BETEC Light 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…

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. Italian company CoeLux has developed a skylight that has the…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. From the point of…

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…