Opinions

3D Printing

A Fresh Dimension

Rees Calder of London-based 3D printing specialist iMakr explains the processes and potential applications of an increasingly accessible technology. 3D printing is here to stay....

Creative Cycles

Recycled, refurbished, reimagined or repurposed, upcycling elements to create decorative lighting pieces can be a great way of introducing a unique, personalised aesthetic to...

A Designer’s View

As an Architectural Interior Designer, new lighting trends are always a welcomed discovery as they not only inform a part of our overall vision,...

The Perfect Glow

Natural light triggers a primeval response in us all. Who can deny the attraction of firelight and candles? In terms of atmosphere - no...

The Festival Spirit

Lucio Longoni, lighting buyer for London’s iconic Heal’s store, begins our coverage of London and Paris, with his professional perspective on the international festival...

A New Age of Glass

Traditional glass blowing regions in Europe developed where there was an availability of Silica sand (the main constituent of glass) and access to fuel...

Substance over Style

“Most of us are not designing. We are styling, because we’re using imagery from the past.” This is one of many strong statements from...

Nature vs Nurture

As the painter Edward Hopper once observed, “No amount of skilful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.” He was absolutely right; imagination...

Designed for Disposal

“Planned obsolescence... companies deliberately design products with a limited life, so you have to buy the same thing again.” This is an excerpt from a...