Matt Kavanagh – NOS Chandelier

London Designer Matt Kavanagh introduces a new style of sustainable lighting made from discarded NOS cannisters. The NOS Sphere 228 chandelier is part of a range of upcycled lights created by London designer Matt Kavanagh;...

Clara del Portillo – Yonoh

Design studio Yonoh was founded in 2006 by Clara del Portillo and Alex Selma in Valencia, Spain. The studio boasts a full portfolio of product, furniture and lighting design, working with numerous big names...

Sir Kenneth Grange

Having launched the Anglepoise Type 75 Giant at this year’s Light+Building in Frankfurt, darc had the privilege of interviewing product design hero Sir Kenneth Grange to discuss heritage, functionality and form. Sir Kenneth Grange is...

Tactile Light

Founded by Alissa van Asseldonk and Nienke Bongers, Alissa + Nienke is a material research and design studio with a unique interpretation of surface design. Here, in her own words Alissa van Asseldonk talks...

George Singer

George Singer’s bespoke chandelier and lighting designs give his international clientele a taste for his conceptual thinking. Using all UK-sourced materials in his London studio, Singer is known for his objects of arresting beauty...

Samuel Wilkinson – Beem

Beem's Curli and Smile flexible filament LEDs are unique responses to the typical light sources available. Sarah Cullen sits down with designer Samuel Wilkinson to find out more about their creation. Beem established itself in...

Rikke Hagen & Andreas Lund

With Scandinavian style trending at the forefront of current design, new lighting brand Watt a Lamp, for which Danish designers Rikke Hagen and Andreas Lund have created the Adjustable and Mould pendants, caught darc’s...

Joost Heremans

As an architect and designer, Joost Heremans’ credentials are beyond dispute. His first role when he joined Foster+Partners in July 2002 was to work on what would become an award-winning project, the Leslie L....

Arturo Alvarez

Born in the countryside of Galicia, northwest Spain, designer Arturo Álvarez moulded his career from the beauty of the Atlantic forest, the extraordinary sea and surrounding mountain ranges. He was an observant child, an...

Individual Style

With a passion for nature and a deep love of the sea, Karman’s Art Director Matteo Ugolini follows his own design path - creating striking decorative lighting pieces, each with their own personality. Having grown...

HagenHinderdael, Bolla

Recently established design studio HagenHinderdael is the joint establishment of Sofia Hagen (pictured right) and Lisa Hinderdael (pictured left), both of an architectural background. Pairing product design with art, HagenHinderdael pursue a design approach that...

Terence Woodgate

For two weeks at the beginning of May, the Libby Sellers Gallery in Central London was transformed into a pop-up show room to mark the launch of a new lighting collection from renowned British designer Terence...

Michael Anastassiades – Coordinates

The winner at the 2020 arc awards for Best Decorative Lighting Fixture was Coordinates from Flos, designed by Michael Anastassiades. darc finds out more behind the design. Originally created for New York’s legendary Four Seasons...

Mathieu Lehanneur

French designer Mathieu Lehanneur is world known for his fascination with science and a humanistic approach to his work, which takes him far beyond product design. During Maison et Objet Paris in January, visitors...

Sarah Colson and Aimee Betts

Although from somewhat different backgrounds, both Sarah Colson and Aimee Betts are ambitious, colourful designers who have built up their talent with drive from an early age. Now based in South East London, they...