• Theme: Lighting

    In this opinion piece by architect Marina Kodakoff, whose research office RSK Architecture focuses on architecture and neuroscience, the use of LEDs is questioned. Learn about the current issue with LEDs and a potential solution in her article.   Good lighting is a key element of interior design.  We can paint the...

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    Design professionals and design lovers enjoyed this year’s 2018 Design Post KÖLN, a showroom for home design inspiration. The event is highly focused on consulting among retailers, architects, clients and project owners who come to explore new interior design trends in an innovative and interactive environment. Design...

    At IMM Cologne this year, visitors discovered a range of light-guided moods throughout the fair, notably at Pure Editions.   Indoor lighting has moved beyond its original function to illuminate and has become a tool for designers to generate an entire atmosphere in a space, affecting people’s moods, health and...

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    Switch Abu Dhabi is the restaurant brand’s second collaboration with distinctive contemporary designer Karim Rashid, the first being Switch Dubai in 2009. The Abu Dhabi location opened in June 2017 and features curving white ceilings and lots of natural light. ArchiExpo e-Magazine spoke with Rashid about designing the...

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    European furniture and lighting manufacturers break through the challenges of culture and methodical procedures to bring their products to the Middle East. What route did they take to succeed?   Over the last decade, the Middle East has developed a booming design culture, encouraging an influx of western designers in...

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    Saudi Arabia held its 9th edition of the international design trade show, Decofair, on November 6-9th. There were 120 exhibitors from all furniture and design sectors. One such exhibitor, Jeddah-based Distretto Design, was a particular standout. The unique contemporary furnishing retailer and corporate interior...

    We fell in love with Graypants lighting when we saw Murmurations dangling from a shop ceiling during the 2015 Design Week in Milan. The masterminds behind the brand and the active members of their team bend and twist ideas into perfection. Wouter Smit, general manager at the Graypants Amsterdam office, met designer...

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    In Bandung, Indonesia, 2000 upcycled ice cream buckets illuminate the façade of a micro-library with an aura of natural light, creating a floating effect. The project was completed in 2016 by rising architecture and urban design practice SHAU as part of a larger-scale effort to bring libraries closer to their...

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    NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE at Maison&Objet offered design enthusiasts and professionals the opportunity to learn and discuss a range of topics, such as interior design and upcoming color trends. The speakers introduced the color scheme and select materials for 2019, which we later saw expressed at the stand of Scandinavian...

    Four powder-coated steel rings align vertically to resemble the crinoline, a 19th century hoop skirt. The 180 multi-colored polyester threads which connect to the rings enhance the image of the skirt to where we can envision the woman wearing it. Like much of Dutch designer Susanne de Graef’s work, her lighting...

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