Understanding the importance of light in transforming spaces

Light has been a crucial element of spaces since the dawn of time. A functional, human-centric space in large part comes down to the quality of its lighting, and more specifically, the way light co-exists with darkness. Sydney lighting design practice DJCoalition echoes this sentiment through the philosophy present on the company website, ‘We light […]

Burnt out fluorescent bulbs are recycled in this wall-mounted light

Castor Design has come up with an innovative way to recycle burnt out fluorescent bulbs by transforming them into wall-mounted lights lit through induction. The Induction Wall Light is an interesting exploration of the use of existing materials to prevent them from going to waste. Rather than destroying a fluorescent bulb, which would release gases that might be environmentally harmful, […]

A new lighting collection that showcases Venetian glassblowing skills

A new lighting collection from Parachilna named Gémo showcases the centuries-honed glassblowing skills of the Venetians. Designed by Luca Nichetto, the lamp has a faceted shape and imprinted surface evoking a ball of yarn: hence its name Gémo, which means ‘yarn ball’ in the Venetian dialect. The mouth-blown glass lighting collection offers a spin on […]

Australian designers take over Milan Design Week

Pendant light with acoustic qualities

The new Teamwork pendant light from Melbourne-based ISM Objects has been specially crafted to absorb sound, with the aim of enhancing both concentration and collaboration in the home and workplace. The light shell is crafted from spun aluminium and has a decorative fabric panel that conceals an internal sound absorbing material. The outer shell is […]

Throwing some light on the issue

If you’re a workspace designer who thinks of light merely as an afterthought to make sure everyone can see what they’re doing or to highlight your latest and greatest art acquisition, you’ve got a lot to learn, says Humanscale’s Tim Goodred. ADR: How did your interest in lighting design develop? TG: My first job as […]

Design your own luminaire range

unltd (unlimited edition lighting) is a ground-breaking online luminaire builder giving you the opportunity to stylise your projects with unmatched originality and detail. It was developed by Melbourne-based lighting consultants ambience, which has worked across various light mediums with recent award-winning projects including work for Aesop, Attica, Hilton and Mecca Cosmetica. The process for users […]

A silo form in light and architecture

Melbourne-based creative studio ILANEL has designed a custom pendant light for The Malt District development.

Siru: a collection of blown glass pendants

LightCo has recently been appointed to represent Siru lighting in Australia. Siru is a specialist boutique brand of blown glass pendants and ceiling lights made in Italy. The techniques used in the design and manufacturing process have been handed down from generation to generation to ensure the authenticity of these beautiful and unique pieces remains […]

The international appeal of Henry Wilson

“I like to surround myself with objects of intrigue. Much of my work stems from scraps of potential that I notice in my daily life and travels.” Wilson discusses his inspiration, working with architects, and his dream collaborator.