How to avoid buildings aging owing to the facility technology and stop the lifecycle of the infrastructure defining construction cycles? Questions such as these were debated by Saskia Sassen, Bjarke Ingels and other experts at the Zumtobel Expertenpanel during this year's Light+Building.
LEDs wherever you look! The technology, still very young, has already firmly established itself. But what does that mean for the designs? A commentary on the Light+Building.
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by Thomas EdelmannThe lighting industry is undergoing massive change. Light digitalization is the all-defining issue. Thanks to improved LED technology, light planners can rely on new design potential when considering aspects such as energy efficiency, color rendition, light control and eliminating dazzle.
A folding chair, objects for everyday office use and eminently viable experiments with LEDs: At this year's Salone, Alberto Alessi offered glimpses into a treasure trove bursting with ideas and innovations.
News & Stories | Salone del Mobile 2011 – supported by Villeroy & Boch TilesTwo years ago, Foscarini and Diesel presented their first luminaire collection. Initially, the joint venture struggled owing to the fallout from the global economic crisis, but now it is receiving feedback from a recovering market. Sandra Hofmeister spoke to Carlo Urbinati about luminaires between product design and fashion design.
With the sweeping lines of its roof, the new airport building near Montevideo in Uruguay celebrates the aesthetics of aviation - and its lighting concept celebrates its powerful architecture.
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by Amelie ZnidaricItalian luminaire maker Flos is now producing walls - that light up, of course.
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by Silke Gehrmann-BeckerAt the forthcoming Light+Building trade fair a large number of manufacturers will be using light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, which for decades now has stood out for its numerous qualities.
News & Stories | Light+Building 2012What is the difference between light and lighting? With “Verto”, Naoto Fukasawa has designed a luminaire for Belux that is based upon the principle of reflection. Nina Reetzke met the Japanese designer for a chat.
Clear the stage for stars of lighting trade fair "Light+Building" in Frankfurt: Shadows, sphere lights and glass tubes all stole the show at this display of new products.
At the Frankfurt lighting trade fair, Light+Building, everything revolved around LED technology and its advancement. But it was those lighting manufacturers who had more to offer by the way of technical features that stole the limelight.
Light+Building is a biennial event held in Frankfurt/Main. From our list of selected exhibitors you can see which manufacturers will be presenting their newest products there this year.
News & Stories | Light+Building 2012For Tobias Grau there is not much separating design and technological development. He is driven not so much by a search for new forms as a search for better light. An interview with Jörg Zimmermann.
Light+Building, which takes place in Frankfurt from April 15 through 20 this year, will more than ever before present itself as a trade fair that combines different sectors under one roof, showcasing luminaires for the home and commercial buildings along with intelligent systems for building automation and energy generation.
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by Thomas EdelmannThe end of the traditional light bulb clobbered the luminaire industry, which is slowly recovering. At the Euroluce in Milan the clear trend was an effort to harmonize design and technology again.
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by Andrea EschbachA chandelier is not only a source of light. In the palace in Versailles hundreds of candles once set the rock crystal glass sparkling; today energy-saving lamps, halogen lamps and LEDs illuminate prisms in all manner of shapes. An exhibition at Zurich's Museum Bellerive is dedicated to the "jewels of light".
A ‘balneario' is a Spanish spa. In redesigning the Tiberius Baths in the Spanish town of Panticosa, the architects from Madrid-based studio Moneo Brock came up with a highly contemporary and yet decidedly sensitive reinterpretation of the classic ‘balneario'.
You were able to admire light in virtually any possible form and appearance at the Light+Building trade fair in Frankfurt. And in particular the LEDs offered in all conceivable variations caused a sensation this year. Yet, many designers still have difficulties with the Copernican Revolution in favor of these tiny lights.