Interviews

Uncompromised Design

VISO’s headquarters is located in downtown Toronto with global satellite offices in Portugal and Dubai. Led by Founder and Head Designer Filipe Lisboa and...

Painting with Light

darc discovers how fashion influences the choices Kendra Pinkus makes when working with her team at Australian interior design firm Bates Smart. Bates Smart is...

Evolving Design

darc speaks with interior designer Paul Bishop on his work across the Middle East, design trends in the region and how he finds inspiration...

Nouveau Tradition

Hiroyuki Murase, Creative Designer of German design label Suzusan, brings a contempory relevance to the centuries old family tradition of Japanese shibori. The roots of...

Renaissance Men

Amsterdam’s Simone Farresin and Andrea Trimarchi of Formafantasma use basic principles to give new shape to light. darc sat down with the pair to...

An Emotional Relationship

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Helen Ankers spoke exclusively to one of the leading ladies of light, Lindsey Adelman about her influences and...

Playful Austerity

Jean Lee and Dylan Davis bring a balanced approach to product design, considering at all times a person’s connection with the object. Helen Ankers...

Exploring Light

In his own words Alper Nakri talks about connecting the psychogeography of found items and exploring their second life as lights. "I grew up in...

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...

Throwing Out The Rule Book

Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead of 2LG Studio share their top tips for creating drama and an individual style through the use of decorative...

A New Lease Of Light

Skinflint was founded by husband and wife team Chris and Sophie Miller. The first time they met, Chris tried to convince Sophie to sell...

Engineering Light

EOQ is a lighting company rooted in the spirit of industrial adventure, it delivers classic design principles using a new and constantly evolving vocabulary....

Making Neon New Again

“I love neon” proclaims Dutch industrial designer Sabine Marcelis from her Rotterdam-based workshop and studio. An uncommon favourite amongst lighting designers, neon is not...

Light Tension

Garth Roberts founded his studio in 2010 after a series of pop-up studio projects in collaboration with Universities in Milan, Berlin and New York....

Tradition Meets Technology

Ateliar MEL designs and manufactures high quality contemporary light fittings that blend modern digital techniques with traditional glass craftsmanship. Co-founder Maria Ruiz Pardo talks...