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International Waters
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International Waters

A primer for lighting designers interested in working overseas. More

First Global Lighting Design Convention Makes Its Mark
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First Global Lighting Design Convention Makes Its Mark

In an impressive turnout, the professional lighting design Convention (PLDC)... More

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LucePlan, Craftsmanship and Creativity

LucePlan, the Italian lighting company, founded in 1978 by Paolo Rizzatto, Riccardo Sarfatti, and Sandra Severi, has always been known for the elegance of its designs with their blend of technical acuity, functionality, and attention to detail. On the occasion of the opening of its New York City flagship showroom in February 2007, Architectural Lighting magazine sat down with Paolo Rizzatto and Alberto Meda to talk about their views on lighting and architecture, light's interaction with space—what it can create spatially, and how they as designers bring together ideas of illumination and technology. More

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Copying A Form Of Flattery?

Copying is said to be a form of flattery, but when it occurs at the scale of the global marketplace is it? With the overwhelming increase in the production and sale of counterfeit goods worldwide, how do designers and manufacturers protect their intellectual property? The issue of copying products within the lighting industry seems to have struck a particular nerve within the industry. How do these 'knock-offs' affect the design and manufacturing process? More

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