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.
Anke Meumann of Lichtpapier weaves fibre optics into paper and lights them with LEDs to create bright new materials for interiors.
The Orb, from Copenhagen start-up Shade, is a tunable uplighter and downlighter in a lamp just 13cm across.
The simplest of shapes inspired these Phenomena glass pendant lights from Czech design company Boomba.
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.
LEDs are small and bright enough to be arranged on the inside, outside or edge of suspended hoops. Adding crystals sets them on fire.
The Bird desklamp by Bernhard Ossan could never be this slim without LED technology.
Compact LEDs allow more space in the luminaire for other elements, like plants in this terrarium light.
The elegantly simple Above light designed by Mads Odgård for Louis Poulsen takes LED technology into timeless design.
Does today’s LED technology spell the end of ridiculously huge, over-the-top chandelier bling? Er, no it doesn’t.
The shape of the plant pot echoes the light in Palma, a clever combination design by Vibia.
Num Lighting designs sculptured LED-illuminated polycarbonate tiles that be easily joined together to create custom panel installations.
The Caveau from Iconeluce, just one of the wall lights at L+B to use the ‘eclipse’ effect to shade bright LED lamps.
Light touch: Front’s Hoop holds a globe-shaped diffuser resting in a metal frame containing hidden wires to power it.