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Forest of Light

“Forest of Light” installation that explores the idea of ​​interaction and perspective; the darkened space is lit by towering cones of light that are designed to respond to the movements of the visitors.         They went into...
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Bright space, a public art installation

The English artist Liz West in his latest site specific work explores light and color. Always her installations create vivid environments with a mix of bright color and radiant light. Working with a variety of means, the West tries to cause...
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Lumiere London, the City fills with lighting scenarios, art and technology

LUMIERE London, an arts festival that does its light theme to discover places and aspects of the city lived from new angles. Northern Europe is not giving up in the cold and gray winter and, as in fact Amsterdam, London...
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A virtual journey on the bridge lit up

A virtual environment with lots of 3D glasses to get in. The simulation is not needed for a video game, but this time for the lighting of a large infrastructure project. The stunt is the study of Finnish designers WSP,...
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Urban lighting: the importance of materials

Efficiency of public lighting is more than a topic debated: spending reviews, downsizing consumption forced, austerity regime, decrease power on hours, technological upgrading through more efficient sources and monitoring systems are the major topics being debated today in the field of urban lighting. The general feeling, supported by the practice of urban lighting project, is that the situation is more complex and that there are different arguments than efficiency based on calculations and statistics and supported...
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Electroluminescent Materials

An excerpt of the final research course of nanotechnology and functional materials for design – Politecnico di Milano. By Marta Lavagnini, Sara Nikkar, Carlotta Sada, Francesca Turati. The research aims to deepen the phenomenology linked to the world of electroluminescence...

OLED World, new objects new designs

The Triennale Design Museum dedicated an entire exhibition hall to a series of unique projects that shared a common feature, i.e. the use of the OLED technology that – for economic reasons – has been mostly used for large-scale decorating...
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Turning the spotlights on healthy food: Korea’s pavilion at Expo

“You are what you eat”. Starting with this old saying, the Pavilion of the Republic of Korea guides the visitor to the discovery of ancient food traditions. The outer architecture of the pavilion, one of the largest of Expo, evokes the...
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A new lamp that brings sunlight and good mood in our homes

The light bulb was invented about 135 years ago and, despite numerous technological innovations it had never changed the way it works. Not until today: the hi-tech company ‘LumiLabs‘ from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, launched the Lumious lamp that presents a new...
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LED Elegance

In Korcula, an island facing the southern part of the Dalmatian coast, we find Vela Luka that with its 4,500 inhabitants is the second biggest town on the island. And situated in a central position close to the port is Hotel...
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LED luminaire design

Many things have changed in only a few years and many more things will change in the near future starting from LEDs. Greater efficiently, better colour quality, increased luminous flux and lower costs are factors that will finally determine the success of...
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Using light to enhance a bottle of wine

A new concept in fine wine retailing, Hedonism Wines in Mayfair is a sophisticated wine boutique anticipated to become a key destination for wine enthusiasts and collectors from across the globe. Located in an area of London where fashion, luxury...
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MARIO BISSON. A workshop to learn about the emotions of colour

Colour and light complement one another, they live in symbiosis with every aspect of daily life. The analysis and sensing of the colour element is done with the help of tools that basically need a very specific light source and...
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Enlightening Figures

Internationally speaking, where does Italy stand with regards to illumination? For many years Italy was the top exporter in the lighting industry, but in the 1990s China overtook us, followed later on by Germany. In terms of trade balance, seeing...
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“I customise cities with Light”

To understand what people think about urban lighting, Daria Casciani – a Phd student of the INDACO Department at Milan’s Polytechnic University – developed Else, an experimental survey on urban lighting. She explains to Alchimag the concepts and purpose of this research. Where did the...