• Theme: Lighting

    LED lighting has transformed workplaces and homes of people throughout the world. The bulbs last longer and are more energy efficient than incandescent lighting. But, until recently, LED light quality has lagged—bulbs typically produce a surfeit of blue light that studies show interfere with sleep. Further, due to...

    There’s a lighting revolution going on at the moment—and its forever-changing built environments as we know them. Thanks to a few recent major scientific breakthroughs, we now know that a life spent mostly indoors has a profound impact on our health. And not in a good way. In response, and pushed by organizations such...

    Mobile World Congress 2018—Thanks to LiFi, light can now connect us with unprecedented data and bandwidth by turning light into data. LiFi is a technology that connects you to the internet through light. It converts light beams into an electric signal that is then converted into wireless data. pureLiFi invented the...

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    While the trend of transforming outdoor furniture to resemble indoor furniture has been going on for a few years, brands like Kettal have taken it to a new level, recreating the living room for the terrasse. The latest fad, however, is taking the outdoor-furniture look indoors. For clients who are prone to pursuing...

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    While studying at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japanese architect Oki Sato visited Salone del Mobile in Milan for his graduate trip, where the works of fellow countryman Tokujin Yoshioka opened his eyes to opportunity and possibility. His passion was ignited by seeing Yoshioka’s work, as well as those of designers from...

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    British lighting brand Tala makes an artform out of electricity with its Voronoi III, thought to be the world’s largest sculptural bulb, measuring 40 cm by 25 cm. According to the company’s research, there’s no other sculptural bulb of its size out there. “We’ve already had a pretty busy start to the year,” Tala...

    In this opinion piece by architect Marina Kodakoff, whose research office RSK Architecture focuses on architecture and neuroscience, the use of LEDs is questioned. Kodakoff, trained by Pharmacist Dr Jessica Martin and Cancer Researchers Gabriele Sulli and Dr Pauline Hamdan, explains the current issue with LEDs and...

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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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