• Delightfully Decorative: Mino 18, Aqua Creations

    Designed by Aqua Creations co-founder Ayala Serfaty and designer Benad Dar, these luminaires expand the company's collection of silk lighting.

     
  • Delightfully Decorative: Gravity, Fontanaarte

    Curved like a tree bending in the wind, this dimmable floor lamp features an opal-white, polymethacrylate (thermoplastic) diffuser and a white metal frame.

     
  • Through the “Lighting” Looking Glass

    How do you get an accurate read on your profession? It's not always easy, especially in lighting where there are so many different avenues by which one can enter the profession and so many different professional paths that can be pursued.

     
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    Turning Down the Lights

    New York City has been a leader in sustainability policy under Mayor Michael Bloomberg since he took office in 2002.

     
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    IALD Compensation Study

    The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) recently issued its 2012 Compensation & Workforce Study.

     
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    Business Relations

    The importance of effective human-resource management for a lighting design business cannot be overlooked.

     
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    Standing Out

    Imagine for a moment the opportunity to take a mundane trade show stand and turn it into an experience where attendees can experiment with new products.

     
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    Delightfully Decorative: Synapse, Luceplan

    Intrigued by the communication activity that occurs between neurons, Argentine designer Francisco Gomez Paz designed Synapse, a sculptural LED luminaire that can assume a range of dimensions and configurations (ceiling, wall, or suspension) by repeating the use of a three-armed module.

     
  • Delightfully Decorative: Aki Light By Itre, A Leucos USA Brand

    German furniture and product designer Studio Dreimann handcrafts this open-structured light fixture using CNC-milled wood that is routed to accommodate six built-in LED strips, which, according to the manufacturer, consume less than 50W.

     
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    Delightfully Decorative: Pleat Box, Marset

    Designed in collaboration with master ceramicist Xavier Mañosa and Berlin design studio Mashallah, the Pleat Box pendant luminaire superimposes the subtle shape of a digitally designed crease in a piece of fabric onto a handmade ceramic diffuser.

     
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    Delightfully Decorative: Etch Light Web, Tom Dixon

    The British design and manufacturing company formed this open-structured, spherical shade by repeating an irregular pentagon shape 60 times.

     
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    Delightfully Decorative: Da Ma Sospensione, Viabizzuno

    This pendant luminaire designed by architect David Chipperfield and Viabizzuno founder Mario Nanni features stacked bands of brass-edged, biconcave lenses that measure 2.5 inches in diameter.

     
  • Light and Lightness

    Throughout his long career, artist James Turrell has explored light both as a medium and as a metaphor for personal introspection.

     
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    Daydreaming in Light

    From June through September of this year, Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., was transformed into a magical lightscape due to the creative imaginings of artist Bruce Munro, who is known for his inventive explorations of light.

     
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    One-on-One with Mariana Figueiro

    Had it not been for a design research seminar while a graduate student at the Lighting Research Center (LRC), part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., Mariana Figueiro might never have pursued a career in lighting education and research.