Aston Martin Red Bull HQ Lighting Project Of The Year

Zumtobel Group and it’s lighting brands acdc and Zumtobel lighting won “Lighting project of the year” at the 27th  Electrical Industry Awards, one of the industry’s longest running and respected marks of recognition. This award represents recognition of the technical innovation displayed by acdc and Zumtobel through the achievements, products and…

Celebrating Ingo Maurer 1932-2019

The design world mourns the loss of another iconic German designer this year, Ingo Maurer passed away on 21 October 2019 at 87 years old. Notoriously avant garde, Maurer and his Team are known for designing exceptional lighting and lighting systems.  His career began with an apprenticeship studying commercial graphics…

Student Design Challenge – Stick To The Brief
Joe Farinella of Lightly Technologies gives Trends in Lighting some sound advice on the importance of sticking to the client brief. “Creative people are rarely short of a good idea. Choosing the right idea is usually the hard bit. A deep understanding of the challenge presented by a client, combined with... Read more
Aston Martin Red Bull HQ Lighting Project Of The Year
Zumtobel Group and it’s lighting brands acdc and Zumtobel lighting won “Lighting project of the year” at the 27th  Electrical Industry Awards, one of the industry’s longest running and respected marks of recognition. This award represents recognition of the technical innovation displayed by acdc and Zumtobel through the achievements, products... Read more
Celebrating Ingo Maurer 1932-2019
The design world mourns the loss of another iconic German designer this year, Ingo Maurer passed away on 21 October 2019 at 87 years old. Notoriously avant garde, Maurer and his Team are known for designing exceptional lighting and lighting systems.  His career began with an apprenticeship studying commercial... Read more
Luminaire Design Debate in Europe – Anything Loved is Sustainable
One panel at TiL 2019 saw Ourania Georgoutsakou Secretary General from Lighting Europe moderate a lively discussion on the future of luminary design and sustainability.  Ruarí O’Brien shared concerns on building culture and sustainable options “We must have a better product for people and society long-term and to be... Read more
Day and Night Design – Keith Bradshaw
At TiL 2019 the key themes presented by Keith Bradshaw were the dynamic use of light on projects, and harnessing the concept that the nature of light is a source of change.  Keith presented the idea of recording light using video as a dynamic source of inspiration instead of... Read more
“Nature Is Always The Very Best When It Comes To Solving Problems”
Saurabh Sachdev is working as a daylight specialist and project designer at Light Bureau. Before Light Bureau, he was working as a research fellow and lecturer, teaching lighting science and daylight at the University of Wismar and before that, employed as a daylight design specialist & lighting designer at... Read more
The Architectural Interplay Of Light And Space
With its 2018/19 art book, designed by the Austrian architect Professor Dietmar Eberle of Baumschlager Eberle Architekten in conjunction with Sascha Lötscher of Gottschalk+Ash Int’l, Zurich, the Zumtobel Group presents the 28th edition in its series of unique artistic annual reports. In this year’s edition the designers focus on... Read more
A New Lighting System For The Historic Centre Of Avila
The town of Avila is one of the most charming in Spain. In 1985, its historical centre, hidden behind powerful 12-metre high, 3-metre thick walls with 9 fortified gates and 88 towers, was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. The city has a long and noble history that began... Read more
The RheinMain CongressCenter In Wiesbaden
The illumination of the RheinMain CongressCenter (RMCC) in Wiesbaden at night is perfectly coordinated with the building’s architecture and the listed buildings nearby. WE-EF inground luminaires precisely highlight the pillars of the colonnades. The RMCC opened in April 2018 with 45 halls, conference rooms and studios, and space for... Read more
Hydroponic Technology And Controllable Lighting Are Central To IKEA And Tom Dixon’s Urban Farming Design
IKEA and Tom Dixon will explore the importance of sustainable growing, looking at the contrast of the hyper-natural and hyper-tech. The garden, entitled “Gardening will Save the World” will feature exclusive prototypes of a new IKEA and Dixon range coming in 2021. Following Chelsea Flower Show, the garden will... Read more
Snøhetta Completes The Swarovski Manufaktur – The Crystal Atelier Of The 21st Century
With the Swarovski Manufaktur, Snøhetta has created a crystal workshop for the 21st century. This daylight-flooded and generous building is as much a top-notch production facility as it is an innovative creative hub providing Swarovski with new opportunities to work together with customers. Developed for the Tyrolean crystal manufacturer,... Read more
Under. Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant
At the southernmost tip of the Norwegian coastline, at a small place called Båly in the municipality of Lindesnes, Snøhetta has designed Europe’s very first underwater restaurant. The building’s imposing monolithic form was built on a barge moored at its future location and then lowered into the sea and... Read more
Integrated And Choreographed Light For Germany’s Leading Science Centre
Germany’s largest science centre the Experimenta promises visitors of all ages an impressive, awe-inspiring experience. The centre has been completely renovated and expanded into a new futuristic building by the Berlin based architectural office Sauerbruch Hutton. The building designed as a helix, emphasises the didactic focus of the science... Read more
“We Are Not Led By The Technology, But By The Ideas”
The multi-award winning Michael Grubb Studio, in Bournemouth, UK, is a design practice with a varied international portfolio. They follow a creative, dialogue led process that results in innovative lighting solutions that address the way we perceive buildings, structures, environments and how we interact with them. This interview is... Read more
TiL 2019 Keynote Confirmed as Keith Bradshaw from Speirs + Major
We are honoured to announce that Keith Bradshaw, of the world’s #1 lighting design practice Speirs + Major, will be joining us in Bregenz as our 2019 Keynote speaker. Keith Bradshaw studied fine art before training in architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture. This broad education provided him... Read more
New Lighting Brings Both Functionality and Drama to World Renowned Ski Jumps
This winter Thorn has modernised the lighting of two Swiss ski jumping arenas. The famous World Cup ski jumping slope “Gross-Titlis-Schanze” in Engelberg, and the Nordic Ski Arena in Kandersteg. The main criteria for lighting the ski jumping slopes was to allow ski jumpers to land safely, even in... Read more
Celebrating the Digital Native Generation of Lighting Designers
Millennials, the digital native generation is self-interested, lazy, and entitled. Those are just a few of the terms we hear nowadays regarding younger people. These are the people who are the future of lighting design and who make up a large percentage of today’s workforce. They are also not... Read more
Custom-Designed Lighting Illuminates Treasured Collection Of Automobiles
Curved edges of light trace the aerodynamic body shape on azure-blue paint and the polish of chrome parts brilliantly sparkles. Can cars be art? A question that answers itself in the presence of automotive rarities such as the 1958 Citroen DS “Le Croisette”. The cabriolet could be seen together... Read more
TiL Commentary: A New Lighting Scene by Rogier van der Heide
I wouldn’t be telling you anything new if I said that technology is changing at an ever-increasing rate. But in the lighting industry there is a lot more happening, which makes these times truly disruptive and perhaps even inconvenient for some people … but not for me. Gone are the... Read more
The Final Curtain For Entertainment Lighting As We Know It?
The Final Curtain For Entertainment Lighting As We Know It? The European Union is considering new regulations on the sale of lighting fixtures that come into effect in 2020. The Ecodesign regulations would ban the sale of lighting fixtures that do not meet a set standard of energy efficiency... Read more