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Venture Lighting expands solid state capabilities
26 February 2015 12:30 GMT

(Europe) - Venture Lighting extends innovation to include fast developing Solid State Lighting product area.

Amsterdam Light Festival call for concepts

(Netherlands) - Amsterdam Light Festival calls for artists, designers, engineers and architects to submit ideas for Art Works to be staged at the festival's 2015 - 2016 edition.

New European Account Manager for GDS
26 February 2015 12:00 GMT

(UK) - GDS appoints Fernando Freitas as European Account Manager.

Philips Strand Lighting upcycling competition announces finalists
26 February 2015 11:30 GMT

(International) - The Philips Strand Lighting centenary competition to upcycle a vintage Strand PATT 23 or 123 lamp has announced three finalists.

Liz West's Your Colour Perception
25 February 2015 11:30 GMT

(UK) - Your Colour Perception transforms Federation House into visceral experience for visitors.

darc awards now open for entries
20 February 2015 11.00 GMT

(UK) - It is now time to enter the darcness… You can now enter your projects and products into the darc awards, the international lighting design awards organised by mondo*arc and darc magazines for lighting designers, suppliers, architects and interior designers.

Speirs + Major presents Half Life
19 February 2015 14.00 GMT

(UK) - King’s Cross foot tunnel to house immersive Spiers + Major light installation.

Aura Light acquires Zobra
16 February 2015 16.00 GMT

(Sweden) - Aura Light acquires Sweden-based Zobra as part of growth strategy.

International Year of Light begins with SGM
16 February 2015 16.00 GMT

(France) - SGM package illuminates UNESCO headquarters for IYL opening ceremony.

Light Collective curates exhibition in Paris
12 February 2015 15.00 GMT

(France) - ‘Lumières - The Play of Brilliants’ to feature at Éléphant Paname from 6 March to 31 May.

#WeLoveLight film released by L-RO
12 February 2015 13.30 GMT

(International) - Valentine's Day film launched by Lighting-Related Organizations, Official Partner of the United Nations International Year of Light 2015 under the patronage of UNESCO.

IZB Residence, Munich, Germany
Issue 83 February / March 2015 : Retail : Hotel

IZB Residence is at the heart of Martinsried Life Science Campus, providing scientists from around the world with an elegant space to engage in thoughtful discussion before unwinding at the end of each day. Making the most of the space, Occhio’s lighting concept pursues the principle of connection between architecture, interior design and lighting blend. more...

Smart Lighting: Who's dumb and dumber?
Issue 83 January / February

Within the first ten days of 2015 I was bombarded by three conferences on how smart lighting is going to change the industry forever. This led me to question whether this propensity for ‘smart’ perhaps makes up for the rather poor level of skill throughout the lighting supply chain? more...


LED-Handrail Leccor This LED-handrail made of stainless steel, glass beaded or polished, has a continuous light-outlet protected by polycarbonate glass. more...

Michael Dunk
Issue 83 January / February 2015

From the days of spotlights and Par lamps to the modern day lighting we see today Michael Dunk has experienced it all. Today, he remains at the core of his family run business Lucent, which recently partnered with the darc awards, and sees no reason to call it a day anytime soon.
Words by Jill Entwistle. more...

Lighting Design - A Perception Based Approach - Christopher Cuttle

Lighting expert Christopher Cuttle explains the difference between vision and perception, which is the distinction between lighting to make an object visible and lighting it to influence its appearance. more...

mondo*arc jobs

jobs The latest opportunities in the global architectural lighting design industry: more...

Enlighten Manchester
Issue 83 January / February 2015

Held in December last year, Enlighten Manchester was a pilot festival devised and delivered by Curated Place along with city-wide partners to show how artists and musicians can transform a city centre. more...

SLL Fresnel Lecture
19 February 2015 15.30 GMT

(UK) - Peter Phillipson MSLL to present Society of Light & Lighting lecture on Augustine Fresnel's Wave Theory of Light on 10 March. more...

Lighthouse Design

INSPIRATIONS #27 This back page comes courtesy of designers working in hotter climes than our own: Augusto Bastos Ramalhão of Portugal and Mariana Novaes of Brazil who together form Lighthouse Design - LHD, a collaboration created after meeting at the ‘hothouse’ of lighting design, KTH’s Lighting Laboratory in Stockholm. more...


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