Avocado Appreciation
The HOMMÉS Studio avocado table lamp is a standing light designed to impress.  Borne from a collaboration between HOMMÉS & MODO, an Italian architecture studio.  Inspired by the most popular fruit in the world, the avocado desk lamp summarises the Pop Art concept, distilling beauty out of the popular. Studio Manifesto: “HOMMÉS... Read more
ERCO Delivers New Spotlight Range Eclipse
The new Eclipse spotlight range from ERCO would have been showcased at Light + Building in March.  ERCO specialise in lighting technology for: prestigious museums, art galleries and exclusive retail projects. Clients have come to expect individual lighting solutions that simultaneously offer perfect quality in terms of design and... Read more
Architect @ Work Bilbao Set To Deliver Earth Theme
ARCHITECT@WORK is set to take place 11-12 March 2020. At ARCHITECT@WORK, traditional aisles are transformed into lounge zones: places to enjoy a drink, to chat and to provide further explanation about innovative products, applications or services.  A project wall delivered by world-architects.com which is a touring exhibition, presents a... Read more
PLDC New York 2020 Cancelled
PLDC have decided to cancel the 2020 event due to the impact of the coronavirus. Statement from the organiser: “Given the current international developments with regard to the Corvid 19 /coronavirus, as a company we are also obliged to react and adjust to the situation. In particular, in our... Read more
KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design Moves To New HQ
KSLD was established in 1989, and has built a strong reputation in a wide range of areas over the last three decades.  It boasts an extensive portfolio of award-winning lighting design projects, both locally and internationally. KSLD joined EFLA Consulting Engineering in November 2018.  KSLD, the EFLA Lighting Design... Read more
Signify Expands Collaboration For Largest Vertical Farming Facility
Signify and Planet Farms, the leading European operator of vertical farms, began their collaboration in 2018 when Planet Farms announced the construction of Italy’s first vertical farm research lab in Milan.  Recently, Signify expanded this collaboration with Planet Farms to provide horticultural LEDs to Europe’s largest vertical farm and... Read more
Designers Mind Launches Health And Wellbeing Programme
Designers Mind is a community where designers can share knowledge and experience to raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing.  A once taboo topic, mental health initiatives are increasingly gaining publicity and as a result, discussion is no longer shameful. The design industry is a very stressful environment often... Read more
Leducation To Postponed To August
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York and the LEDucation committee announced the LEDucation 2020 Trade Show and Conference will be cancelled based on the growing concerns of COVID-19 in the lighting industry and the New York community. The trade show and conference, was to be held in New... Read more
DW Windsor Acquires PULSAR Light
DW Windsor announced the acquisition of PULSAR through an asset purchase agreement (APA).  PULSAR is a Cambridge-based British designer and manufactuere of architectural lighting and control systems. PULSAR, founded in 1966, have a long history in architectural lighting and are best known for their international projects using professional, powerful... Read more
Supervisory Board Changes Afoot At Zumtobel
Zumtobel Group recently announced that Jürg Zumtobel (left) and Fritz Zumtobel (right) will step down from their roles on the Supervisory Board.  The resignation of two long standing board members shall set the course for new appointments and rejuvenation of the Supervisory Board of Zumtobel Group.  Jürg Zumtobel currently... Read more
Douglas Leonard Begins IALD Presidency
Douglas Leonard assumes the 2020/21 presidency of the International Association of Lighting Designers. The IALD has been supporting its members for 50 years. Douglas Leonard statement in full, “I am excited and hopeful for the growth and challenges we face as a profession as we move into our next... Read more
3D Printed Luminaire Design Competition
Huda Lighting in partnership with Immensa Additive Manufacturing, have launched The 3D Printed Luminaire Design Competition.  The aim is to showcase 3D printing technology to the Lighting and Interior Design industries. The competition which is in line with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed... Read more
Trends in Lighting Forum &SHOW Cancelled
TiL 2020 Cancelled In light of the unprecedented events of the past few days please read the statement from Luger Research e.U. containing the sad news that the planned September Trends in Lighting Forum &SHOW will be cancelled. DORNBIRN, Austria, February 26, 2020 – In light of the recent... Read more
Vintage Osram Bulb Still Works After 70 Years
A forgotten passageway used by prime ministers and political luminaries – and closed up by Victorian labourers – has been uncovered in UK Parliament.  Historians working on the renovation of the House of Commons found the lost 360-year-old passageway, hidden in a secret chamber. “As we looked at the... Read more
Light + Building New Dates For September
February 24th, with 3 weeks to go, the news that Signify had pulled out of Light + Building raised suspicions across the lighting industry.  Emails reading, “are you still going?” began to appear in inboxes.  Following the coronavirus outbreak in Europe the organisers of Light + Building decided to... Read more
Berlin By The Sea

Berlin By The Sea

Projects February 12, 2020 0

Trends in Lighting caught up with the BuroHappold Engineering Design team in Berlin who support local artists through collaboration.  This gives the designers the opportunity to experiment and explore the possibilities of light.  The Berlin team have most recently worked with artist Monika Goetz to  bring her installation ‘Friedrichshain... Read more
Scaling Up Wireless Lighting Controls
120,000 sq feet illuminated by Bluetooth mesh luminaires Located in the picturesque city of Red Deer, Canada, Westerner Park is Central Alberta’s largest trade show, agriculture, entertainment and sports facility.  For more than 125 years, it has been a destination of choice for locals gathering to celebrate all kinds... Read more
Marco Milano Joins Filix Lighting As MD
Marco Milano joins Filix Lighting Germany as Managing Director as part of an expansion across European markets.  He has many years experience in the lighting industry from his previous role at Stuttgart based Wibre. ” A better understanding of what lighting designers need to have in lighting instruments requires... Read more
Brad Koerner Joins Cima As Product Development & Innovation VP
Cima announced that Brad Koerner will join as Vice President of Product Development and Innovation.  Brad is a creative leader in the application of advanced lighting technologies and digital media systems.  Having spent 20+ years in the lighting industry, Brad has developed award-winning (most recent award from U.S. Department of... Read more
Bluetooth Mesh Hits Vegas
Bluetooth mesh standard reaches new heights in a retrofit at Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas.  The Bluetooth mesh lighting control ecosystem continues to grow at an exponential rate. In November, the number of Bluetooth SIG-qualified mesh products available on the market increased to more than 400.  That same month,... Read more
Trends in Lighting Light +Building 2020 Calendar
The Trends in Lighting and LED professional Review teams will be heading to Frankfurt, sustainably squeezed into one car very soon.  The itinerary is developing and we are not sure how to fit everything in.  Please tell us which events and booths are on your hit list in the... Read more
Are You Sitting In Biological Darkness?
“Trends in Lighting recommends a short mini series from House of Bandits, available on A1 Now.  Jan Denneman from the Good Light Group and Ourania Georgoutsakou from Lighting Europe discuss the science behind good lighting and the challenges ahead to get everyone sitting in good light.  Human Centric Lighting... Read more
New Senior Lighting Designer At Atkins
Kristina Allison has worked in the lighting industry as a designer and consultant for 13 years and has been recently promoted to senior lighting designer, in the Atkins Global specialist lighting team in London.  Her most recent projects include; London City Airport expansion and Euston Station redevelopment. During her... Read more
Osram Reveal Best LED For Food Growers
Osram claims it has delivered the most efficient LED for Horticulture lighting to date with the new generation of Oslon Square Hyper Red.  Osram state that it is possible to provide the exact light composition various plants need for ideal growth or to develop certain characteristics. Plants can be... Read more
Lichtvision Design On Lighting The Bauhaus Museum Dessau
The Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Germany has been built for the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus and was officially opened in September 2019 by Chancellor Angela Merkel. In the new museum, the full, prized Bauhaus collection is entirely presented in an impressive space for public display, marking the... Read more
Zhaga Alliance Announces Summit At LpS/TiL 2020 Austria
Piscataway, NJ, USA and Bregenz, Austria – January 9, 2020 Luger Research and Zhaga announce that the 2020 LpS/TiL conference will host a Zhaga summit. This summit provides a one-day spotlight for Zhaga to provide application-driven introductions to the latest Zhaga standards, review their market reception, and solicit inputs... Read more
Philips Hue Adds Voice Control To Sync Box
Signify announces voice control for Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box at CES 2020. The latest update for the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box allows for easy voice control with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and the Google Assistant to control your light sync experience.  The new infrared receiver... Read more
#20TrendsinLightingQs2020 Paul Traynor
Trends in Lighting asks 20 Questions to inspirational lighting industry minds to mark the end of the decade Name: Paul Traynor Job Title: Principal Director / Founder of Light Bureau Where will you spend the holidays?  Heading to God’s own country (Yorkshire) to be with family and hopefully get... Read more
Global Lighting Association Elects New Exec Committee
The Global Lighting Association elects new Executive Committee, foreshadowing active advocacy programmes. The Global Lighting Association (GLA) met earlier this month in Tokyo and elected an inaugural Executive Committee in anticipation of its incorporation as a non-profit association in Switzerland.  Completion of the incorporation process is expected early in... Read more
BDP Recognised For Award-Winning Student Centre In London
BDP’s Senior Lighting Designer Lora Kaleva gives Trends in Lighting the full report on the new 45 million GBP University College London Student Centre. Multi award-winning global architecture, engineering and design practice BDP has received recognition from the British Education Estates Awards, which crowned the UCL Student Centre Project... Read more
Drop By Drop German Design Award Winner
The Drop by Drop luminaire wins for “Excellent Product Design” in the Lighting category Alfonso Femia has been recognised by the German Design Awards 2020 for Drop by Drop, an iconic modern design for IGUZZINI. “A wire capable of drawing in a continuous manner a volume of light or... Read more
Human Centric Winning At German Design Awards
There are many deserving winners at the German Design Awards but this product in particular really caught our eye at Trends in Lighting.  KITEO won an Iconic Award: Innovative Interior, with K-SOLIS, a pendant luminaire providing ambient residential lighting.  The first decorative pendant to combine innovative design and biorhythmic... Read more
Consortium Update: MD-SIG Integrates Into The Zhaga Consortium
Zhaga and MD-SIG have announced that they have agreed to align their efforts and to proceed as a single organisation under the Zhaga Consortium.  Zhaga members have access to the former MD-SIG specifications as part of their Zhaga membership. The Module-Driver Interface Special Interest Group (MD-SIG) is a global... Read more
Rosco Creates MIXBOOK™ Digital Swatch Kit
US firm ROSCO Laboratories have created a digital swatchbook for the lighting community.  MIXBOOK™ is the world’s first digital swatchbook for lighting professionals to previsualise LED colour choices. The digital world of LED lighting has made life as a lighting designer easier in many ways.  There is one aspect,... Read more
#20TrendsinLightingQs2020 Artem Masorin
Trends in Lighting asks 20 Questions to inspirational lighting industry minds to mark the end of the decade Name: Artem Masorin Job Title: Lighting Designer Where will you spend the holidays?  I am going to stay in Frankfurt for Christmas and for the New Year I have a trip... Read more
The Single Market Requires Better Enforcement Of EU Rules
Whilst great progress has been made over the past decades to complete the European Single Market, an ever-increasing number of non-compliant products, including lighting products, remain easily accessible to end-users. The lighting industry is coping with many rules. The European Commission has published its new requirements on Eco-design and... Read more
#20TrendsinLightingQs2020 Sharon Stammers
Trends in Lighting asks 20 Questions to inspirational lighting industry minds to mark the end of the decade Name:  Sharon Stammers Job Title:  Director – Light Collective Where will you spend the holidays?  At home in London. Not budging. Have spent too much time travelling this year to want... Read more
#20TrendsinLightingQs2020 Michael Grubb
Trends in Lighting asks 20 Questions to inspirational lighting industry minds to mark the end of the decade Where will you spend the holidays? Bournemouth, with the extended family. What is your favourite Christmas food? Cold meat and cheese (late at night). What are you most excited about for... Read more
Trends in Lighting asks 20 Questions to inspirational lighting industry minds to mark the end of the decade Name: Rogier van der Heide Job Title: Lighting Designer Where will you spend the holidays? At home. What is your favourite Christmas food? It’ll be a dinner with just the two of us this year:... Read more
[d]arc Awards Winners Announced
The winners of the 2019 arc awards were unveiled at arc night, a Christmas party held at MC Motors in London on December 5th.   Fifteen Christmas present-themed light installations by top lighting designers and manufacturers adorned the celebrations. The winners were: STRUCTURES: Best Exterior Lighting Scheme – Low Budget: Bamboo Pavilion,... Read more