Fizi Collection – Articolo

Founder and Creative Director of Articolo, Nicci Green, caught up with darc Editor Sarah Cullen to give more of an insight into the creation of the Fizi collection and its inspirations. Exemplifying the truly individual...

Propeller Blossom – Duncan Meerding

What is the concept and inspiration behind the Propeller Blossom? The initial idea came about when I was experimenting with plywood and the grain of the plywood determined which way the petals twisted/bent. I...

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...

Ed Carpenter – Pigeon Light for Very Good & Proper

What is the concept behind the Pigeon Light? The Pigeon Light was intended as an alternative souvenir for London; a reaction to the poor-quality products on offer in most tourist shops and also a...

Kaori Hiroki

Based in Tokyo, Kaori Hiroki is a Japanese lighting designer and Women in Lighting Ambassador for Japan. Currently working under the name Lyshus, Hiroki began her lighting career after discovering the wonders of light...

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...

Kembleford Collection – Tekna

Tekna's Kembleford collection has been expanded to create a full family of fixtures that bring a modern yet classic addition to the company's portfolio. Belgium-based lighting manufacturer Tekna has expanded The Kembleford fixture,...

Lester Bennett – BIID

UK’s Lester Bennett, President of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), sits down with Acting Editor Sarah Cullen to discuss the evolution of interior design in the UK, current trends and his work...

Robert & Will Chelsom – LED Eye

Specialists in product design for the hospitality market and servicing hotel and cruise ship projects worldwide, the family run business Chelsom began its lighting journey back in 1947 when Reg and Kay Chelsom opened...

Kristof Pycke – oran for kreon

Can you tell us a bit about oran, kreon's new decorative fixture? The new oran is a first for kreon. The lighting manufacturer is known for its sleek designs and geometrical projects. This time,...

Rose Murray, These White Walls

darc’s Editor Helen Ankers sat down with Rose Murray, Founder of These White Walls interior design studio based in London, UK, to find out more about the all-female led company and its design approach. Murray...

Fighting the war on plastic

First presented at the Galleria Rossana Orlandi in 2011, AcDO's PET Lamp project continues to grow from strength to strength. darc takes a closer look at what the studio is trying to achieve through...

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...

Will Chelsom – Edition 27 Collection

What is the concept behind Edition 27 Collection? Our main focus - as always - was to create innovative and beautiful lighting designs. Edition 27 shows an array of new wall light designs, this...

Why your mental health matters

darc sits down with Nulty’s Kael Gillam and interior designer Kaye Preston to chat about Designers Mind, a new forum aimed at raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing in the design world. How did Designers...