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EVENTS: Interiors from Spain at HD EXPO 2012

BOVER

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: Rich Brilliant Willing at ICFF + NEO CON 2012

INTRODUCES THE

Trig Floor Lamp

at ICFF and NeoCon 2012

 


Anodized aluminum, 13 x 13 x 26-51″

 

“RBW continues its exploration of form and material with Trig, a simple adjustable-height LED !oor lamp of anodized aluminum. Paring down the iconic tripod lamp, RBW presents Trig as part of a new series of products that is at once minimal and human. Simply touch Trig anywhere to switch it on or off.”

 

RBW is presenting their full collection at the ICFF 2012 booth 1936 and debuting for the first time at NeoCon 2012 booth 8-7078.

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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NEWS: Roll & Hill at Salone Del Mobile 2012

 

As the featured lighting brand at Salone del Mobile this year they’re excited to introduce these two very original additions to their collection:

 Rudi

by Lukas Peet

Jewelry is the inspiration for Rudi, a series of pendant lamps named after Lukas Peet’s father. Rudi is made from bent brass tubes that hold handmade cold cathode lamps. The fixtures hang from their cords, which are knotted around the metal tubes.

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NEWS: Foscarini BeHive Lamp Wins Red Dot Award

Werner Aisslinger with his Behive for Foscarini

 

Werner Aisslinger‘s collaboration with Foscarini has won him yet another Red Dot Award – an award he’s one several times over the last 1o years.

Foscarini’s BeHive wins for its sculptural quality and innovation. As described on Aisslinger’s site:

 “The appealing volume of Behive is the result of the overlapping of a sequence of rings in successively larger sizes. Deceptively simple and regular in appearance, the rings of Behive are the result of a highly complex collaborative engineering process and materials research for which Foscarini is so well known.”

Through some creative designing, the light source cannot be seen through the slits of the BeHive from any given angle and its warm, generous luminosity and familiar shape make it a flexible piece, fitting for a number of surroundings.

Watch Foscarini’s video with Aisslinger in his studio, below, discussing his inspiration and process for the BeHive. He explains that its simplicity is rather deceptive as a lot of creative engineering had to go into producing its seamlessness.

Congratulations to both Foscarini and Aisslinger!

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EVENTS: Tangential Vancouver Exhibit

RUFproject’s Georgia Grind for Tangential Vancouverism

Tangential Vancouverism: Projects for Vancouver’s Urbanism explores the potential for new “urban extensions” to be tenably designed as vibrant constituents of city life in Vancouver.

Our friends at Rural/Urban/Fantasy (RUF) Project, established by Sean Pearson and Alyssa Schwann, have been invited to take part in a critical new exhibit, exploring the future of Vancouver’s urban landscape and the possibilities for re-framing the discussion and the evolution of  Vancouver as a budding metropolis.

Their proposed vision, as pictured above, is summed up well by Azure:

RUFproject tackled the theme of communication, which, Pearson explains, “we interpreted in an architectural sense from the perspective of the new and the old or perhaps better communicated as the new onthe old.”

Called Georgia Grind, RUFproject’s concept is a giant spiralling thoroughfare open to pedestrians. Situated on the ruins of a failed expressway, it would be, according to the firm, “a symbol of achievement and hope for Vancouver, a man-made mountainous pathway for all to exercise or drive upward together while enjoying the majestic view of the north shore and the natural landscape beyond.”

Curated by UBC graduate students Alexandra Kenyon and Alex Buss, Tangential Vancouver is being exhibited between March 2—April 29, 2012. Kenyon and Buss worked together with 5 firms to share new ideas on how to incorporate design and planning powered density and diversity into Vancouver’s changing cityscape. Find out more about the project here.