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Image from Dominic Harris via Artsy
The future of lighting design is on show June 17-22, 2014, at the Design Miami fair in Basel. Walking through the exhibition, one can't help but notice how LED technology has revolutionized the industry with modern LED wall lights and so much more.
Pictured above and below, you'll notice that wall lighting has evolved beyond its sconce-like torch holding roots to embody a more expansive concept of the wall-as-diffused-light-source.
Image from Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance via Artsy
Opposite such tech leanings, we've noticed that ceiling fixtures and LED desk lamps seem to be increasingly influenced by organic shapes, in a clear nod to the current movement toward the home as a naturally healthy environment.
Image from Jeremy Wintrebert via Artsy
Image from Ayala Serfaty via Artsy
Design Miami/Basel occurs twice a year (once in Miami, once in Basel) and exhibits the absolute cutting edge in home furnishings and lighting. Due to its avant-garde nature, much of what you'll find at the event has not reached modern lighting retailers, yet designs with technological and natural influences are already available to consumers:
Possini Euro White Cloud Triple Light Swag Chandelier
Ledino Sail Chrome LED Sconce
With all the new looks that we're seeing at Design Miami/Basel, consumers can expect more exciting developments in home lighting in the years to come.
Brent Turner is an architecture, design and art writer who adores elegantly simple distillations of complex design problems. You'll often catch him waxing poetic about how such creative problem solving is not only the essence of a successful art and design practice, but of science, engineering, and well, life in general. A California native, Brent was educated at U.C. San Diego where he was first exposed to clumsy yet endearingly avant-garde institutional art and architecture. In the years since, he has expanded his interest base to include all types of interior, graphic and industrial design. His best personal designs are made with Legos, and it's for this reason that Brent confines his own public creative work to wordsmithing. When he isn't writing, he hosts an art and design podcast called Beer & Tall Buildings.
Brent lives in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles with his cat Buster. If you can't reach him by phone or email, he's most likely on a mountaintop somewhere and promises to call you back as soon as he descends.
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