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EVENTS: Interiors from Spain at HD EXPO 2012

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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, VibiaBover 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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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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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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EVENTS: ROLL & HILL AT LIGHTFORM

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…

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NEWS: PHILIPS IS FIRST TO WIN L-PRIZE!

            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.

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THE MAKING: Marset Discocó

An Interview with designer Christophe Mathieu and the methodology behind the magic of the Discocó.

THE DISCOCO IN ACTION

All photos courtesy of Marset

COMPASSO D’ORO 1979: FLOS PARENTESI

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.

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THE MAKING OF MODERN ICONS: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE COMPASSO D’ORO

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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EVENTS: UNICITA D’ITALIA / MADE IN ITALY

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.

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