Lighting in Design

Samsung Electronics showcased its “user-centred design philosophy” at Milan Design Week’s Fuorisalone. Designed to highlight Samsung’s design philosophy under the new slogan “Be Bold. Resonate with Soul,” the exhibition focused advanced connectivity and a multi-sensory experience.

Nando’s supported six local designers in showcasing their creations at the recent Milan Design Week. Displaying their work in an exhibit titled ‘Sacrosanct’, the South African designers introduced the global design community to their “afro-contempo” projects, which ranged from ceramic vases and hand-woven mohair rugs to a chair called the ‘Oromo chair’.

Opposite the Gautrain station on the Oxford Road thoroughfare, the iconic Rosebank Link building features the future of display advertising. Billboards on the sides of buildings are nothing new, but in the past they have always been added after the fact. Thanks to a collaboration between Paragon Architects, the building owners and digital display services company Primary Colours, the Rosebank Link now features a dramatic 124 sqm full-colour LED video screen that has been custom-designed and engineered to be an integral part of the building’s fabric, and to contribute to the edifice’s striking appearance.

Lighting is often the most overlooked element in any room’s design – and also one of the most important, particularly in a multifunctional space like a child's room. Storytime is an important bedtime ritual for many families. Reading requires the right light, but you also want to ensure a calm space that promotes sleep. A directional bedside lamp that can be pointed at the book specifically is ideal for this. It allows parents and children to see what they are reading but won’t shine on the little one who is falling asleep.

Horticultural lighting is the industry's hottest new market, revolutionising the future of farming with technologies and innovations enabling year-round sustainable crop cultivation.

The recently inaugurated Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh presents itself as a veritable jewel of contemporary museum architecture. The interior of the monolithic brickwork construction, designed by Studio KO, surprises with its dramatic exhibition concept referencing the theatre and stage. ERCO LED lighting technology installed in a walk-in black box enables the tones and textures of the iconic haute couture models of Yves Saint Laurent to blossom.

Contact Lighting in Design

Title: Editor
Name: Gregg Cocking
Email: lighting@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

Title: Advertising Manager
Name: Carin Hannay
Email: carinh@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
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