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The Aesthetic of Sustainability 

Tala and darc magazine presented 'The Aesthetic of Sustainability', a panel discussion at Tala's pop-up showroom on Club Row in Shoreditch, on Wednesday 28 September. Hosted by darc Editor, Sarah Cullen, the panel included biophilic design expert Oliver...

Catellani & Smith’s 2022 collection

In 2004, colour was introduced into Catellani & Smith's catalogue for the first time with its PostKrisi collection. It used colour as a message of rebirth and joy. Today, that colour returns in its 2022 collection, presented here...

Louis Poulsen – 50th Anniversary of Panthella

In spring 2021, Louis Poulsen released a revamped version of the Panthella table lamp in a new medium size and brass metallised finish to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Verner Panton’s iconic and timeless...

[d]arc thoughts – Mayfair Hotel Project Focus

The Mayfair Townhouse luxury hotel has received a stunning design overhaul from Goddard Littlefair and Kate & Sam Lighting Designers. Inspired by the flamboyant Oscar Wilde and his contemporaries, the design duo revisit the...

[d]arc thoughts – Diversity in Design: Queer Equality

Continuing the Diversity in Design theme for this year’s arc thoughts, the final talk on the topic covers the lighting and design industry’s inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community and how companies and associations are...

[d]arc thoughts – Trends in Decorative Lighting

In this panel, moderated by darc editor Sarah Cullen, participants discuss how decorative lighting is currently being specified, what designers are asking for and how manufacturers are responding, while looking at challenges within the...

[d]arc thoughts – Diversity in Design: Women in Lighting for Gender Equality

Following a recent survey on gender equality in the lighting industry carried out by Women in Lighting, darc editor Sarah Cullen sits down with a panel of WIL supporters to discuss women in leadership,...

[d]arc thoughts – Technology & Decorative Design

Product designer Samuel Wilkinson and Simeon Chilvers of Cameron Design House sit down with darc editor Sarah Cullen to discuss how technology continues to push product design forward within the decorative lighting sector; opening...

Cerno – BDNY product launches

Cerno reflects on its time at BDNY, at the end of 2021, where it introduced multiple new designs and welcomed attendees direct feedback.  This video highlights some of these latest products along with a brief chat with...

Decorex | The Edit | Project Spotlight – RG Naxos Hotel, Sicily, by THDP

darc magazine’s Editor Sarah Cullen sits down with Nicholas Hickson, Founder of THDP, to explore the design influences and product choices for this stunning hotel, located at the base of the volcano Mount Etna. www.decorex.com www.thdpdesign.com

[d]arc thoughts – Diversity in Design: Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Lighting

Following on from darc magazine’s feature on racial and ethnic diversity within the lighting and design communities (read more here: issuu.com/mondiale/docs/da3d21_digital_issuu/12), three of the women featured in the article - Alexandria Dauley (United in Design),...

Lutron: Athena expansion

Athena, the highly-awarded lighting and shading solution from Lutron that powers next-level lighting experiences is getting even better. A brand new touchscreen now gives you easy access to customise the environments. Behind the scene, Athena’s flexible...

Decorex | The Edit – Longevity: Timeless Design

What does it take to become a British classic? arc media’s Managing Editor Helen Ankers sits down with Astro Lighting’s Design Director James Bassant and delves deeper into the brand’s long history in the lighting...

Decorex | The Edit – Longevity: Timeless Design

Michael Anastassiades’ lighting designs have become something of a cult classic within the design world. Helen Ankers sits down with the designer to further discuss his philosophy of producing exceptionally designed objects of permanent...

How Very Queer: LGBTQ+ Identities in the Lighting Industry

Presented in partnership with Women in Lighting, the North American Coalition of Lighting Industry Queers (NACLIQ) and Women in lighting + Design (WILD), this panel discussion acknowledges the role and experience of Queer/LGBTQ+ identities...