Mixing architecture, light and experience – Mirrored facades, 3D-images and minimal colours. Delta Light submerged visitors in a wonderful journey!
For Milan Design Week, Delta Light turned the surroundings of the historic Palazzo Crivelli into a monumental lighting installation. Brand new products were displayed in a conceptual setting, including designs by architects OMA, lighting designer Dean Skira and artist/designer Arik Levy. On top of that, a line-up of inspiring lectures and talks took place in the lush palazzo garden, including speakers like Snøhetta, CF Møller and AABE, all of whom are related to signature Delta Light projects around the world.
With 25,000 visitors coming from 130 countries the temporary Milan installation proved to be a huge success.The installations unobtrusive approach to the site highlighted the inherent characteristics of the environment, focusing on the juxtaposition between the palazzo’s baroque elements and the modern architectural lighting displays.
As guests entered the palazzo’s courtyard they were met by a black tunnel connecting the courtyard with the historical building and its sprawling 2500m² garden. The tunnel led visitors through a series of installations that featured mirrored facades, colourful 3D videos and architectural lighting effects, this combined with the minimalistic use of colour and materials resulted in a very unique and multisensory experience.
New in-house designed collections
The new Superloop family is an extensive range of slim circular and square shapes, offering a multitude of illumination options. Superloop allows you to choose ‘functional’, by mounting adjustable Spy modules on the round or square shaped base. It allows you to choose ‘decorative’, by mounting the light emitting circle in a horizontal way, or it allows you to choose ‘eye catcher’, by hanging the circle of light vertically, as a statement.
Superloop circular light has the ability to diffuse light around the ring. The loop can be hung using steel cables, based in one fixation point or multiple suspension points, or from a steel rod suspending the ring from the air. Superloop is also available in a round or square shape with a Delta Light custom engineered 48V low voltage track on the inside. This allows you to position and move light modules, offering maximum flexibility and allowing you to meet any need of the project.
/ Splitline Magnetic
Splitline Magnetic is the newest member of the versatile Splitline profile family. The Splitline M allows for even more dynamics and personalisation. Depending on what the space needs, it is possible to add, remove or adjust luminaries whenever and wherever needed. Based on a plug & play approach, there is no need for complex technical intervention. Just switch, take and place.
Inside the Magnetic Splitline you can play with an extensive range of discrete or decorative modules. Tweeter has developed to become one of the most iconic families in the Delta Light collection, and can now also be combined with the Splitline. Same goes for the Gibbo suspension – featuring a transparent, opal or amber handblown globe – or the brand-new slender Microspy suspensions.
/ Polesano by Dean Skira
Polesano by Dean Skira is a new concept in lighting instruments designed specifically for an urban setting, be that a pedestrian walkway, park, square or landscape. It provides total flexibility for the designer to create their own set of optic characteristics, whilst keeping the same aesthetic for the entire design regardless of the area. Its modularity and flexibility allows the designer to create their own unique set of luminaires. Delta Light have already confirmed the next step in the development of the range which will be to integrate elements, such as video surveillance, Wi-Fi, speakers or other IoT units, within the existing form “device”.
/ Butler by Arik Levy
Arik Levy presents new additions to the Butler collection. The inspiration for the Butler collection was a coincidence of different elements and a physical metaphor. On one hand, it’s a re-interpretation of a well-known archetype, the classic lamp shade as we have known it for many years. The coincidental element came from Arik cycling through Paris years ago, passing by a big pile of folded paper, used to create the well-known plissé fashion classics.
Butler strap is versatile movable fitting that can be adapted to any vertical surface, trees, pillars, architecture or anything else we can wrap its strap around.
Butler Chandelier is an unique outdoor chandelier. The lights are set in to a smart profile that carries the electricity and holds the light heads like a crown in the air; its weight acting as a self-balanced core. The chadelier will “warm up” the space and give it the feeling of a castle or the home even if we have no ceiling.
All these exciting collections + more will be officially launched with the release of the Lighting Bible 12 later this month. Stay tuned!
The shortlist is in!!……………….. Out of the 523 projects submitted world wide 2 Australian projects have made the top 20 shortlist! A big congratulations to Steensen & Varming and Adam Kane Architects! Steensen & Varming are 1 of the 5 finalists in The Architectural Outdoor Lighting category with their Australian War Memorial Project. Adam Kane Architects are 1 of the 5 finalists in The Indoor Lighting category with their Blackwood Studio project. Both parties will take part in the Awards Ceremony in Barcelona in June!
Australian War Memorial – Steensen & Varming
The Lighting design follows the Lighting Masterplan, developed in 2007/2008 which sets an overall lighting strategy and concept for the Australian War Memorial grounds throughout various stages of implementation. At the core of the lighting concept is a scheme of hierarchical lighting which reflects the prominence of the architectural components, developed in conjunction with JPW Architects.
The project demonstrates a thoughtful approach that respects and applies darkness equally to light, creating a place for exploration as well as quiet reflection, allowing visitors to take in and understand the solemnity of the space.
The building is enhanced with respectful lighting scheme which strikes a balance between the subtle and commemorative lighting language, respectful of the buildings narrative, and the dramatic enhancement of its position as one of the world’s great national monuments.
Lighting, enhancing key elements of the purpose, history, heritage and architectural form of the building and embraces darkness at the same time, equally respecting the night sky and surrounding environment.
Utilising concealed sources, light radiates from the inside out, coming through stained glass windows, the gate, and other openings, symbolising the heart of the building and creating a night time image to emphasise the space’s meaning. The importance of the dome is intensified by lighting – precisely aimed and careful beam control – that enhances shape and material through striking contrast at night time making a respectful impression even when competing with daylight.
The inner courtyard houses the Roll of Honour, featuring engraved names of the fallen. Names projected in light on the facade create a personal and intimate connection for visitors who have sent loved ones to war. The Eternal Flame’s warm glow is balanced by sensitively adjusted lighting levels, bathing the courtyard in a soft uniform glow from within cloistered walkways.
Blackwood Studio – Adam Kane Architects
Located in regional Victoria, Australia, the Blackwood Studio project was designed as two separate structures positioned around the existing home to create a sense of ‘community’ between the structures.
The building forms (garage and studio) are rural in nature with their gable roofs, referencing the typical historic barn forms. With unnecessary ornamentation stripped facades, the interiors are complemented with stripped back minimal white aesthetic.
Used as a painting studio / gallery space these pristine white spaces are enhanced with the integrated LED strip light at the ceiling’s ridge which was designed to mimic a thin slice of sunlight, whilst providing a wide spread of functional diffused light. The light’s integration within the ceiling was also able to enhance the clean and strong conceptual aesthetic, devoid of light fixtures, whilst adding a sense of volume to the relatively small floor area.
PDG’s new head office gave Studio Tate the chance to think differently about workplace design – this was an exciting collaboration with a valued, long-term client. Located in the old Ansett headquarters – hexagonal building on the corner of Swanston and Victoria Streets, the property development company had recently overhauled the public space of the building, and they wanted their headquarters to get the same treatment: an office that looked more like home or hotel than a typical workplace fit-out.
Designer: Studio Tate
Photgraphy: Peter Clark
Paying tribute to PDG’s emphasis on high-quality projects and lasting relationships, Studio Tate’s concept teased out the subtle sophistication of the tailored suit – made to fit an individual’s exact proportions using the finest fabrics, with every last detail considered, from the hand-stitching to button selection.
The design is split into three main areas: the entry and reception, Managing Director’s office and the workspace. The proportions of the grand reception area invites you to experience the entry’s contemplative luxury, from stone floors to the curved geometries contrast with the hexagonal floor plate’s sharp edges. Surfaces are a sophisticated mix of textured materials in black, white and tan accented with black or walnut tones. Features add points of intrigue, such as the brass datum running across the textured stone wall cladding or the stone slab borders between each section of the floor-plan, which mirror the wall’s curve.
In the workspace, the bespoke suit moves to a more relaxed fit, with a brighter palette that keeps the strong, contrasting tones. All desks are set off the perimeter and positioned perpendicular to the windows, enabling better circulation and democratic access to views.