AQForm is an awarded Polish lighting company renowned at home and throughout Europe for their inspirational architectural lighting. With an established and strong design language of their own, AQForm are making their mark in the international lighting scene.
Having recently partnered with the Delta Light Group and their large international network, spanning over 120 counties, AQForm is set for expansion over the coming years. Founded on a shared commitment to quality, innovation and design ingenuity, the new partnership ensures AQForm are able to stay true to their design ethos.
AQForm’s uncompromising support for lighting specialists, architects and designers combined with their passion for design make them the perfect partner for Inlite and we are delighted to be representing their innovative architectural and decorative lighting solutions here in Australia and New Zealand.
AQForm has a large architectural and decorative collection that covers a range of market segments including retail, residential, hospitality and office. AQForm are constantly expanding their lighting collection to include the latest technological advances. This has seen the expansion of their IP collection and the introduction of luminaires which utilise glare reducing optics. Architects, designers and engineers alike have a multitude of fittings to choose from depending on the project application.
AQForm manufacture and finish all their fixtures in house. This allows them to offer a large selection of colours and finishes as standard with no added lead time or cost, a great point of difference. AQForm offers seven matt colour finishes, as well as gloss or chrome. Designers also have the added flexibility of multi-colour finishes, where the inner and outer surfaces of the luminaire can be finished in different colours.
On request, AQForm fixtures can be finished in any RAL or NCS colour.
Award Winning Designs
AQForm have had the pleasure of collaborating with many renowned European designers to produce some unique and innovative lighting collections, which capture your attention and excite your design senses. Many of these collaborations, as well as in-house designed collections, have gone onto win an abundance of awards. A testament to AQForm’s commitment to design and quality production.
Lens Line is a new concept in AQForm’s linear lighting. The design of the luminaire which was awarded the German Design Award 2018 is based on directional optics, allowing the user to decide whether to illuminate the surface evenly by using a wide beam angle, or to expose only a selected, narrower beam. Available in different lengths as a pendant, ceiling surface or wall light, with a multitude of LED and optic options.
Modern Glass was created in collaboration with award winning design office Dechem. Located in Prague, Dechem designers Michaela Tomišková and Jakub Janďourek have a great respect for local craft and traditional techniques, concepts which feature prominently throughout their designs.
Dechem’s unique lighting fixtures are contemporary forms created using traditional Czech glass techniques for preparing, shaping, blowing and fusing glass together with wooden and metal materials. Their design ethos places great emphasis on grace and minimum shaping with a preference for materials in their natural form.
Modern Glass plays with the effects of light on glass. Glass of the proper thickness allows light to gently flow through the surface creating a warm and cozy atmosphere. Modern Glass is available in LED or E27, in three different shapes with two types of patterns and glass colour to choose from. The internal engine or lamp housing can be finished in one of the many standard colours. Modern Glass can be either surface mounted or suspended depending on the application. The Modern Glass collection received the prestigious Must Have design award in 2017.
Piotr Jagiełłowicz, a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, is a renowned Polish designer with a multitude of accolades against his name. In co-operation with AQForm Piotr has developed several award winning product ranges for the company including the Equilibra.
Equilibra is the perfect representation of asymmetrical balance. Its unique design is what makes it stand out among other suspended fixtures. At first glance it appears the Equilibra defies the laws of gravity and physics, however, the illusion is created by a specially developed suspension system.
Equilibra is both effective and functional, its special recess allows different LED modules and diffusers to be installed resulting in different light emissions. Available in four lengths – 640mm / 920mm / 1200mm / 1480mm and a range of outputs, Equilibra is also available with central or direct suspensions, with soft or direct lighting systems, or as a wall mounted fixture.
Equilibra has received a lot of positive attention from the European design community being awarded the German Design Award in 2017, the Red Dot Award in 2015, a Must Have accolade in 2015 and it was a finalist in the Good Design competition in 2014.
Qupet takes its name from is rectangular form. While a lot of similar luminaires in the market utilise the cylindrical form, Qupet is unique in that it keeps its straight lines and hard edges. The collection consists of track, surface and wall mounted fixtures as well as a series of pendant versions. One of AQForm’s most versatile architectural product ranges, the collection comes in different sizes, wattages, outputs, optics and finishes.
I hoped you enjoyed this brief introduction to AQForm Lighting Solutions and that you get a feel for their unique design style. We barely touched on their extensive range, so stay tuned over the coming weeks as we showcase more of their collection from general lighting luminaires to more unique decorative products.
You can see their full collection online – AQForm/
For further information on AQForm or for a copy of their catalogue please contact your Inlite representative or local office.
Smart 48 allows you to control and dim 48V luminaires or profiles using only 2 wires. It collects the power from a centralised 48V power supply, combines it with a DALI, 1-10V or Touch Dim input and sends it to a small 48V converter in the luminaire.
Using only 2 wires, enables an easy upgrade of traditional lighting systems to LED, without the need of rewiring for extra data lines, therefore reducing the cost of retrofit projects.
Moreover, by using a centralised power supply, you eliminate the different power supplies for individual luminaires, greatly reducing the cost but also allowing you to use more compact luminaires.
Dimming can also be done wirelessly, by also choosing the Wireless Dimmable Modulator.
Throughout Delta Light’s, Lighting Bible 12, the SMART 48 IN symbol indicates a 48V luminaire with an integrated LED power converter.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
Only 2 wires
Easy upgrade of traditional lighting systems to LED>P
Compatible with DALI, 1-10V or Touch dimmers
Centralised Power Supply
Elimination of single power supplies saving money and space>P
“Humming Puppy was born from a desire to follow my passion for teaching yoga and inspire those who thought that yoga maybe wasn’t for them, and was only for hippies. Chris and I also wanted to present yoga in a way that was unlike anything in the industry, and provide our students with an experience that thought about their every need,” says Co-founder, Jackie Alexander.
The studio designed by Karen Abernethy in collaboration with Louisa Macleod is located in the inner city suburb Redfern, which has been undergoing a large urban transformation. Positioned in an existing old Victorian warehouse, this yoga studio feels like a sanctuary, an escape away from the busy streets below.
All the original, elegant bones of the building such as the high ceilings, timber beams and brick walls have been kept and left exposed, so there is a strong connection to the buildings past.
You access the studio via a flight of stairs, which take you to the first floor where the reception and bathrooms are located. Here a neutral, white palette has been chosen. The original floors have been finished white and the brick walls whitewashed, softening their rawness. The many large original windows let in an abundance of natural light and have been framed by floor to ceiling, white flowing drapes. The result is a tranquil, spiritual space, a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle.
Inserted into the original shell of the building are new, modern elements such as the angled screen you see as you enter level one. The screen, which is lined with dichroic coloured filters looks like a jewel within the space, glimmering and changing colour as you move around it.
The bathroom/change-rooms are located on the other side of the staircase. The floor to ceiling black walls inserted into the space here, divide the rooms and give a sense of grandeur and depth. The round cylindrical basin and water pipe further enhance the spiritual feel of the space. The palette here has been kept neutral and monochromatic, in keeping with overall design.
The white palette transitions to black in the Yoga studio, which is located on the level above. The whitewashed walls are left but the ceiling and plywood flooring has been finished black and the windows framed with black flowing floor to ceiling drapes. You would think the boldness of the black would take away from the calmness of the space, but it is quite the opposite. The space is stronger but still feels tranquil and calm. The result is an immersive experience, from the moment you enter.
The lighting throughout the space has been kept minimal as the many large windows allows for an abundance of natural light, during the day. Inlite Tuba II Surface spots have been used throughout the space for general lighting.
On level one a white finish was chosen in keeping with the palette. The spots have been placed between the raw exposed beams, concealing them from most angles.
In the Yoga studio the black was chosen and the fittings become an extension of the ceiling and black beams.
A big congratulations to Karen Abernethy for taking out the Social Space Award at this years INDE Awards for Humming Puppy! It is a truly beautiful social space.