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BREAKING NEWS: TORD BOONTJE

WAN Editorial

20 Apr 2011

Tord Boontje joins the elite panel of international judges for the WAN Interiors + Design Lighting Awards 2011. Born in Enschede, Netherlands in 1968. Tord first studied industrial design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven (1986 - 1991), and followed this with a Masters from the Royal College of Art in London (1992 - 1994). Studio Tord Boontje was founded in 1996. Tord Boontje lived and worked

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EUROLUCE 2011

WAN Editorial

18 Apr 2011

From ancient wicker and weave to clinical, retro-futuristic contraptions, this year's Euroluce at Milan Furniture Fair brought international attention to the current landscape of lighting design. In these times of relative austerity, designers are continuing to react with good humour to a sluggish economy by elevating humble techniques, parodying design classics and engaging the user with the

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BOCCONI UNIVERSITY

Metis Lighting

15 Apr 2011

New building of the Bocconi University in Milan The architect Dante Bonuccelli has designed four ad-hoc luminaires which FontanaArte has developed, engineered and manufactured. The studio Metis Lighting has designed the lighting project of the common parts and of the Aula Magna. The absence of suspended ceilings in many areas, the vertical surfaces made of glass and concrete and the simplicity

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GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

HLB Lighting Design

15 Apr 2011

Battelle Grand Renovation at the Greater Columbus Convention Center 65,000 color-changing combinations of LED accent luminaires create a spectacular wavelike effect as lines of light integrated into floating architectural ceiling fins transform the experience of light and space at the renovated and expanded Battelle Grand located within the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio.

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WATER TOWERS

Bruce Munro Ltd.

12 Apr 2011

Bruce Munro's Water-Towers installation was ecologically thoughtful, being lit with the latest energy-efficient LED technology. It's important to Munro to be responsible to the environment, and he likes using simple materials: in this case fluted bottles full of water, and laser cut OSB board. Munro and his team laced 69,000 meters of optic fibre through 15,000 bottles. Each of the 69 towers

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