglioni in 1970, the Parentesi seems like the complete culmination of the modernist manifesto: form as necessary function, the expulsion of ornament and the symphonic composure of a product that draws its beauty from its simplicity.
Posted in Decorative Lighting, Designers, Education, Inspiration, Lamping
Tagged Achille Castiglioni, Compasso D'oro, Flos, Italian lighting, LightForm, lighting, MoMa, Parentesi
The Compasso D’oro is one of the most prestigious awards in the world of design. It was the first of its kind in 1954 and is still recognized today as one of the most influential and celebrated awards given out in the industry. The idea of architect Gio Ponti, its goal was to promote the quality and innovation of Italian design and to provide a platform to acknowledge its vision and uniqueness.
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Tagged Achille Castiglioni, Alberto Meda, Compasso D'oro, Gio Ponti, Italian design, Italian Industrial Design Association, Italian lighting, LightForm, Paola Rizzatto
Unicità d’Italia- TV commercial from MadeOn on Vimeo.
Inspired by the recent Unicita D’Italia exhibition celebrating Italy’s Unification and cultural uniqueness, Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development has teamed up with Fondazione Valore Italy and the ADI Foundation to showcase the archival collection of the Compasso d’Oro.