70s values

70s values

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

TOP LIGHTS: a key-selection, plus: the BEST PLACES to always discover more amazing lighting design!

Design is discovery, poetry, method, technique, innovation, humanism. Light is a fundamental component of our existence, our living, our world. A4D-D4A selects few lighting designers-inventors, who infused with ingenuity the world of creative lighting design, the last 50 years.

By strictly chronological order:

Vico Magistretti, Eclissa lamp, 1965, Artemide, (photo by www.flickr.com).

Ingo Maurer, Lucellino lamp, 1992, (photo by www.ingo-maurer.com).

Hella Jongerius, Blizzard lamp, 2002, JongeriusLab, (photo by www.jongeriuslab.com).

Yves Béhar, Inner Light lamp, 2004, (photo  www.pininterest.com).

Lindsay Adelman, Ceres hanging light, 2011, (photo by www.lindsayadelman.com).

Only1Led bulps, lamps  and lights, 2012, http://www.only-1-led.com.


Jeff Dah Yue Shi, Led Bamboo, 2012, (http://vimeo.com/34075507).

Noted lighting design fairs and international exhibitions :

Museum exhibitions and catalogs: Lightopia, Vitra Museum, Germany (2014), http://www.design-museum.de/en/exhibitions/detailseiten/lightopia.html

Enjoy the  wonder list, inspire and lighten up your day!!!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

ETSY Intellectual Property report: The complete image.

Makers' ever so famous portal, Etsy.com, presents on it's blog a comprehensive guide, about intellectual property rights, do's and dont's, basic traps about sellers-designers-makers, legal advice and small details we usually ignore about the "rules" of creativity, when trading original craft-work on the internet, (or even outside the world wide web). Very useful and simple, helps to really undestand what's going on.

Friday, 10 October 2014

LIGHTING DESIGN TRIBUTE THIS OCTOBER: Ingo Maurer, Ariane Mnouchkine and the WillyDilly lamp anecdote.

 Picture above: WillyDilly pendant-lamp (image source: flickr.com)
October continues as the month for lighting design in A4D-D4A.  Ariane Mnouchkine’ play MEFISTO, -her adaptation of the novel by Klaus Mann-  is coming up, in the Greek National Theatre. The connection with pioneer lighting master Ingo Maurer and the creation of his famous design WillyDilly, lies an afternoon, down in a dark restaurant in Munich. Ariane Mnouchkine visited the premises with her theatre group, and I.Maurer, lighted the moment, with a spontaneous, friendly gesture: he folded a sheet of paper, fastened with a peg….WillyDilly was born, to stay and define the lighting design history. Unpredictable, poetic, precise about his craft and diverse enough to obtain an amazing lighting result from his many constructions over the years, Ingo Maurer remains a passionate designer at his 82 years of age.
More light on: www.ingo-maurer.com/