Douglas Road – Run For The Hills

Design duo Anna Burles and Chris Trotman, Founders of design practice Run For the Hills, renovated their London home on Douglas Road during 2020/21. darc asked Burles to provide commentary on their decisions and influences...

Eastern Europe Design Report

Eastern Europe’s lighting industry is vast and varied, with differing levels of expertise and influence, darc sits down with a handful of designers from across the geographic region to catch a glimpse into their...

Australasia design report

Acting Editor Sarah Cullen sits down with product designer Edward Linacre of Copper to find out more about his lighting practice, the design market in Australia and the current challenges it faces. Edward Linacre...

The UK Design Market

Acting Editor Sarah Cullen sat down with UK-based product designer Michael Anastassiades for an insight into the UK lighting product design industry and how it has evolved during his career. Starting his career in...

The Future of Design

The world has been turned upside down this year due to the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, which has had global impacts both personally and professionally. with this in mind, darc discusses the impacts on the...

The Current Spanish Design Market

Interiors from Spain is an initiative of ICEX Spain Trade and Investment, The Spanish foreign trade body aimed at promoting design from Spain, including lighting and furniture to the international architectural and design community....

Home office lighting – Nulty’s guide

Ellie Coombs, Managing Director, Nulty provides insight into lighting solutions for a home office. “With many of us having found ourselves unexpectedly working from home, there’s been little time to consider our lighting set-up. But...

Notes from a really small island

Covid-19 - what can we can learn from the SARS epidemic. "Eighteen years ago a much younger version of myself moved to China in order to do business and source product for our brand and...

Peter Joehnk

Hamburg’s Peter Joehnk, co-founder of award-winning design firm JOI-Design, sits down with Maria Elena Oberti to discuss the evolution of interior design in Germany and his steady rise to international hotel stardom.  “I grew up...

Nordic design report

Light defines the cycles of the day, is a strong marker of time and the passage of the seasons, nowhere is this more so than the Nordics, as darc finds out from the design...

Constance Guisset

Paris-based industrial designer and scenographer Constance Guisset chats with Maria Elena Oberti about how the open-mindedness of her fellow Frenchmen helped her become the boundless creative she is today. A self-professed professional neophyte, French designer...

Combining tradition and technology

Dernier & Hamlyn has been manufacturing bespoke lighting in London since 1888 and its fittings can be seen in hotels, restaurants and luxury residences around the world. Its factory conceals a team of highly skilled crafts people...

What does bespoke lighting mean to you?

When people think about bespoke lighting, they will have their own ideas on what that means. For some it’s about standout chandeliers for hotel receptions or luxury homes’ hallways. Often it will be about taking inspiration from...

Brimet Silva – DigitaLAB

The Portuguese lighting sector is made up of more than 200 companies, employing over 3,000 people. Made up of small and medium sized brands, which some might consider a handicap for internationalisation, the country...

Inside Out

Kim Höglund, Department Head of Lighting Design at Tyréns, Sweden, discusses how exterior lighting design can be decorative yet functional and how, as a lighting designer, this should always be the main goal. What’s the...