London Design Festival: Lighten Up - Part 1
by sabine7 / September 30, 2008


The Lighten Up exhibit by [re]design was held at 100% Design London was part of a travelling exhibition and book launch that "is an illuminating exploration of 64 switched-on domestic lighting solutions from the UK. The quest for sustainability is driving the evolution of new technologies, aesthetics, materials and interactions. Shedding light on the stories behind the products, Lighten Up offers insight and inspiration for the next generation of lighting." As we entered a cavern of black mesh fabric, we were drawn to the warmth o an eclectic variety of lighting, including the Ash Pendant by Tom Raffield and Demelza Hill's Chandelier. Eureka by Darren Donati was a series of modular lighting trees whose bulbs could be "plucked". There were a few flatpack shades like Bud by Blue Marmalade and intricate sculptural works such as Geo Standing Lamp by Cohda. The Glowworm byDraigo and Lula Dot's CAPtivate, above, made good use of plastic bottle caps.

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Ash Pendant by Tom Raffield


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Chandelier by Demelza Hill


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Bud by Blue Marmalade


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Eureka by Darren Donati


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Geo Standing Lamp by Cohda


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Geo Standing Lamp by Cohda


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Glowworm byDraigo


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