1. Betec Licht AG brings Light for the Future to the UK

    German lighting manufacturer Betec is returning to the UK with a variety of beautifully designed Lights for the Future, in time for Clerkenwell Design Week. This German manufacturer stays true to its roots with every product 100% handmade and manufactured from scratch near their base in Munich.
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  2. LED leading charge towards simulating natural light

    Natural light is an interior’s best friend and it is one element that cannot be controlled by a switch. However when life doesn’t give you sunshine, then LED has the answer.
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  3. A flood of light

    Our digital world is increasingly departing from the screen, finding its way into our everyday life-scapes. These new forms of technology are coming alive, infiltrating our physical environments and bringing new forms of communication with it. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde has found his niche in this updated reality; through his illuminated environments.
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  4. Visions of Blade Runner

    Film is an opportunity to montage visions of present and future and imagine what could be. It has been over thirty years since Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner; a movie adaptation of Philip K Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? set in a bleak vision of 2019 Los Angeles. With a sequel on the horizon and Blade Runner the Final Cut now in cinemas from 3rd April, it seems like a good time to take a look back at how pivotal the visions of Blade Runner were on our current technological landscape.
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  5. Revealing the Invisible

    Our everyday is full of invisible moments and systems; from the monuments of the city that sit silently in stone and steel, to the rhythm of boats manoeuvring around one another in a choreographed dance. The presence of the unseen is dependant upon the filter through which we see our everyday.
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  6. Switch on the Sun

    Since the early part of last century, designers have been imagining a future in domed, self-contained cities; from Buckminster Fuller’s famous geodesic domes to the Truman Show’s city in a bubble. The practicalities of controlling said bubble would be providing a light source to rival the sun.
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  7. Rise of the Wonder Bulb

    However, the stakes have once again been raised with the announcement of the new dimmable LED, containing a filament coated in Graphene, due for release in the coming months. Graphene demonstrates the ability to build materials with designer properties that are propelling us forward into a new age of technological advancement.
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  8. The Frozen City

    The ultimate ephemeral city comes to life once a year in the remote city of Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. For the past 30 years the frozen skyscrapers emerge with the help of over 10,000 artists and more than 180,000 cubic meters of ice cut from the Songhua River.
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  9. Glowing Bodies

    Light is typically seen as a static entity that illuminates the space that we move through. Its intention is to aid our navigation around objects, highlight moments of importance and enhance the aesthetic quality of a place.
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  10. Monument Light

    Our technological age has changed the way we design. Not just in fabrication, but in the speed in which an industry evolves. We are in the age of generation design – always on the edge of the next release – constantly under threat of being superseded by the impending upgrade.
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