"Green oasis enclosed inside a glass bowl," as its designer calls it, is new indoor lighting concept made of recycled plastic which the moss grows over. At the bottom of the pre-formed glass shape is LED lamp which produce heat making a perfect climate for moss to grow and specific lighting concept at the same time. However, this is not the only time that Marcko Vuckovic joins two significant ideas into one. More of his innovative creations you can see on his official site http://www.markovuckovic.com/ .
Combining the idea of light painting and graffiti this remarkable artist and photographer Philippe Echaroux leaves such a strong and thought-provoking impress. The most notable in his art is the fact that he leaves a trace only in viewer's mind and soul. Using a projector’s light instead of spray paint, he turns numerous environments into his canvases...
These temporary pieces of light art and his exhibitions as he made so many places around world to his ateliers and galleries.
“What really matters to me is making art—art with strong meaning.”
Lux Aeterna is a data enabled light sculpture. The piece uses the data of planet Mars’s topography and turns it into a voxel landscape as a base to explore the movement in space. The path the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars is directly translated into the motion of the LEDs, and the brightnes…
By: Yagmur Uyanik
Anyone can create their personal digital artwork now with Aurora. It is plug n' play technology that makes regular lights into sound responsive experience.
In real-time Aurora’s AI box analyses surrounding sound and creates interactive lighting that can be easily customised from an app on your phone.
Have a look few examples below...
Individually control up to 4000 lights (unlimited using repeaters)
A variety of light fixtures available including large globes, 360 lights, tubes
Library of highly customizable patterns.
Advanced audio reactive engine
2D and 3D geometric mapping engine to create spatial effect
⅛ inch audio in/out
Balanced XLR audio in/out
Android and iOS app
It is available on Google play and App Store for free!
It has many options - you can control speed, fade in/out, variance, transition duration, and you can choose one of many preset palettes and patterns.
Full specifications here
The world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology has more and more visitors each year. 2,714 exhibitors from 55 countries (in 2016 were 2,626) launched their innovations in the world market. In total, more than 220,000 visitors (216,610 in 2016) from 177 countries visited the Frankfurt fairground to discover the latest products, solutions and trends offered in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering and building management.
Despite the intense cold and the snowfall of the first day, around 240,000 visitors toured the different sites of the Luminale Biennial for Light Art and Urban Design. Especially popular was the route that took place in the center of Frankfurt. Held simultaneously with Light + Building, it presented a new concept with 149 projects, light installations, performances and conferences in five categories: art, community, study, solutions and better city. In addition, the ninth edition of the festival was accompanied by a debate on urban problems in the 21st century.
Funded by Xicato, Mike Stoane Lighting and the LET (Lighting Education Trust), Katie Price was given the task of designing a luminaire for either a domestic or commercial environment whilst sticking to the style and product themes of the mentioned companies.
After her research process she narrowed down the themes which she wanted to work with and towards; modularity, interaction and dynamics. She wanted to design a product where no two had to look the same, where you could buy the same product as someone else but you both have different ways of displaying it in your own environment, thus expressing your own creative outputs wherever you chose to place it.
Working with aspects of geometry, organic forms and repetition, she started to create growing and expanding forms using protopaper which proved to be a strong material for dirty prototypes.
Held together by wire and glue, she wanted to quickly express how this form could change into something dynamic whilst letting the user have control over the lighting effect.
First few CAD renders greatly helped her with visualising the lighting effect. Selecting polished copper and transparent acrylic as two main materials, she experimented with the different reflections and shadows cast on a wall environment.
As she was given the one LED module to use, this project worked towards a prototype which she could later think about the expansion of into multiple modules.
She would like to add more to these CAD renders to show the bigger picture of this project and what it could eventually become.
The final prototype was created using 3D printed pryamids which she created on Solidworks. Half were sprayed copper and the other half were translucent plastic – ideally these would have been transparent but due to cost and material availability this wasn’t an option.
Each pyramid had an inlay on each edge for a magnetic strip which sat flush to the surface. This enabled the components to easily be taken off, moved and changed around to suit the user. Without the need for screws or additional fittings to do this, it means that it can be manipulated by users of all ages with little to no safety hazards.
Please feel free to have a look at her presentation boards which explain more about how the product is used and installed as well as a booklet with some quick, in-depth information about a few stages of the project.
Lights are on in Helsinki! What a feeling! So far the winter in Helsinki has been extremely dark and rainy with zero snow and zero sunshine. This is the reason why we got so excited earlier today when the Lux Helsinki Light Festival shedded new light on the Finnish capital city.
The playground for Lux Helsinki Light Festival this year is the impressive Helsinki city centre district of Kaartinkaupunki, where the streets, squares and buildings come to life for 5 days (6–10 Jan 2018) with vibrant and colourful light art.
James Turrell is an American artist widely known for his explorations of light and space.
“He began his career back in the 1960′s in California at a time when the Light and Space group of artists in Los Angeles was coming into prominence. Here’s a short description of the movement:
Whether by directing the flow of natural light, embedding artificial light within objects or architecture, or by playing with light through the use of transparent, translucent or reflective materials, Light and Space artists made the spectator’s experience of light and other sensory phenomena under specific conditions the focus of their work.”
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The Ecstasy of Santa Lucia is a solar light art installation in a sixteenth century Spanish village church where solar spectrum environmental artist Peter Erskine used natural sunlight as color and 21st century prisms as brushes to paint the ever-changing scenario of the installation. And it starts with...
The Church of Santa Lucia, Village of Santa Lucia de Ocon, La Rioja in Spain is a place where Peter Erskine created a unique experience of uniting contemporary art and ancient architecture in a Natural Light installation.
The wonderful spectrum colors and shapes that illuminate the vaulted ceiling, walls and floor of this church, change over the course of the day and remind us how careful we should be with such a valuable treasure, inherited from previous generations as well as from Mother Nature…
We are totally convinced that you will want to see more from this amazing Nature dedicated artist and have a look through his prisms …
FontanaArte is an Italian lighting brand founded in Milan in 1932 by Luigi Fontana & Gio Ponti. In just over thirty years FontanaArte became the most outstanding company specialized in the use of glass in lighting and furnishings, and also remarkable for its modern design and perfect craftsmanship.
This great success was owed to the three artistic directors who guided the company: Gio Ponti, memorable for being the first to have intuited the immense potential of glass applied to new lighting systems and furnishings. Pietro Chiesa, the true supporter of the worldwide success of the brand, a man of exceptional artistic culture, able to move between the most avant-garde modernism and the purest, most refined decoration. Max Ingrand, who joined Fontana Arte after Chiesa’s death and the end of the First World War, and brought FontanaArte back to life, updating its productions and leading it into the design world as we conceive it today even though he never betrayed the inheritance of the masters who preceded him.