New lights from Light + Building 2018

Lights... camera... trade fair action: dazzling new designs at Light + Building 2018

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LED dominance is opening up new possibilities for lighting designers. E&T found a variety of innovative ideas at this year’s Light + Building trade fair in Frankfurt.

Nyta’s Pong is a portable lamp that can be slung over a rafter, tree or anywhere with the cable that connects the lamp to its battery.

 

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Anke Meumann of Lichtpapier weaves fibre optics into paper and lights them with LEDs to create bright new materials for interiors.

 

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The Orb, from Copenhagen start-up Shade, is a tunable uplighter and downlighter in a lamp just 13cm across.

New lights from Light + Building 2018

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The simplest of shapes inspired these Phenomena glass pendant lights from Czech design company Boomba.

New lights from Light + Building 2018

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Into Maurer’s ‘Blow Me Up’ is inflatable lighting that comes in a can. An LED strip illuminates the reflective side of the tube, scattering indirect light.

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LEDs are small and bright enough to be arranged on the inside, outside or edge of suspended hoops. Adding crystals sets them on fire.

New lights from Light + Building 2018

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The Bird desklamp by Bernhard Ossan could never be this slim without LED technology.

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Compact LEDs allow more space in the luminaire for other elements, like plants in this terrarium light.

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The elegantly simple Above light designed by Mads Odgård for Louis Poulsen takes LED technology into timeless design.

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Does today’s LED technology spell the end of ridiculously huge, over-the-top chandelier bling? Er, no it doesn’t.

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The shape of the plant pot echoes the light in Palma, a clever combination design by Vibia.

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Num Lighting designs sculptured LED-illuminated polycarbonate tiles that be easily joined together to create custom panel installations.

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The Caveau from Iconeluce, just one of the wall lights at L+B to use the ‘eclipse’ effect to shade bright LED lamps.

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Light touch: Front’s Hoop holds a globe-shaped diffuser resting in a metal frame containing hidden wires to power it.

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