Here are some of our favourite bits from 100%design & lightjunction
At Nulty we found 100%design 2014 to be the beating heart of this September’s design shows, with exceptional products and brands in each of the exhibition’s six areas located within London’s Earls Court.
They say that first impressions are lasting impressions. Well, that was certainly the case as we entered into the show, the first taster being Daniel Libeskind’s beautifully cold chandelier, “ICE”.
This striking design sparkled above resembling stalactites; its angular clear glass cells collecting the light above glowing from the tips of the glass.
Delving into the exhibition, our first stop was the Interiors section. We came across numerous intriguing brands including Decode, with several new product launches including the very subtle monochrome Vessel Light, celebrating the form of the hand blown shade with a soft glow.
We were also awestruck with Optelma’s new launch of Micro Blade CROSS, a beautiful recessed linear LED light with a very clean, striking appearance.
The Nulty team were lucky enough to be invited to view lightjunction’s 2014 exhibition, in collaboration with designjunction.
lightjunction definitely impressed as we approached this stunning installation that uses more than 2000 OLEDs; it definitely stood out within the basement of New Oxford Street’s vast Sorting Office. This unique piece was created by Blackbody in collaboration with designers Thierry Gaugin and Phillippe Starck.
Blackbody wasn’t the only lighting specialist with a striking creation on show – high-end lighting specialist Baroncelli created these impressive clusters of Globo LED Pendants.
Not everyone displayed stand-out pieces, but the very best of decorative lighting design was represented by some of the world’s leading international brands: Marset, Zero, Channels, Fontana Arte, Artemide and Innermost.
One last mention is Anglepoise, who took the opportunity to use lightjunction as a platform to showcase their Anglepoise® Type75™ table lamp, a collaboration with Paul Smith to create a stunning new interpretation of the classic lamp.
With 25,000 visitors this year and designjunction only being in its fourth year, lightjunction in its second, we are really looking forward to seeing what new, exciting and creative ideas are in store for 2015!
Blog post by Jessica Travers